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bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« on: 14 February 2014, 17:22:44 »
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Just be sorting a neighbours accer laptop , it's running vista ( well somebody has to )
it had got the Paramount  fraud malware, and was demanding to clean up her laptop , she maybe getting on 80 , but she didn't click the link ,
and came and knocked on my door , long story short I managed to download
malwarebytes from source using my box , and using a usb stick loaded it to the laptop in safe mode ,  only to find malwarebytes data base was 315 days out of date,
and with no internet connection on the laptop  ? ,
so I used a fresh copy via usb of superantispyware ,  it did the job ,
later I updated Malwarebytes , and it found 116 PUP's
and using glarysofts register cleaner it found 227 reg errors ,
all sorted now , after a 1 hour defrag !!! , using Auslogics defrager
had a look in running services  , there were 96 !!! , no wonder she said it had been running slow for some years  :o

the reg clean turned up 60+ entries for Mc Caffee   she paid a shop to remove
 the expired program as it blocked  the internet ,

LOL I am now seen as a geek  ::),  not so by a long shot ,
( it only took me 8 hours to sort out the laptop ,)
just got paid 1/2 bottle of scotch , as I won't except payment for computer work as that would be fraud  , lol:1 
but the point of  the topic
why does Malwarebytes  give out a free excellent tool that is 300 +days out of date ?
 Roco's on a rant , pass me the bottle , and lets have another one , just like the other one , ;)

steve195527

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #1 on: 14 February 2014, 18:54:50 »
Just be sorting a neighbours accer laptop , it's running vista ( well somebody has to )
it had got the Paramount  fraud malware, and was demanding to clean up her laptop , she maybe getting on 80 , but she didn't click the link ,
and came and knocked on my door , long story short I managed to download
malwarebytes from source using my box , and using a usb stick loaded it to the laptop in safe mode ,  only to find malwarebytes data base was 315 days out of date,
and with no internet connection on the laptop  ? ,
so I used a fresh copy via usb of superantispyware ,  it did the job ,
later I updated Malwarebytes , and it found 116 PUP's
and using glarysofts register cleaner it found 227 reg errors ,
all sorted now , after a 1 hour defrag !!! , using Auslogics defrager
had a look in running services  , there were 96 !!! , no wonder she said it had been running slow for some years  :o

the reg clean turned up 60+ entries for Mc Caffee   she paid a shop to remove
 the expired program as it blocked  the internet ,

LOL I am now seen as a geek  ::),  not so by a long shot ,
( it only took me 8 hours to sort out the laptop ,)
just got paid 1/2 bottle of scotch , as I won't except payment for computer work as that would be fraud  , lol:1 
but the point of  the topic
why does Malwarebytes  give out a free excellent tool that is 300 +days out of date ?
 Roco's on a rant , pass me the bottle , and lets have another one , just like the other one , ;)
boot into "safemode with networking"!that will  let you run ,malwarbytes AND UPDATE IT

snadge

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #2 on: 15 February 2014, 08:06:39 »
was it the latest version download?
there is beta 2 out too

I use MWB ans SAS and Kaspersky Anti-Rootkit at work ONT TOP of our health-check THAT RUNS NORTON!! and I always find stuff, its rare that SAS does AFTER a  MBAM scan though...its very thorough scanner

you can use D7 and im sure it does saves the updates, so if you have D7 on a stick and update all the tools then your good to go

(just in case you try D7 and wonder how you open the programs when theres tick boxes...just double click on the title of the program, not sure what the tick boxes are for yet

after clicking MBAM QUICK in D7 (non install)


steve195527

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #3 on: 15 February 2014, 12:05:50 »
no matter where you download/install malwarebytes from it invariably wants to update before an initial scan,unless you're "dead lucky" and just downloaded the same day as a new version with up to date data base has been put on,so really to make use of its ability PC needs to be rebooted into safemode with networking and the product launched and updated manually after install

