Malware bytes not updating
Just opened the lid and it came to life without having to reboot.
Ran Secunia PSI and now it says everything is up to date except the old SQL Server (haven't used in years, will now uninstall). Last night Secunia listed a whole bunch of things needing updating, including Windows 10. Just now I opened the lid again, the system woke up immediately, I ran Secunia and it now says everything is up to date (with the above noted, expected exception). Before that, the "Update required" condition persisted through at least half a dozen boot cycles and use of other programs, notably Speccy Pro. This is not a "problem" at all - quite the contrary, my intention in opening the lid was to ask here what to do about the requested updates, and now I don't need to - but it sure does tickle my curiosity bone!
The same response if I try to start MB from the taskbar.
Secunia PSI now lists the following as requiring manual update (click to update): Adobe Flash Player 25.x, Microsoft .
NET Framework 4.x, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (64 bit), Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, and Microsoft Windows 10. When I "click to update" Windows 10, it sends me to a Windows Update FAQ page that urges me to try Edge (already installed long ago) and has a link for installing the Creators Update (already installed on this machine,in the normal unforced update cycle, several weeks ago). NET Frameworks installed, v4.7 Full, v4.7 Client, v3.5 SP 1, v3.0 SP 2, v2.0 SP 2, and for Internet Explorer version 11.483.15063.0 Speccy reports Malwarebytes AV as disabled.
Settings/System/About reports Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, Build 15063.483 The mouse cursor was extremely "twitchy" and difficult to control, it jumped all over the screen (NOT usual for this laptop and this mouse). I am afraid to restart the desktop machine (on which I am writing this) for fear the same will happen to it.
Ever since I had updates to my Windows 10 on Saturday, January 6, 2018, my Malwarebytes Premium icon is missing in my System Tray.
The option in my Malwarebytes program to have the icon to show up in the System Tray is on, so I don't know why this is happening.
It probably won’t take very long, and it will ask you to reboot. When your machine reboots, you’ll be in normal mode.
Immediately thereafter, users flocked to our support helpdesk and forums to ask us for a fix.
I want to offer my sincere apology to our millions of customers and free users.
Cured by switching the mouse off and then on again. Since Malwarebytes now seems OK, but the Windows update (or Secunia's perception of it) still appears messed up, I propose to continue that aspect (only) of the discussion at https:// . Had the laptop shut down over night (just asleep,closing the lid).
Had a momentary power outage this morning, didn't affect the laptop.