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I have Malwarebytes installed and wanted it installed to be able to
run scans manually, not running in  real mode all the time.  I also
have Norton Antivirus installed and running in real mode as my virus
software.  But, I notice that Malwarebytes has MBAMService running all
the time.  If I want to run Malwarebytes only manually when I want to
scan - should this service be running all the time - if not, how do I
turn it off in Malwarebytes, but still effectively run Malwarebytes
manually when I want to.

charliec

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Hi Charlie...

Are you running the paid for malwarebytes or the free version?
You can disable the mbamservice.exe via autorunns, or turn off the mbam
resident monitor, and the web shield via right clicking the mbam icon.
That should turn it off for you. If for some reason it does not, use
sysinternals autoruns and check box it.



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I'm using the paid version.  Where would I find "autoruns" - I'm
running WinXP-SP3.  In services.msc, I see it running and starting
automatically.  If I disable that, how would it affect doing scans
manually.

- "Turn off the mbam resident monitor and the web shield via right
clicking the mbam icon" - I'm not sure what icon you are referring to?
Can you explain a wee bit more?

- "sysinternals autoruns" - where is that?

I know this is probably pretty common stuff for you, but I am having a
bit of a problem fully understanding :)

Thanks for your assistance!
charliec
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On Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:09:54 -0700, charliec@email.com wrote:
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Why do you use the paid version?
The free version is quite sufficient for on-demand scanning.
(update and do a full scan whenever you want)
The paid version is meant for real-time scanning,
but that is not what you say you want.

I used the free version to do an on-demand scan twice per week.
Because I was so satisfied I "upgraded" to the paid version
and now I have real-time protection.

I also have an anti-virus program (Eset NOD32) installed.
Both programs are running real-time and I have no conflicts.
Maybe Norton has no problems with MBAM running real-time?

When there are conflicts I would prefer MBAM and dump Norton.
There are a lot of replacements for Norton, sometimes even better.


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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

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charliec@email.com wrote in

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It won't affect manual scans.
 
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MBAM has an IP blocker (I called it a web shield.. sorry, long day).
Unfortunatly, disabling both will not stop the mbamservice.exe; You will
have to kill it with task manager, or disable it from autostarting with
services.
 
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902
 
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No problem.
 


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You know there ain't no rest for the wicked. Money don't grow on trees. I
got bills to pay. I got mouths to feed. Ain't nothing in this world for
free. I can't slow down, I can't hold back though you know I wish I could.
Oh no there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for
good.




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"charliec" wrote:

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If you see a service defined then you installed their trial version
instead of their free version.  There is no service or background
process (for on-access scanning) in the freeware version.

Uninstall and install the freeware version.  Click on the Download Now
on the *left* at http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free .
Their download link takes you to Cnet's download.com site.  If you don't
like Cnet's adware wrapper around their downloads (they're on some
downloads, not all of them) then go to softpedia.com for the download
(be sure to check they list it as the *freeware* version).  Obviously
don't click on the link for the 14-day trial version.  Also, the
freeware version can be easily switched into the full-featured trial
version as there is a Start Trial button right inside it.  If you don't
want the service running then make sure you install the product as the
freeware (non-trial) version and you don't switch it from the freeware
to the trial version.

I don't see that the product clearly delineates itself as the free or
full version (and since I don't use it as a trial version then I don't
know what that would look like).  When you have the free version, the
About tab doesn't say it's the free version.  For the free version, you
should see a couple buttons at the bottom of every tab panel, one of
which says "Purchase" (in version 1.61 which became "Buy Now" in version
1.62).  That means you're running the free version (but maybe it has
that, too, for the trial version).  Under the Protection tab, nothing is
there for the free version other than a button to switch it into trial
mode.  If you go under the Settings tab and click on the Scheduler
Settings sub-tab, you get notified that this feature is available only
in the full version (which obviously you wouldn't get if you were using
the full version, and probably also not when trialing the full version,
but you get the prompt because you have the free version).

If you see an MBAM service defined, you are not running the freeware
version of MBAM (which has no on-access scanner).

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I've got the freebie version running too.

This thread begs a question:  what is MalwareBytes doing for me
that Avast (with all services running) is not?
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Pete Cresswell

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Offering you additional protection against non viral malware that Avast
may not be aware of and/or unable to completely clean on it's own.


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You know there ain't no rest for the wicked. Money don't grow on trees. I
got bills to pay. I got mouths to feed. Ain't nothing in this world for
free. I can't slow down, I can't hold back though you know I wish I could.
Oh no there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for
good.




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That's so true,
and that why I run Avast,
and Microsoft Security Essentials on my windows 7,
at the same time.........

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"PeteCresswell" wrote:

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Provides overlap in both pest signature coverage along with a slightly
different set of heuristics to look for the fingerprints of existing
malware or remnant effects of an infection.

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