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Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:41 PM
But I need some more clarification here
Are you saying that a scan lasting sometimes around 30seconds to a minute or two, will detect all active Malwares (99.9%) on a user's computer?? Running a quick scan?
Incredible, I will need someone's further clarification on this, as I just can't believe it
waiting and hoping for a response...
Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:46 PM
I have never needed the full scan to remove the malware I am researching and have not even run one on any of my research machines this year .
Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:58 PM
If I my machine had 5000 active Malwares in my personal folder C:\kimsland
And all those Malwares were zipped up (or not in the common exe; com; msi dll, type format)
And I had no other active Malwares installed anywhere else (ie Windows was clean)
Would malwarebytes remove all found Malwares on my drive?
Or maybe a better question
Where does Quick Scan actually look? (in its 3 mins of scan)
What further areas does a Full scan look at? (in its hour long scan)
Please note: These questions are of utmost importance to me as I help support on tech forums
Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:36 PM
From what I am reading through this thread, if a member wanted to confirm that Malwarebytes has fully confirmed that no other Malwares exist on a user's computer, then that member should run a "full scan"
Otherwise they are only doing: memory , load points , all heuristic scans, and common Malware residing locations
But when looking at User's computers I notice numerous folder locations (ie not just My Documents or User folders)
Many User's tend to have gigs and gigs of data and programs residing almost anywhere
Actually many Users are also updating to Terabyte Drives because of the mass amount of data and other programs that could be installed just about anywhere.
Even many programs such as Camera software data locations; P2P software; even Games, and really much much more, all can reside in non-common locations. Even my "Games" folder is on its own
In this case should Users be told to run Full Scans ? Or should the whole world be informed to run "Quick scans" as this thread has stated and that has been used for linking reference from Malware removal members
I just want to be exactly clear on this
Should I ever run a Full scan?
Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:41 PM
Should you run a Full Scan. Well probably at least once at some point if for nothing else than to give you an added feeling of safety but again, this is typically what an Anti-Virus product is designed to do. They locate orphaned or non active Malware and remove them as part of their system scans.
Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:52 PM
And dealing with only Malwarebytes detectable active Malwares
If Quick Scan scans "Every known location" and a full scan is just for "an added feeling"
What is Full scan actually for? And what is the .01 % area exactly
And why is "Full Scan" even listed as an option, if it does... well nothing that you guys have informed me of yet?
Actually, if it does nothing then it should be removed, otherwise User's like me may accidentally run it
Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:10 AM
In my opinion, the Full Scan option should be removed. If you notice post #9 is from Bruce Harrison, one of MBAM's primary malware researchers and one of the creators of Malwarebytes' detection database. The .01% would be dormant traces, such as those that might be contained within a System Restore point, which should not be disinfected by any scanner as it would likely render the restore point useless. A better method for that type of cleanup would be to disable System Restore, reboot, turn System Restore back on then create a clean restore point. But again, anything in SR would be dormant, not active.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:49 AM
Next time I have a fully Malwared infected computer, I will run a few "Quick Scans" to eventually confirm no other Malware exists (confirming all removed)
Then after Restart (and remaining offline to the Internet/network) I will run a "full" scan just to see what happens
Note: I am not concerned of System Restore or any other Windows (or Internet browser) "temp" files
If anyone else wants to try this out too, on a machine that is known to be badly infected it would be nice to hear the outcome
As generally Malwares are known to be residing in standard locations on a drive, many tests may need to be run
If the "malware researcher" has also concluded that there is no need for "full" scanning, then I will need to update a few Guides online, as I have always quoted "full scan" not a few minutes (sometimes seconds) Quick Scan
Basically I am still concerned about the exact validity of this, even though MBAM researches have said no need to do it
Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:53 AM
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:55 AM
Now if they ever did away with the full scan, they would have to give us another way of scanning other drives.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:54 PM
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