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I have signed up for this forum expressly to complete this suggestion. As someone who has long used Malwarebytes (am using the premium version, with forever updates), I have found this programme to be far & away the best for security of my system. It is even better now it has an antiviral {and other} component added.

As someone -one of many- who has been suffering from the context scan issue <Can not start a scan while another is already in progress>, which is being looked at, I thought I would add my 2 cents worth.

It would seem logical, as a user who is not in IT, but reasonably conversant with computers, to allow any scan -whether it be a context, scheduled, or a manual one-  to automatically close out ALL pop-up boxes, except if a threat issue is found. That way the user is not being inconvenienced by having to manually close-out the <scan complete> box, only to then have to close the <Dashboard> one.

It should still be user's choice by way of checking the relevant boxes inside settings. What do those with more experience in this area think?



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Greetings and welcome :)

If you're referring specifically to clean scans which are completed with 0 objects detected then I definitely agree with you.  There's no logical reason in my mind for that to prevent a new scan of any kind from being launched.  In fact, my personal preference would be to do what I've seen some other scanners of various types do which is to show a temporary "scan complete" type dialog/page very much like the one we have now, except that after a short while (a matter of seconds) it automatically reverts the UI back to the "ready to scan"/default dialog/interface.  This way it doesn't get in the way of using the application again.  That said, should anything actually be detected in a scan, I do believe it should remain on the scan status page awaiting the user to decide what to do with any detected items as well as to alert them to the fact that items have been detected.

Now I believe there is already a request for this in our backlog/queue of feature requests, but I'll make sure the product team hears about it nonetheless just to make sure.

Thank you for the suggestion and if you have any more ideas for us, feedback or need assistance with anything please don't hesitate to let us know.

Thanks :)

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4 hours ago, Francois_Blais said:

I second that idea, but how did previous releases behave, can't remember.


Most of them behaved as this one does now, however I do recall that a later version of 2.x (2.1 I think?) did actually change it so that after a set amount of time (seconds) it would revert to the scan selection page after clean scans so that it didn't hold up the UI/scanner from being used for new scans when nothing had been detected.

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On 20/04/2017 at 11:30 AM, Francois_Blais said:

I second that idea, but how did previous releases behave, can't remember.


I might be wrong, but I don't recollect having this issue prior to ver3.*; or maybe slightly before that.

But it certainly wasn't in place over a year [or so] ago. i would have remembered this being the case, as things like this tend to stick in my mind.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Greetings :)

I just wanted to inform you that this functionality has now been implemented in version 3.1 of Malwarebytes which is currently in beta.  Further information and download may be found here.

The way that this issue was corrected is that now, once a scan has completed where no threats were detected, if the user attempts to launch a new scan it immediately starts the scan rather than prompting about another scan being in progress.

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