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Hi folks

Is it possible to get a  list of the folders that macos Scanner checks? 

Thanks

Lollypoppy

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I beieve that is proprietary information, but more importantly it could allow malware developers all the information they need to know as to where not to install their files. I would also have to guess that such information could change over time if newly discovered malware is being placed in a new folder. Suffice to say, Malwarebytes looks in every folder where currently active malware is known to place malicious files.

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Al is correct, but moreover, we could not give such a list even if we wanted to, because it could change at any moment, with every database update.

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Thanks for the replies. Sorry I'm coming back so late.

OK, I understand that there is a security risk here. 

I customize my default file download location. Would a malwarebytes quick scan be able to scan those files or should I leave the download location in its default setting?


 

 

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Thanks for the replies. Sorry I'm coming back so late.

OK, I understand that there is a security risk here. 

I customize my default file download location. Would a malwarebytes quick scan be able to scan those files or should I leave the download location in its default setting?

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I'm reasonably sure that Malwarebytes knows where your currently established download location is and if so it would be a mistake to restore the default to a place where no files exist without moving them from their current location. There's always a chance that something you have already downloaded will be later found to contain malware.

Staff needs to confirm.

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