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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium vs Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit

 

Is there any reason to use Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit when using Malwarebytes Ant-Malware? Does detection ratio differ?

When you schedule scans with Anti-Malware Premium you can set it to search for rootkits.

 

Any thoughts?

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Hello and :welcome:

FWIW, currently the antirootkit technology in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is identical to that of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. We have them separate in case we need to quickly adapt to new rootkits with engine changes that cannot be accomplished with definition updates since releasing new versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit are much faster. When this does happen, any changes that occur in Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit's new versions will be integrated into Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware release that follows.

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Hello and :welcome:

FWIW, currently the antirootkit technology in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is identical to that of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. We have them separate in case we need to quickly adapt to new rootkits with engine changes that cannot be accomplished with definition updates since releasing new versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit are much faster. When this does happen, any changes that occur in Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit's new versions will be integrated into Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware release that follows.

 

 

Thanks for you answer. If this is the case I will keep an eye on Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit updates and use it when necessary.

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When MBAM performs a database update it will also check for anti-rootkit updates at the same time...

 

Its up to you but no need to constantly run anti-rootkit scans unless you do unsafe web browsing or you suspect you may be infected, but that is totally up to you.

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When MBAM performs a database update it will also check for anti-rootkit updates at the same time...

 

Its up to you but no need to constantly run anti-rootkit scans unless you do unsafe web browsing or you suspect you may be infected, but that is totally up to you.

The daily threat scan on my computer takes 7 minutes. This is with rootkit scanning enabled. The few extra minute(s) it takes MBAM doesn't really matter at this point ^^

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