Malwarebytes v2.2.0.1024

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There have been many discussions about bugs in MBAM v2.x and whether we  
should "switch" from v1.75 to the newer v2.20 product.
Although Malwarebytes has not yet officially retired v1.75, Malwarebytes is  
now applying signatures for "file level scanning" that are v2.x dependent.  
That means v1.75 will now fail to detect many files in which the new v2.x  
signature constructs are applied to. This can create a False Negative  
situation where v1.75 will fail detect malware on a PC not because they  
aren't yet detected but because the that version will not detect them. At  
this time this also is a problem with Virus Total. They are using a v1.75  
based engine so files that are detected with v2.20 will not be shown to be  
detected on Virus Total as well.

Malwarebytes has been silent about this change and that's not good. It is my  
opinion that applying signatures for "file level scanning" that are v2.x  
dependent should NOT have been implemented until v 1.75 was officially  
retired.

Therefore it is my "strong" recommendation that all users, using the free or  
paid-for version of MBAM v1.75, must now move to v2.20.

MBAM v1.75 is no longer reliable, viable or "safe" to use.


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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Re: Malwarebytes v2.2.0.1024

David H. Lipman wrote on 2016/01/04:

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The prior problems with v2 of MBAM had to do with its on-access
(real-time) scanner.  The free version does not include the on-access
scanner so it did not exhibit the problems.  There was no point in
sticking with the old free version.  

Re: Malwarebytes v2.2.0.1024

On Mon, 4 Jan 2016 21:55:25 -0500, "David H. Lipman"

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Will I need to uninstall 1.75? Or can I upgrade in-place?

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Dennis

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It may be best to remove v1.75 and install v2.2.0.1024.

When I used the MBAM Clean Uninstall utility, I was able to install v2.2  
where v1.75 had been installed with no problems or side effects.

http://malwarebytes.org/mbam-clean.exe



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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Re: Malwarebytes v2.2.0.1024

On Mon, 4 Jan 2016 21:55:25 -0500, "David H. Lipman"

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Is there any [point to having Malwarebytes in addition to Kaspersky?
Do they duplicate each other, supplement each other, or serve
different functions.  Their web pages seem more designed to confuse
rather than enlighten, or maybe it's just me, I am old.

Re: Malwarebytes v2.2.0.1024

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https://www.malwarebytes.org/
The first sentence says it all:

/Malwarebytes Anti-Malware catches threats that antivirus doesn't./

MBAM is not an antivirus (see -anti-malware- in the name).
Kaspersky is an antivirus.
They do not duplicate, but they supplement each other.
(catches threats that antivirus doesn't.)

I use my antivirus AND Mbam (pro) both real-time without any conflict.
I have a second antivirus and a second antimalware program installed
 for on-demand second opinion.

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Fred W. (NL)

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Great, thank you.

Re: Malwarebytes v2.2.0.1024

On 05/01/16 02:55, David H. Lipman wrote:
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Well, that's a shame. I loathe the 2.x interface.

(I also loathe the NOD32 v.9 interface. At least v.9 ought to work a  
while yet).

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