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#1 Smirnoff

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

Have just installed MBAM v1.70.0.1100 (free version).

I notice that in the tab More Tools, if you click on Chameleon it gives you the option to download it.

When accessing MBAM in my Start Menu items, Chameleon is shown as a link (with a text page and question mark icon).

I assumed that Chameleon was already available in the free version.

Why the option to download it? Is it because there is a stand-alone version that doesn't rely on a web page link or does Chameleon now have to be updated separately from the main programme?

#2 Smirnoff

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

Sorry, should have stated that Chameleon (with text page and question mark icon) appears when clicking on Tools in my Start Menu items.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

Hello Smirnoff,

The installed version of Chameleon is for when Malwarebytes' will not run, blocked by an infection/malware.
The downloadable version of Chameleon is to aid in getting Malwarebytes' installed, updated and scanning in a hostile situation(infected system)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for your reply.

I don't quite follow the logic of your explanation though.

If the installed version of MBAM already includes Chameleon, why have a downloadable link WITHIN MBAM in order to get Chameleon to install MBAM?

If the already installed Chameleon cannot stop running malware in order to update and run MBAM, what chance would you have of using the download link even if you could access it?

I can understand why you would want to install and run MBAM on an infected system but why the link when you already have MBAM installed?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Please read
Chameleon, One Year Later

If nothing else but to make all users of Malwarebytes' Aware of Chameleon

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

It is also a good way to get it downloaded to a flash-drive so you can run it on an infected computer....

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

It is also a good way to get it downloaded to a flash-drive so you can run it on an infected computer....

Exactly, which is also the main reason we host it separately from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on our website to begin with.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

So if we have the paid version, Chameleon is installed and working, and no downloading again is necessary?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:48 AM

It is also a good way to get it downloaded to a flash-drive so you can run it on an infected computer....


That explains it. Nothing to do with updating it on the installed version of MBAM but available to save to a flash drive for use on another infected computer.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

So if we have the paid version, Chameleon is installed and working, and no downloading again is necessary?


It's included in the free version as well.




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