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If I attach a Windows OS drive via USB probably to another computer and run MB on that computer is it going to do a complete check of the drive? In particular is it going to look into the registry, the boot sector and any other things other than files? If the answer is yes thats good. Is this true in general with other anti-virus software?

This seems to be one of the best and most reliable ways to remove viruses.

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Hello and :welcome:

You can scan an attached drive how you mention, however this is not recommended by Malwarebytes. It will not catch everything as it can not load the registry from that drive (or OS) so it will miss some items. Not only that, you run a VERY HIGH risk of rendering that OS unbootable by doing this.

This method of use for removing viruses is NOT the most reliable method. Malwarebytes does its best work by performing a scan on the infected OS/drive while the malware is active so it catches everything.

If you are not sure what your doing, we have experts that can guide you through the process, all done for free.

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