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Why are Hyper Scan and Customs Scan options hidden from view? I had to find out by reading some of the version four manual. Doesn't Malwarebytes want the casual user to perform these types of scan? In case others are having difficulty finding these hidden options, click on the cross-hairs and in the pop-up click "Advanced scanners".

Hope this saves other some time.

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Greetings,

I believe they 'hid' them by putting them in the advanced scanners menu because the default Threat Scan has always been the recommended and default scan type, especially for 'casual users' as you say, since the Threat Scan is engineered to look in all of the places that threats are known to hide/install themselves (including checking all loading points/startup locations as well as all active processes and threads in memory, which means that even if a threat were running from a non-default location, it would still be detected).  The Malwarebytes Research team can change where the default scan checks at any time through database updates (not requiring a full program/build update or new product release) so the default scan is dynamic and can be adapted to target any new threats' locations that might be used in the future.

In fact, at one time Malwarebytes actually considered removing the custom/full scan feature completely because they saw no need for it, again, because the default Threat Scan already looks in all locations where malware likes to hide.  The only reason they left it in was for the occasional advanced users that like to use the custom scan feature.  This is also why they don't have the option front and center and instead feature just the default Threat Scan prominently in the main UI.

As for the Hyper Scan/Flash Scan (now known as the 'Quick Scan'), it was always designed to be a very brief check of system loading points/startup locations and running processes in memory to quickly determine if the system is currently under attack by any active threats.  If anything is detected by this scan, it is recommended to perform a Threat Scan (the default scan type) to ensure no additional threats are present.

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