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Offline plodr

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MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« on: February 07, 2019, 01:38:06 PM »
I installed the new version on one computer. I'm always hesitant because I've had problems in the past.
Before I checked, I opened the information and wrote down the key just in case there would be an issue.

In the dashboard, I click on Settings then in the window that opens, I click on Install Application Updates. It looked, found the new version and downloaded it. Then the popup about a new version waiting to be installed. It closed itself and installed the new version. So far, no problems.

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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 02:41:01 PM »
It went smoothly for me as well.
I keep all my keys in a separate location... just in case. 

The Windows Defender Security center warns me about using multiple antivirus programs, but so far it seems to "play nice" with either McAfee or ESET.

BTW: McAfee and ESET do not "play nice" with each other  ;D

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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 03:09:48 PM »
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I keep all my keys in a separate location... just in case. 
Same here. I keep mine in my password safe (and I keep multiple backups of that). That way, if a fire or tornado take out my house and I have to start from scratch with a totally new computer, I can easily recover my installed programs too.

I just upgraded Malwarebytes - no problems encountered. And for the record, Windows Defender Security Center didn't warn me of any issues. So just to be sure, I checked to make sure in Malwarebytes that it was still set to "Never register Malwarebytes in the Windows Action Center", and it was. :)
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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 04:16:32 PM »
I have MBAM keys (5 permanent licenses) stored all over the place so I have at least 3 copies, if not more. My first two are so old that the IDs are 5 characters instead of the 10 characters on later purchased programs. Those licenses have moved around on several computers as I took a computer offline and purchased a newer computer with a supported OS.

I've now installed 3.7.1 on all four Win 7 computers. No problems to report.

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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 04:17:50 PM »
Mine is still 3.6.1. Should I update it manually or wait for the update to be offered to me?
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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 04:20:47 PM »
Your choice.
I've found that in the past it wasn't offered for more than 2 weeks so I've gotten into the habit of manually installing.

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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 04:31:43 PM »
I have many too. But I still keep all the keys in the password manager on this, my main computer. I just annotate which computer each is currently installed on.
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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 06:51:14 PM »
........ And for the record, Windows Defender Security Center didn't warn me of any issues. So just to be sure, I checked to make sure in Malwarebytes that it was still set to "Never register Malwarebytes in the Windows Action Center", and it was. :)

That fixed it.  :)
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Re: MBAM 3.7.1 notes
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 07:26:22 PM »
Great! Do note this is not something normally done unless you want to run both the real-time components of Malwarebytes and Windows Defender at the same time. Most, including me would not normally recommend running two real-time anti-malware solutions at once. But because Malwarebytes and WD do indeed play well together without hogging resources, this is the one exception I agree with. FTR, I run both at once on most of my systems but it is NOT because I think Windows Defender is not capable. In fact, it is very capable these days - at least the W10 version is. On all my other systems, I run only WD in real-time, and Malwarebytes free (which does not have a real-time component) on demand. In the years since W7 and MSE came out, Malwarebytes has never found anything but a few "wanted" PUPs.

That said, years ago, running two real-time anti-malware programs at once was discouraged because conflicts might occur between the two programs. I used to say it was like two dogs guarding the same bone, each wondering - and not trusting - what the other was up too. I think "conflicts" are a thing of the past. The more likely problems these days is resource hogging and bogging down systems.
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