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Thanks. I have done that and all clear though I had my first Trojan in a couple of years picked up by Microsoft Sec Essentials a couple of days ago , that is one reason I looked at this program on a more serious basis. I am still trying to find out if/when I get some alert if a threat is picked  up or do I have to open it up and run a scan

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If you purchased and installed the PRO version then there is a scheduler to setup automated updates and scanning.
If you there is a threat found then you would have to open the program and review the logs from the Log tab.
 
Resetting the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware schedules from the command line.
 
There is a 15 minute randomized delay in the scheduler for MBAM updates so + or - 15 minutes is normal for updates with the scheduler. Scans will run at the time set for though.

From an elevated admin command prompt please do the following.
How to Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7

Please type the following and press the Enter key at the end of the line.
You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

On Windows XP and Windows 7 x86
CD "%ProgramFiles%\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"

On Windows 7 x64
CD "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"

Please type the following and press the Enter key at the end of each line. There will not be any feedback normally unless you type it wrong.


mbam.exe /unschedule /all
mbam.exe /schedule /update /silent /hourly /every 4 /starting 10/04/2013 16:15:00 /recover 2
mbam.exe /schedule /scan -quick -log -silent -remove -reboot /silent /daily /every 1 /starting 10/04/2013 17:30:00 /recover 23

Now open the MBAM program and go to the Protection tab and click on the Scheduler button
If completed correctly it should look very similar to the image below.

scheduler_settings_zps5f895d05.png

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