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Hi,

 

I got some help on facebook but surely should have come here.  Did just an upgrade to MBAM premium a few months ago but today MBAM databases would not update & so did run the clean removal & reinstall which seems to have corrected that problem.

 

Questions are:

 

1) MSE - currently I only have these files excluded in MSE:

    

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe

 

but looks like I should add:

     

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamdor.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbampt.exe

is this true?  & if I remember the instructions properly I thought that had to be done before activating MBAM?  of course I have already activated.

 

 

2)  Windows Firewall

 

I did not have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the Allowed Pgms for Windows Firewall. I suppose it would be a good idea to add that?

 

 

 

thanks

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Hello daemondog:

Rarely are exclusions required for MSE but if you'd like to proactively enter them in your presumed 64-bit OS:

Note: If using a software firewall besides the built in Windows Firewall you will need to exclude them from it as well

For 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and above:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamdor.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbampt.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe

Note: If using a software firewall besides the built in Windows Firewall you will need to exclude mbam.exe and mbamservice.exe from it as well
Note: Once that is done, please make sure that if either of those programs has any sort of web filter, that you add the following as a trusted site:


data-cdn.mbamupdates.com

Thank you. :)

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Hi 1PW,

 

Sorry for late response, I forgot to track this discussion & was waiting for an email to appear.

 

Yes it is 64-bit OS.  Guess this is the text that concerned me from FAQ Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions -  Section I

Once you've started back into normal mode, reinstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, but do not enable the protection module yet

But it looks like that only applies if already experiencing a freezing issue which is not the case.

 

So I have added mbamdor.exe & mbampt.exe to the list of excluded processes in MSE.

Earlier I added Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to the list of programs allowed thru Windows Firewall.  Have no other Firewall in place.

 

Going to perform a MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x  & re-install  (along with these steps) on the other PC now as well since I also did an upgrade months ago on it too.  Am not experiencing any update issues on that PC but might as well have a clean MBAM on both.

 

thank you,

 

daemondog

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