As soon as you activate your Premium license, Malwarebytes on Windows creates a schedule to scan your computer once a day at around 3:00am, using your computer's time zone.
Set up an automatic scan schedule
You can view, delete, or edit the default scan schedule in Malwarebytes on Windows devices from Settings > Scan Schedule. The Scan Schedule lets you add, edit, or delete scheduled scans as needed.
- Open Malwarebytes.
- Click Settings, then click the Scan Schedule tab.
- Choose to add or edit a schedule.
- Use the new window to configure your scheduled scan. For additional options, click Advanced.
- To confirm your changes, click OK.
For Malwarebytes for Windows to scan your computer, your computer must be turned on and awake. If a scan is missed or stopped because the computer goes to sleep or is turned off, the scan resumes when the computer is turned on.