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#1 JTalbert

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:28 AM

I know this has probably been asked many time, I tried to search, but the site yelled at me trying to search for "usb"

I work for a company that see's many spywares, and some of the newer threats prevent, the installation of malwarebytes.

Is there a way, or will there in the future be a way to install and run malwarebytes from an external source, such as a USB drive. This would come a long way to assist in removing some of these really nasty threats. I know there are registry keys added, is there a way to have on your external drive, the registry key info that you can import in order to get it to work.

I am pressing my company to buy a corporate license for MBam, but I doubt that is going to happen.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:47 PM

As of right now there is no way to run mbam from a flash drive. Also as far as I know the developers are working hard on fixes and fighting malware at the time, and this is low on the priority list.

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#3 JTalbert

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

As of right now there is no way to run mbam from a flash drive. Also as far as I know the developers are working hard on fixes and fighting malware at the time, and this is low on the priority list.


I know that currently you cannot run MBAM from a USB key. Thats why I posted something in the comments and suggestions. Its a feature that I would like to see. They use to have a program a few years ago, rogueremover that was a portable file that would run from usb keys and such and did a great job removing the few spywares it was programmed to remove. but they discontinued that in favor of MBAM which is a much better app.

As far as your comment on as far as you know, I am not trying to be rude, but you do NOT work for Malwarebytes, and you are NOT a developer of the program. Malwarebyes ARE looknig for comments and suggestions, if not, they would NOT have this forum category. So with what you said is basically like slapping me in the face and telling me to shut up and not voice my opinion on what I would like to see to help improve Malwarebyes. So as far as I am concerned you can keep these type of comments to yourself. I have seen you make the same rude, brash comments to others on this forum. This forum is to HELP Malwarebytes, and not to make people feel like their comments and suggestion are worthless.

You have no idea how Malwarebyes are prioritizing fixes and improvements to the program, so to allude to that fact is wrong.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

Hello JTalbert, welcome to the forums. ;)

The malwares with anti-MBAM capabilities you are talking about in your first post would also block MBAM from a USB drive, at least the most sophisticated ones.
In a general way, Trusted Advisors, and some other member groups can know a little bit about the incoming improvements, sometimes we can tell you about it.

About priorities, you can find here some examples where staff members answer the same, here is one, among others :

The short answer is that it MAY happen someday, but it is not a priority

http://forums.malwar...s...st&p=162736
There are other threads (keyword "portable" gave me a lot).

Don't worry, the staff knows users want a portable/usb version. It may happen, but we can't tell when, at the moment. :)

I am pressing my company to buy a corporate license for MBam, but I doubt that is going to happen.

Is this because of the missing USB feature ?

If you need direct corporate information, you can contact the staff here or PM some specific members, they will probably post after me :
http://www.malwareby...org/contact.php

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:20 AM

Hello JTalbert, welcome to the forums. ;)

The malwares with anti-MBAM capabilities you are talking about in your first post would also block MBAM from a USB drive, at least the most sophisticated ones.
In a general way, Trusted Advisors, and some other member groups can know a little bit about the incoming improvements, sometimes we can tell you about it.

About priorities, you can find here some examples where staff members answer the same, here is one, among others :
http://forums.malwar...s...st&p=162736
There are other threads (keyword "portable" gave me a lot).

Don't worry, the staff knows users want a portable/usb version. It may happen, but we can't tell when, at the moment. :)



Thank you for your response. I just took offense at how he responded. I am new to the forums, and whether Trusted Advisors have a crystal ball or not to see whats coming down the pipeline thats fine, but to in my opinion make me feel like my suggestion is worthless, and not important is wrong. Firefox I am sorry if I read how you were coming across wrongly, I am not, whats the word I am looking for, oh I cant think right now, but I honestly want that feature. Things at times can be low on the priority list because they may feel its something that would be good, but would the feature be used enough to warrant the development cost. What better way to know what your consumer wants than let them tell you, which is what I did.

I have been using Malwarebytes for a few years. Its the ONLY malware program that I rely on and trust. I ALWAYS wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone I talk to. Adaware use to be a great program, but once that stopped working, I looked for a replacement program to use and glad I found malwarebytes.

I am very well aware that many sophisticated malwares would prevent it from running on a USB as well, but as a tech, I would like to be able to plug my usb drive into a machine and run MBAM to try to get rid of the malware. For most of the malwares I have encountered there are things you can do to get malwarebyes to run. I only found one recently that I threw in the towel and gave up running malwarebytes, it affected how it ran and would give false negatives even though I know the computer was infected.

A portable usb version would be most helpful for techs such as myself and I know I read somewhere that Malwarebytes is working on a new version for corporate clients and I would not mind seeing Malware come out with a professional version that cost money that included the portable method.

