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Malware bytes 3.0 is a new product of malwarebytes . Malwarebytes 3.0 unifies the three products into a single one the anti-malware , anti-exploit and anti- ransomware .

The new interface of Malwarebytes 3.0 offers five tabs:


1. Dashboard : it stores the necessary information and current status of the system.

2. Scan : this tab shows the summary of the last scan result. Whenever the scan is running it shows its status.

3. Quarantine : it shows all the threats that are identified by malwarebytes.

4. Reports : it contains all the scan report stored in your system.

5. Settings : in settings you can turn on or off a particular feature.


Some of the key features include:

 Faster scanning for threats.

Schedule scan: By default, it scans every 24 hours. However, you can change and set a particular time according to your wish.

All-in- one security shield: That means you no longer need any standalone anti-ransomware, antivirus and anti-rootkits. For your information, this tool doesn’t scan for rootkits by default. You need to enable this function right from Settings > Protection > Scan Options.

Real-Time Protection: To be on the safe side, you must have real-time protection. Malwarebytes 3.0 provides such option to help you in real-time. It can also be stopped from Settings > Protection > Real-time Protection.

Exclusion: At any point, if you wish to exclude a file or program from being under the Malwarebytes’ radar, you can rule out that program or file/folder from Settings > Exclusions. [Detailed guide is written below]

Scan from right-click context menu: Like Windows Defender, you can get an option to scan any file or folder from right-click context menu. Just right-click on any file, select Scan with Malwarebytes.

HOW TO INSTALL MALWAREBYTES 3.0?

1. Double click on the downloaded installation file to begin the installation.

2. Run the file when the download is complete.

3. Choose Yes if the User Account Control dialog appears.

4. The installer will take you through a few options just click Next to use the default settings.

5. After the installation is complete , just click Finish and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start..

HOW TO SCAN WITH MALWAREBYTES 3.0?

There are 3 scan types – Threat Scan, Custom Scan, and Hyper Scan. (Hyper scan is only for uses of premium and trial mode).

Threat scan : This one is your daily scan . It scans all the places malware is known to hide, including Memory, Startup, Registry and File System Objects.

Custom scan : It helps you to scan where and what you want to scan. Enables you to customize the treatment of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and Modifications (PUMs).

Hyper scan :. This method of scanning is limited to detection of immediate threats.

Areas and methods tested include: Memory Objects: Memory which has been allocated by operating system processes, drivers, and other applications.Startup

Objects: Executable files and/or modifications which will be initiated at computer startup.


 To perform threat scan

1. Firstly launch malwarebytes 3.0.

2. On the left pane of dashboard click on the scan tab.

3. Now select threat scan.

4. Followed by clicking start scan button.

 To perform custom scan

1. Firstly Launch Malwarebytes 3.0.

2. On the left pane of dashboard click on the scan tab.

3. Now select custom scan.

4. Followed by clicking configure scan button.

5. Select the desired drive letter to the right of the Custom Scan configuration screen. Now to select any individual items or folders, just click on the drop menu next to the check boxfor that letter drive and check the box next to each item to be included in the scan.

6. Choose any other custom scan settings desired by checking those boxes and selecting how PUPs and PUMs will be treated when detected.

7. Click on the start scan button.


To perform a hyper scan

1. Firstly launch malwarebytes 3.0.

2. On the left pane of dashboard click on the scan tab.

3. Now select hyper scan.

4. Followed by clicking start scan button.

HOW CAN A SCAN BE SCHEDULED WITH MALWAREBYTES 3.0 ?

WHAT IS SCAN SCHEDULE ?

When  Malwarebytes should execute scans and check for protection updates.  This is functional only for Premium and Trial users.

To schedule an automated Threat or Hyper scan:

1. First Launch Malwarebytes.

2. Now click the Settings tab in the left pane.

3. Then click the Scan Schedule tab in the top pane.

4. Click on the Add button in the scan schedule screen.

5. In the Add Schedule window, select the Operation type, Starting Date and Time, Schedule Frequency and Recurrence. Click the Advanced button for more settings such as Scheduled Options and Recovery Options.

6. Click OK.

To schedule an automated Custom Scan:

1. First launch Malwarebytes.

2. Now click the Settings tab in the left pane.

3. Then click the Scan Schedule tab in the top pane.

4. In the Scan Schedule screen, click the Add button.

5. In the Add Schedule window, select Custom Scan under Operation Type, Starting Date and Time, Schedule Frequency and Recurrence. Click the Advanced button for Recovery Options.

6. Click the Customize Scan button.

7. Select the preferences in the Customize Scan screen by selecting what areas of the system to scan and what threat types to check for.

8. Click OK.
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