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A better way to scan Multiple Drives


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27 minutes ago, JamesF59 said:

Currently the only way I see to scan multiple drives is the custom scan option...    Setting should have a feature where one could tell it what drives to all ways scan.

Scanning multiple drives are basically a waste and not needed.

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.


Malwarebytes does not target script 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 block execution of files like these only with the anti-exploit module of the paid program.



Edited by Porthos
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Ok....Well thanks or the info,  I have 4 partitions on my 1 tb SSD   one for windows OS     one for Linux OS    one for Windows 11 programs and one for all my Data...

I guess I am a bit old fashioned. But I like to scan every thing on the HD's every now and then.....

And don't get me wrong MB is a very good program  and I will still use the free version,  but I am going to Switch To a full internet security Suite after MB ends in 5 months.....Either Kaspersky

or bit defender ......

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