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Windows 7: Malwarebytes and Safe mode

06 Jan 2010   #11

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Yes, thanks Corrine for that. Temp files? Will ccleaner suffice?

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06 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Yes, CCleaner will work. My recommendation is to leave the registry section alone though -- too much of a chance of problems. Although based on an old version of CCleaner, I put this recommendation together for someone I was helping showing my preferences and explaining why some of the areas were not recommended: Tidbits: CCleaner
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06 Jan 2010   #13

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Thanks for that Corrine, and what a lovely guide that is
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06 Jan 2010   #14

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
It is also not necessary to run a Full Scan. Malwarebytes' developers recommend a Quick Scan:

As Marcin said here
The full scan is very thorough, but 99.99% not necessary.
or as Bruce said here:
BTW , full scan has 0 ability to catch live malware and only a slight chance of catching traces
There are other examples by Marcin and Bruce, but you get the picture. For a first-time cleanup scan with MBAM, a full scan is fine. However, for "live malware", all that is needed is a quick scan.

It is also recommended that temp files be cleaned first -- actually a good practice regardless of the anti-malware software being used.
I have used Malwarebytes to remove a lot of nasties for people & have found everything detected has been picked up in a quick scan.

I have run full scans after the fact and always come back clean.

Edit; BTW thank you Jav for the initial Post
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06 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
BTW thank you Jav for the initial Post
I agree! Thanks, Jav.
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06 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

You are all welcome
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