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Was prompted to Update to version today ,so i did ,but am  wondering what if anything is different, other then overall look/design, from the previous version...?


I noticed it scans faster- in 5 min whereas previously took 25 min.for  a full scan.does that sound right?

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Hi, katz77:
Welcome. :)
Yes, aside from the new GUI, there are many differences and enhancements to version 2.0, including a more powerful scanner that can check locations not covered by version 1.x.
The scan types have been renamed.
"Flash" scan is now "Hyper" scan  -- available only to paid, Premium users & not recommended for routine use.
"Quick" is now "Threat" -- this is the most important and recommended scan; yes, it might take a wee bit longer than in version 1.x, but it's normal.
"Full" is now "Custom" -- although it *can* be used to scan other drives and locations, it's not routinely needed or recommended, as it's a task better suited to your antivirus.
Here are some helpful links to get you started:
Forum posts here and here and here

Helpdesk KB topic here
FAQ Section here: Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions
And here are links to the MBAM 2.0 User Guide: Online and PDF


Please post back if you have questions or issues,



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can i go back to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75, free version?


You can, but it's not recommended.

Again, version 2.x offers multiple security enhancements over version 1.x, and support for version 1.x will end soon.

It would be a good idea to upgrade now, so that we can help you, if you have issues with installing or running it.

If you downgrade to version 1.x, you will be out of luck when support for that version ends.


and how would I go about doing that if i decided to? :)


We would suggest that you reconsider the decision to downgrade.

But it's up to you.

We can provide instructions on how to do that.


still wondering why the scan time is much shorter than with the previous version....

We would need more information in order to be able to answer that.

First, please be sure you are comparing the correct versions of the scans: Is your new THREAT scan running faster than your old QUICK scan?

If so, then we will need some scan logs and some other data to be able to determine why.

Please let us know if you would like help with that.





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Very good!


The new version isn't that bad, once one learns one's way around a bit.

It was a bit of a shock, even for those of us who knew it was coming.


There's plenty to read to help get you up to speed.

The links in my earlier reply here might help to get you started.


Just post back if you have any specific issues or questions.

Someone will be happy to help you.





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are you supposed to check for rootkits in the threat scan or just the full scan?


You can enable anti-rootkit (ARK) for scanning, if you wish.  It may increase your scan times a bit.

But it is not 100% necessary under normal conditions, especially if an initial scan was clean and you are not experiencing any suspicious behavior.

So, you can try it and see if it runs OK on your computer.


As for the type of scan, the THREAT scan is the only one that needs to be run regularly.  That is the one that looks for active malware in all the usual places.

Doing an initial "custom" scan of the entire computer is not a bad idea upon initial installation or upgrade.

However, routine, repeated "full" or "custom" scans of the entire computer are neither necessary nor recommended.

It is a task better suited to your antivirus, not MBAM.


If you would like to enhance your real-time protection and reduce the chance of being infected in the first place, then a better idea would be upgrading to the PREMIUM version.

It provides REAL-TIME protection alongside your anti-virus -- it's generally better and easier to prevent infection than to try to clean it up.






P.S. @twopointoh, it now looks as if you are posting both in your own thread >>here<< and in this one.  To reduce confusion for everyone, it would probably be better to stay with "one user per topic", if possible.  That way, each user can receive individual attention. :)



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