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Old 07. May 2015, 08:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by imfimity View Post
I have been using the free version of malwarebyes for a while and I find it annoying how often it opens and unnecessarily checks for updates, about every 20 minutes. I can't find a way to stop it. Do I just have to put up with it?
I run the free version and it doesn't do that on my Windows 8 system. What you are saying doesn't make sense to me because MalwareBytes Anti-Malware doesn't run all the time as real-time protection is not available unless you pay for it. That's why you don't get access to the Advanced Settings (from the menu: Settings | Advanced) which get it to start start when Windows does.

So if your free version is doing running all the time then I would confirm that you have in fact got the correct program:
What version? I have 2.04.1028.
What database version? I have v2015.15.07.01
Where did you download it from, the MalwareBytes website? I got it from
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