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    How to use Malwarebytes paid version

    I have just purchased and loaded this. Since it is active and monitoring all the time, when/how often should I do system scans?

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    I would say there is no set rule. Probably a once a week thing, on off hours, would feel enough for you?

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    Yes, I'm comfortable with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    I have just purchased and loaded this. Since it is active and monitoring all the time, when/how often should I do system scans?
    midnight,
    Hello... There are two type of scans that you can have "MWB" perform that have minimal effect on your OS. One is a "Flash Scan", and the other is a "Quick Scan". Both only take a few minutes. You can set these to do this whenever you want ...I have mine set to do this after checking for updates and Downloading \ Installing them... Full scans take a long time to complete, and can be set when convenient, and the PC is no too busy. Read through the screens (tabs) and take your time setting things up the way you want. Regards Fred
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    So basically you treat it about the same way you treat the free version. I think that will be fine.

    MWB has never found anything on my desktop or lap top, but my husband was playing with some coupon sites and his laptop got loaded with garbage. He doesn't play there anymore!!

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    Also have the auto update set to update every hour..
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    Sounds reasonable, since I know that Norton Internet Security is constantly updating also.

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    On their forums there are users that notify them of new maleware and the reported maleware is usually included with a new signature file within the hour..

    At least that's the way I have noticed it being done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    notify them of new maleware
    You really have to watch out for that "male" ware.

    The Devil made me do it!

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    Yeah, especially if you live in San Francisco.
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    I'll behave now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    Sounds reasonable, since I know that Norton Internet Security is constantly updating also.
    It is in general a very bad idea to have two real-time A.V. products running at the same time.
    They are more likely to conflict rather than cooperate.

    Free M.W.B. should be able to scan whilst alternative A.V. protection is running.
    Real-Time protection by M.W.B. in conjunction with Norton may be worse than depending upon only one or the other.

    I am no expert on this topic, but that is my understanding.
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    Alan, MWB is not an Anti Virus program and runs just fine alongside my AV program
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    I was about to say the same thing. A quick look in previous WinSecrets messages will explain this for you.

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    One more footnote: The Malwarebytes Flash Scan (available only in their paid version) is meant to be used in real-time and on demand, when you suspect something malicious is attacking your computer. You disconnect from the Internet, and immediately start the Flash Scan. It scans the most critical areas of Windows and comes back with a report or actions to take if something suspicious is going on. A Flash Scan is very quick, taking only a few minutes to complete in most cases. This is not meant to be used for routine Quick Scans, which should be done every few days or daily. MBAM Quick Scans usually take about an hour or less to complete. Full Scans should be done weekly or biweekly, during off-use hours. They can take up to three or four hours on some computers.
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