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Hello everyone,
a few months ago I bought for my nephews a premium license of malwarebytes to protect them in all respects, setting on their pc their account as a PC administrator but not of the "Microsoft Family".
The problem that I have found is that in this way, despite their Microsoft accounts are related to that of the mother, which restricts their use in particular regarding the daily time being minors (can not make any kind of purchase on the store), with Microsoft's Family Option, Microsoft's parental control has failed.
My sister then turned their accounts into Standard accounts in order to have control over their use of the PC.
In this way Malwarebytes (last version) works correctly and completely?
On their PC, a Scanning of Noctive Elements is performed every 24 hours and a complete scan every month. Does it happen correctly? Should malware be detected, they would be eliminated completely? Or does the use of Malwarebytes become useless? (I add that each of them has its own computer for which there is no material possibility to carry out a daily check on the presence of detected and not deleted malware).
Thanks to all those who will clarify my ideas.
Greetings
Massimiliano

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Greetings,

Malwarebytes scans should work fine within limited accounts because the scan and scheduler run as a service which has higher than administrative privileges and scans all user accounts on a computer, including local user folders and local user registry hives so it shouldn't be a problem in this regard.

With that said, there are occasionally program updates for new product versions which need to be installed through an administrative user account because administrative privileges are required to install software, so I would recommend occasionally logging into these systems as an admin, opening Malwarebytes and navigating to Settings>Application and clicking on the Install Application Updates button to make sure that the program is fully up to date with new versions and components, restarting the system if prompted to complete the installation process.  It's not unlike updating other software on the system such as browsers and plugins to help stay secure.

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Hello exile

Thank you for the clarifications.
Scanning works and it's OK, updates must be done with an administrator account. Does it also remove the malware found with the limited account or just the scan? I ask because it is not specifically indicated; maybe it's me that I have not caught.

I thank you for the further clarification.

A greeting

Massimiliano

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Yes, it removes the threats as well because it operates through a system level service and drivers, all of which run with higher than admin privileges.

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Thank you very much

So I will only tell my sister to access the PCs indicatively once a month, maybe during the Patch Tuesday so as to check all available updates.
As always you have been very kind.
Happy holiday
Massimiliano

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Yep, that's generally how I handle product updates as well.  I've made it a regular part of my monthly Patch Tuesday routine (along with updating Flash etc. for my various browsers).  It makes it easy to remember to do and less of a hassle that way.

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