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Malwarebytes bites bad.

Postby ef37a » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:09 pm

I suspected a bug on our "big" PC (AMD 2X2.7G 6G ram soon to be 8G) so I ran MWBytes.

It found 12 items which I got rid of and then forgot about it.
Sometime later I ran a Samplitude track of Discovering Music (son analyses them)with Task Manager to see how much ram was being used. I also put up DPClat and horror! My normal 20muSec latency with ab max spikes of 250muSecs shot up to an angry red 2mSecs! And I was told there was badness in the works.
I uninstalled MWB and all is calm and peaceful again. Now I know we are told that anti-V software can do bad things but I have Msoft SE and it is never a problem.

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Re: Malwarebytes bites bad.

Postby Frog » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:29 pm

I have malwarebytes installed on my laptop and run it occasionally to pick up spyware/malware but it doesnt run all the time. Msoft SE takes care of virus protection with no obvious effect on teh DAW.
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Re: Malwarebytes bites bad.

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:02 pm

ef37a wrote:
It found 12 items which I got rid of and then forgot about it.

It's usually worth checking to see what it is before deleting.
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Re: Malwarebytes bites bad.

Postby ef37a » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:24 pm

shufflebeat wrote:
ef37a wrote:
It found 12 items which I got rid of and then forgot about it.

It's usually worth checking to see what it is before deleting.

Ooops! Oh well, all seems fine and then there is always Restore!
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Re: Malwarebytes bites bad.

Postby Magic Matt » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:29 pm

The Microsoft offering is so bad it's not worth having. It missed everything, so I'd never say "it takes care of".

Malware Bytes is very good at finding malware, but it has a stay-resident portion which is a bit of a resource hog as you've found out. You can install it without that portion and just use it as a secondary check.

I use Eset NOD32 which is exceptionally good at detecting viruses and seems to use very little by way of resources. To be honest I'd turn off the AV during low-latency recording anyway - in fact I generally just unplug the network and disable AV etc. if doing serious work on anything audio or video.
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