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Hello,

A week ago I updated Malwarebytes from 3.8 to 4.1.0 and after that I'm experiencing really slow internet on my laptop. Its only on my laptop because on my phone the internet is fine.

I'm using Google Chrome and everytime I try to open a page it takes 5-10 seconds for the page to open and in the bottom left corner is says "Resolving Host". I am using the Malwarebytes Browser Guard too. Also when I right-click on Malwarebytes and click "Quit Malwarebytes" it seems like the program stops but when I check Task Manager in the Service tab, the Malwarebytes Service is stuck at "Stopping" and I have to restart my laptop..

Please help me.

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1 hour ago, RoVibes said:

Please help me.

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3 hours ago, RoVibes said:

I've attached the logs.

Disable web protection only and restart the computer.

 

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Should it stay disabled or should I turn it on after restart ?

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Hello,

well read his posting, again and you have the solution.

 

MAM

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17 hours ago, Porthos said:

Disable web protection only and restart the computer.

 

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I disabled the protection and restarted. The problem is solved, but it bothers me right now that one of the protection modules is disabled. I hope Malwarebytes fixes this situation asap.

Thank you so much for your help :) Have a nice day/night :) 

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, RoVibes said:

but it bothers me right now that one of the protection modules is disabled.

 

On 4/25/2020 at 8:18 AM, RoVibes said:

I am using the Malwarebytes Browser Guard too.

Keep using the Browser guard and you should be fine for now.

I would also suggest turning on Windows Defender as well. To do that see below.

 

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Edited by Porthos

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Also to stop the nagging of the web protection being off.

 

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Okay, I did those additional steps.

Thank you for your time and the help :)

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On 4/25/2020 at 2:18 PM, RoVibes said:

Hello,

A week ago I updated Malwarebytes from 3.8 to 4.1.0 and after that I'm experiencing really slow internet on my laptop. Its only on my laptop because on my phone the internet is fine.

I'm using Google Chrome and everytime I try to open a page it takes 5-10 seconds for the page to open and in the bottom left corner is says "Resolving Host". I am using the Malwarebytes Browser Guard too. Also when I right-click on Malwarebytes and click "Quit Malwarebytes" it seems like the program stops but when I check Task Manager in the Service tab, the Malwarebytes Service is stuck at "Stopping" and I have to restart my laptop..

Please help me.

Not sure if it's related but my Chrome browser slowed down after a windows update today and didn't get better after resetting chrome or disabling Malwarebytes. Resolving host showing in bottom left corner. Speedtest showed I was still getting over 200mbs download speeds from virginmedia.

After another restart I opened Microsoft Edge to check my emails and look at the sites I'd wanted. Then I went back to Chrome and found it was working normally again. So opening Edge might be worth a try.

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31 minutes ago, ynysygwas said:

So opening Edge might be worth a try.

That is not what helped it. It was the restart. This a known issue.

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Right now I'm experiencing again those exact issues with resolving host even tho Malwarebytes web protection is disabled... 

4 hours ago, ynysygwas said:

So opening Edge might be worth a try.

I tried it at its so faster than Chrome, but I don't want to start using a new browser ... I'm used to Chrome..

I think I might roll back to the latest Malwarebytes 3.X.X version available and see if that makes any difference.. If it does, I'll stay with 3.X.X until this issue is fixed, but If it doesn't maybe the issue isn't from Malwarebytes afterall.

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8 minutes ago, RoVibes said:

think I might roll back to the latest Malwarebytes 3.X.X version available and see if that makes any difference

You do not have to go back that far, See Below.

You also have the option of reverting to an earlier component package version, which will allow you to keep Web Protection enabled.
You can download this from here: https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/z6cravnwptrzx5tyjw36jq6zt6c7apsx

Once installed, you will need to disable the two update options found in Settings -> General -> Application updates to prevent the product from updating back to the affected version.

I suggest using the following clean install guide.

Please do the following Uninstall and reinstall using the Malwarebytes Support Tool

Please have lots of patience with the tool.  The first phase is a cleanup and does require a Windows Restart.
After the Restart, it may take 2 - 3 - 4 minutes till the Support tool screen shows up.   Please be patient and have faith.  Wait for it, whatever it takes.
The 2nd phase is where it offers to do a new Install. Say no and use the download from my above link and install the old version and disable the update before you do anything else.

 Let me know if that clears up the issue or not.

