Malwarebytes update has humungous memory leak

pek

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Turned on my pc this am and found that all 16 gig of ram was being used. Tracked it down to malwarebytes, of all things. I guess the update earlier today has a wee bug. Reddit has a thread on it, seems that the vendor is working on it, but, you have to either force stop the service or un-install.

Putting it here for lack of a better place, mods can move as they see fit.
 

BlindedByScience

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They're aware, they're working on it. Seems that they pushed an update a couple hours ago that really broke stuff. Too bad, their stuff is normally solid as can be, but this time.....nope.
 

455olds

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Happened to me also. This is front page newsworthy. Took me a couple reboots to figure it out.
 

-PK-

[H]ard|Gawd
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Check for updates. The latest update fixes malwarebytes 99% memory usage.
 

pek

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Yep, looks like they fixed it. I uninstalled/installed anyway, just to make sure.
 

-PK-

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One of the older machines had to restart twice after applying the latest 3803 update to fix the issue.
 
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