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Discussion in 'General Malware And Security' started by BGBG, Mar 22, 2024.

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Registered Members

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    Have gotten malwarebytes again. Have run a scan every feww days. Always finds 0 threats. Also keeps popping up come-ons to purchase-Ihave FREE version. Now has another come-on wanting you to download something...

    [URL....
    ]https://www.malwarebytes.com/digital-footprint?utm_source=iris&utm_medium=inproduct&utm[/URL][%E2%80%A6]aign=b2c_pro_acq_fy25dfpalert_171105373162&utm_content=324&x-irismsgid=4564&x-exp=iris-550&ADDITIONAL_machineid=c0fb68b5f34da30b64e8cfd0117f2edd4704cb06&lang=en_US&affiliate=37469&x-affiliate=37469&x-irisaudid=0

    Wanting your most used email address. I try to ignore these come-ons to sell me more.
    A free download it says.
     
  2. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    As long as you have the free version installed you will get their ads. It is just their way of trying to get some business and make money. There is nothing suspicious about it popping up just advertising.
     
  3. BGBG

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    Is it OK to run a Microsoft Security Essentials quick scan and a Malwarebytes Free version scan together at same time instead of each separately? I just did this and all seems well. And I just ignore the ads.
     
  4. Tony D

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    You should run them separately. If they both run at the same time, they'll compete with each other and slow things down.
     
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  5. BGBG

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    Thanks. I suspected that might not be good. I will keep running them separately from now on. And is it better to run a FULL scan instead of a QUICK scan? I was running a quick scan before and it never found anything but that ran a full one and it DID find something. I was running the quick scans to finish sooner but I guess the whole purpose is to FIND WHAT IS THERE and not to simply save time and find NOTHING.
     
  6. Tony D

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    As far as quick vs full scans - I'll leave that to someone else to address. I don't know exactly what the difference is.
    btw: I don't see a need to run a scan unless you think your computer is acting strange. If I do run a scan because there's something strange going on, I'd run a full scan. That's just my opinion.
     
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    allheart55 (Cindy E) Administrator Administrator

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    A quick scan is usually fine, Bill.
    It scans the areas of your computer that are most susceptible to malware.
    A full scan does a thorough check of your entire system and is usually only recommended if your computer is acting up or seems infected.
     
  8. BGBG

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    I never that I know of nor suspect any problems and rarely find any threats. But occasionally I HAVE scanned and found threats. I am not sure how to tell but only scan now and then. I was usually doing scans a few days a week, saving a screen shot of results, and deleting the shots when a few weeks old or right away if any found.
     

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