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Full scan with MBAM

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I've just run a full scan with MBAM (free version), as opposed to the usual quick scan. It was nice and clean, thankfully. I usually do a quick scan each day, which I believe will pick up 99% of what MBAM scans for anyway?

Roughly how often would you recommend I do a MBAM full scan if I'm doing daily quick scans?

Thanks. :unsure:

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a question for the staff to answer. I would do a full scan if there was an issue, or max. once a month. depends on if you also suspect a site of something? Quick scan covers it pretty good. Heres an idea of the list: http://www.malwarebytes.org/malwarenet.php

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I never even bother with the full scan honestly unless I suspect something may be in an odd location, such as a secondary drive or a flash drive, even then, I leave it up to my AV to detect that. Should such an infection become active it would certainly execute in memory (which MBAM's quick scan would detect) and drop files and registry entries in the primary drive containing the OS (usually C:), in the locations where MBAM already looks with the Quick Scan.

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It (full scan frequency) depends on your usage pattern. (ie the type of sites you visit, your browsing habits, type of mails, usage of usb devices_own/shared like this).

There is no standard pattern to suit all. You have to set it based on your experience.

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Thanks all for your thoughts. You pretty much confirmed what I thought too.

I will definitely do a full scan following a quick scan if my computer develops symptoms, otherwise I'll stick with daily MBAM quick scans, and twice weekly full scans with AVG.

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