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Windows 7: Malwarebytes auto starts scans after restart

28 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Malwarebytes auto starts scans after restart

I recently did a complete clean reinstall. I have Malwarebytes Pro (paid version) set to scan at 5:30 am daily. However, it now will start a scan after a reboot. I can't find any setting for this???

Jack

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28 Dec 2012   #2

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I think this has to do with Malwarebytes now using the "RunOnce" registry key. This causes programs to run whenever the computer reboots or a user logs in.

Run and RunOnce Registry Keys (Windows)

I first noticed this a couple of weeks ago when I installed Malwarebytes 1.70 beta. (Never had this issue in prior versions.) CCleaner > Tools > Startup > Windows tab showed a new RunOnce entry. Once I disabled it the startup scans stopped. If you don't have CCleaner you can still access it through msconfig > startup tab. (Just as a side note, Adobe Flash Player Update has used RunOnce for a long time and I got tired of it scanning every time I started my computer.)

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28 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't find that anywhere. There's nothing in the Run Once registry listing. I don't see it in msconfig, ccleaner, Startup or Win Patrol.
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28 Dec 2012   #4

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Only other suggestion I have is to contact Malwarebytes. Sorry I couldn't be more help, Jack.

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28 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've run the malware clean utility, rebooted, and installed the latest version. It has not popped up and ran a scan after reboot (tried several times).

I got the utility and link to the new version HERE

The new version has a new icon for Malwarebytes.

If its still OK tomorrow, I'll mark this solved.

Thanks/Jack
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28 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

What about your Update settings. I have my scheduled to check for updates every hour and run a Flash Scan if it finds an update. Check your MB log files and see what it is doing.

Jim
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28 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I only have it set to check for updates at 5:30 am (daily) and to run a quick scan (daily) at 6:00 am. I don't have the option checked to run a scan after update.

This is something that happened after a clean reinstall. As I noted I uninstalled and then installed a newer version of Malwarebytes and so far no popup scan after a reboot/restart. I'll see what happens after a day.

Jack
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28 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do believe that when installing the older version the option of scanning at boot was in the installation process and not in the program itself. This is just going by memory of my 3 brain cells.
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29 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The installation of the new version seems to have fixed the problem. I'm marking this solved.
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29 Dec 2012   #10

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Glad to hear all is working well, Jack.
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