have been happily running Malwarebytes in parallel with McAfee on an XP for several years, but MB has now hit a sandbank and beached, 'frozen'. Malwarebytes technicians suddenly gave up looking for a fix (to my amazement) and even refunded my subscription. Okay. But what now: can anybody suggest a similar anti-malware programme for my XP please?
As a supplement to McAfee protection I use the following: MalwareBytes Free - no issues in Vista and Win 7 and did use it many times in XP SP3 before I ditched it, OK as long as no active protection is activated.
I also use SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender.
Did you post on MBAM Forums as this may be a problem file or disk errors simply stopping it from progressing: http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/ ??Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 18/02/10 10:41:43 EST AM
Are you saying that the MB freebie might work where the full edition fails please?
MBAM yes: but all the action happened off line - 'Ron' PM'ed the issue and could find no solution.
Pretty sure Windows Defender isn't running on the XP at the moment - worth a try?
Yes, that's what I'm saying. I think for XP SP2 and up Windows Defender is a separate download. (Not compatible with earlier versions of XP).Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 17/02/10 5:12:56 EST PM
removed Malwarebytes and downloaded free version - same behaviour - freeze betwee 5 and 60 seconds, never on the same file, but often on a 'dll' file.
You could try it. Meanwhile I would post on the MBAM Forums a question why that's happening because it certainly shouldn't be doing it.
I've been using MBAM for years through several operating systems and never seen that.