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    Malware Bytes unscheduled scans

    I have MBAM Pro Version scheduled to scan at 9:00 AM and it always scans about 12:00 PM..

    The schedule I have is in the settings but it always scans about 12:00 PM and never at 9 am like I have it scheduled to scan...

    It used to scan on schedule and somewhere along the line it stopped and went to the 12:00 PM scan.

    I do a lot of streaming during the day which is pretty CPU intensive and with MBAM scanning at that time it peaks out my processor at 100% if I am streaming at that time.


    Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it??
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    Last edited by Banyarola; 2014-06-08 at 12:06.
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    I suppose the obvious way to fix it would be to cancel the scheduled scans and just do them prior to shutdown, but you could check to see if resetting to default settings on the General Settings page and then set up the schedule again will do it - I take it that your computer clock is set to the correct time zone ?

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    Resetting the general settings doesn't reset the scheduled scans.
    It only resets the options on that screen.

    My clock is set right and I want to use scheduled scans, not do them manually.

    I appreciate your advice but I don't want to do work arounds, I want it to work the way it always has worked until recently.
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    When a program becomes buggy then a clean reinstall is usually the best option https://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/en...-Anti-Malware-

    Had you downloaded anything prior to it changing its time schedule ?

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    I was trying to avoid that but I also see others are having the same problem with the latest version.

    I just re-did the schedules so I will wait until tomorrow to see if that fixed it and if not I will re-install it..

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    It sounds like there's a bug in the version.

    Reporting and checking to see if tech support know of it and have found a solution could be the way to go by submitting a ticket at http://www.malwarebytes.org/support/
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    Well, from what I have read so far it seems something went sour in the last update..

    I'll wait until tomorrow to see if it is better and if not I will use their un-installer and install it again...
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    Was that the version update or the Definitions update ?

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    Sudo, I have no idea what you mean..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Sudo, I have no idea what you mean..
    Since v2 was released, I believe it has had a couple of updates (version updates) so that it is now v2.0.2.1012, but prior to scanning the Definitions may need to be updated so that it can keep on top of new threats.

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    I have the latest version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Well, from what I have read so far it seems something went sour in the last update.
    It was this type of update that I was wanting you to clarify.

    How did it perform at 09.00 this morning ?

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    Yes, from what I have read that's what happened.
    I read that on their support forum.

    I'll wait until they fix it because un-installing it and re-installing will do nothing if the problem lies in the program.
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    Yes, agreed.

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    Well, after deleting the schedules and creating new ones it seems to be checking for signature updates on schedule and updating when necessary.

    It also scanned at 9 am like I scheduled it for.

    Maybe the new program wasn't recognizing the update and scan schedule from the previous version..

    Who knows, I will watch it for the next few days and see if it sticks to my schedule setting.

    God, this stuff can drive you nuts!
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