Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by siljaline, Dec 27, 2011.
90MB for me for mbamservice.exe+mbamgui.exe on 7 x64 with 16GB of RAM total.
44 MB here on Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 32-bit and with what I have installed my machine does not feel sluggish at all.
I sometimes get this get when updating to a new version, and still haven't understood why it happens.
Then, I just copy and paste the set-up exe to the desktop, from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and run it from there.
Working flawlessly here. I've actually have it with real time protection enabled along with Avira and no slowdowns or conflicts whatsoever. When I open the GUI it triggers a UAC prompt (no problems with me), but then when I open Avira's GUI there is no UAC prompt, I wonder why.
Looks like it could be a permissions issue on that directory. If you're logged in as an administrator when this happens, then you may need to check the permissions on the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data.
Avira does not execute its scanner with admin privileges like we do, and I believe they have an option via a button near the top that allows you to execute a scan with administrative privileges.
I have two accounts, one in my name and the administrator. I very rarely need to access the admin for anything. I don't have this problem when I update another well known competitor, SAS.
Not for database updates (but you have to update your database for each user account with SAS), but for program updates you do (it prompts you to do so when you try to install a program update from a non-admin account).
MBAM updates its database for the entire machine, not per-user, so when one user account is updated, all user accounts are updated.
edit: you can also use the Scheduler if using the PRO version, and it will update from any user account (because the scheduler goes through mbamservice.exe, which has the necessary privileges on its own).
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 22.214.171.1240 running very nice here
Just want to report that when using password protection, I am not able to use KeePass2.17.
MBAM keeps saying the wrong password is being entered.
Not sure, but are you saying SAS prompts for program update?... I agree, but it then installs, without a problem... See screenshot, for both programs installed in the same directory.
An interesting update, although it hasn't worked for me so far. I don't quite get it--the installs have been behaving nastily for me. I guess I'm the odd one out here. (this is limited to my older laptop running XP SP3 so far)
Tried an in-program update and also a clean install and had no luck with finalizing the install. Everything appeared fine until the program tried to start itself after installation. Basically nothing would show up and Windows would indicate an error with mbam trying to start (it crashed). Trying to run from my previous shortcuts said that the files were missing! Manually running the program via start menu -> mbam would work. However, it brought up the other issue of it just crashing/failing to launch.
Looks like I'll have to search for some more details on this via their support forums.
EDIT: This seems to be a recurring issue for XP users. For those that are interested/might be affected, refer to this forum post:
Don't feel so alone, Solemn.
As I reported, I had two botched 'over the top' installs on my XP, SP3 machines.
I just made sure I uninstalled thoroughly after that,
rebooted a time or two after uninstall,
then shut down all other security programs and did the new install.
Then it worked.
Not complaining! Just saying.
I think MBAM is worth the effort, even on the rare occasion when things don't go ultra smooth.
I would agree as well about it being worthwhile. I've noticed the updates have taken a bit more tweaking after moving to the registered version though (I don't use the real-time), and this just caught me off guard.
I've tried my hand at a similar cleaning/reinstall with no luck but it seems others on their support forums have tried the same with no avail. I think I'll wait this one out a bit till it's fixed.
@ Solemn, just tried to get to that link....but, "Could not locate remote server" using Opera > http://www.forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=103137
Apologies about that, I put an incorrect link there. Basically there's supposed to be no www. in front of it. However shortly after finding this, there are a few other threads already about the same issue.
It's good... Thanks!
Observations of the product update on XP sp3 through internal updater of free version.
First update was just over 5MB, then another over 10MB then it requested to update again after install this time it showed amount in kb's.
Left me with 2 MBAM desktop icons as it didn't reuse the previous icon on placed on my desktop my MBAM at last install.
Did a quick scan and all is working well so far.
Looks like Chameleon needs some tuning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Wrud87eFc fixed it sorry about that.
That's not showing up as a clickable link.
my one says mbamgui.exe=7.6mb mbamservice.exe=101.9mb...and I'm on xp sp3 32bit.......I don't understand.......
new version is installed on top of the previous one so it comes with it's own database version ......and it's 12/25/2011.....you must have previously set mbam settings to warn if database is outdated by 3 days....so mbam prompted you to update......
did you password protect settings ?.............
Is a svchost process related to MBAM by chance?I'm asking because i noticed that after every update this running process is eating 40-50% CPU for about 5 minutes or so.
I get this error
"Run-time error '383': 'Text' property is read-only"
A guy who had the same problem with me at your forum solved it when he downloaded the new greek language file. Where can i find it myself?
It is set for 7 days.