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Excessive I/O reads by mbamservice.exe

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I've noticed that the mbamservice.exe has I/O reads in Task Manager that are continuouslyincreasing by ~3meg/second. The total I/O reads for this process eventually far exceed the combined I/O reads for all other processes. Just curious if this is normal behavior and if so, what is this program doing. I could understand if the I/O reads increase when other applications are accessing files as MBAM is scanning them, but why is it continuously increasing when my PC is idle. It keeps increasing even when I turn off the realtime Protection module. I believe I/O reads are hard drive related so I'm concerned that this might be putting unnecessary loading on my HDD's.

See attachment for screenshot of my Task Manager.

Any info is appreciated.




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Hi scanfahrer -

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Close any open programs as the computer will shut down and restart for a full 5 stage check -


This occurs in some systems - The help desk will assist you with any further explanation or solution -

Also as a paying customer, can you please contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org for further ongoing support -

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