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I am running the latest version of Malwarebytes Premium 3.7.1 and under the scan options, I have "Scan for Rootkits" turned on/enabled.

BUT......when I read a scan report and view the Advanced report, under the Scan Options section of the report, the Rootkits option is listed as "Disabled"

Why is there this discrepancy? Are rootkits being scanned or not?

Win7 SP1.

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On 3/31/2019 at 5:48 AM, ATL_Frank said:

Why is there this discrepancy? Are rootkits being scanned or not?


As Porthos mentioned above, the Scan for rootkits setting is separated between different scan types. For manual scans (e.g. launched by clicking "Scan Now" on the Dashboard), the Scan for rootkits setting within Settings > Protection applies. However, for scheduled scans (within Settings > Scan Schedule), each configured scan has its own independent Scan for rootkits setting. To enable this, do the following:

  • Open Malwarebytes.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Scan Schedule.
  • Place a checkmark next to your scheduled scan and click Edit.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Place a checkmark next to Scan for Rootkits.
  • Click OK.
  • Repeat for any other scheduled scans you wish to enable rootkit scanning for.

If you still find the generated scan report indicates the setting is disabled, please let us know and we can take a closer look at the issue.

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