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Offline jimb11

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Registry scan
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:51:30 PM »
Does avast scan the registry like MBAM does? When I did a quick scan with avast it found nothing. But when I did a quick scan with MBAM it found a few pup registry items that had to be deleted.

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Re: Registry scan
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 10:01:00 PM »
It doesn't specifically scan the registry as such, but if a detection is made it checks the registry for entries relating to that file detection I believe.
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Re: Registry scan
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 01:11:22 PM »
Furthermore, Avast doesn't scan for PUPs per default and even enabled and with the boot time scan, Malwarebytes is still stronger in this matter.
On a side note, the registry entries detected might've been only harmless remnants of Adware/PUPs you have installed.