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Quick scan on external drive?


IanOnline

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First and foremaost what an excellent program this is!

I have had many friends who have had infections which do not allow them to download and or run malwarebytes so I have removed their hard drives and run the program via usb to my pc.

It would be great when right clicking on the drive the option to do a quick scan appears as opposed to a full scan.

I appreciate a full scan is probably the preferred method, but when i have to sit there with my laptop it can sometimes take hours whereas a quick scan tends to remove the worst, enable thier pc to download again and let them run the full scan in their enviroment

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Keep up the good work!

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The Quick Scan isn't available for secondary drives because it is designed for running on the active system (the C: drive, registry, memory etc) to look for malware. Once you get their system up and running you don't need the Full Scan as the Quick Scan should find all active malware that's left, the only other issues it may find would be in System Restore, which should not be cleaned with a scanner, it should simply be removed by creating a fresh (clean) restore point and deleting all previous restore points once all the problems are fixed.

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