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  1. mbst-grab-results.zip Here you go. Thanks again for the help!
  2. FRST.txt Addition.txt Attached. That thermal throttling issue is interesting. My mSATA hard drive is mounted on top of the motherboard, just underneath the keyboard, where it gets absolutely no ventilation at all. I used to have my two RAM sticks up there (because I got two extra sticks to have 32 GB, realized I was only using around 8GB, and removed the two lower frequency sticks from the two bottom slots. I only recently got worried/annoyed about my hand burning when I placed it on the palmrest and moved the two RAM sticks to the bottom. It turned out they weren't what was causing the heat, though the overall heat did diminish a bit).
  3. Intel i7-4710MQ (4-core, 8-thread) Samsung 840 EVO SSD and Samsung 850 EVO SSD in Raid 1 (Mirrored). One is mSATA, the other is 2.5". Each drive is 1 TB. 16 GB Corsair Ballistix RAM. Of specific interest is why I can pause the scan and have the speed increase momentarily, and overall why the speed SLOWLY decreases over the first 24 hours of a scan. Most of the explanations given, both here, and elsewhere on the internet, implicate a constant scanning rate. Scanning rate displayed is generally constant, but stabilizes at 1 file per second. With those system specs, and the fact that the computer is able to scan 400,000 files in 5 hours, I don't see why it slows to 1 file per second a day later, with no variation in speed thereafter (thus not indicating any file size effects). If you claim that it's saving the big files for last, then explain why, if I pause it, when I resume, it's scanning 1000 files/second, but if I'd let it continue normally, it sticks with 1 file/second. These seem like really big variations in speed to "just" be due to file size... And it doesn't increase when I close programs, either.
  4. Thanks for that checker website. I hope it's secure. It wasn't a particularly un-secure password, not the most secure, either: very middle-of-the-road, as it was one of my earliest, but I still use it to log into non-security-critical applications, such as online video games. This is detouring away from my original question: trying to figure out why the scan speed varies the way it does. Ideally, I wanted to run a full scan about once a month, but if a scan takes a month, that's unrealistic.
  5. He had one of my passwords. Nothing else came of it, but since I don't tell my password to people, it got found out somehow.
  6. This may need to be forwarded to Malwarebytes' engineers, as there's nothing about it anywhere on the internet. I'm currently running a virus scan after getting a disturbingly accurate spam email, conclusively proving that someone put a keylogger on my computer. At this moment, Malwarebytes has scanned 1,876,069 files, over the past 186:22:04 hours. The scan managed to complete the first 400,000 files in the first 5 or so hours, but was only up to 750,000 files by 23 hours. Currently, the scan is managing a little better than one file per second, scanning speed. If I pause the scanner for a while, when I resume, it goes back to the full 1000 files/second scanning speed, but only manages to maintain that for a few seconds, with the number of seconds dependent on how many minutes I paused the scanner. I'm curious to know what causes the slowdown, and why the sudden boost in speed when a scan is unpaused. I wonder if this information would help Malwarebytes' engineers design a faster scan, or if this is simply a limitation of the hardware "caching" on my system's processor, etc. My processor is currently only using about 16%, and my hard drive is seeing widely fluctuating usage (and that's with a lot of browser tabs open). I'm wondering why, since the scanner is set to use "maximum system resources", it slows down and leaves so many system resources unused. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity. :)
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