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I recently changed my license key for MBAM 3.5.1 Premium and noticed that the tray icon now is missing the Updates: Up to date line. Also in the Settings Protection section under Updates the Notify me if time since last update exceeds 24 hours wording and slider are missing. I have 2 uninstalls with the clean removal tool and downloaded the latest free version again and this section is still missing - reinserting the license key makes no difference.

Can anyone explain this? I have other laptops running the same version where this is not the case. Intriguing!

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Greetings,

Yes, you are correct.  Those features were removed in the most recent Component Update package 1.0.391 which was released last Monday.  I believe the notification regarding updates was removed due to the fact that a large number of users complained as they would leave their PC off for a day or more, then start the system and immediately be greeted by urgent alerts/warnings from Malwarebytes about being out of date, but since it is configured by default to update every hour, as well as every time the user initiates a scan (as well as whenever scheduled scans start by default; something also likely to occur by default after the system is off for that long since it's scheduled to scan daily and run on startup if the last scan was missed within the last 23 hours) so they saw fit to remove that particular function.

As for the up to date status in the tray tooltip menu, I'm not sure, but I suspect the thinking was similar and that they figured if a user intended to check the full status of things, they'd likely just double-click the tray to open the main UI and either initiate a manual update via the link in the Dashboard, or kick off a manual scan at which point it would automatically check for updates anyway.

As for the different versions/same version info, please check the Settings>About tab and verify that the Component package version: is 1.0.391 as this is the most recent Component Update (CU)/patch released this past Monday, and was the build where these changes occurred (the major version is still 3.5.1).

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Thanks for the reply and explanation. The change is, in fact, to me no big deal. My concern is always when one system appears to be different to another that some error has occurred and that the software may not be functioning correctly. In this case I did not look closely enough at the component updates which must have occurred when I changed license key.

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No problem at all, that minor version info is an easy thing to overlook, especially with the major version info at the top of the main UI as well as the tray icon's hover tooltip remaining the same.

If there's anything else we can help you with, please don't hesitate to post.

Thanks :) 

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Yes, unfortunately because of the way they push updates in a metered semi-random fashion, it can frequently occur that some systems will receive an update while others may not until later on.  I make it a habit to check for new versions at least once a month if not more frequently to compensate for this, usually when it's time to patch my operating system and other software like Flash Player (Patch Tuesday; the second Tuesday of every month when MS pushes out Windows Updates/Microsoft product updates) so that I get everything patched at the same time and use that as a sort of regular scheduled maintenance task.

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