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  1. 209.222.101.170

    Thanks very much for your prompt response. I'm happy to hear that this was indeed a false positive.
  2. 209.222.101.170

    I was trying to access research about diversity in science at hxxp://drdonnajnelson.oucreate.com/diversity/top50.html but MBAM blocked my access, claiming that www.drdonnajnelson.oucreate.com was a malicious website. It said the IP was 209.222.101.170. I'm surprised, since Dr. Nelson is a professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma and is cited in other places for her research on diversity in science. I'm wondering whether MBAM's blocking is a false positive. (I did a search for the IP # on the MBAM forum website, but got no results.)
  3. Database Updates and Version Info

    Phone Man, on MBAM2 I don't have to go to C:/Program Data/Malwarebytes/MBAMservice to see what the latest MBAM update is. All I need to do is mouse over the MBAM icon in the service tray. It will immediately tell me the program version and the database version. It's a lot simpler and faster than what you apparently have to do. I don't understand why MBAM has moved away from this simplicity and speed. Also, I'm very much in agreement with what bru and Doug Cuk have said about the much more obscure and less useful naming of database files in MBAM3. When I mouse over the MBAM icon, I'm told what the latest database file is in a way that's easy to understand. I just did that, and I'm told it's 2017.6.3.4, so I immediately know that I've got the 4th version of the database file created on June 3, 2017. In contrast, telling me that I have "Update package version 1.0.2043" tells me nothing except that in moving to MBAM3, the company has mysteriously chosen obscurity over clarity. I strongly hope they will rethink this decision.
  4. Question about "End of Life" for MBAM2

    @DougCuk, Thanks very much for your response and for your valiant attempt to bring clarity to the issue on the thread you started. I've now had a look at that thread, and although you tried to summarize it at the end, I was disappointed that no one from MBAM responded saying "Yes, you're right." Perhaps they felt it wasn't necessary because you were correct, but I found 1PW's response to me on this thread clearer and more reassuring than the responses you received to your thread. But between the two threads, I guess we can rest assured that daily database updates for 2.2.1 will continue after June 8. I also think you made an excellent point about the obscurity in the way database updates are listed in MBAM3. MBAM2's information is much clearer and more easily available. On version 2, all I have to do is mouse over the MBAM icon in the system tray and it gives me the program version and the database version. The database version is also available on the dashboard, which is where my version of MBAM opens. Moreover, "Database version v2017.06.03.02" is much more easily understood by users than "Update package version: 1.0.2043."
  5. Question about "End of Life" for MBAM2

    Thanks very much,1PW, for your prompt and encouraging reply. I read the Home Products Lifecycle Policy at https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/lifecycle/ before posting here, but it said nothing about the database updates. That's why I posted my question. I'm delighted to know that the daily database updates will continue.
  6. I am using MBAM2 (version 2.2.1.1043) on my Windows 7 Prof. 64-bit computer. I intend to upgrade to MBAM3, but right now I'm about to make a long-distance move and have no time to deal with any glitches, problems, or questions about MBAM3. I'm thus planning to stay with MBAM2, which has worked flawlessly for years, for the next month or so until I've found a place to live and have moved in. I've just read that MBAM2 will reach "End of Life" on June 8, 2017. I know that after that, there will be no tech support, but will there still be anti-malware database versions issued multiple times each day?
  7. How turn off messages to upgrade to MB3?

    Thanks VERY much, Firefox, for your prompt and helpful response. I followed your instructions and am happy to report that they worked perfectly.
  8. I've used and highly recommended MBAM for years. I've been dismayed, however, at the number of problems reported (and still being reported here and elsewhere) about MB3. These reports have made me stay with MBAM2 Premium, for which I have a lifetime license. Recently, I started getting persistent messages telling me that I should upgrade, and that the upgrade is ready for installation. I have NO wish to exchange a problem-free MBAM2 for the apparently still somewhat buggy MB3. Is there a way to turn off the messages asking me to upgrade? If not, can I ignore them indefinitely? When, specifically, will MBAM 2 Premium cease to work? Please understand that I really do hope to upgrade to MB3, but not until it works as well as MBAM 2.
  9. MalwareBytes vs Windows Defender

    According to the Frequently Asked Questions very recently posted about Malwarebytes 3, this new version IS a replacement for other anti-virus programs, but it can also be used with another real-time anti-virus program if one wishes. See the Frequently Asked Questions, especially https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/191650-malwarebytes-30-frequently-asked-questions/#comment-1077438
  10. AuslogicsDiscDefrag a PUP??

    Thanks very much, Joe, for your very interesting and helpful reply. I had no idea that Auslogics had gone down that path. As you guessed, the version I have is quite old (from 2012), so I never saw any of the behavior you described. Now that I know about it, I will be sure not to update the program and may indeed get rid of it. In the meantime, I'll tell MBAM to ignore the PUPs from Auslogics. Again, many thanks!
  11. AuslogicsDiscDefrag a PUP??

    I run scans with MBAM Premium (2.2.1.1043) just about every day on my Windows 7 Prof. 64-bit desktop computer. The scan always comes up clean. Yesterday and today, it suddenly identified 10 PUPs, all related to AuslogicsDiscDefrag. My instructions are that MBAM should warn me but do nothing. I have had Auslogics Disc Defrag on my computer for more than four years, and MBAM has never had a problem with it until yesterday. This makes me think the warning is a false positive. I tried to follow the instructions about a developer's log, but although I followed the instructions to run mbam.exe /developer I see no sign of a developer's log. I'm attaching today's second scan (the one I did after indicating that the computer should run mbam.exe /developer). The instructions also say I should attach the file that mbam detected. There are TEN files, all PUPs. I'm not quite sure whether I need to attach them--some are folders, some are file, and one is a Registry Key (I have no idea how I would attach that). I'm hoping you'll simply tell me that this was an error on MBAM's part. mbam_scan2.txt
  12. Very long scan times

    Hi daledoc1, I wasn't obsessing over the difference in scan times between yesterday and today, and I'm well aware that scan times will vary. I was simply VERY pleased that today's scan was even noticeably shorter than yesterday's good result, and I thought other people concerned about long scan times might find these results encouraging. I should add that the 18:10 time did not occur on a subsequent scan during the same Windows user session. I turned off my computer the night before and rebooted this morning, so today's time occurred during a fresh session. Again, many thanks for your help.
  13. Very long scan times

    Just a quick follow-up. Today, MBAM's scan was even faster than yesterday's. Then, I was delighted that it had gone from 39:11 to 22:09. Well, today the scan finished in 18:10, less than half the time it took before I uninstalled MBAM and installed a newly downloaded copy of the same version!
  14. Very long scan times

    Hi again, daledoc1, In answer to your question about my PUPs setting, yes, I do want to keep it at "warn" rather than "treat as malware." In the past, MBAM has flagged as PUPs and treated as malware files that I want. The easiest way to prevent that from happening is to ask MBAM to let me know about the PUPs and let me decide what to do. I appreciate the fact that MBAM gives me that option.
  15. Very long scan times

    You've nailed it, daledoc1! The scan I just ran after uninstalling and reinstalling MBAM (the same version and database, but a newly downloaded copy) has apparently reduced the scan time from 39:11 to 22:09! MANY THANKS!! I might add that I also took your advice to upgrade Firefox from version 43 to 45, though I usually use Pale Moon rather than Firefox. But I agree that it's important to keep Firefox up-to-date as well, since I do use it from time to time. Again, thanks very much for your help.