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I had the old MBAM and the new program update installed overtop of old program.

Must have been what caused the problem.

I just installed new MBAM and I went to Program files and ran MBAM as admin and had no problems with getting database update. I got log this time Marcin. Must have been an issue with the last overtop install of MBAM. All is good now.

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HH - do you normally *not* run MBAM as admin? I have mine set to always run as admin - I figured it would need to since I got an error on first run (after closing installer) when I first installed it....so I didn't think it could run without admin privileges....

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HH - do you normally *not* run MBAM as admin? I have mine set to always run as admin - I figured it would need to since I got an error on first run (after closing installer) when I first installed it....so I didn't think it could run without admin privileges....

Yes, when I first installed MBAM when I was having these issues I installed MBAM as admin and thats where I had the problems because when the new program update came out MBAM installed overtop of the old version and thats where the UAC issue is coming from to the best of my knowledge.

Keep in mind that I had the old version installed as admin and I got the lastest version through the program updater itself.

Does that make any sense? LOL...

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In talking with you on the phone, I realize now that that was the main difference between you and I - I run the *app* as admin all the time, and thus the updater will run as admin also, thus allowing it to update definitions.

I don't know if this is a requirement (I only tried running as non admin once, when I installed, and it gave me some error message, cannot recall what it said, so I set the program to always run as admin) but if it is then this will need to be documented for Vista users.

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That is probably as should be - Marcin, does the database file get written to the %ProgramFiles% directory? If so, then this is going to be an issue for anyone running MBAM under Vista that does not run the program with elevated privileges.

I have mine set to always run as admin, partially because it will give more access to the registry, and partially because the very first time I ran it it gave me an error of some sort (may not have been pertinent, but I assumed, after having run into all sorts of quirks in Vista when not running a program with elevated privileges, that MBAM would require elevated privileges and thus I set edited the compatibility on the executable.

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