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Windows 7 , MalwareBytes Home Premium v2.1.8.1057
pc 3,2 gb mem + 2gb swap

There is something wrong with the pagefile use of mbamservice.exe. It keeps on growing.
It is now 183mb RAM + 621mb virtual mem.  

This started 1 or 2 weeks ago, I got warnings of windows: out of memory.
Crashed big programs like FireFox.

When I checked mbamservice.exe was using 1,6 Gigabyte virtual memory !!.
I read in this forum that 200mb is a lot, so 1600mb doesn't seem to be right ;-)

If I close MalwareBytes, and restart all is well, but after a few days it is large again.

I use MalwareBytes for some time now, this is new.
I don't know if it started since the last update or since a certain change.

The strange thing is that it started on my home PC as well, also win7.

Any ideas?

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The strange thing is that it started on my home PC as well, also win7.

Any ideas?


It sounds from your post as if you might be running MBAM Consumer on either a server and/or a business/work system?


If it's a server, then that might explain the behavior you report.

MBAM Consumer is not supported to run on a server, and the memory leak (and other stability problems) would not be unexpected.


If it's a business system, then the current version of MBAM for that environment is MBAM for Business, version 1.75.

(The Consumer version of MBAM is only for personal use on home computers, as explained here.)


For those scenarios, it might be advisable to log a ticket with the Business Help Desk >>HERE<<.

They can assist you with technical support, as well as with licensing issues, if needed.


If the affected computer is a personal home computer, then we would need a bit more system information in order to better assist you. :)

For ONE computer at a time (to minimize confusion), please read the following and attach to your next reply the 3 requested logs - Diagnostic Logs (the 3 logs are: FRST.txt, Addition.txt and CheckResults.txt)


Thank you,

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