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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great but slow in Windows 7 64 bit"

    July 6, 2012  |   By Dad_of_4


    Found Malware that Virus Scan missed.
    Sped up system


    Slow in Windows 7 64 bit OS in full scan mode.
    Program cannot utilize speed of multicore processor


    I used this program because it came highly recommended, but it took 4 hours and 29 minutes to do a complete scan my desk top computer with Windows 7 pro and took 1 hour 38 minutes with the lap top with Windows 7 home premium, both are 64 bit systems. The desk top has a terabyte black cavier drive that is 10% full, so I was surprised at how long it took since the desk top is a quad-core processor at 3 Ghz.

    With that said, Malwarebytes found 154 Trojans/etc that were slowing dowm the desktop and found 51 on the Lap top. The lap top has been in service only since Dec 2011 or 7 months.

    I have yet to scan the netbook, the children use for homework. It has Windows 7 basic. Not sure if it is 64 or 32 bit OS. But the ACER netbook has some quirks in Windows 7 and may not be a fair comparison.

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  • Reply by Dad_of_4 on July 8, 2012

    Scanned netbook, it is 32 bit Windows 7 Starter OS with Atom processor. Took almost 2 hours to do a full scan.

    FYI we run McAfee Suite for anti-virus software because it is provided free by ISP.

    Malwarebytes is slow in Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit versions). It finds the Malware, Trojans, etc and allows you to select which of the "malware" to remove. The program makes you select which "Malware" individually. There is no select all. So, on the desk top I had to manually check over 150 boxes.

    Some of the "Malware" were cookie-like "Trojans" that collected data for some of the free games sites my children use, but I deleted them because they do use resources and slow down the computer.

    Other than the checking each box and slow speed on Windows 7, I cannot fault the "freeware".

    I would like to know if anyone out there has the subscription version of Malwarebytes and if it runs faster and has more features than the freeware version? Does one subscription cover multiple computers?

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