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How do I schedule a scan or update in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

Document created by parche Employee on May 15, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Jun 11, 2017
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Scheduling a scan or an update is only available for  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Trial or Premium users. The steps to add a scheduled scan or update for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 are below.

 

To create a scheduled scan:

  1. Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and click on Settings
  2. Click on Automated Scheduling
  3. Click Add
  4. Pick which type of scan you would like to schedule from the Operation Type menu: 
    • Hyper Scan: Scans memory for malware
    • Threat Scan: Scans known locations that malware may reside
    • Custom Scan: Scans entire drives of your choice
  5. Choose the date and time you would like the scan to start
  6. Pick how often you would like the scan to happen
  7. Click OK. The Scan has been scheduled.

 

To create a scheduled update:

  1. Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and click on Settings
  2. Click on Automated Scheduling
  3. Click Add
  4. Choose Check for Updates from the Operation Type menu
  5. Choose the date and time you would like the update to start
  6. Pick how often you would like the database to update
  7. Click OK. The update has been scheduled

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