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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:53 AM
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 10:42 AM
In addition to @Aura's excellent advice and questions....
There is no "web version" or "Internet version" of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM), nor is there a "boot mode" for the software.
MBAM is specifically designed to be installed and run from the OS boot drive, typically the C:\ drive on a standard setup.
MBAM Premium and Trial versions do provide real-time protection that, by default, will load at Windows startup.
Premium and Trial versions also provide an advanced scheduler option to scan "on reboot".
But it is not necessarily suggested that one run an automated system scan at boot -- on some systems, that can lead to performance problems or hangups/freezes.
The default scan schedule -- a daily Threat scan -- is more than sufficient under most conditions for most users.
In order to work properly, MBAM ought to be run in Normal Windows mode, not Safe mode or Safe mode with networking.
If it will not run in Normal mode because of severe infection, there are other strategies, such as the use of the special Chameleon tool.
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:52 AM
I run these types of apps in "boot" mode to minimize the malware and troublemakers potential to prevent their files being deleted.
For home users, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can run in two environments - Normal Mode and Safe Mode (and with Networking).
In addition to the above -
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) should be run in Normal Mode if this environment is accessible. The programme is designed to function best in this environment. Running in any other environment reduces the functionality of the programme, and therefore it's ability to detect and remove malware.
This is because the programme includes a low level driver that enables direct disk access (DDA) - similar to ARK (Anti-Rootkit) programmes such as GMER. This driver is only loaded in Normal Mode.
Furthermore, MBAM *works best* whilst malware is loaded in memory. Running in other environments may reduce the functionality of MBAM's "linking technology", which uses malware in memory to detect and remove associated registry keys/values, files, folders, etc.
Edited by LiquidTension, 07 August 2015 - 03:25 AM.
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