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Hello and :welcome:

You will find that most folks here probably do updates every hour and a quick scan daily. I schedule my quick scans to occur during my lunch hour so I do not experience and slow downs or interruptions. Some folks update every 4 hours.

Malwarebytes releases about 10 updates or more a day, to stay ahead of malicious software this is why I recommend updating every hour.

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How often does the average computer security expert recommend the above scan, if a person has the above product?  Too often is a pain in the neck, and too infrequent seems like it would be too unsafe.  Please advise.  Yes, I googled it, and couldn't find an answer there. 

 

Hi,

 

I asked this question shortly after I joined this forum and received from good advice.  I used to run overnight full scans but have changed that to quick scans. I still run a weekly full scan but from what I've read here, that's not necessary.  I guess it's one of those left-over "feel-good" things that I still do for now :) .

 

As Firefox mentioned, I prefer to run the scans at a time when I'm not using my PC so they run unattended overnight so they will run when my PC is idle. 

 

I also have my updates scheduled once an hour as Firefox mentioned.

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