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Hello there, just a quick question about something a little odd.

I used MBAM v3 a long time ago but went back to v2 after some issues. I just reinstalled v3 tonight and remembered one aspect which I found a little odd back then: UAC doesn't get triggered when I open MBAM (when it is not open at all.)

It gets triggered when closing via the systray, but never on opening. It is supposed to ask for elevation right? v2 did for the entirety of the time I used it.

Could my installation be corrupt in some way? This is an issue which persisted when I installed v3 when it first came out, so maybe it's something to do with my configuration?


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This is quite normal.  The service which starts Malwarebytes other processes can be launched without administrative privileges.  This is to enable it to run in hostile/infected environments and to improve compatibility with limited user accounts.  Exiting requires UAC to safeguard it from being terminated by malware (since malware is unlikely to try to launch Malwarebytes, there's no need to guard against being launched, just to protect it from being terminated).

I hope that clarifies things and if there's anything else we might assist you with please don't hesitate to ask.


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Oh! I see. Thank you very much. I was a little concerned as I read a thread saying it should always elevate, but perhaps that was only in V2 before the way the service escalates things was put in.

There is one more little thing I wanted to ask actually, as you asked and I was curious so I thought I would take you up on it (sorry :D.)

When Malwarebytes v3 first started after installation tonight the title of the windows was 'Malwarebytes undefined'.

It turned out my firewall was blocking one of the required files to access the update/license server however, and after allowing that through it was able to contact the license server I guess, and the title changed to correctly showing as the free version. This wouldn't have caused any issues though right? I can enable the trial from the settings now that it has gone through, I just heard someone complaining that it started as the trial premium version by default so I thought I'd ask to see if I should reinstall before doing so.

It's just a minor question I know, but I figured I'd mention it in passing.

Thanks again.

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