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Hello everyone,

Malwarebytes is currently doing a full scan on my computer, but for some reason I am unable to see what folder/file it is currently working on. Is there a way I can enable this? I know this used to be a feature on malwarebytes. The reason that I ask is that it is being slow and I can not find what folders and files are causing this problem.

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, HelloThereEveryone said:

Malwarebytes is currently doing a full scan on my computer

A full scan is not needed or recommended. I would cancel that scan and so the standard threat scan instead.

Malwarebytes is not designed to function like normal AV scanners and uses a new kind of scan engine that relies mostly on heuristics detection techniques rather than traditional threat signatures.  Malwarebytes is also designed to look in all the locations where malware is known to install itself/hide, so a full or custom scan shouldn't be necessary, especially on any sort of frequent basis (like daily), especially since the default Threat Scan/Quick Scan checks all loading points/startup locations, the registry, all running processes and threads in memory, along with all system folders, program folders and data folders as well as any installed browsers, caches and temp locations.  This also means that if a threat were active from a non-standard location, because Malwarebytes checks all threads and processes in memory, it should still be detected.  The only threat it *might* miss would be a dormant/inactive threat that is not actively running/installed on a secondary drive, however if the threat were executed then Malwarebytes should detect it.  Additionally, whenever a new location is discovered to be used by malware the Malwarebytes Research team adds that location dynamically to the outgoing database updates so the locations that are checked by the default Threat/Quick Scan in Malwarebytes can be changed on the fly by Research without requiring any engine or program version updates/upgrades.

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