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Hi,

I'm using Malwarebytes Premium Home and lately noticed that my windows explorer  is lagging terribly when opening folders, opening files or even just using arrow keys to move up and down a folder tree.

I uninstalled Malwarebytes and now it's all smooth. Anyone else experiencing this problem?

Any tips to fix it?

Thanx

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Are you running the current version?

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Edited by daman1

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I've been encountering similar issues quite frequently (I'm also on Windows 7) and I believe it is being caused by the Ransomware Protection component in Malwarebytes.  Disabling that component should bring the snappiness back to Explorer as a workaround until the Developers fix the issue in a future release (there is a build in testing currently that does contain some fixes for several issues with Ransomware Protection, however I do not know if it addresses this particular performance issue or not so we may have to wait for a beta to find out).

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On 3/13/2018 at 5:51 PM, daman1 said:

Are you running the current version?

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Good catch. I downloaded the newest version online, there's still a bit of lag, but its better than before.

Not as fast as completely uninstalling malwarebytes though, however will have to wait and see if a new version makes it better.

 

thanks for the tip

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On 3/13/2018 at 7:39 PM, exile360 said:

I've been encountering similar issues quite frequently (I'm also on Windows 7) and I believe it is being caused by the Ransomware Protection component in Malwarebytes.  Disabling that component should bring the snappiness back to Explorer as a workaround until the Developers fix the issue in a future release (there is a build in testing currently that does contain some fixes for several issues with Ransomware Protection, however I do not know if it addresses this particular performance issue or not so we may have to wait for a beta to find out).

Thanks for the tip, I tried disabling it. But no change. Thanks anyways

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What happens if you quit Malwarebytes (right-click the tray icon and select Quit Malwarebytes)?  Does performance return to normal then?

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