MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit - still needed?

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  1. Posts : 1,810
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    MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit - still needed?


    If you have MalwareBytes installed, do you still need antiRootkit?
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  2. Posts : 1,337
    Windows 10
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    No but you have to enable it.
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  3. WXC
    Posts : 13,170
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
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    x509 said:
    If you have MalwareBytes installed, do you still need antiRootkit?
    Not really sure if it's an absolute necessity, honestly. But I still have it set to run.

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    Good luck, with your decision.
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  4. Posts : 198
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    The helpers in the Malwarebytes forum recommend not turning this option on unless you actually think you may have a rootkit on your rig.
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  5. 1PW
    Posts : 374
    W10
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    Hello @x509

    Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) BETA is just that. It's a perpetual beta app where devs could try updates before inclusion in the AR module within the client's consumer/enterprise software releases. It is also used as a standalone scanner, notably used by malware removal professionals on systems where MBAM is not installed or possibly impaired or otherwise problematic.

    As @Digmor Crusher amply pointed out, MBAM is designed and best left with installed default settings after setup.

    Many might try using MBAR out of curiosity, then they would delete it.

    HTH
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  6. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
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    Anti rootkit software in general is a remnant of the past.
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  7. Posts : 349
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 23H2
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    You only need it for an Root kit infection, other wise just remove it ! You can download it at any time you think you are infected ! !
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  8. Posts : 1,810
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    flashh4 said:
    You only need it for an Root kit infection, other wise just remove it ! You can download it at any time you think you are infected ! !
    @flashh4 How would I know if I had a rootkit, if the rootkit runs before the system boots up?
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  9. Posts : 1,337
    Windows 10
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    The only reason they advise to turn it off is because it slows down scans considerably. it does not matter either way and if it was not needed then they would not have an option for it inside the software's settings. They are still a real world issue.
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  10. Posts : 349
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 23H2
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    @x509 ..... to find a rootkit methods include behavioral-based methods, signature scanning and memory dump analysis. Also by looking for certain things in logs performed by Malware experts !!
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