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I have MW set to run in the middle of the night.  Within the past two weeks, I would awaken to MW telling me that it had removed 2 objects.  Most recently, in the past few days, it tells me that 3 objects were removed.  I have gone into the logs to try to find out what keeps showing up and nothing.  Quarantine is empty.  I just ran another scan and the report is clean, no objects found.  So how do I figure out what it is that is showing up in the middle of the night that gets removed, and why is the number growing, albeit slowly?  Thanks!

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Hi, krats816:
 
Welcome. :)
 
It's impossible to determine what's going on without more information, e.g. some diagnostic scan logs and MBAM scan logs.
However, as you mention that MBAM is detecting items -- but not removing them -- it sounds as if these **could be** "PUPs".
The default action for PUP detections is 'Show in results list and do not check for removal."

PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program
Malwarebytes Adopts Aggressive PUP Policy
This KB topic explains what they are AND how to decide whether to delete them or keep/ignore them: What are the 'PUP' detections, are they threats and should they be deleted?
 
>>Having said all that,
if you are not sure how to read your logs or how to decide what to remove and what to ignore/keep, the the safest course of action would be to please follow the recommendations in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
A malware analyst will guide you through the scanning and  cleanup process.

Thanks,

daledoc1

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