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Hi, I am using malware bytes as one of the security against adware and trojans and it is just doing fine. Recently, i have come across malware rootkits beta which i downloaded, as i feel , malware bytes is one among the trusted program, and now iam also using the same.

But the scan process , i notice is different in these two. May i know whether the rootkit program is one and the same as malware bytes free version.

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Hello and welcome, jraju: :)

No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (beta) (MBAR) are not the same thing. :)

MBAM:

http://www.malwareby...warebytes_free/

MBAM Free is the public release, anti-malware application to provide on-demand scans against a wide range of malware threats, including some rootkits.

The Free version does not provide real-time protection, while the PRO version does.

Neither version is a substitute for a robust, real-time anti-virus: Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?

MBAR:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/mbar/

MBAR is a specialized tool specifically designed for removing certain types of severe rootkit infections & for repairing system damage caused by these rootkits.

There's more info here in a recent post >>HERE<< & in this recent post by one of our forum mods:

We have an advanced product in development that is now in public Beta: Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. This tool has been designed to address the specific type of infection(s) identified on your system. At this stage Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit has been heavily tested and we are confident in it's capabilities and stability. That being said, this is a Beta product and certain disclaimers need to be made. All Beta versions are not final products. Malwarebytes does not guarantee the absence of errors which might lead to interruption in normal computer operations or data loss. Precautions should be taken. The types of infections targeted by Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit can be very difficult to remove. Please be sure you have any valued data backed up before proceeding, just as a precaution.

While we encourage and invite participation, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Beta users run the tool at their own risk. Malwarebytes bears no responsibility for issues that may arise during use of this tool, however all reasonable efforts will be made by Malwarebytes to assist in recovery should the need arise. http://forums.malwar...ndpost&p=643885

If you think you might be infected and would like expert help with scanning/cleaning your system, please follow the recommendations in this sticky topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.

A malware helper will guide you through the use of MBAM, MBAR and any other necessary malware removal tools.

HTH,

daledoc1

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