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Windows 7: Set up Malwarebytes PRO


14 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 
Set up Malwarebytes PRO

How often should I setup MBAM PRO to scan and how often should I change my antivirus to scan? I scan using my antivirus every day since I am delusional that I might get a infection.

Side note: I finally will get to start using the software that I reccomend but don't use. Yippee!!

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14 Mar 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

The best thing about MABM Pro is it has real time protection,
I would set it for once a week preferably when the machine is not being used,
Same goes for your av,
Both work much better if the machine is not being used at the time of the scan,
Cheers.
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14 Mar 2014   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Mine is set to scan weekly, Sundays at 5pm

It is also set to check for updates hourly.

I think I read that version 2.0 will be out within a few weeks, and that any of us with earlier Pro licenses will be fully entitled to it.
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14 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

I'm just a worrier that a virus will get in somehow.
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14 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I scan often with all my security programs. I manually update a few times a day. If I tick on a hyper link in a post that looks or acts strange I stop and do scans. If I download a new program or program update I scan to see if anything might of came along with it. I'm a hater of PUP's.

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14 Mar 2014   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
I'm just a worrier that a virus will get in somehow.
Keep in mind that when you are doing a full scan with Malwarebytes, you are accessing each file. Your antivirus is probably set to scan each file that is accessed by any other app. So... you sort of get two scans for the "price" of one. If you are going to do a full scan with Malwarebytes, then update the list of nasties to watch for in your antivirus app first.

There are some caveats to that way of thinking. Compressed files might be handled differently. e.g. Malwarebytes might load the compressed file into RAM (or part of the compressed file) and then check its contents while everything is in RAM. The antivirus tool might not scan the compressed file's contents unless those contents are written to a drive.

Also, "on access" scans by your antivirus app are usually not as thorough as a regular antivirus scan could be. During a full scan by your antivirus app, compressed files are probably checked in much the same way that I described above.
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15 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

Yeah for some reason, it has more items scanned when running a scheduled scan. Must be that it does scan compressed files since scheduled takes longer.
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15 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
I'm just a worrier that a virus will get in somehow.
Keep in mind that when you are doing a full scan with Malwarebytes, you are accessing each file. Your antivirus is probably set to scan each file that is accessed by any other app. So... you sort of get two scans for the "price" of one. If you are going to do a full scan with Malwarebytes, then update the list of nasties to watch for in your antivirus app first.

There are some caveats to that way of thinking. Compressed files might be handled differently. e.g. Malwarebytes might load the compressed file into RAM (or part of the compressed file) and then check its contents while everything is in RAM. The antivirus tool might not scan the compressed file's contents unless those contents are written to a drive.

Also, "on access" scans by your antivirus app are usually not as thorough as a regular antivirus scan could be. During a full scan by your antivirus app, compressed files are probably checked in much the same way that I described above.
Well I bet MBAM PRO will be way better than AVG. (Yeah, hard to believe at my reputation) I just don't want to change until I get new PCs. Its kind of like a dual transition.
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15 Mar 2014   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
...Well I bet MBAM PRO will be way better than AVG. (Yeah, hard to believe at my reputation) I just don't want to change until I get new PCs. Its kind of like a dual transition.
You may be comparing apples and kumquats. MBAM Pro and free are intended to supplement an antivirus program or suite (such as AVG), not replace it. It's there to hopefully catch anything that slips by the AV.

Unless you are getting the new PCs in just a few days, there is no reason to not use MBAM until you do get the new PCs. Why cheat yourself out of the protection you could be having?
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15 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

Oh you read my posts in best deals of the day. I did change my mind. I will run it right away when I get the keys delivered. I'm just worried that the hard drive on my desktop may die and I will lose my license key. (It is 6 years old ) Will Malwarebytes understand this if it happens?
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