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Should anything detected by a quick scan also be detected by a full scan?

I have a machine that returns 0 results with an MBAM full scan (1+ hours of scanning), but finds 5 PUP related items with a Quick scan.

I repeated the full and quick scans and observed the same results. 

After finding the 5 PUPS with the quickscan on the second occasion I was able to remove all 5. 

My question however, is why those 5 items would not be found with the Full Scan?

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Hello @Mghinoz

If you're running the scan right after then there are things in memory that can prevent an accurate scan. I would recommend a computer reboot between scans if you're doing testing like that. Run a Threat scan, don't fix. Then reboot and run a Full, scan with the same settings and it should find the same threats.


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