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hi all,

i'm configuring Anti-malware for the computers at work. we have bought, i think, 5k licenses.

i need to know, for configuring purposes, what are the differences between a quick scan & a flash scan vs real-time protection?

if real-time protection offers the same as those scan, i believe i'll program only a full scan once a week.


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Quick Scan versus Full Scan

Hello kardock , and welcome to the forums here at Malwarebytes.org :)

Basically, a quick scan searches in all areas that malware likes to hide. Also, if you run a full scan, some malware has a chance to change itself, so the longer the scan, the longer the malware (if you have this type of malware) has to change.

A full scan will scan everything, and the only thing that a full scan will find that a quick scan will not are already-dead traces of infections that are gone already and items in the system restore area. Items in the system restore area cannot harm your machine unless you use an infected restore point.

Here are some references I found on the forum by Nosirrah, who is the Malwarebytes VP of Research.

Hope this clears things up for you :)




check out the 4th paragraph in this post: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?s...ost&p=45299



Any more questions, feel free to post!

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Thanks :)

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Hello Kardock,

Please make sure you contact Corporate Support for assistance to make sure you have all the information needed for a deployment with so many computers.

Also please take a look at the following recent post that I made to help you better understand How MBAM Scans

When contacting support in order to assist you better please provide the following information

Cleverbridge Order Reference Number:

Organization name:

Approved Contact name:

If you no longer have access to the order number you can contact Cleverbridge to obtain information about your order.

Cleverbridge customer service

Thank you

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