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I hope the full system scan gets an improvement on speed. way to slow. i just did first full scan and it took 21min. and 42 seconds. and I have bare bones on my pc. no Microsoft Office etc. plus it only scanned like 61,455 items

my AVG Anti-Spyware does like 237,00 items and it takes on the average only about 16 min maybe 17 min. I like the program but the scan speed for full system scan needs improvement.

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My Quick scan:

Objects scanned: 33137

Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 24 second(s)

This is with XP Pro on a 2.8GHZ system.

What are the system specifications are you using?

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We designed quick scan to catch everything , full only has a slight chance of catching more traces but cant actually catch any more live malware .

Quick will do memory , autostarts and all common malware locations .

When I add new defs I never need to do a full scan to catch what i added , quick gets it all .

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My system is same 2.8 Ghz AND 4GB Memory and OPS is windows home XP the quIck scan is very good. i will use that one and I am purchasing the program thanks for quick reply and explanation that fast scan is the one to use and i think this is the best anti-spyware out on the market

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Hello laserjet,

Congratulations on your purchase of Malwarebytes. :P

My system is 3.0 Ghz/ SATA drives/ 2GB Memory/ Vista Ultimate SP1/ XP Pro SP2/ dualboot

SATA drive does make scanning faster too.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 619

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 31030

Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 26 second(s)

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You should see it on a SAS 15K RAID10 then :P

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 32570

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 46 second(s)

Thats on a SATA raptor .

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 32571

Time elapsed: 38 second(s)

after disk cache

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Updated this rig yesterday, nothing fancy just a quicker CPU and more RAM that the mobo can both support:

A 3.06 Ghz HT and two 1 GB DDR PC3200 modules(Dakeyras likes computer fares for reasonably priced parts), plus I always carry out regular system maintenance.

Even though by todays standards hardly cutting edge technology, the rig is performing very well :P.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 619

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 27054

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 24 second(s)

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Darn I am a bit confused once I activated the real time protection my avg free went bonkers said I had another anti virus on my PC. I thought this was considered a anti-spyware. i had to unistall malwarebytes. please can someone clarify what this is originally found malwarebytes anti-malware at major geeks and its listed as a anti-spyware. yet AVG said otherwise thanks

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I'm getting worried about speed, even on a quickscan. It used to only take 2 mins on average, now:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 619

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 29556

Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 24 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

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I'm getting worried about speed, even on a quickscan. It used to only take 2 mins on average, now:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 619

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 29556

Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 24 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

What AV do run this with ?

Any other live protection software ?

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What AV do run this with ?

Any other live protection software ?

i have AVG FREE ANTIVIRUS . WAS USING AVG anti spyware but once i purchased malwarebytes i disposed of avg antispyware just had avf free and moment i use realtime of malwarebytes it avg advised to not run two antivirus programs

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FWIW, when I had the P4 3.2(E) GHz machine with 3 GB RAM and Vista and Symantec Endpoint Security running, those were about the same speeds I was getting from about 1.06 and later.

Keeping your HD defragmented *and* keeping your temp folders cleaned will go a *long* way to reducing the time it takes, as MBAM scans the temp folders....

I noticed a 1.5 minute difference before when I ran MBAM one day without using CCleaner on my temp folder and then again another day after running CCleaner.

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I don't have MBAM protection on very often (I forget to turn in on). I use Norton for AV.

The best way I have found to make a PC with Norton installed faster is to drop it out of an airplane . :P

I am only sort of kidding though , all AVs will slow your PC down and Norton has a reputation of being one of the worst when it comes to that .

Would be interesting so see this test :

Turn off your internet and disable Norton .

Quick scan with MBAM .

Turn everything back on and reboot , scan again .

I wonder how far apart the #s will be .

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The best way I have found to make a PC with Norton installed faster is to drop it out of an airplane . :P

I am only sort of kidding though , all AVs will slow your PC down and Norton has a reputation of being one of the worst when it comes to that .

Would be interesting so see this test :

Turn off your internet and disable Norton .

Quick scan with MBAM .

Turn everything back on and reboot , scan again .

I wonder how far apart the #s will be .

Ok ;)

Turned off Norton AV and disabled cable Modem.

First scan

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 619

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 31005

Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 45 second(s)

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 619

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 30871

Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 23 second(s)

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Scan with Norton Off:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11

Database version: 621

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 29116

Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 21 second(s)

After reboot + Norton on

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 29092

Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 24 second(s)

Times might be off on first one since I had already scanned with it a few times before.

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Everyone should keep this in mind .

When you scan with MBAM you are scanning with MBAM + every other active protection scanner you have at the same time .

As MBAM checks a file that act triggers you AV to scan it as well .

I used to see this all the with SAS and Antivir . Scan with SAS and Antivir would go off when a malware file was scanned by SAS .

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