MBAM anti-malware application

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by twl845, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I have just learned of an antimalware app called MBAM or "Malwarebytes Antimalware". http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    Is any one here using this product, and if so what is your impression of it? Any screen shots? :)
     
  2. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Been using it for around 9 months.
    Updates often,excellent support,fairly quick scanning.
    IMO an very good anti-malware that keeps getting better.
    I use MBAM for realtime and SAS on-demand.
    Free version=scan and remove / Paid adds a guard

    Ok.....
     

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    I second LoneWolf excellant program and support. I use it along side KAV.
     
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    The cost for paid version is ~$25, which (per their website) licenses MBAM for "lifetime"...

    I have had consistently bad experience with outfits that offer lifetime, one-off licenses. It's a risky business model IMO.
     
  5. EliteKiller

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    I have zero problems supporting a company that offers a solid product w/ a lifetime license. Even if you only get 2-5 years out a of a $25 license it's better than dealing with annual renewals. Both SAS and MBAM offer free versions with identical detection/removal rates as the pay version. The same cannot be said for other select "brand name" antispyware apps that require annual renewals.
     
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    Thanks to Lone Wolf for the screenshots. Useful info for when my AVG antispy runs out.
     
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    My (currently) only beef with MBAM is that there is no way to trial the resident protection. All you have is a fancy button that tells whether it works or not. Not very cool. You don't get any chance to see how it would actually impact your system's overall performance or how it acts in conjunction with other applications.
     
  8. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info and screenshots Lonewolf! I'll give it a try when my AVG gets closer to timing out. :D
     
  9. MaB69

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    Hi lordpake,

    I have to agree with you but may be you can suggest this at MBAM forum ?

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  10. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I take it from your signature that MBAM coexists with OA well? :)
     
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    Hi twl845,

    What's make you think this ?
    I don't use AS in realtime

    regards,

    MaB
     
  12. Chubb

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    BTW, I couldn't find the price of the life-time on the web site

    The Buy Now button always bring me to an empty web page.

    Have I missed something?o_O
     
  13. twl845

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    I just noticed that you are using OA as am I, so I thought I'd check. :D
     
  14. LoneWolf

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    The buy now link takes me to the RegNow purchase page, $24.95 for one lifetime lic.
    You can download the free version to give it a spin from MajorGeeks.
    The last I heard, the Malwarebytes developers were planning to work on a trial version of the paid.(with guard)
    I posted asking about the trial over at their forums. They are usually pretty quick at answering.
     
  15. Chubb

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    Thanks, but no matter I open the Buy Now link in Opera, IE or Firefox, it always give me a blank page. Did I miss something? Thanks. o_O
     
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    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Clicking on the buy now link I get this.

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    I don't know why it's not working for you.
    I'm using Firefox.
    You can also download the free version from Major Geeks

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  17. Saraceno

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    Chubb: clear your cache and then reload page.

    Thanks for the screenshots LoneWolf. That's how a GUI should look. Downloaded the trial and very impressed. :thumb:

    Is the realtime scanner resource heavy at all, or fairly light?
     
  18. LoneWolf

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    Here is the memory usage.

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    I know that does not tell the whole story but after starting up windows and logging on there is an initial high cpu usage which calms down to 0 or near 0 cpu after around 20 sec or so.
    No slow downs at all here though with guard active. MBAM works well with the rest of my setup.

    You say you downloaded the trial?
    I think you may have the free version.
     
  19. Saraceno

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    Thanks for that.

    Seems standard for a light program running.

    I downloaded the free version, and the scan was running light, but am interested in trying out a trial of the full version if it becomes available.

    You used it for long?

    And hopefully they stick a big fat logo on their site asap. ;)
     
  20. LoneWolf

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    Unforunetly it seems that there will be no trial with the guard for a while.
     
  21. Chubb

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    Hi LoneWolf,

    Thanks for the screenshot. I can download the file, only that the Regnow page doesn't load, even after closing KIS. Will boot to Windows XP and see what happens.
     
  22. lordpake

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    Well that SUCKS. I guess this app is a no-go for me then, too bad.
     
  23. twl845

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    Has anyone had to use it to clean out malware yet? If you have, how did it do?
     
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    Is there any way of testing this product? I would hate to find out after the fact that I wasn't protected like I thought I was.
     
  25. Perman

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    Hi,

    If I were you, I would

    Just continue to use its free on-demand scanner, until such time that there are sufficient data/evidences to convince you that it is paid ware keeper.

    Reasons ? There is no time-limited free trials available, plus you already have
    "Win Patrol plus" which provides real time monitoring functions, although it may not perform that top-notched task---it is OK.

    In any given business sense, brushing customers' feather in opposite direction IS a fatal error.---I mean NO free trial- let alone a new comer with little credentials(they may have some freewares experiences, so what !) under the belt. Even a deep discount, I will be hesitated to fork over hard currency.

    Take care.

    Good luck.
     
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