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    Also, I suspect Malwarebytes only scans for the same Adware that AdwareMedic did, so the scan is limited to the locations where Safari, etc, can and do put things. It seems to be just about as fast as it was when it was called AdwareMedic.

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    Does "Malwarebytes for Mac," have to scan the full MAC HD to seek adware, trojans...etc? MAC HD set-up different than a DELL or HP PC HD with Windows set-up?

    When I installed Malwarebtyes for Mac, the other day, it took their published 6 seconds, and found 4 things for me to remove. I don't have any anti-virus installed and running on my MAC. I do think that I will run Malwarebytes every so often. Perhaps it is so fast as only needs to look at a couple files the way Mac HD is designed for storage?

    On our two Windows PC's, I run Malwarbytes periodically, and does seem to have to scan the whole HD with time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teetertotter View Post

    On our two Windows PC's, I run Malwarbytes periodically, and does seem to have to scan the whole HD with time.
    How long does a scan generally take on your Windows PC's with Malwarebytes? And what size HD do you have on these Windows PC's?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    How long does a scan generally take on your Windows PC's with Malwarebytes? And what size HD do you have on these Windows PC's?- Nick
    7 year old Asus, i5, [wife's], 15" with WIN 10, 500GB HD, takes about 15 minutes. My one year old Dell 15", i5, Touch Screen, 500GB, 5400RPM, takes about 15-20 minutes. I do have a 3rd, Toshiba Satellite, 11" touch screen, w Win 10, but never paid any attention to the time element. These 3 PC's do have Webroot Antivirus installed.

    When we travel, I take the Dell and Toshiba with WIN 10. The Toshiba is used weekly at the YWCA.
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    YWCA Rock County - Helping Abused Children
    The Boys and Girls Club w Mentoring Program

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    Quote Originally Posted by teetertotter View Post
    7 year old Asus, i5, [wife's], 15" with WIN 10, 500GB HD, takes about 15 minutes. My one year old Dell 15", i5, Touch Screen, 500GB, 5400RPM, takes about 15-20 minutes.
    Thanks for the info. 15-20 minutes is a lot longer than the 6 seconds it took Malwarebytes to scan my MacBook Pro (320gig HD).

    When the scan takes 15-20 minutes…psychologically…it makes a user feel like something is REALLY being scanned. When it only takes 6 seconds…it's fast…but leaves you wondering!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Jake on occasions using the Scan function, I have seen MBFM update the search base so they do keep it up to date. And MBFM is AdwareMedic under another name since they purchased AdwareMedic.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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