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1 hour ago, likeastar20 said:

MBAM has already a rootkit module that you can enable, is it the same?

They are the same most of the time. The beta Rootkit scanner is where they test and tweak changes.

It is recommend rootkit be turned on only where there is an issue for removing something with the normal scan. Rootkit is slightly more dangerous as it has to disable some whitelisting to remediate some rootkits.

Maybe once a month if really want to use rootkit. But honestly, we rarely see rootkit files anymore and the newer engine can remove most of them anyways even without rootkit on.

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Hi likeastar20:

Just to clarify, when you say MBAR are you referring to anti-ransomware (i.e., either the Ransomware Protection built in to Malwarebytes Premium or the standalone Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta available at https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/172-anti-ransomware-beta/ that Firefox described <above>), or are you referring to the option in Malwarebytes for rootkit scanning?

As far as I can tell the download button on the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Scanner page at https://www.malwarebytes.com/solutions/rootkit-scanner simply suggests you install Malwarebytes Free (the download button on the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Scanner page redirects to the Malwarebytes Free Downloads page at https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download where you can download Malwarebytes Free for Windows) and then run the  rootkit scanner that's built in to both Malwarebytes Free and Premium.

I'm not even sure where you could even find a beta for the rootkit scanner, unless you have opted in to receive beta updates in your Malwarebytes options  (Settings | General | Beta Updates - my image shows my setting is OFF).  Perhaps Firefox or Porthos would know if Malwarebytes offers a standalone rootkit scanner that isn't built in to Malwarebytes.


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11 hours ago, lmacri said:

I'm not even sure where you could even find a beta for the rootkit scanner

Hello @lmacri:

Support: Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit beta information

Forum: Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA Support

Download: https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mbar/



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