Malwarebytes (free) Question


  1. Posts : 227
    Wndows 10
       #1

    Malwarebytes (free) Question


    I run occasional manual scans with Malewarebytes (free version). While on the Web, I got a pop up today from Malwarebytes telling me it had caught one malware. It found a Trojan (DNS changer) on my computer and I immediately quarantined it. I thought the free version had to be used manually. Evidently, it caught the Trojan without any input from me. Does this mean the free version performs occasional scans on its own?
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  2. Posts : 516
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       #2

    Are you using a trial of MBAM Free still? If you are, you will get a test run of the premium services, including live scanning.
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  3. Posts : 305
    Microsoft Win 10
       #3

    You should change the conifigurations, changes or changes that have been made lately, possible failures have appeared in the last hours. In the next update, tiny errors are corrected.As long as you do not make changes / failures in the equipment, calm.
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  4. Posts : 913
    Win 10
       #4

    Mr Ed said:
    Does this mean the free version performs occasional scans on its own?
    Yes, monthly.
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  5. Posts : 227
    Wndows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I had no idea the free version performed scans on its own. My free version was originally the premium trial version, but that was some time ago.
    so,that would explain it. Perhaps the malware had been on my computer for a while without me knowing and MBAM finally caught it. I'll have to do scans more often. It's very rare if I get an infection of any kind.
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  6. Posts : 913
    Win 10
       #6

    Mr Ed said:
    Perhaps the malware had been on my computer for a while without me knowing and MBAM finally caught it.I'll have to do scans more often.
    Or get the Premium and not get the infection in the first place.
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  7. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #7

    For live scanning, setup a download manager to run a scan command upon finish.

    Command Line Support - Malwarebytes 3 - Malwarebytes Forums
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  8. Posts : 913
    Win 10
       #8

    TairikuOkami said:
    For live scanning, setup a download manager to run a scan command upon finish.

    Command Line Support - Malwarebytes 3 - Malwarebytes Forums
    Those do not work on the current consumer version.
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