Thanks Krusty! here is the change log
What's new in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0:
I've just downloaded and am running the Free version -- Note that it specifically suggests on the Installation Screen that one disables AV and Firewall while installing .....
It's a bit garish compared with before and much more complex -- could do with a Windows 8 style guide to how to understand it!
One thing I've found and don't know if there's a setting for it yet since it's running it's initial Never been run scan is that if you minimize it it does not minimize to the task bar. It disappears completely but if I click on Start there's what looks like a Menu entry and that brings it back to visible on screen.
It doesn't seem to have put an icon on the desktop either although I left that checked to be done ....
↑ Thanks for the link and changelog info. I got in on the lifetime license with the earlier version by a few hours this morning for my Mom's XP PC.
You can close MBAM and the scan keep running now... Or it did for me when I accidentally closed it.
Yes, that's how I found the START Entry.
But I've found the Desktop shortcut Icon which triggered the memory I have to drag and drop that on the task bar in Windows 7 in order to get a shortcut there and, I think, have it minimze to the Task Bar .....
I'm running a custom scan on drive C on my desktop, and a Threat Aka Quick Scan on my laptop. Both are painfully slow.
The desktop scan has been running for 1hr 18 minutes, and counting...............
They've changed the name of the scans, so the Custom Scan is now the Full system scan, and as you've noticed, the Threat Scan is now the so called quick scan, but the Theat Scan took about half an hour on my machines.
Back to v1.75 and running as per normal for me.
Me, too. Back to v 1.75 on both my machines. MBytes have some work to do..............
F4E & Krusty13
Thanks for the early info about V2. I disabled the auto-version update on my 2 PC's for now.
After checking in over at the MBAM Forum this morning, there's a number of issues being reported about V2. They'll get it all sorted out in time.
Been using MBAM 2 Beta for about 6 weeks and the RC-1 (which is also the Final) for 2 weeks with no show stoppers on both my Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems. Some minor problems but mostly just cosmetic. My scan times have been 2 min on Hyper Scan and 10 min on Threat Scan with Rootkit enabled. The main bug I have seen is with Rootkit enabled on the Custom Scan when scanning the entire drive it will hang. I do run Rootkit enabled on Hyper and Threat scans with no problem. Here is a link to the Guide for MBAM 2.0
<< My scan times have been 2 min on Hyper Scan and 10 min on Threat Scan with Rootkit enabled >>
But Threat Scan is supposed to be just a name change for Quick Scan .......
Quick Scan has been renamed to Threat Scan, our recommended scan type
So what's Hyper Scan and why is it quicker than Quick Scan which has slowed down?
According to the Scan section at http://www.malwarebytes.org/support/guides/mbam/, a Threat Scan (a.k.a. Quick Scan in MBAM v. 1.75) will scan in the following areas:
A Hyper Scan (a.k.a. Flash Scan in MBAM PRO v. 1.75) only scans the first two areas - Memory Objects and Startup Objects - to look for immediate (active) threats.
A list of Known Issues in for Release Candidate 1, build 2.00.0.1000 (updated 10-March-2014), which I believe is the same build released to the public on 24-Mar-2014, is posted here.
------------MS Windows 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox 28.0 * IE 9.0 * NIS 2013 v. 184.108.40.206 * MBAM PRO 220.127.116.110HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Still doesn't explain the 5X time increase on what they say is a rename.
We may see complaints about this one since in the past people have always blamed Norton for context menu failures!
<< Right-click 'Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' context menu item in Explorer is disabled by default. It may be enabled via the option under "General Settings" >>
My threat scan that I have run twice so far (once each day) on my win 7 pro 64 bit ran very fast. I think it was done iin like 3 or 4 minutes and that was with rootkit enabled. Of course this is with the free version. I always ran the full scan on the old version which didn't take too long. But I just learned that the full scan is now called the custom scan which explains why I didn't see a full scan on the program. I will try that one tomorrow.
huwyngr wrote:Still doesn't explain the 5X time increase on what they say is a rename.
MBAM v. 2.0 users posting in the MBAM forum about slow Threat Scans (known as Quick Scans in v. 1.75) are being asked to provide diagnostic logs (see Dch48's post here for one example) so it sounds like MBAM v. 2.0 is still a work in progress.
I think Malwarebytes has damaged their brand by posting RC-1, build 2.00.0.1000 (the same release candidate used in the final weeks of beta testing) for wide release before they addressed more of the known bugs listed here. It sounds like Malwarebytes is switching to their new annual subscription pricing model some time this weekend and I'm hoping a new build will be released soon after that.
I'll check that out since I was planning on posting the images I have of the screen with defects.
MBAM 2 is about to receive it's first update. Please refer to the second post on this page by the developer, Marcin (RubbeR DuckY).
This post suggests it could be sooner than later.
MBAM 2 just auto-updated to 18.104.22.1684 on my two systems.
Here is the changes.
Quote for the Mbam announcement thread.
In about 2-3 weeks we're going to release yet another patch that will fix about ~30 bugs that have been reported or we've discovered. We wanted to make sure the UI issues were addressed first since we had some really great feedback from everyone.
I just downloaded version 2.0.1, and the Threat Scan took 13 mins and 3 seconds. Still miles slower than version 1.75, although I assume it's now more thorough ? Atm it's a keeper, but we'll see..........
Here's the changelog for v 2.0.1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 22.214.171.1244 (Released April 4, 2014)
Mine's easier to read, Krusty !...............
Disabling the rootkit scan in the Threat Scan as suggested by MalwarBytes forum staff for a normal daily scan, the scan time came down from 13 mins to 6.09. I can live with that.
According to them, the scanner is much improved.....
I don't know how often you run scans with MBAM, but because I'm using the Premium version I've got a Threat Scan scheduled to run once a day and aThreat Scan with Rootkit Scan scheduled to run once a week.
I'm sure as each new version is released some bugs will be fixed and performance increased.
Thought I'd change the subject .....
If people start by replying to this they will inherit the changed Subject but even a moderator's change does not get inherited by all messages unfortunately.
Yes, Malwarebytes is still supporting MBAM v.1.75 - see the heading titled Will you continue supporting my Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75? in the support article here. I understand that v. 1.75 will be fully supported for at least one year from the release of v. 2.0, but I can't recall the KB article where I read that.
MBAM v. 1.75 does not have any unpatched security risks (Secunia currently reports 0 known vulnerabilites for MBAM 1.x here) so there's no risk to you if you want to keep v. 1.75 and wait until Malwarebytes has fixed some of the minor bugs in MBAM v. 2.0 that were identified after its initial release.
If you're using the free version of MBAM the major change in v. 2.0, besides the re-designed interface, is that the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit scanner that is available as a separate download for v. 1.75 users (and is similar in function to the Norton Power Eraser rootkit scanner) now comes bundled with the free MBAM v. 2.0.
-----------MS Windows 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox 28.0 * IE 9.0 * NIS 2013 v. 126.96.36.199 * MBAM PRO 188.8.131.520HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
I read on another site where a MBAM manager was testing ver 184.108.40.2065 and said scan times were inproved and the hangs were greatly reduced. They are also testing newer internal versions with more fixes. It shoud not be long before we get an improved version.
Upcoming issues fixed for MBAM v. 2.0.2 (currently in beta) are listed here.
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