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Hi @Amaroq_Starwind- For the Anti-Rootkit Beta, you could, but there would be limited value in doing so. The only occasions where it might be useful is with specific infections which prevent Malwarebytes for Windows from running. For those situations, we have a special version as shown in this help topic
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That only works on some specific rootkits though. This won't help for many of the most recent variants the SmartService rootkit.

Basically, using MBAR is not necessary if you have Malwarebytes for Windows.

For the question about Anti-Exploit, I think you'd be better off asking in the Anti-Exploit subforum.

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Thanks for the OP for bring this to our attention!😃

I've been running the dedicated MBAR Beta alongside of MBAM Pro for years, now see it's not needed. However, will still use the tool on the few w/out active MBAM protection, or family & friends who depends on me for assistance. I keep a few other portable tools along with MBAR on a dedicated & sanitized USB stick (using the HP USB format tool) after each use on a computer, clean or not, to prevent cross contamination between computers. There's always the chance the USB stick could be infected with anything else. 

However, I recommend MBAM Premium for all Windows users, prevention is always easier than cure & I see it every day during my online usage. There'll usually be messages where a site has been blocked for various reasons. 

At any rate, am happy that I now no longer need to run MBAR Beta daily! My figuring was being a long scan dedicated to rootkits, that it was a better tool versus the usual Threat scan I have scheduled to run hourly.😂

Cat

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5 hours ago, Amaroq_Starwind said:

I admit, it would be nice if the Scan for Rootkits option in Malwarebytes 3 was enabled by default.

Numerous members are not fond of any default action that impedes the basic manual/scheduled Threat Scan. 

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I think that as long as you don't enable the option for the scheduled scan itself in the scheduled scan edit dialog under the advanced section, the scheduled scan will still run normally, without rootkit scanning enabled even if the rootkit scanning option is enabled under the main settings area.

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On 12/8/2018 at 6:44 PM, Amaroq_Starwind said:

I admit, it would be nice if the Scan for Rootkits option in Malwarebytes 3 was enabled by default.

 

On 12/8/2018 at 4:18 PM, catilley1092 said:

Thanks for the OP for bring this to our attention!😃

I've been running the dedicated MBAR Beta alongside of MBAM Pro for years, now see it's not needed. At any rate, am happy that I now no longer need to run MBAR Beta daily!😂

i  definitely  agree  with  Amaroq_Starwind   … it  takes  only  a  few  seconds  to  check  for  rootkits … would  be  nice  if  rootkit-scans  were  enabled  by  default.  i  mean … in  this  day  and  age … why  wouldn't  a  person  want  to  scan  for  rootkits?  personally,  i  had  no  idea  the  feature  was  even  included … and,  same  as  catilley1092,  had  been  using  mbar  for  the  past  umpteen  years.

btw,  malwarebytes … thanks  for  the  free  version  of  mbam … some  of  us  are  on  fixed  incomes,  and  unable  to  afford  dedicated  software.  mbam  has  caught  infections  in  the  past … even  mbar  had  found  a  trojan.  thanks  again.

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9 hours ago, pnamajck said:

… it  takes  only  a  few  seconds  to  check  for  rootkits … would  be  nice  if  rootkit-scans  were  enabled  by  default.

Hello @pnamajck:

Quite to the contrary.  Employing the rootkit module, in manual or scheduled threat scans, will add a significant amount to the total time to scan completion.

As an example, a manual threat scan of ~400K objects may take four and one-half minutes to complete.  Adding the rootkit option will increase the completion time to well over eleven minutes.  The consumer base has and would complain bitterly with the above time deltas if it were not for the electable option turned off by default.

However, your point is not altogether lost on me.  All of my threat scans (manual or scheduled) have the rootkit option on.  Thank you for using the free consumer edition of MB3.

HTH

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