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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:29 PM
Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:51 AM
Scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in safe or normal mode will work but removal functions are not as powerful in safe mode. Why? MBAM is designed to be at full power when malware is running so safe mode is not necessary when using it. In fact, MBAM loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode because the program includes a special driver which does not work in safe mode. Further, scanning in safe mode prevents some types of malware from running so it may be missed during the detection process. Additionally, there are various types of malware infections which target the safeboot keyset so booting into safe mode is not always possible. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM. Doing a safe mode scan should only be done when a regular mode scan fails or you cannot boot up normally. If that is the case, after completing a safe mode scan, reboot normally, update the database definitions through the program's interface (preferable method) and try rescanning again.
Restarted in Safe Mode and ran another scan.
If nothing else, you gain experience by attempting to disinfect as you can always reformat. If you don't want to downlaod SuperAntispyware, then do this: Perform a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan.
Is it worth it to download Super-AntiSpyware and try to salvage
The degree of infection and amount of resultant damage can vary depending on the type of malware you are dealing with. If infection was due to a rootkit, backdoor Trojan, Botnet, or IRCBot, be aware that many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS.
should I format it all?
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