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Hello, is a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the protect Mode a good Idea, or not ?


Hi and welcome.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not designed to find malware in safe mode. Doing so gives malware a chance to hide and subsequently, can be missed when you do scan. We need to have all parts of the malware to load in order for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to find it and delete it.

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Hello MAM.

I was going to respond but wasn't sure what you meant by "protect mode".

Were you referring to "safe mode"?

If so, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is capable to running in both safe mode and normal mode will work. However, removal method differs in safe mode. It is best that you run MBAM in normal mode.

Why? Take a read below:

Quietman7 has a post regarding this:

MBAM loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode because the program includes a special driver which does not work in safe mode. Further, scanning in safe mode prevents some types of malware from running so it may be missed during the detection process. Additionally, there are various types of malware infections which target the safeboot keyset so booting into safe mode is not always possible. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM but in some cases, there is no alternative but to do a safe mode scan. If that is the case, after completing a scan, it is recommended to uninstall MBAM, then reinstall it in normal mode and perform another Quick Scan.

With Regards,


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You're welcome.

Ok i run only Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in the "noramal Mode", boot Windows, uppdate MAM, and run it, an schow on the Report.

MBAM = Malware Bytes Anti Malware

It is best that you run malwarebytes in normal mode. Then upon completion of the scan, it is also best if you reboot your machine if there's any infections found so it can remove certain things during the reboot as well. Then, you can retrieve the log file by opening Malwarebytes and going to the Logs tab.

Hope that helps.

With Regards,


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