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Hi All,

Wondered by the effectiveness of free version of MBAM, I bought a licence of MBAM. But I just want to clarify that will MBAM drag my system resources. I have windows XP 64 bit. Core 2 duo 2 gb Ram.

I am new to this forum. Kindly help me.


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Greetings :welcome: It will more like protect your system !!! it won't "drag my system resources" as you say, but like every program it needs to take a little, to give alot!

Look over the specs/docs link: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and if you have any questions feel free to post back anytime. Maybe someone else has a reply for your original post? It dosen't drag my system a bit and I only have 1gb of RAM more than you, same setup... regards

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Hello mannie: :welcome:

Please list all Security Product(s) installed including Firewall, as there are certain file exclusions required for MBAM to provide real-time protection along with existing security software to work seamlessly

Should you have any other question(s) please post back using MXyBj.png button

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Hi Haider, Yardbird and Buttons,

I am really happy with your responses. Thanks. : :welcome:

By the way I activated the real time feature with the licence. But mbamservice.exe takes 64mb, mbamgui.exe takes 6mb. Is it normal?

I am using avast free antivirus V5, Comodo firewall V5. I didn't notice any drag in my system performance. However, 70mb of memory is used by mbam :lol: .

Kindly suggest other light free antivirus alternatives.

Thanks all.

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avast free antivirus is good, as for Comodo firewall V5 there are a few users that are on or not on the forum now, depending on there time zone. Your numbers are lower than mine. I have Trand Micro Titanium AV with software firewall & hardware router.

Look up at post 6, those AV's run the best with Malwarebytes. Let me track this topic and send it on, you can track it also. and you should get some replies.

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@ mannie

In a reply I received, your numbers are running within normal limits. An expert replied with: "Have you tried Spyware Doctor or SpySweeper? See how they stack up against MBAM for resource usage!!!" I think your running ok. for real-time protection... Were always here if you have any questions...regards...

Edit, spelling

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Thanks Yardbird. I am happy to use MBAM. Only thing that bothered me was resource usage.. However as all you say it is very less when compared to other programs out there. Thanks for your effort.


I am new to Antispyware (realtime). Till now I was just using only software firewall and Antivirus. A month before my PC got infected with nasties, and MBAM free rescued it. Inspired by that incident I bought a licence. Today morning I activated the realtime protection. Thanks for your comment.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello mannie:

Please add following exclusions in AVAST for MBAM

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\zlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys

Please check if it makes any difference

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Hello Haider

With avast! Free there is no need for exclusions as they are only needed for avast! Internet Security with the firewall.

Note: avast! is lower case


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Hi Haider,

As per your instructions I added all the exclusions in Comodo. But in Avast I could add exclusions as a whole folder only (Not as specific files), I am not sure where I was wrong. But in-spite of added exclusions I couldn't see any reduced memory usage by mbamservice.exe (68368 kb).

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