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Just FYI, if you seek an alternative to Chrome that uses pretty much the same layout and features (just without Google's tracking/monitoring/advertising), SRWare Iron is a viable option.  That's my primary browser and it works great, is fully compatible with all Chrome plugins/extensions and has pretty much all the same features and benefits of Chrome without the high cost of your privacy (which is a cost too high in my opinion).

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On 4/28/2020 at 4:39 AM, Porthos said:

You do not have to go back that far, See Below.

You also have the option of reverting to an earlier component package version, which will allow you to keep Web Protection enabled.
You can download this from here: https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/z6cravnwptrzx5tyjw36jq6zt6c7apsx

Once installed, you will need to disable the two update options found in Settings -> General -> Application updates to prevent the product from updating back to the affected version.

I suggest using the following clean install guide.

Please do the following Uninstall and reinstall using the Malwarebytes Support Tool

Please have lots of patience with the tool.  The first phase is a cleanup and does require a Windows Restart.
After the Restart, it may take 2 - 3 - 4 minutes till the Support tool screen shows up.   Please be patient and have faith.  Wait for it, whatever it takes.
The 2nd phase is where it offers to do a new Install. Say no and use the download from my above link and install the old version and disable the update before you do anything else.

 Let me know if that clears up the issue or not.

I did this and for now the problem is gone. If it comes back up I'll write again.

On 4/28/2020 at 2:32 PM, exile360 said:

Just FYI, if you seek an alternative to Chrome that uses pretty much the same layout and features (just without Google's tracking/monitoring/advertising), SRWare Iron is a viable option.  That's my primary browser and it works great, is fully compatible with all Chrome plugins/extensions and has pretty much all the same features and benefits of Chrome without the high cost of your privacy (which is a cost too high in my opinion).

I'll check it out and I might start using it if I like it.

20 hours ago, AdvancedSetup said:

 

I read this right after I registered and done some of the tips. Thank you !

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Excellent, I'm glad that the information provided has been helpful.  Hopefully the issue will be resolved permanently in an upcoming release, and please let us know how things go and if anything changes or there are any further issues, and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about anything and we will do our best to clarify.

Thanks

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25 minutes ago, Fatcap said:

Same problem for me.. sometimes host issue and ping over high (600) in fiber , and ping up too when dowloading.. Web protection disabled and no hots and ping issue..

I'd suggest trying this. It helped me

But I think the best thing to do is to open a new forum thread. That way they'll help you individually because you need to provide logs.

55 minutes ago, RoVibes said:

You do not have to go back that far, See Below.

You also have the option of reverting to an earlier component package version, which will allow you to keep Web Protection enabled.
You can download this from here: https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/z6cravnwptrzx5tyjw36jq6zt6c7apsx

Once installed, you will need to disable the two update options found in Settings -> General -> Application updates to prevent the product from updating back to the affected version.

I suggest using the following clean install guide.

Please do the following Uninstall and reinstall using the Malwarebytes Support Tool

Please have lots of patience with the tool.  The first phase is a cleanup and does require a Windows Restart.
After the Restart, it may take 2 - 3 - 4 minutes till the Support tool screen shows up.   Please be patient and have faith.  Wait for it, whatever it takes.
The 2nd phase is where it offers to do a new Install. Say no and use the download from my above link and install the old version and disable the update before you do anything else.

 Let me know if that clears up the issue or not.

 

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On 4/29/2020 at 4:05 PM, exile360 said:

Excellent, I'm glad that the information provided has been helpful.  Hopefully the issue will be resolved permanently in an upcoming release, and please let us know how things go and if anything changes or there are any further issues, and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about anything and we will do our best to clarify.

Thanks

Hello, I haven't had any problems, but I would like to ask is that issue fixed in some of the new updates ? I don't really know where I could get information if the issue gets fixed in an update.

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2 hours ago, RoVibes said:

Hello, I haven't had any problems, but I would like to ask is that issue fixed in some of the new updates ? I don't really know where I could get information if the issue gets fixed in an update.

Are you on the older version I suggested still? if so stay there for now.

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3 minutes ago, Porthos said:

Are you on the older version I suggested still? if so stay there for now.

Yes, I'm still on version 4.0.4.

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Posted (edited)
27 minutes ago, RoVibes said:

Yes, I'm still on version 4.0.4.

I do not believe your issue has been addressed.

Edited by AdvancedSetup
corrected typo

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33 minutes ago, Porthos said:

I do not believe your issue has been addressed.

Okay, thanks for the information. Is there any way for me to know when an update is released that fixes this issue ?

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