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I'm not sure what happened or what was going on, but a rapid succession of full scans had started and kept beginning endlessly to the point where my computer lagged and I could not open the Task Manager. I shut down my computer and changed my scheduler settings. I don't think it missed any of the usual scheduled scans, so I'm not sure why a bunch of them just lashed out like that. It stopped now but I would like to know the cause if possible, this was really frightening. My mind tends to immediately assume the worst and I thought something had got in and spammed Malwarebytes or something.

My scheduler was set on full scans hourly(crazy I know but I don't have too much on my computer and I'm really cautious) and now I've changed it to one full Daily. Again, I just would like to know what happened.

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Hi NeonC
Not sure what might have caused that and I don't recall hearing of any similar issues.  Not an answer but on another note running a full scan daily is not recommended as that is only putting undue stress on the drive.  At most I'd say do a full scan once per month and a Quick Scan maybe once per day or if you don't really do risky operations on the computer maybe even only once per week.  But I would update the rules at least once every 4 hours.
Now as to why it might have kicked off let's try and take a look at the system and see what we can find.
Please create an mbam-check log:

  • Download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop
  • Double-click on mbam-check.exe to run it, it should then open a log file
  • Please do not copy and paste the entire contents of the log into your next post, instead please attach the log CheckResults.txt file which should now be located on your desktop to your next post


Next, Please run the following scanner and send back the logs.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save to your Desktop

Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.
Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool.
Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include the following logs in your next reply as an attachment: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
  • You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file and just post it or attach it.
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