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Version 3.1.2.1733 has been running well on my Windows 10 system. The option to scan for Rootkits is disabled by default, it seems. I was wondering if this should be on full time, or if not, how that feature should be used. The Help section explains what a rootkit is, but doesn't really discuss when you should or shouldn't use the feature. So any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks. 

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Hello @Gator5000e

Rootkit scanning uses specialized  techniques which increases scan times hence the Rootkit scanning is disabled by default.

If you are concerned about rootkits one suggestion is to add a daily scheduled scan with the option to scan for Rootkits and set the scheduled scan to run with low priority which ill have lesser impact on your systems resources.

Let us know if you need help to configure the scan.

Thank you,

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20 minutes ago, Gator5000e said:

can a rootkit scan be set to run overnight on a weekly basis or something like that? 

Remember that the computer needs to be on and awake for it to perform the scan...

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On 5/18/2017 at 6:29 PM, nikhils said:

Hello @Gator5000e

Rootkit scanning uses specialized  techniques which increases scan times hence the Rootkit scanning is disabled by default.

If you are concerned about rootkits one suggestion is to add a daily scheduled scan with the option to scan for Rootkits and set the scheduled scan to run with low priority which ill have lesser impact on your systems resources.

Let us know if you need help to configure the scan.

Thank you,

You are so right, it took an ENTIRE EXTRA SEVEN SECONDS.  It took longer to click on the check box to enable it than it took for it to actually run... If you can't afford an extra 7 seconds...

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