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    The Malwarebytes team is excited to announce the release of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50. This version features many security, performance, stability and functionality improvements, and is without a doubt our best release yet.

    This release represents a major update to the Malwarebytes software:
    Version 1.50 (November 29th, 2010)

    Overall Improvements:

    1. Dramatically improved scan speed: up to 5 times faster.
    2. Dramatically improved stability of both the scanner and protection module (paid version only).
    3. More responsive: program loads up to 3 times faster, and protection module has lower impact on system resources (paid version only).
    4. New internal detection algorithms enable detection of more real-world malware.

    New Features:

    1. You can now add files and folders to the ignore list manually.
    2. Ability to schedule and unschedule scans and updates from the command line (paid version only).
    3. Notifications of blocked malicious websites now include additional details such as type, port, and process on Windows Vista and higher.
    4. Ability to include or exclude potentially unwanted programs (PUP), potentially unwanted system modifications (PUM), and peer-to-peer software (P2P) from scans and protection module detections.
    5. Dramatically improved flash scan (paid version only) -- designed to determine whether a more in-depth scan is needed, in less than 10 seconds on many machines.
    6. One-touch easy-to-use option to keep protection up-to-date automatically (paid version only).
    7. "Warn if database is outdated by:" option now warns if the database is far out-of-date (7 days by default), including for protection (paid version only).
    8. Ability to scan system startup locations for improved detection and to target persistent malware that may be obstructing removal.
    9. Right-click context menu scans now use heuristics.

    Issues Fixed:

    1. Improved compatibility with antivirus software.
    2. Fixed issue with "Recover if missed by" setting in scheduler not working correctly on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
    3. Fixed issue with "Recover if missed by" setting in scheduler not working for scans and updates scheduled to run 'Once'.
    4. Fixed issue with Heuristics.Shuriken causing the program to freeze or crash.
    5. Fixed issue with certain infections going undetected by the protection module in 64-bit Windows versions.
    6. Fixed issue with silent scans not creating logs in certain scenarios.

    Get the new version either through your internal updater or go to:
    www.malwarebytes.org

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    Read some tales of woe here on Malwarebytes' site....
    General Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forum Topics

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    Adam,

    Thanks for the link & Info.

    Tim,

    I uninstalled my old version 1.46
    Rebooted
    Installed 1.50
    Updated ---- No problems so far...
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    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
    www.malwarebytes.org
    
    Database version: 5220
    
    Windows 6.1.7600
    Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
    
    11/30/2010 1:28:16 PM
    mbam-log-2010-11-30 (13-28-16).txt
    
    Scan type: Quick scan
    Objects scanned: 149982
    Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 36 second(s)
    
    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 2
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 8
    Files Infected: 1
    
    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Registry Keys Infected:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pox (Rogue.FixTool) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pofile (Rogue.FixTool) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    
    Registry Values Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Folders Infected:
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Backup (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Backup\application (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Backup\Registry (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Backup\Registry\firstbackup (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Backup\Registry\fullbackup (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Backup\Service (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\Temp (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    
    Files Infected:
    c:\program files (x86)\perfect optimizer\perfectoptimizer.ini (PUP.PerfectOptimizer) -> Not selected for removal.
    Looks like a full scan is in order and a hunt for some removal tools.

    Update: Repeated process with my laptop and all is good! I manually cleaned the desktop then ran a full scan and all ok there also.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I also uninstalled the old version using Revo, then installed the newest version. No problems so far.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I also uninstalled the old version using Revo, then installed the newest version. No problems so far.
    Dang! Ted,

    I downloaded Revo yesterday and this would have been a good chance to test it...but old habits....
    Thanks for the reminder I hope I'll remember at my next uninstall.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    A warning about MBAM free version, when I was running Vista H Prem. I let it fix:-

    [attachment=90794:MBAM.JPG]

    this entry, please excuse unprintable explanation of events, the only 'fix' was a clean install.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Dang! Ted,

    I downloaded Revo yesterday and this would have been a good chance to test it...but old habits....
    Thanks for the reminder I hope I'll remember at my next uninstall.
    RG,

    The remembering is sometimes the hard part for me. My thought is that as the covering on the roof gets "Platinum Blond" (hair, not gray) and as I am growing through my hair (my head seems to be ever expanding) the times I can fire up my brain cell to remember gets fewer and longer between.

