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Microsoft Security Essentials Exclusions in MBAM2 vs. MBAM3


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Usually hesitant to introduce betas of *any* flavor to my system I installed Mbam 3 on my 64bit Windows 7 a short while ago. Everything seems to be running smoothly. 

My question is in regards to to pre-existing mbam exclusions I'd added to MSE, whether or not they are still valid, or what (if any) they should be. 

Here is the current list:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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\mbamresearch.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe

How do they look to you? Any additions, deletions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Hello tonguetwister,

That's a good question, and they have changed with Malwarebytes 3.0. Besides the file names being different, also note that it now installs to Program Files directory, whether a machine is 32-bit or 64-bit:

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MbamPt.exe
 C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
 C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\assistant.exe
 C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMWsc.exe
 C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamtray.exe
 C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMService.exe
 

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Once again, Reid, thanks for the info regarding past and present Mbam folders/files and their importance.

Through no intervention of my own, a couple of days after the initial install of Mbam3, and having read your most recent recommendation I discovered but one file remaining in C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware folder: mbamext.dll, which has since been deleted.

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