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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #345 on: December 03, 2020, 08:53:24 PM »
Scanning for rootkits takes a very long time and most certainly isn't necessary with daily scans, although Metallica may have another reason for not including rootkit scans as regularly scheduled scans.


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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #346 on: December 04, 2020, 07:58:23 AM »
Nope Corrine, you read my mind.  :D
Under normal circumstances it's a waste of time to scan for rootkits. Although it doesn't hurt to check once in a while, maybe every month or so.
Or when you are experiencing strange behavior, but it's obvious you will want to use the full potential in such a case.

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #347 on: December 04, 2020, 04:04:54 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up.  I had the root kit scan ticked to ON as part of my daily scans.  They happen in the middle of the night, so I never noticed how long they take.  Just ran a manual scan with root kit scan turned off and it completed the scan in  8min 47 seconds.

When you say it takes a long time,  what more time does it normally add? Like hours?  If its not something that can be predicted, then I guess I could turn it back on just to see if its still scanning when I start using the computer in the morning. I've never really checked to see.

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #348 on: December 04, 2020, 05:08:24 PM »
You can time it merely by selecting rootkit scan and doing a scan now.  :)


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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #349 on: December 04, 2020, 05:42:48 PM »
or that.  ^_^

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #350 on: December 04, 2020, 07:25:04 PM »
I always scan with rootkits checked. It takes 5.42 min
Unchecked 1.42 min.
For me 4 mins is not important.
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #351 on: December 04, 2020, 10:58:06 PM »
OK, so ran the test with the root kit scan on.  It took roughly twice the time.

17min 35 sec.

Without:
8 min 47  sec.

I think I'm going to leave it on.

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #352 on: December 09, 2020, 08:03:16 PM »
Time to get with the times and migrate to SSDs! ;) I've had Scan for Rootkits enabled for a long time and with an SSD scanning for rootkits takes a couple seconds. And entire threat scan, as seen in the log summary below, took just 2 minutes and 4 seconds.

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-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 311885
Threats Detected: 0
Threats Quarantined: 0
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 4 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Warn

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #353 on: August 05, 2021, 03:14:01 PM »
I',\m still getting network error popup even after the last update, so it still isn't fixed. Anyone else having this problem, still? >:( ::)

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #354 on: August 05, 2021, 03:48:31 PM »
Hello..! Can you do the following for me:

  • If you already have Malwarebytes installed then open Malwarebytes and click on the Scan button. It will automatically check for updates and run a Threat Scan.[/*]
  • If you don't have Malwarebytes installed yet please download it from here and install it.[/*]
  • Once installed then open Malwarebytes and select Scan and let it run.[/*]
  • Once the scan is completed make sure you have it quarantine any detections it finds.[/*]
  • If no detections were found click on the Save results drop-down, then the Export to TXT  button, and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.[/*]
  • If there were detections then once the quarantine has completed click on the View report button, Then click the Export drop-down, then the Export to TXT  button, and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.[/*]
  • If the computer restarted to quarantine you can access the logs from the Detection History, then the History tab. Highlight the most recent scan and double-click to open it. Then click the Export drop-down, then the Export to TXT  button, and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.[/*]
  • If Malwarebytes won't run then please skip to the next step and let me know in your next reply that the scanner would not run.[/*]
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #355 on: August 06, 2021, 02:20:59 PM »
I am using the free version and I do not have any detections and I don't
have an export section to download. My problem is withe constant network failure popup which I thought Malwarebytes had fixed but apparently not--at least for me.

This problem with this network failure has been a problem for at least the last three updates of their program. ::)

And I have the latest version 4.4.4.126

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #356 on: August 06, 2021, 05:47:09 PM »
More information is needed - diaries, photos .. so I can send them for correction of support ..!

  • Download the Malwarebytes Support Tool
  • In your Downloads folder, open the mb-support-x.x.x.xxx.exe file
  • In the User Account Control pop-up window, click Yes to continue the installation
  • Run the MBST Support Tool
  • In the left navigation pane of the Malwarebytes Support Tool, click Advanced
  • In the Advanced Options, click Gather Logs. A status diagram displays the tool is Getting logs from your machine
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #357 on: August 07, 2021, 03:44:16 PM »
Just to note:  the Malwarebytes Support Tool doesn't collect "diaries and phots" but rather does the following as described at Repair Malwarebytes for Windows with the Malwarebytes Support Tool

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #358 on: August 08, 2021, 11:20:38 AM »
darksurfer, I logged in and had a look at the Malwarebytes forum yesterday. After looking through the first three pages and not seeing anything, I opted to search "network failure popup". I got no hits on that. It appears that you are quite alone in getting that error. Since that seems to be the case, I suspect it is some setting on your computer and not the malwarebytes program. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to tell you to look in networks.

Try this: open Malwarebytes and click on Settings (gear icon). Stay on the general Tab and scroll to the bottom. If you have a button that says Restore default Settings, click on it. Since my versions are all paid, I'm not sure if you have available all the settings that I do.

You didn't by any chance install a browser addon called Browser Guard? If you aren't sure, open all the browsers you use and disable it. Perhaps that is causing a problem.

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update Discussions
« Reply #359 on: August 08, 2021, 04:21:38 PM »
Okay, plodr:

I set everything back to default and I'll see if the network failure error box pops up. Funny thing is, this error box didn't show up until the last three of four updates. Before that nothing. I'll let you know if that helps. Oh yeah, I tried the Support tool and that just simply reinstalled the same Malwarebytes free which I am using but the error still showed up. ::)