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So is it safe to assume the Anti Root kit Beta is no longer necessary as a separate download now that Anti Malware contains a root kit check?


There is nothing additional to be gained by downloading that tool in addition to anti-malware correct?

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Much of the functionality has indeed been incorporated into MBAM.
The standalone tool does allow a more "nimble" programming change, when needed, as it takes a bit longer to update the feature within MBAM.
Having said that, MBAR Beta is a "beta", as explained on its product page:


This is beta software, for consumer and approved partner use only, use at your own risk, and by proceeding you are agreeing to our terms of license agreement enclosed as "License.rtf".
All Beta versions are non-final products. Malwarebytes does not guarantee the absence of errors which might lead to interruption in the normal computer operations or data loss. Precautions should be taken. The types of infections targeted by Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit can be very difficult to remove. Please be sure you have any valued data backed up before proceeding, just as a precaution.
While we encourage and invite participation, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA users run the tool at their own risk. Malwarebytes bears no responsibility for issues that may arise during use of this tool. However, all reasonable efforts will be made by Malwarebytes to assist in recovery should the need arise.

Moreover, it is a powerful tool designed to be run with expert guidance, not as a routine computer maintenance tool. ;)
If you think you might be infected, then we would suggest that you might want to please follow the advice in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
It explains the options for free, expert help >>AND<< the suggested, preliminary steps to expedite the process.
A malware analyst will assist you with looking into your issue - the helper will guide you through scanning, cleanup and repair.


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daledoc1 is correct. While our latest anti-rootkit technology has indeed been integrated into Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, whenever new rootkits emerge which require new technology (not just new database definitions) in order to detect and/or remove Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA will be updated and released to address the new threats as soon as possible and once the time comes for the next Malwarebytes Anti-Malware release after that, it will then integrate those changes into its own engine. This enables us to stay on top of the latest rootkit threats without having to be hindered by the release schedule of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which tends to take much longer since those releases include changes, fixes and improvements beyond just engine updates (such as UI changes and new features and functions).

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