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I'm not saying it's abnormal (for Malwarebytes), nothing appears wrong and I certainly do not need a lesson on how RAM works, but I want to bring something to the attention, and request, of Malwarebytes, and this has certainly been brought up before... I appreciate the program, but sincerely can we do something about the amount of RAM being used?  At any given time, MB service is running about THREE times higher than the second highest program on all my computers (Windows Defender).  Additionally, it has doubled in size from 3.8.3 to 4.1.

There has to be something we can do to knock this down a few MB's folks.

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Greetings,

The reason Malwarebytes is so heavy on RAM usage is simply because if it was not, the trade off would be high CPU usage any time Malwarebytes needed to analyze a new process, thread or any activity in memory when real-time protection is enabled.  As it is, Malwarebytes' protection reacts faster and processes detections more quickly than most other real-time protection applications.  Since an having a higher amount of free RAM does not affect performance, while CPU cycles definitely do, they chose the path of best experience for their users and customers.  I know all this because I used to be Product Manager for Malwarebytes and worked on this very issue directly with the lead Developer at the time.

With all that said, I absolutely will pass on your feedback to the team.  I am of the mind that nothing is impossible; it's simply a matter of finding the right solution, and I am confident that given advancements in modern APIs and operating systems and modern CPUs with smarter techniques for optimizing performance, there might be a solution out there which would enable at least some level of reduction in the amount of RAM being used without a high impact on performance.  I just wouldn't want them to sacrifice real performance to do so (i.e. load up the CPU like most AV/AM apps do in order to save on RAM).

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