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Why is it that it takes so long to run an anti scan. While Malwarebytes is running it's scan, other anti protection companies log on and give the full reports/findings within less than 5 minutes. And the problem I have with this is that when you finish your scan and issue your findings, they are the exactly the same as the competitors. So I know it can be done quicker! Is there anything you can do to speed up the process?

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my "quick scan" with malwarebytes is 15 min, full scan can be from an hour ro 2 hours.

the reason could also be how much stuff is on your computer, i have my own website that deals with prgorams, so i end up with alot of programs, and alot of memory used up. malwarebytes dont take that long, i personaly love this program and tell everyone i know to get it, even if they say they have no problems...malwarebytes will find stuff others cant

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There are many factors that affect scan times.

Amount of software installed

Amount of files and folders on the system

Age of the computer

Hardware configurations

Memory resident applications that swap in and out of memory

Anti-Virus

Security Software

Disk integrity.

I would recommend doing a FULL Disk Check on your drive and running a tool like CCleaner to remove temporary files and see if times improve for you.

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i run ccleaner every night (not the reg cleaner part of it) and i also erase my passwords and browser history (i go to alot of different places with my laptop, i dont need anything stolen).

but i install many programs daily, so its going to go slow for me...sucks, but the scan is 1000000% worth it, malwarebytes is the best prgoram i have found so far, and i doubt anything can beat it or keep as updated as they do

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I was never sure to say it , but my old XP SP3 , still takes about 7 mins for a quick scan - It just shows with all these times how it depends on the age of your machine and the content as well as condition of the hard drive - I think no 2 are exactly the same - :)

A quick scan on my machine takes 15 minutes

@ kitkin 15.tk - With adding and removal of so many programs you most likely need to defrag a bit more often also -

Thanks for being observant - :) All information helps - :)

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You also could run disk cleanup to rid of old system restore points and other unneeded files. Checking msconfig out for unnecessary start-ups wouldn't hurt either. Just type it in run(windows xp) or start search(for vista).

Another good program to see what is starting up with windows is CCleaner. You will open CCleaner the you click on Tools on the left panel then select Startup. You could just temporary disable any items you want, and if you find out you do need that item later, you could always go back and re-enable that item.

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vLited Win 7 U with only needed apps installed.

All other data stored on other partitions.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44

Database version: 3597

Windows 6.1.7600

Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

1/19/2010 5:15:56 PM

mbam-log-2010-01-19 (17-15-56).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 93267

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 35 second(s)

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My quick scan (usually) takes anywhere from almost six minutes to ten minutes.

I almost always use a temp file cleaner before I run it.

Full scan, anywheres from forty-five minutes to an hour and a half, but, I don't run the full scan much anymore, once every few months really, if that.

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Mine are never quicker that 5 Minutes, it ranges from 5 minutes flat to about 10 minutes, depends which computer is being scanned, I do mine at my lunch hour so I an not concerned on how long it takes, cause when I come back from lunch it is done.

Full scan I hardly run it but it ranges from 40 min. to 1.5 hours.

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Windows 7

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44

Database version: 3582

Windows 6.1.7600

Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

1/17/2010 9:25:35 AM

mbam-log-2010-01-17 (09-25-35).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 91084

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 58 second(s)

My XP Pro system takes a little over 5 minutes.

WinPatrol has good control on Auto-Startup Programs:

http://www.winpatrol.com/compare.html

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There are many factors that affect scan times.

Amount of software installed

Amount of files and folders on the system

Age of the computer

Hardware configurations

Memory resident applications that swap in and out of memory

Anti-Virus

Security Software

Disk integrity.

This statement is so true:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44

Database version: 3601

Windows 6.1.7600

Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

1/19/2010 21:29:34

mbam-log-2010-01-19 (21-29-34).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 90913

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 7 second(s)

me computer specs:

W7 x64, Gigabyte EP45-DS3R, 300GB VELOCIRAPTOR SATA 10K RPM 2.5IN, 8gb memory.

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I must upgrade my unit (1 Gig) or buy a new one - But this one is usually 70% free space as I never run too much stuff unless I need it -

It was around 74-75% free until she started on F/book - Still for a 5 year old unit it serves very well most times -

A 6-7 min quick and 1 hr 15 min long scan is most likely just due to its age and constant usage for small games etc. - (Plus grand kids that play on it a lot) -

But I would still not be without my MBAM -

?? What would I do with 8 Gig ?? The mind boggles !!!

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44

Database version: 3624

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

24/01/2010 08:40:51 PM

mbam-log-2010-01-24 (20-40-51).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 120903

Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 28 second(s)

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haha. ill buy it for everyone in my family

malwarebytes deserves all the money they can get.

and this is unrelated, but i want everyone who is an admin or mod to check this out.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=37083

i wouldreally like it if i could do it, i will pay for it if i have to. (it will be a while before i can pay for anything though)

please do not say anyhting bad, i think that this could help many people.

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