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On our XP machines the mapped network drives show up under full scan.

On our Windows 7 x64 machines they do not. The mapped drives are the same.

Has anyone else run nto this?

I understand that a local scan is typically better than a network scan, however these are NAS drives and a local install is not possible.

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Windows 7 has changed the method used for doing this. Scanning mapped drives though is pretty much almost a waste of time. The drive that is physically part of that Server should be the one that is scanning for detection and removal. You cannot lock a remote file for removal or kill a process to remove it. Basically its just a dormant left over file that should be cleaned by your Anti-Virus. MBAM is designed to detect and clean immediate threats, not piles of old infections.

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Windows 7 has changed the method used for doing this. Scanning mapped drives though is pretty much almost a waste of time. The drive that is physically part of that Server should be the one that is scanning for detection and removal. You cannot lock a remote file for removal or kill a process to remove it. Basically its just a dormant left over file that should be cleaned by your Anti-Virus. MBAM is designed to detect and clean immediate threats, not piles of old infections.

Thanks for the Win7 info.

I was using MBAM to clean/delete some old files, it was easier than doing it manually.

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