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Simple question. Does the Malwarebytes app for Android scan files as well as apps? I can't seem to find anything that references files and/or SD card scanning in the settings. 

I also have another question - why is the scanner so slow? Most other antivirus apps only take a few minutes to scan the entire system, whilst Malwarebytes takes like an hour. I won't complain if it means that it's more secure and actually scanning instead of relying on "trust lists", but I do want to know the real reason. 

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Hi @garfieldthecatto,

Yes, we do scan files.  For example, APKs sitting in your Downloads.

As far as scan times, you can try disabling battery optimization for Malwarebytes in Settings to see if that helps.  https://support.getfindster.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000666497-Disabling-battery-optimization-on-Android-smartphones

After disabling, we suggest restarting your device.


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