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #4 on: 15 February 2014, 21:25:49 »
I appreciate what your saying about updates to Malwarebytes  needing updating
but I was disappointed  to find it was 315 days out of date from source ,
I was in safe mod with networking , it failed to connect to the internet ,
thankfully SAS was only 13 days out of date and did the job ,
well that was my first play with Vista , not overly impressed , nor was I with 7
being I am a Xp Luddite ,   lol:1 ,
anyway job done , and the bottle of whisky is going down well   ;)

btw I am possibly impressed with D7 if only I could find where to download it from ?
edit to update I found it here http://download.cnet.com/D7/3000-8022_4-75450656.html  but having read the destructions I am leaving it there , that could get me into serious trouble  ;)

steve195527

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #5 on: 15 February 2014, 21:56:41 »
I appreciate what your saying about updates to Malwarebytes  needing updating
but I was disappointed  to find it was 315 days out of date from source ,
I was in safe mod with networking , it failed to connect to the internet ,
thankfully SAS was only 13 days out of date and did the job ,
well that was my first play with Vista , not overly impressed , nor was I with 7
being I am a Xp Luddite ,   lol:1 ,
anyway job done , and the bottle of whisky is going down well   ;)

btw I am possibly impressed with D7 if only I could find where to download it from ?
edit to update I found it here http://download.cnet.com/D7/3000-8022_4-75450656.html  but having read the destructions I am leaving it there , that could get me into serious trouble  ;)
wasn't connecting wirelessley was it?

snadge

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #6 on: 16 February 2014, 07:28:17 »
vista is a real bad OS - windows 7 is much better and why everyone wants to use it...sorry for going off topic - after April hackers will be going through XP with a fine tooth comb and finding holes in it and MS will not fix these

can guarantee within months of XP support being dropped there will be news that hackers have uncovered a major security hole... and it will continue forever, your best switching to Windows 7

steve195527

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #7 on: 16 February 2014, 13:16:28 »
vista is a real bad OS - windows 7 is much better and why everyone wants to use it...sorry for going off topic - after April hackers will be going through XP with a fine tooth comb and finding holes in it and MS will not fix these

can guarantee within months of XP support being dropped there will be news that hackers have uncovered a major security hole... and it will continue forever, your best switching to Windows 7
you sound like a microsoft  sales rep  >:D XP is and will still be supported by  the microsoft malware removal service via win update for a while after april
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240212603/Microsoft-extends-XP-security-updates-by-15-months

and all major AV vendors are supporting it for  at least 2 yrs after april,its not same as having a fully patched OS but its nowhere near as bad as MS are implying,and I dare say in the time XP has been in use most of the flaws have already been exposed and patched,the main issue with it is if you want to use a version of IE,latest that runs is 8 which will be vulnerable,but other choices are out there that are less so
I'd be more worried if I ran one of the ATM networks,apparently 95% of ATM's us xp!you could always register with microsoft as a business and still get paid for support for xp after april!

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #8 on: 16 February 2014, 16:04:51 »
 :whathesaid: , (Steve )
I see it the same way , Have been running Xp pro sp3 unpatched since sp3 ,(2008 )
although I am now  running update manually just after patch Tuesday ,and cloning entire C drive shortly after , but I am curious why a hacker would attempt to exploit my computer ,nobody has in the last 10 years ,

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #9 on: 17 February 2014, 10:11:50 »
well you have another year then it will be hackers galore IMO its common sense that hackers will be bending over backwards to find ways into XP

I wouldnt want too risk it

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #10 on: 17 February 2014, 12:25:55 »
well you have another year then it will be hackers galore IMO its common sense that hackers will be bending over backwards to find ways into XP

I wouldnt want too risk it
I am a bit lost here , why another year , as I don't use any microsoft support tools anyway , and what is the "IT "I would be at risk by ,
Maybe becoming a bot for a Dos attack ? ,  I figure I would soon notice that ,
financial attack , I don't bank online, and keep no financial files on my computer,
stolen email addresses I would know about fast enough  , as I have several in my address book that would give a unable to deliver return notifications,
my personal details ? , thats pretty common knowledge anyway ,
maybe leaving me open to personal porn pics blackmail ( , I would ask for free enlargements )  lol:1
anyway I just paid 180 to a nice asian guy  called Robert Smith  who phoned the other day, to check out my computer and cure some dangerous events in my event viewer ,  so I feel safe enough now ,  ;) ,

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Re: bit disapointed with Malwarebytes
« Reply #11 on: 19 February 2014, 21:00:55 »
Roco- basically hackers are waiting for MS to give up on XP so they can go through it and find ways in...if it had been patched fully by now then why are they still releasing security updates for it 13 years in? -security apps might try to patch holes but you ant be sure they have (or will) do it correctly due to it being MS code... amd some may not patch XP security holes because they are working for MS for free then.

 

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