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Windows 7: Antivirus/Antispyware for Windows 7

07 Jun 2011   #21
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

MB pro & MSE may have conflict issues. If not now,
possibly in the future.



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07 Jun 2011   #22
richc46

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If there are conflicts post and I tell you how to avoid them.
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07 Jun 2011   #23
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi FullGrown,

It is definately possibly to do a schedule scan with Malwarebytes Pro. Unfortunately, I'm at work at the moment and don't have access to my home PC, but when I get home this evening, I'll put a short tutorial together for you - its very easy to do.

The way I have Malwarebytes setup, is to:

1. Immediately update the malware database when the PC boots up.
2. Perform a QUICK scan once the database is updated at boot-up.
3. Check for and update the database hourly.
4. Weekly, run a FULL system scan.

I'll reply here with a quick tutorial to show you how to do that.

As mentioned earlier, I have never encountered conflicts between MSE and MBAM either, but as Rich alludes to, its very easy to avoid them - essentially, you tell MSE to ignore the MBAM executable, and vice versa. Very simple to do, but I have never had the need to.

Rest assured you have made a good investment with MBAM.

Regards,
Golden
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07 Jun 2011   #24
richc46

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Golden is probably right about the scheduled scans. I am not aware of the procedure, since I have the free version.
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08 Jun 2011   #25
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi FullGrown,

I'm putting some together for now - I'll edit this same post over the next 10 minutes - please check back then.

Regards,
Golden
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08 Jun 2011   #26
fullgrownnut

 

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Hi FullGrown,

It is definately possibly to do a schedule scan with Malwarebytes Pro. Unfortunately, I'm at work at the moment and don't have access to my home PC, but when I get home this evening, I'll put a short tutorial together for you - its very easy to do.
Thank you for letting me know that it is possible because I just figured it out myself... Lol... under the Scheduler Settings tab, I never had explored the Add button there, but when clicked, it has the option to add in a Scheduled Scan in addition to the existing Scheduled Update feature... I set it up like yours... Full System Scan on a Weekly Basis, and check all the desired other options in the boxes down below the way i wanted them... kinda strange that the Scheduled System Scan option is hidden until you HAVE to add it yourself into the Scheduler, but at least it's there.

Quote:
The way I have Malwarebytes setup, is to:

1. Immediately update the malware database when the PC boots up.
2. Perform a QUICK scan once the database is updated at boot-up.
3. Check for and update the database hourly.
4. Weekly, run a FULL system scan.

I'll reply here with a quick tutorial to show you how to do that.
I didn't see any settings for your #1 here, but I assume if I have the Update set to Realtime, it will update the database as soon as the system boots up and connects to the Internet... In #2, when you say that you perform a Quick scan once the database is updated at boot-up, are you referring to a manual Quick scan?... because I didn't see any settings to set it to go automatically after the database is updated... as far as #3 and #4, I have those set too like you do now.

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As mentioned earlier, I have never encountered conflicts between MSE and MBAM either, but as Rich alludes to, its very easy to avoid them - essentially, you tell MSE to ignore the MBAM executable, and vice versa. Very simple to do, but I have never had the need to.

Rest assured you have made a good investment with MBAM.

Hmmm Ok, that's interesting... I guess if I need to do the same, I'll follow this advice, but hopefully like you, I will never have the need to...

I do have one last question about MSE Settings for the Scheduled System Scan... should I check the second box on the bottom that says "Start the scheduled scan only when my computer is on but not in use"?... If I have the CPU usage set at 50% during scan, will it really matter if it's running while in use?...

and BTW, the link to the article that Rich posted to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) Scheduled Scan Tips for Sleeping-Hibernated Computers was EXTREMELY helpful and fixed my problem... I did another test scheduled scan, and it performed on it's own... didn't realize that the sleep/hibernation modes had an effect on that, so THANK you for that Rich!...

and THANKS Golden for another incredibly helpful post to my questions/concerns... hope you're having a good day at work
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08 Jun 2011   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Try it with the box both ticked and then unticked. Your answer is very subjective. What is good for me, might not be good for you. I do not tick the box to only run when computer is not in use and that is great for me. I have 6GB ram.
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08 Jun 2011   #28
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Haha, I just took some screen capture images to post You seem to have managed the other scheduled items. I schedule the update first, the scan at bootup second, and then the rest.

For these options, do the following:

1. Immediately update the malware database when the PC boots up.
Here are the settings to pick.
Antivirus/Antispyware for Windows 7-.png

2. Perform a QUICK scan once the database is updated at boot-up.
This is an automatic scan, not manual. Here is how you do it.
Antivirus/Antispyware for Windows 7-b.png

Notice I also use the flash scan option during database update in screen capture A.

See Rich's advice on MSE.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Regards,
Golden


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08 Jun 2011   #29
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This is my second post that does not deal directly with your questions, but I think will be very helpful, just like Secunia.
Take a look at this post and take what is appropriate for you.
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance
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08 Jun 2011   #30
fullgrownnut

 

Quote:
Try it with the box both ticked and then unticked. Your answer is very subjective. What is good for me, might not be good for you. I do not tick the box to only run when computer is not in use and that is great for me. I have 6GB ram.
Wow, 6GB of RAM... MUST be nice!... Lol... yeah, you definitely have nothing to worry about with that...

Well, I unchecked the box (with the 50% CPU usage selected), and I'm doing a test scheduled scan right now on my son's computer while opening/using other programs, and it does not seem to be effecting anything that much at all, so I guess I'll just keep it at that... I feel better having it perform while he' either using or not using the computer cuz this way I KNOW it's getting done...

I basically have everything set up on his PC now to run quietly in the background without him even knowing what is going on... I also deactivated any notification bubbles, because those will be nothing more than a distraction for him... Once again, thanks Rich.
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