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Old 29-01-2018, 12:06 AM   #1
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Broken Malwarebytes update causes high RAM and CPU usage

Broken Malwarebytes update causes high RAM and CPU usage

Users of Malwarebytes, a popular security solution for Windows, reported on Saturday that the software's RAM usage and CPU utilization was going through the roof.

One user published a screenshot that showed the Malwarebytes Service process using more than 19 Gigabytes of RAM, and others soon chimed in and revealed that Malwarebytes used a lot of RAM and CPU on their devices as well.

Some users reported even that some protective modules, Web Protection and Real-Time Protection would not turn on anymore
Malwarebytes Premium and Premium Trial versions on all supported versions of Windows were affected the most. It is unclear at this point in time whether Malwarebytes Free systems were affected as well.

Affected users ran Malwarebytes Premium version 3.3.1.2183 with component package 1.0.262 and update package 1.0.3.798.

Tip: You can verify the program, component and update package versions by going to Settings > About in the Malwarebytes application.

Malwarebytes released an update shortly after first reports appeared on the company forum. Update package 1.0.3799 was distributed through the application's automatic update system. It turned out however that the update did not resolve the issue for users.
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Old 29-01-2018, 10:09 AM   #2
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Was affected on late saturday night, had to stop the service through services.msc. And on sunday afternoon, I updated the software and it was fixed.
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Same as well was hit by it on Saturday night. Restart pc seems to solved the issues and I did update it on Sunday night.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:53 AM   #4
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