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A couple of days ago I started running Malwarebytes on my wife's PC. Finally, this morning I stopped it from running, after it had run for a little over 44 hours. That seems way longer than I've ever seen Malwarebytes run on any Windows machine. I'm wondering if Malwarebytes has something like a sleep mode? My wife would minimize it and leave it running like that overnight.

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By "run it" do you mean having it running in the background or actively scanning? –  Synetech Jul 11 '12 at 19:39
    
I mean having it running in the background, most likely at a low priority. –  Rod Jul 12 '12 at 19:00
    
Then I don't understand what the problem is. It is designed to run in the background. If you have a key, then it will scan files on access and warn you about bad ones; if you don't have a key, then it just sits there for "convenient" access. Until you specifically exit it, it will stay there, it does not spontaneously exit on its own. –  Synetech Jul 12 '12 at 20:14
    
The problem is we only run it in an on demand basis. So, it doesn't makes sense to me at it would take 44+ hours to run, that's all. –  Rod Jul 13 '12 at 3:42
    
It's not "taking 44 hours to run". When you start the program, it loads and stays loaded with a tray icon. If you have purchased a key, then you can enable the on-access scanner, but if you are using the free version, it does nothing and just sits there waiting for you to click the icon to run a manual scan. It will stay there forever or until you right-click the tray icon and select Exit or reboot. –  Synetech Jul 13 '12 at 4:02

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