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Reminder fix, last update indicator add, and have app remember where it was


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Hi,

I've got three suggestions at the moment.

First I've been getting the scan reminder every day even though I run a threat scan every single day and a custom scan of all drives once per week. I have the reminder set to notify me if I've missed a scan for more than a day.

Second, I think it would be useful for the home screen on the app to display the date and time of last update similarly to how Windows Update shows this information.

And third, it would be useful to have the app remember where it was on the desktop/multi display setup when it was last closed and open there the next time it opens. This isn't a big deal, but I have a number of screens open at startup and they all remember where they were except MBAM which likes to open in the middle of the screen. The build version I'm using is always the newest one offered when I update, currently that's 4.5.8.191

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19 minutes ago, DerCribben said:

First I've been getting the scan reminder every day even though I run a threat scan every single day

This seems to be the reason. Either there is a glitch in how the reminder is processed but never the less I would extend the reminder to a longer interval. I believe that setting was created for those who do not do scheduled scanning and need the reminder. That setting is also off by default since a scheduled daily scan is enabled by default.

22 minutes ago, DerCribben said:

I have the reminder set to notify me if I've missed a scan for more than a day.

21 minutes ago, DerCribben said:

and a custom scan of all drives once per week.

Custom scans of the entire drive are not needed. The scan feature is not the strength of Malwarebytes. It is the rest of the real-time protections.

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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 ,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.

If you need a flat file scanner to check archived data/drives, I would recommend using one of the many available free AV scanners such as Kaspersky's Virus Removal Tool, ESET's Free Virus Scan, or even the built in Windows Defender that ships with Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10/11.  Links to the first two scanners I mentioned can be found below:

https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/free-virus-removal-tool
https://www.eset.com/us/home/online-scanner/

 

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Thanks for that @Porthos, I do still feel like the reminder function would be better if it took all scans into consideration, not just manual scans. I also have to wonder why the functionality to scan all drives is built in if it's a useless function. I usually run that custom scan overnight on the night I'm least likely to be running a big render so it's kind of a "If it's there, why not?" scenario. Though if it is just bloat they should certainly remove it.

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9 minutes ago, DerCribben said:

"If it's there, why not?" scenario. Though if it is just bloat they should certainly remove it.

It is not bloat but not something you need to run regularly.

There some other "seemingly more protective" settings that should not be enabled, that are also off by default, due to frequent False positives.

Also one that actually causes MS Office and others, from working correctly.

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