I like to keep infected machines off the network. If I could plug my usb into my computer and then run MBAM and run the update then put it into the infected computer and run it, that would be such a lifesaver.

But again, I know my suggestion is low on the totum pole and not a high priority for Malwarebyes, so what I just said is pointless...

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

@ JTalbert, I am sorry if you misunderstood, I was just replying what has been said by admins and developers on this site over this same suggestion. No offense intended, and also no offense taken. I do agree with you that this would be a very useful tool to have on a USB drive (assuming its write protected as to not infect the flash drive), but it would take a lot of time for developers to figure out a way to make it work and get around the malware.

On a side note:

Also you mention you are a technician and seems you are using this in a work environment. If you are using the free version for this, you would be violating the terms of use, as the free version is intended for personal use and for home users.

If this is the case you should look into getting a corporate license and/or a technicians license for the use of the product. You can send an email to corporate-support@malwarebytes.org for more info on obtaining the license required.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:04 PM

Having Malwarebytes on USB Flash Drive or CD would not help me unless it was bootable. Now a bootable disk would be very helpful but Malwarebytes scanning would be limited to a definition file rather than activity. At least that is my understanding. At least removing the files may allow Malwarebytes to load in Normal Mode and finish the cleaning.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:40 AM

Thank you for your response. I just took offense at how he responded. I am new to the forums, and whether Trusted Advisors have a crystal ball or not to see whats coming down the pipeline thats fine, but to in my opinion make me feel like my suggestion is worthless, and not important is wrong. Firefox I am sorry if I read how you were coming across wrongly, I am not, whats the word I am looking for, oh I cant think right now, but I honestly want that feature. Things at times can be low on the priority list because they may feel its something that would be good, but would the feature be used enough to warrant the development cost. What better way to know what your consumer wants than let them tell you, which is what I did.

I have been using Malwarebytes for a few years. Its the ONLY malware program that I rely on and trust. I ALWAYS wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone I talk to. Adaware use to be a great program, but once that stopped working, I looked for a replacement program to use and glad I found malwarebytes.

I am very well aware that many sophisticated malwares would prevent it from running on a USB as well, but as a tech, I would like to be able to plug my usb drive into a machine and run MBAM to try to get rid of the malware. For most of the malwares I have encountered there are things you can do to get malwarebyes to run. I only found one recently that I threw in the towel and gave up running malwarebytes, it affected how it ran and would give false negatives even though I know the computer was infected.

A portable usb version would be most helpful for techs such as myself and I know I read somewhere that Malwarebytes is working on a new version for corporate clients and I would not mind seeing Malware come out with a professional version that cost money that included the portable method.

I like to keep infected machines off the network. If I could plug my usb into my computer and then run MBAM and run the update then put it into the infected computer and run it, that would be such a lifesaver.

But again, I know my suggestion is low on the totum pole and not a high priority for Malwarebyes, so what I just said is pointless...


@Firefox, thanks for understanding, I was not trying to ruffle feathers. As for me being a tech and using Malwarebytes. Our antivirus program is crap when it comes to malware and we are currently testing a few applications to see which one is the most effective and the hope is, once we find one that suits are needs we will deploy it atleast to the group of people I support. I did not know there was such thing as a tech license. I personally love Malwarebyes and I did send an email to see about getting one of these license for myself. I am a big supporter of Malwarebytes and I hope that my company does decide to license and install Malwarebytes.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:21 AM

That's great, and thanks for your support for malwarebytes.

Should you have any other questions or comments don't hesitate to ask and post.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:55 AM

Wow, I submitted a request over a week ago for pricing on a tech license. Looks like there is still a lag in response for corp licenses.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:19 PM

Wow, I submitted a request over a week ago for pricing on a tech license. Looks like there is still a lag in response for corp licenses.


Please send me a Private Message with your full contact information and I'll see if I can check on it for you.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:11 AM

Wow, I submitted a request over a week ago for pricing on a tech license. Looks like there is still a lag in response for corp licenses.


I applied for a reseller account on Feb. 9, 2010 and have not heard a word since. I sent private messages as requested too but still nothing. I am setting up a new laptop today and wanted to load Malwarebytes Pro on it - - but still no account. B)

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:27 PM

Big Apologies sys-eng that no one has gotten back to you.

I have sent a private message to RubbeR DuckY with a link to this post and I am sure he will look into it asap. You could send him a message as well and he will get back to you, you will have to give him your contact info as well.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:16 PM

Thanks Firefox, I sent the message to RubbeR Ducky. This is my corporate account for the forum. I previously sent a message to Ron Lewis who said that Malwarebytes was very busy so it may take a little longer than most businesses. I did not expect it to be 4 weeks though.

Thanks for the help. I would really like to get the account working by noon Saturday.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:09 PM

Your welcome.... good luck!

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