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I am sad to say, I may be simply removing MBAM from my system and every other system completely. As a programmer myself, I appreciate that MBAM needs to make money off their software, but after 5 years of using a very user friendly free version, this last update has removed way more functionality than I think was necessary.

 

Things removed that you used to be able to do with the free version:

 

Schedule scans

Delay scans until prompted

Keep MBAM from starting on Start up

Completely turn off MBAM (It continuously self boots now)

Reduce priority of scans to improve multitasking

 

With MBAM constantly booting itself without user input, I am going to have to treat this program as malicious. No software should be this intrusive just to make people buy the premium version to keep it from acting in such a way. It will constantly spam its window whenever it feels like it, using up precious resources no matter what you happen to be doing at the time and the scan you cannot reschedule. How does that make any sense?

 

With this new behavior I will have to stop recommending this to any of my customers, clients, friends, and family. Thanks but no thanks MBAM, I and my entire household are walking away.

 

Please reconsider this intrusive behavior upon systems.

 

 

 

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The free version has offered ONLY on-demand scans.  Scheduled scans are available only to premium or trial users.  That also means that delay is unavailable as well as turning it on in general.  Either you have a blown installation or a live infection, but none of what you are reporting is characteristic of the free version.

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Sorry to say, but as a moderator, you are incorrect. I only upgraded this past week, having put it off for reason I knew would happen, and they have. You could always reschedule the scans, I used to have the scan scheduled for every Tuesday at 1am, the only day I am not on my PC doing anything important. So yes, I could always, with the free version, schedule the scans. Now, you cant even stop the scan from happening, it goes, every 24 hours, at 3 am. No thanks.

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Things removed that you used to be able to do with the free version:

 

Schedule scans

Delay scans until prompted

Keep MBAM from starting on Start up

Completely turn off MBAM (It continuously self boots now)

Reduce priority of scans to improve multitasking

 

I am going to speak as a regular home user.

 

THE FREE VERSION has NEVER had those functions.

 

It will only scan when YOU open the program

Clean when YOU tell it to.

When YOU don't do any thing to it it does not do ANYTHING.

 

If you are talking about the TRIAL or PAID version please be more clear instead of just ranting.

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