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>>> Malwarebyte doesn't auto update, must manually check for update....

>>> Custom Scan Timing are not constant,  some times it takes 50 min and some times it only takes 11 mins...

>>> User Interface is really bad, its really inconvenient (so many click required to reach custom scan)...

does Malwarebyte scan USB devices with onboard memory ?? (like Keyboard / Gaming Mouse) with inbuilt memory ??

 

 

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23 minutes ago, RudraAK said:

Malwarebyte doesn't auto update, must manually check for update....

It will in time, however new versions are metered out to users gradually over time, but if you wish to avoid the wait you may open Malwarebytes and navigate to Settings and click on the Install Application Updates button and the new version should be downloaded and offered to you to install

23 minutes ago, RudraAK said:

does Malwarebyte scan USB devices with onboard memory ?? (like Keyboard / Gaming Mouse) with inbuilt memory ??

No, not in a regular scan.

23 minutes ago, RudraAK said:

>>> Custom Scan Timing are not constant,  some times it takes 50 min and some times it only takes 11 mins...

>>> User Interface is really bad, its really inconvenient (so many click required to reach custom scan)...

 

Malwarebytes is not designed to function like normal AV scanners and uses a new kind of scan engine that relies mostly on heuristics detection techniques rather than traditional threat signatures.  Malwarebytes is also designed to look in all the locations where malware is known to install itself/hide, so a full or custom scan shouldn't be necessary, especially on any sort of frequent basis (like daily), especially since the default Threat Scan/Quick Scan checks all loading points/startup locations, the registry, all running processes and threads in memory, along with all system folders, program folders and data folders as well as any installed browsers, caches and temp locations.  This also means that if a threat were active from a non-standard location, because Malwarebytes checks all threads and processes in memory, it should still be detected.  The only threat it *might* miss would be a dormant/inactive threat that is not actively running/installed on a secondary drive, however if the threat were executed then Malwarebytes should detect it.  Additionally, whenever a new location is discovered to be used by malware the Malwarebytes Research team adds that location dynamically to the outgoing database updates so the locations that are checked by the default Threat/Quick Scan in Malwarebytes can be changed on the fly by Research without requiring any engine or program version updates/upgrades.

 

It also looks like you have neutered Defender on this machine.

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The reason many of us members are pushing Keeping Defender on is the following.

Malwarebytes does not target script files during a scan... That means MB will not target; JS, HTML, VBS, .CLASS, SWF, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.

It also does not target documents such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, etc.

It also does not target media files;  MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.

Malwarebytes will detect files like these on execution-only.

 

An AV will catch the file just by downloading it or just opening a folder with a detected file in it.

For example, you get an email with an infected attachment, Malwarebytes will not even blink until you run it yet Defender will detect it if it is in their database without even actually clicking on it. Remember the list of files Malwarebytes does not target.

Then I will leave you with this.

As good as Malwarebytes is, it is just a layer of protection.

Using a browser that has Ublock Origin and the Malwarebytes Browser guard enabled is also a layer of protection.

Not opening attachments from an email unless you were expecting it from a specific user during a specific time period.

Do not use Torrents. Do not install every free software you find. Do not click links in an unknown email. Go directly to the sit listed in the email.

Having a monthly image of your computer on an external drive that is only connected during the backup is actually better than any protective software ever made. Macrium Reflect free is the program I use and place on every computer I service.

 

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8 minutes ago, brad03 said:

Malwarebytes always auto updates for me in my opinion it's actually one of the best programs that keeps itself up to date. Maybe it could be an issue on your end?

The company has program updates pushed through the normal updater (the one that checks for database updates) metered in such a way that it is throttled so not every user is offered the new build once it has been released, so it becomes a matter of probability and is somewhat random.  This means that you might be offered it early, or it might take a really long time before it is offered to you, it just all depends.  Basically a luck of the draw kind of deal.

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14 hours ago, RudraAK said:

does Malwarebyte scan USB devices with onboard memory ?? (like Keyboard / Gaming Mouse) with inbuilt memory ??

Hi.

No, the Malwarebytes program does not scan hardware like keyboard or mouse or other hardware.

It can scan USB disc drives that are connected via USB.   For that, you need to start a Custom scan & select  ( tick-mark) the USB disc drive.

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10 hours ago, exile360 said:

You can also much more easily just right-click the drive in Windows Explorer and select Scan with Malwarebytes rather than having to configure a custom scan.  That's what I do whenever I want to scan a new drive or folder to check for threats.

thank you for the tip :)

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14 hours ago, Maurice Naggar said:

Hi.

No, the Malwarebytes program does not scan hardware like keyboard or mouse or other hardware.

It can scan USB disc drives that are connected via USB.   For that, you need to start a Custom scan & select  ( tick-mark) the USB disc drive.

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can the Malware take shelter in USB Gaming mouse / keyboards with Onboard Memory storage ???

I have a China Made Mouse (Redragon 711 Gaming mouse)

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On 8/7/2020 at 8:42 AM, brad03 said:

Malwarebytes always auto updates for me in my opinion it's actually one of the best programs that keeps itself up to date. Maybe it could be an issue on your end?

what could be the issue, i formatted by PC and it still has auto update issues....

i have 250 MBPS internet connection and not a metered connection .....

Malware-bytes says its checking for update when i run a Scan (daily auto scan) i think it only updates the threat database etc not the actual Software 

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10 minutes ago, RudraAK said:

can the Malware take shelter in USB Gaming mouse / keyboards with Onboard Memory storage ???

I never have never heard of such a threat, not even a POC (Proof of Concept) from any lab or university, so while it might be possible hypothetically (though again, I have never heard that it was possible, but I'm no expert on the subject either), I don't believe it is very likely, and no AV I know of is capable of scanning the memory contained in such devices anyway, at least not that I've ever seen or heard of.

Malwarebytes uses metering to manage pushing out new program versions and component updates, so it is quite normal for most of your update checks to result in only signature/database updates.  You may override this behavior by manually checking for updates by visiting the General tab under settings and clicking on the Check for updates button.

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