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Scanning Registry Objects Question

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There was a time when Malwarebytes (free version) enumerated and scanned registry items while you watched and read. However for some time now recent editions of Malwarebytes seem to gloss over this. One is told that registry items are being enumerated to start with which seems to amount to about 12 objects or so and if you blinked you would miss it before moving on to actually scanning memory objects and autorun objects. When it reaches around 2500 objects it flashes through a second or so of scanning registry objects (which again you would miss if you blinked) to show immediately that 30000 objects have been suddenly scanned and carries on with scanning filesystem objects. My question is: Are registry items scanned by Malwarebytes and if so when? If they are included with the filesystem objects scan as I believe a posting on someone else's similar query was answered (maybe years ago now) how can 25000 or so objects be scanned in a flash between scanning autorun objects and filesystem objects? Does anyone know, please?

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The method used a long time ago did not use heuristic scanning. Now that we do a lot of the scanning and detection process is handled in memory and is not shown. Just the way it works now so I would not expect it to go back to the old way unless we make some other big change again.


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