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Is the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit something we can scan regularly like the Anti-Maleware program?

In the Anti-Maleware program, there is an option to turn on the "scan for rootkit".  So shouldn't that take care of it during the scans?


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1 hour ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Yes, you can use it regularly if you want but in general, one should really need to do it often.


Sorry to chip in, but I'm a little confused by your reply - should the second part of your reply read "shouldn't really need to do it often"?

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Good day,


despite having "scan for rootkits" turned on in settings, when I review the report for last night's scan (attached), it shows as disabled. I have toggled it off / on, rebooted. previously uninstalled and clean installed for the reason of exploit protection not staying enabled, which was solved by the reinstallation.

does the nightly "threat" scan not invoke the anti rootkit setting?


thank you

MB3.06 Report XBarbarian.txt

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@XBarbarian I believe @Aura has the answer to your problem as follows in another post

Posted February 14 · Report post

@phil2pa, open Malwarebytes, then go to the Settings tab followed by Scan Schedule. From there, click on the Add button in the bottom-right corner, and click on the Advanced button in the bottom-left corner. From there, you can check Scan for Rootkits.



Or it is possible to edit an existing scheduled scan and simply enable the scan for rootkits always in that scheduled scan. Go to settings, then scan schedule, tick the existing scan schedule you wish to change, which activates the edit button for that scan, click on the edit button, then advanced and an option similar to above appears. Activate scan for rootkits and then Okay. Then whenever that scan is run it will scan for rootkits.  

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