Scanning your computer for Malware

How-to scan your files or computer manually #

Malwarebytes Enterprise Anti-Malware is the legacy clean and remediation product for Windows users. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware contains cutting edge detection and remediation technology and serves as the basis for Malwarebytes for Windows. This guide explains the scanning options. If you click on the system tray to display the icons and you do not see the icon, submit a support ticket to your IT Help Desk immediately.

Manual Scan #

To perform a full manual scan, hover over the  icon and right click and select “start threat scan”. This will scan the most common areas where malware is detected, including the following items:

  • Startup Objects: Executable files and/or modifications which will be initiated at computer startup.
  • Registry Objects: Configuration changes which may have been made to the Windows registry.
  • File System Objects: Files stored on your computer’s local disk drives which may contain malicious programs or code snippets.
  • Heuristic Analysis: Analysis methods which we employ in the previously-mentioned objects — as well as in other areas — which are instrumental in detection of and protection against threats, as well as the ability to assure that the threats cannot reassemble themselves.

 Full Scan #

You do not have to do anything here. Our system has your PC set on a schedule to perform a full scan periodically. We will scan the entire hard drive. This scan will include the above and:

  • 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.
  • Heuristic Analysis: Analysis methods which we employ in the previously-mentioned objects — as well as in other areas — which are instrumental in detection of and protection against threats, as well as the ability to assure that the threats cannot reassemble themselves.

Scanning a specific file or folder #

With Malwarebytes for Windows, you can scan specific files, folders, or locations on your computer using the right-click pop-up menu, also known as the Windows context menu. From the context menu, you can click Scan with Malwarebytes. This option in the context menu can be toggled on and off for your convenience. This article explains the process of toggling the Windows Context Menus feature.

 

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