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#1 Skelator

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:54 PM

I came home today from work and my laptop was running the screen saver. This morning around 3:00am I put the computer into sleep mode and that is what I also did. Got up went to work, worked all day, came home around 5:00pm and noticed my screen saver was running. Opened laptop logged in and check windows updater, Defender had updated earlier in the day. So I opened Malwarebytes to see if it had been ran. Sure enough it had, and multiple times from 9:00am until 5:00pm. The scans that ran, were ran MANUALLY it says. Several times throughout the day. Have I been breached Physically/Remotely or is this normal? Please help.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

Hi I might be  little late in the day offering help as you might already have resolved your issue. If not then:

  1. Suggest you check malwarebytes settings and schedule to see if their are any extra scans set up instead of an update as it is possible, as far as i'm aware, unknowingly to set scans to run silently.
  2. They could well be non-scheduled scans -Flas scans - perhaps. I f so, then it's possible that you have MBAM's scheduler configured to run a flash scan after updating.
  3. Open the main MBAM program UI > click "settings" tab > "scheduler settings" and -- assuming you have updates scheduled -- open the the "updates" section (by highlighting it and clicking "edit") to see if that's the case.
  4. It could also be that you have multiple entries in the scheduler for SCANS.

If you have already resolved your issue, or If none of the above resolves it then please let me know.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

I doubt there was a breach. It doesn't make any sense for an attacker to go in and run multiple scans with Malwarebytes.

Check you settings under Automated Scheduling.

Click on Threat Scan and then click Edit to open the Edit Schedule.

What does it say for Frequency and Recurrence?
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

Fixed it Guys. Thank You so Much for the help.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:34 PM

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