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Portos:

 

Thank you for the prompt response.

Please answer each question separately.

1a, Is this option basically a shortcut to Malwarebytes Free that allows a user to scan without opening the software directly?

b. If so, what folder/file specifically is the shortcut attached to?

c. Does the shortcut also apply to checking for updates or only for scanning purposes?

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1 minute ago, Happy78 said:

s this option basically a shortcut to Malwarebytes Free that allows a user to scan without opening the software directly?

Yes

 

2 minutes ago, Happy78 said:

If so, what folder/file specifically is the shortcut attached to?

It is a part of the Windows system you see when you right click on any file.

3 minutes ago, Happy78 said:

Does the shortcut also apply to checking for updates or only for scanning purposes?

Malwarebytes will always update before any scan by default.

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5 minutes ago, Happy78 said:

One last question:

 

In order to avoid opening unnecessary files within the folder (e.g .dll extensions), why wouldn't the right-click option only be available with the mbam.exe file, since that is the application.

I do not get you meaning. You right click to check individual files and folders instead of having to run a threat scan.

Be aware since you are using the free version with out real time protection, Just running scans is not real protection.

Malwarebytes does not target the following files during a scan.. That means MB will not target; JS, HTML, VBS, .CLASS, SWF, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.

It also does not target documents such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, etc.

It also does not target media files;  MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.

Malwarebytes will detect files like these on execution only if using the Paid Version.

 

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1. Am I correct that right-clicking a folder or specific file only scans that specific file or folder? If so, I got confused because I thought that the shortcut was to access a 'system scan' so I could not understand why every folder and file would allow access to it.

2. Does the shortcut scan .dll files?

3. I am using Win 7 so I can access the application through the Start Menu or the Desktop Shortcut Icon (without having to access Windows Explorer).

Is the right-click option in Windows Explorer still the ‘quickest’ way to scan since the Start Menu and Desktop Shortcut Icon still require the software to be opened first and Win Explorer allows specific folders and files to be scanned?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Happy78 said:

Is the right-click option in Windows Explorer still the ‘quickest’ way to scan since the Start Menu and Desktop Shortcut Icon still require the software to be opened first and Win Explorer allows specific folders and files to be scanned?

The right click function is only to scan a specific file or folder. And yes it opens the GUI.

I personally rarely use the feature I just open the program and do a regular scan.

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10 minutes ago, Happy78 said:

I am using Win 7

Personally, I would be more concerned about the continued use of Windows 7 for the average user with out more advanced knowledge of security.

1 minute ago, Happy78 said:

Does the shortcut scan .dll files?

Yes it does but it will only find a problem if the file is in the database and the scanning database is the weakest part of MB. The paid realtime protection is more important.

Some of us don't regularly scan and rely on the real time protection.

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3 minutes ago, Happy78 said:


Lastly, when you stated that 'yes, it opens the GUI,' were you agreeing that the Start Menu and the Desktop Shortcut Icon are other ways to access the Malwarebytes Free GUI?

You can also open the main interface from the task bar by right clicking and choosing "Open Malwarebytes" just like in the last version.

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