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Windows 7: MBAM Premium free trial doesn't hold Scan for rootkits + SearchScopes

13 May 2017   #1

Windows 7 32-bit Home
MBAM Premium free trial doesn't hold Scan for rootkits + SearchScopes

I'm servicing a Thinkpad T60 laptop that was originally an XP but has Win7 Pro on it now. It had major problems that I was able to take care of except for SearchScopes. AdwCleaner finds it but SearchScopes always comes back. MBAM has a setting to scan for rootkits but doesn't hold. When I shut down and start back up it doesn't take any longer and when I double-check MBAM's rootkit setting it's back to Off. So I don't think it's working. How do I get MBAM'S rootkit to work? I don't know whether or not SearchScopes could be a rootkit issue but I'd like to find out. Plus I hope to get the owner to purchase MBAM. The computer runs fine right now but I'd like to get rid of SearchScopes if possible. how can I do that?
I worked on a Win10 not too long ago that had SearchScopes but couldn't get rid of using a set of instructions on the Internet and had to do a fresh install. I cannot do a fresh install on this Win7 Pro OS computer.

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13 May 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I would suggest reading this from Bleeping Computer.

mbam finds searchscopes pup that keeps returing - Am I infected? What do I do?

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) to your desktop.


Please note:
Every time you run a scan with Malwarebytes Premium you have to re-check (rootket) scan. That is normal.
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16 May 2017   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I don't believe mbam acts like that if you select scan for rootkits it stays but if one just does the default scan it might not
One would have to use scan/ custom scan/ configure scan and see if that way sticks.
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