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Mbamservice using over 8GB of memory.

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So my nightmare begins again.  First off my machine crashed while playing a game.  I reboot and run chkdsk and a scan just for the heck( it ran yesterday with unnoted issues..  I notice mbamservice creeping up and up in memory usage to over 8GB of memory.  I rebooted before I ran out of RAM as I wasn't sure what my virtual memory was set to, possibly none.

As the machine reboots I notice mbamservice running and already up to and over 2gb of memory.  So what the hell, uninstall and reinstall.  3 times to reinstall as the license server is not responding. Nor are the updates.  I can access other sites fine so it isn't an internet issue.  I haven't installed any new software on my machine in months.

 

Now I'm stuck with the fresh install with no updates which I'm sure that they will fix by next week.

My question is why is mbamservice eating up such an absurd amount of memory. ever?!?!?

 

Updated:  Btw the web protection issue is still there. It won't turn on.  IT turned itself off when I had to reboot and I can't get it to work again.  Probably because the servers that it uses from malwarebytes are down and it can't communicate with them.  Wish I had thought about this before I started to try and fix this mess.

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Dam. I just did a scan and it came up clean but mbamservice is now up to 5GB of memory being used.  what is up?  Besides it is using a single core at 100%

 

Yes, I ran the mbclean after the last install.  Here is the mbcheck

mb-check-results.zip

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I think it's a MB issue, not a user issue.  There are a pile of new threads all with similar issues in the last hour or two.  I've currently not got MB running at all and am crossing my fingers and hoping just with Windows Defender, because it's the only way my machine will run.

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I made an account just to get help with the same issue. Mine would continually eat ram until it used all my 32GB. I had to uninstall it t stop my PC crashing. I managed to get a screenshot of my task manager before I uninstalled it; It got to 8GB but it didn't seem to be slowing down. Weird.

MalwareBytes HighRam.png

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Thank you.  I agree with you about it being an MB issue but when will they fix it?  I'm shutting off the service for the time being as I'm going to crash again if it keeps growing. :(  I killed the service once but it restarted as it is set up to do and it is growing again.

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Dam. can't stop it.  Turned it off in services and killed it but they must be using tasks to restart it as well.   What a f'ng nightmare this is.  Can't get any work done today.

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Today, MBAMService.exe kept using all my RAM (18 GB) and freezing my computer. After trying several attempts (and requiring to force my computer to turn off manually several times), I managed to stop the service working in Task Manager and then uninstall Malwarebytes.

What the hell is happening? It seems from Googling the problem that this is a bug that many people are experiencing.

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Same problem.  Windows 7 Home Premium.  Using MBAM for years, never had issues like this.  Unistalled several times.  Attempted reinstall - same issue.  

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Finally, got it to stop.  Changing the service to manual in the services is not enough, I had to set it to disabled to stop it from running.  Won't delete yet. 

I'll bet 100% that the idiot programmers ASSUMED that the servers would be up 100% of time. Now that they are failing the program is failing to recognize the servers being down and the code is probably looping around and around starting up the same methods trying to communicate with the server, thus causing the memory issue.

Idiots.  And what is up with the "new member". lol.  Been a customer for nearly 5 years.

 

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Same here. Since a restart. 6 to 8 GB of RAM. Min 35% CPU... WebSecurity disabled (not started). Couln'd be started. mb-check-results.zip is attached. Anybody any ideas?  Besides turning off the program?

mb-check-results.zip

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We're sorry you had issues with our program today. We've addressed the issue and here's what you need to do to fix it.

*** How to resolve / verify you have the fixed update package ***

  • Update package version 1.0.3803 or higher contains the fix
  • To resolve, simply reboot your machine. In some cases, a second or even third reboot may be needed.
  • To verify you have this update, go to Settings ->  About -> Update package version: 1.0.3803

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If you continued or new issues, please start a new thread and we'll happily look into that for you.

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