This post has been rewritten from scratch, so apologies if you saw the original, I'm trying to be as clear as possible.
I've installed the CFG file you gave me (thank you for that) but it still doesn't help to download the latest version of MBAM, nor does it silently install silently like your original Default App Malwarebytes v2. I've tried this on 3 different machines, 2 of which have never had d7II run on them, and neither have had MBAM installed on them prior to this test. I paid very close attention to the "mb2-setup.exe" file mentioned in Malwarebytes.cfg, and it does not exist in the 3rd party apps folder. When I run the original Malwarebytes v2, it installs version 2.02.1012 instead of downloading and installing the latest version.
Maybe I'm doing something completely wrong here - if you see something out of order, please point it out.
1) Open d7II
2) Go to MAIN > CHECK FOR UPDATES > RUN KETARIN TO UPDATE and let it do it's thing for a few minutes
3) Go to the Malware tab
4) Doubleclick on Malwarebytes v2
What I see when I do this is it silently installs the old version and I know this only because when MBAM does it's update for newer definitions, it comes back saying there's a newer program version available (2.03.1025). I have triple-checked the 3rd Party Apps directory and every other place just searching for any place it's downloaded this, and the newer version simply isn't being downloaded.
Can anyone else confirm that Malwarebytes isn't being updated, or is it really just me?
So I went back and re-read this from your other post to me, and I've followed your instructions exactly on importing the cfg file and following through the custom app and adding it to the Malware tab.
Nick wrote:All that being said, MBAM and Combofix are two exceptions to the rule. The actual "config" for these apps exists only as a place holder for internal functionality, as they require more flexibility than a custom app can be configured for, the config details themselves for these two apps are completely ignored by d7/d7II's processing when that app is executed, which is why it is not necessary for the download URL to exist in the custom app -- I could have added it I guess, it just wasn't necessary.
Still doesn't work for whatever reason, but check this out...
I've bypassed yours altogether and made my own that updates itself like it's supposed to, but when it runs, it's config isn't polling your Malwarebytes.cfg file you made (and uploaded for me in the previous post), so it goes through the entire process of auto-download and then MANUAL install, as compared to your default Malwarebytes v2, which silently installs and then manually runs.So in summary
, if I use Malwarebytes v2 from Default Apps with the original cfg OR with the downloaded cfg from your post, it does not update but will install automatically, but if I make my own Malwarebytes custom app and put in the download URL, etc. - it does update correctly but doesn't install automatically.I hope that all came across clearly. Your original does not update but installs the old version silently. Any new one that I make updates correctly but does not install silently.
Now the second part of of the MBAM conundrum wasn't perceived correctly at all, and in fact is a two-part situation
What I'm talking about has nothing to do with MBAM itself, it's the built-in prompt from d7ii asking me if I want to uninstall MBAM if one already exists like this:
(if MBAM v2 was previously installed, we get the above prompt. The prompt to uninstall the existing version is GOOD, the checkbox to "Always uninstall free MBAM" isn't necessary for some of us.) ***AND***
If Malwarebytes has NOT been previously installed, we get this:
...For those of us that like to leave a copy on the customer's computer, why can't we have a "Leave a copy on this computer, never prompt" checkbox alongside "Always uninstall the free version, never prompt"??
As mentioned before, many of us leave a copy of MBAM on our customer's computers. In Summary:
You've gone through the trouble of creating a dialog asking if we want to remove MBAM every time it's run, but I'm asking if you will add a choice to that same dialog box asking if we'd like to keep it with an option not to keep asking.
I fully removed the section where I was talking about Scripts because it just got too convoluted and hard to read, and because I caved in and made custom apps for every one of my scripts.
What I was hoping that you'd do was simply make a "Scripts" radio button in the "Custom Apps & Default d7II Functions" section that would poll the Scripts folder. In this way, we could add a batch or vb script to any section we want to by simply selecting the Scripts folder and then the script itself without the hassle of creating custom apps for each individual script, but maybe d7II doesn't have the capability of just polling a folder and running a program from inside it... seemed fairly straightforward but I'm not a programmer, only had an idea to make something easier.
I'm probably the minority here for this. I now realize that most techs probably don't use batch or vb scripts for anything much anymore, and that's ok. I have several that are important to me, and now that I've gone through and made custom apps out of all of them, I can call them from wherever - which I already knew is what you were saying... I was just thinking that it would save the step of having to create a custom app if there were a radio button that just opened the Scripts folder just like the ones that shows the contents of Custom Apps or Original Apps.
Anyway, the MBAM thing is a legitimate problem for me, and I'm really curious if I'm really the only one having this problem. I've went back and forth between d7ii v3 and v2 and have the same exact problem on both, so it's entirely possible that something in my config is messed up and it's not updating for whatever reason - I'd especially be interested in finding out if I'm the only one.
I will say that Malwarebytes v2 is the only program that's not updating correctly now... the others that I was having problems with started updating correctly a short while back.
Thanks for reading and for helping.