    What was I talking about??? This seems to be a 2 mug o java morning. Cheers, Ted
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    A warning about MBAM free version, when I was running Vista H Prem. I let it fix:-

    [attachment=90794:MBAM.JPG]

    this entry, please excuse unprintable explanation of events, the only 'fix' was a clean install.
    If Malwarebytes gives you a "Bad/Good" score, DO NOT REMOVE what it has flagged! This is their Advanced Heuristics, and it invariably spits out False Positives. In your case, had you know about this, the Bad(0)/Good(1) rating should have tipped you off. This rating means that there are Zero reasons to suspect this of being malicious, and One reason to think it is a good file or Registry Entry. And why would any knowledgeable person delete anything relating to Windows Explorer? Well, I can understand blind faith if you are not a technical person, so this is forgivable. But in the future, know that MBAM's Advanced Heuristics is very error-prone. If I could, I would disable it entirely, and just use the standard scanner when doing scans.

    I only use MBAM on my Windows XP computer, and only as a second-opinion scanner. That is, in my opinion, the proper place for this tool.
    -- Bob Primak --

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    Vista SP2,... I had Malwarebytes anti-malware 1.4. About a month ago it started "Freezing up" my computer. I was forced to hold down the "POWER" button on my laptop to shut my laptop down & do a restart. It took me some time, but I determined that Malwarebytes anti-malware was definitely the problem. I had been using it for 2 Years without any problems. So, I removed it. :~(( Then when Version 1.5 came out I read about all the improvements & installed the 1.5 version from Filehippo.
    http://filehippo.com/
    http://filehippo.com/download_malwar..._anti_malware/
    No changes. It still locks up my computer so that I can do absolutely nothing. Would not even let me click on the Task Manager (already opened) to shut it down. The action of the mouse being able to click on anything was still there, but it had NO effect. Unfortunately, there is no way I can determine... EXACTLY... whatever changes occurred to my system so that I am no longer able to use it. Malwarebytes anti-malware, I will miss you, but I will survive just fine without you.
    Signed,...
    A (still) fairly new & ignorant computer user.

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    I got it, I tried it and I like it.

    If a program can't find something, it can't remove it. Eh?
    Well, I've been using Malwarebytes to find and remove Malware that other programs don't even see,
    for quite some time. It's a must-have program for every computer tech's toolkit.

    Happy Holidays!

    Experience is truly the best teacher.

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    So why are you all uninstalling the old version first? I usually just allow the updater to do it's stuff. Are you saying it's better to uninstall the old version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviesinc View Post
    So why are you all uninstalling the old version first? I usually just allow the updater to do it's stuff. Are you saying it's better to uninstall the old version?
    Malwarebytes doesn't have a software updater. The updates are only for the definitions. As I understand it. When I download a new version I always uninstall - reboot - install - reboot. IMHO just good practice.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviesinc View Post
    So why are you all uninstalling the old version first? I usually just allow the updater to do it's stuff. Are you saying it's better to uninstall the old version?
    I did a little reading on forums, and based off of what I read, allowed MBAM to update on both WIN7 Pro 64bit PCs and on a XP Pro 32bit PC, and have had no problems. YMMV.
    "A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." Robert A. Heinlein

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    OK, thanks. I still have Vista and have always just updated. I suppose it won't do any harm to uninstall (I use revouninstaller) and install the latest. I'm a little freaked by the problems some people have had I have to say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Primak View Post
    If Malwarebytes gives you a "Bad/Good" score, DO NOT REMOVE what it has flagged! This is their Advanced Heuristics, and it invariably spits out False Positives. In your case, had you know about this, the Bad(0)/Good(1) rating should have tipped you off. This rating means that there are Zero reasons to suspect this of being malicious, and One reason to think it is a good file or Registry Entry. And why would any knowledgeable person delete anything relating to Windows Explorer? Well, I can understand blind faith if you are not a technical person, so this is forgivable. But in the future, know that MBAM's Advanced Heuristics is very error-prone. If I could, I would disable it entirely, and just use the standard scanner when doing scans.

    I only use MBAM on my Windows XP computer, and only as a second-opinion scanner. That is, in my opinion, the proper place for this tool.
    Bob, thanks for the advice.
    After doing the clean install, MBAM free was used to quick scan my PC, it found the same file. Before taking any action, I posted the find on MBAM forums, I gave no mention of previous happening and was told it could be safely removed, which I did was to remove MBAM and keep the file.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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