In trying to optimise a Win7 machine (
) to be as secure as possible, it's reasonable to make sure outward facing software is controlled or trusted as much as possible.
Malwarebytes is quite noisy on the firewall so raises suspicion. It's blocked until I let it through to update.
Update checks are also lengthy to undertake, sometimes it takes a minute to check.
I can't fathom the need for more than a check of two version numbers totalling a few bytes of data. An almost instant check to see a new update is required.
It doesn't seem there is a way to download definition libraries/files and check their authenticity either. I assume the update stream is encrypted to prevent MITM attacks, but lacking manual updates is worrisome for paying customers.
Purely from a security point of view I'm increasingly sceptical about trusting this software on my system. It's also a US company which raises suspicion in the current digital data climate.
Has anyone fully logged Malwarebytes to view what it is sending and receiving during updates and checks?
I'll give it a shot with Wireshark and post my results.