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Presently I have MBAM scheduled to run a Threat Scan every three (3) hours with the instruction to update the data base beforehand.  I have a Custom Scan scheduled to run weekly which scans my entire C: drive.  My AV is MS Security Essentials.  I have that set to run a Quick Scan daily and a Full Scan weekly.  I am reading that it is not necessary nor recommended to run a regular MBAM full C: scan.  Is that correct?  If I delete that weekly scan does everything else look sufficient to you?  Thanks.

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Hi:

 

The default settings (update checks every 3 or 4 hours and a daily Threat scan) are sufficient and fine for most MBAM Premium users.
The real-time protection is the most critical component, as it is designed to PREVENT infections.
Scans are done only to detect/remove things that might have already made it onto the system.

 

A "full", custom scan is not unreasonable initially after installing MBAM for the first time.

After that, it's neither necessary nor recommended, as it's a task better suited to your anti-virus.

Version 2.x Scan types

Also, see here: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/163087-automated-scheduling/

(The moderator team may combine these two threads, to minimize forum clutter/repetition/confusion. :) )

ALSO, for additional information:
There is an FAQ Section here: Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions
And here are links to the MBAM 2.0 User Guide: Online and PDF
And there are many useful KB topics and videos at the helpdesk support page

 

 

Thank you,

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