NOT a thread about Malwarebytes!

Tatl

New Member
I like this sentence:
"Windows XP or Windows Vista devices with Norton have more protection against malware than an unprotected system would."
 

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wither 3

Vista Guru
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I can say that Norton has lived up to what it said in the referenced link. I use Norton Security.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

wither 3

Vista Guru
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The legacy version (3.5...........) of Malwarebytes (see Post 4) which was supposed to be operable in Vista is no longer supported using the free download. Could be it is viable for those who have a purchased copy.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

lmacri

Vista Pro
The legacy version (3.5...........) of Malwarebytes (see Post 4) which was supposed to be operable in Vista is no longer supported using the free download. Could be it is viable for those who have a purchased copy.
Hi wither:

That depends on your definition of "no longer supported". Malwarebytes Free v3.5.1-1.0.365 should run correctly if you download the Win XP/Vista legacy installer from https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb3_legacy. This "legacy" version of Malwarebytes v3.x is similar to your Norton Security v22.15.2.22 antivirus - it's now in "maintenance mode" so there likely won't be any further product updates or feature changes but clicking the "Check for Updates" link on the main dashboard delivers the latest available virus definitions and manual scans run correctly. Most of the recent feature updates and bug fixes for the fully supported MB v3.7.1-1.0.568 (Win 7 and higher) are required to ensure compatibility with ongoing Win 10 OS and Windows Defender antivirus upgrades, which Win XP and Vista users don't have to worry about.

I purchased a lifetime license for Malwarebytes Premium many years ago and if I activate my license the real-time protection features work as expected. As Vistaar noted in post # 1 the Ransomware Protection module doesn't work on Win XP and Vista machines but that's nothing new - that feature has not been included for these older OSs since Malwarebytes v3.x was first released in December 2016.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Deluxe v22.15.2.22 * Malwarebytes Free v3.5.1-1.0.365
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    32-bit Vista SP2 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6835ca
    CPU
    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
    Motherboard
    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
    Memory
    3 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
    Internet Speed
    5 MBps

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I think I made that comment because I tried to install it and it wouldn't install. That's why I installed v2.2.1. I already had disabled the check for program updates mentioned by Vistaar. As a result of your comment, I launched Malwarebytes and it said my trial had expired and immediately wanted to install a program update. I closed that message and simply updated the definitions. Other than the date portion, i don't know what 2019.05.09.01 means or if it's really the latest.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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