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MalwareBytes 3 Stalls my windows huge memory usage even on safe mode

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Hello I am running Malwarebytes 3 v3.6.0 and when i run it on Windows 10 it uses a huge amount of memory like 1 gigabyte, I tried to find the option that appears in the usage guide to prevent this behaviour from happening because this is a machine of low resources but I didn't find any option on how scans affects my system. Even on safe mode, it stalls and when I try to open back Malwarebytes it says pagination file too little but it doesn't even run it and stalls.

any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Hello @Kouen and :welcome:  

Since that system's MB3 version seems fairly old and resource utilization improvements have been made, please follow this procedure:

  1. Please follow the steps in the locked/pinned topic to uninstall remnants of MB3 and reinstall the latest build: Malwarebytes mb-clean tool  (NOTE: After uninstalling with the mb-clean tool, you will be asked to reboot.  Once you reboot, it will ask you if you want to re-install Malwarebytes, you can select YES (it will download the latest version) or you can download the latest version manually (currently v3.1.2.1733-1.0.139-1.0.2060 ) to re-install from HERE)
  2. If that does not correct the issue, then please read the following and attach to your next reply the 3 requested logs - Diagnostic Logs (the 3 logs are: mb-check-results.zip, FRST.txt, Addition.txt)
  3. NOTE: More info about the latest Malwarebytes 3.1.2 HERE; MB3 User Guide ONLINE; MB3 User Guide PDF; MB3 FAQ: Malwarebytes 3.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

Please reply to your topic with your progress.  Thank you.

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Malwarebytes only has a few pieces that run in safe mode, so it sounds like perhaps your windows page file. Assuming you have 64-bit Windows, you may want to check out this article which talks about finding the proper page file size for your machine


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