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Offline Pierre75

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #225 on: May 05, 2018, 03:18:14 AM »
This is only a question to which I have been unable to find an answer.

Why does a Scheduled Threat Scan takes takes 12 minutes to run but a Manual Threat Scan only takes 6 minutes? They both scan about the same number of files (not known if they are the same files). I have scanned the Malwarebytes Forum to no avail. Running MBAM Premium.
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #226 on: May 05, 2018, 01:38:05 PM »
Open Settings on Malwarebytes and scroll down until you get to the heading Impact of Scans on System.
Is the following selected? Manual scans have high priority and will finish more quickly

There's your answer.

In fact, I have no idea how long a scheduled scan takes. I was using my netbook last night and at one point I got a popup telling me that a scheduled scan had finished. I had no idea that a scan was being run.

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #227 on: May 06, 2018, 02:47:20 AM »
Thanks for your reply. After reading the manual it makes sense in a way. It seems that a Scheduled Scan is run without able to be controlled by the user. It also applies to the Free version which runs on my laptop. The Free version receives an automatic scheduled scan once monthly set by MBAM. As regards to a completed scans I was aware that it actually pops up a completion box only on the Premium version. So it is case closed as far as I am concerned. Thanks again for your reply.
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