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I just tested and found the same issue reported by the customer above.  Upon completion of a scheduled scan I got a notification from the tray stating that it completed and that no threats were found.

I used the default settings except I enabled rootkit scanning and configured it to quarantine threats automatically.  I'll test with all defaults next to see if it behaves the same.

I'm on 7x64 SP1, fully patched.

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After testing again, this time with the options for rootkit scanning disabled as well the quarantine threats automatically setting disabled there was no tray notification.

I believe it is the quarantine setting causing this.

Can you guys please confirm?  Are your scheduled scans configured to quarantine detected threats automatically, and if so, if you edit the scheduled scan to disable this setting, does it eliminate the notification?

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Hi all--

I just wanted to confirm that it is actually expected to see this notification after a schedule scan even if there were no detections, but there's been a bug that has kept it from displaying properly in the last couple releases.  

We plan to eventually have this notification honor the "Show Malwarebytes notification in the Windows System Tray" setting in Application Settings. That way you can control whether it's displayed or not. But since it auto-dismisses now after a couple seconds hopefully it's not too disruptive.  I know other users appreciate seeing this notification occasionally, as they like the confirmation their system is clean.

Thanks for the feedback on the issue!

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Also I would like to add, if you don't want the notification of a scheduled scan to annoy you, just set it for a time you are sleeping always. I have mine set like that and if anything that needs my attention is found, I see it next time I am on the PC. 


EDIT: That is if you leave your PC on all the time. If you work on it, maybe set it for your break time or lunch time, that way it will be done by the time you return. 

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Personally on my scheduled scans I do not enable auto quarantine, been burned to many times with false positives.  I want a report and I want to see what it wants to quarantine and make the choice myself as to whether I want to allow it to delete files or not.

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