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Malwarebytes 3 | Near constant 99% CPU Usage


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Ever since I installed Malwarebytes 3, I'm noticing it's using a lot more resources than Malwarebytes 2 did. I have a pretty decent computer, so to see this and not be able to do much without applications freezing, especially when I want something to do while I wait for Malwarebytes to finish scanning is pretty annoying. I was wondering, is this intentional or is it just something wrong with my computer? I have a screenshot here, and I've also attached it in case people can't see the screenshot. (EDIT: I just now noticed that for some reason it still shows COMODO Internet Security in Task Manager even though I uninstalled it. Could this be my issue?)

MalwareBytes Resource Hog.png

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Hello and Welcome!

Let's try this first.... (Malwarebytes clean removal tool will backup your license information and then re-enter the license to the new install)

  1. Please follow the steps in this pinned topic to uninstall your current version of MBAM and reinstall the latest build - Malwarebytes mb-clean tool (NOTE: After uninstalling with the mb-claen 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 ) 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; MB 3 User Guide ONLINE; MB 3 User Guide PDF; MB 3 FAQ: Malwarebytes 3.0 - Frequently Asked Questions


Please let us know how it goes.


Thank You,

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2 hours ago, RavenTheGoddess said:

so to see this and not be able to do much without applications freezing, especially when I want something to do while I wait for Malwarebytes to finish scanning is pretty annoying.

 

Actually, it was designed that way to increase scanning speeds. That being said you can change that in settings. See screen shot.

 

 

Scan prioity.png

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