AVs in need of Malwarebytes just does not deliver that is all. Malwarebytes perhaps have an easier job since they target specific areas but all AV/Suites will claim to cover the same. Dont think they do anything differently except working a market left alone by those big companies you mention. Your experience is not new. Also they dont cover everything even within that area, focus is on new discoveries, what is most likely to be relevant in 2009. So program is fast, reliable which with regards to removal is nice! and result in recommendations all over internet
Btw, try compare WOT with Norton/AVG/Mcafees "web protection" same relationship between old companies and not so old.
What I wanted to say is that since MBAM is on-demand only you could set it up in Task Scheduler to run once a day or whatever. Try this
start /WAIT mbam.exe /runupdate
start mbam.exe /minimized /quickscanterminate
Put file in mbam folder as mbam.bat, any name will do. Ive used that on some family computers since 1.34. Think it still works, Ive not heard of problems. Since then errorlevels are added so someone have probably made more intelligent batchfile. If you find one throw a link. But not really needed since it only pops up if infection is found - or program itself must be updated. Otherwise invisible. So since mbam has few false positives you can set this up on computers used by not so interested people, like your friends probably. Should be no risk of messing things up - use options in Task Scheduler, idle period for example. Still on-demand but the sooner infection is detected the better, alternative is probably no mbam-scanning at all. If lucky scheduled scan could prevent someone from proceeding further in a scam, like sending money.
Edited by Bambo, 17 August 2009 - 09:43 PM.