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My Windows 7 desktop current has Mbam 3.4.5.2467, Component package v 1.0.342, update package version 1.0.5068 installed on it. I am aware not only of a more current version and that it is my option to upgrade my install to it,  but that the Mbam "lottery" may, in time, alert me to execute the upgrade. The previously installed 3.4 had gone months, literally, without the app notifying me of a newer version with some sort of visual alert, which was OK as far as I was concerned as it functioned as designed and without issues.

When I finally did decided to upgrade to 3.4.5 after learning of its existence, it was done manually through Settings>Application>Install Application Updates. After doing so and following all on screen prompts I noticed that the Mbam icon was no longer visible in the System Tray. After checking here I discovered that I could download, install and run mb-check v 3.1.10.1000 (which also included FRST64.exe in the zip file) and again, after following the prompts, resolved the missing icon issue with a subsequent successful re-install of 3.4.5

While I have every confidence in the available tools and recommendations found in this forum, with this back history of previous upgrade irregularities I am somewhat reluctant to prematurely pull the trigger on Mbam 3.5. at the present time.

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Hello and Welcome!...

Yes, as you mentioned eventually you will be notified to upgraded, and it is indeed your choice to wait or manually upgrade.  The new version has many new fixes and improvements as mentioned HERE , I myself would perform the upgrade...

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@tonguetwister - Hello!

I agree with Firefox.  I would perform the upgrade due to the various fixes.  We are also aware of possible issues during upgrades and have been making changes to help prevent this and added more logging to help debug the issue.  If you do run into the issue, please do not hesitate to post here on the forum or reach out to one of the staff members here so we can figure out the issue.  :)

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Despite the rocky road I've had in the past with the lather/rinse/repeat/install/uninstall/re-install of previous versions, one fact that remains indelibly etched in my head is that in all my online and computer program downloading experience I've yet to find a place like this where I've *always* had the impression that regardless of being a free or premium account holder I wasn't ever being given the short shrift or been the object of condescension, and that I could almost always find a solution to any existing problem. That to me is an amazingly, enviable and reputable testament.

Thanks again, 'lil yellow camo dude and Jekko.

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23 minutes ago, tonguetwister said:

Thanks again, 'lil yellow camo dude and Jekko.

Your quite welcome glad we could help.. and thanks for the kind words...

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