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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,561
United States Rank #7,511
Reach 0.0288%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.21 days
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Average installed length: 127.21 days

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

What is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a computer application that finds and removes malware. MBAM claims to be intended to find malware that other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs generally miss, including rogue security software, adware, and spyware. MBAM scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if on-demand anti-malware software is also running on the computer.

About  (from Malwarebytes)

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies designed to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware application available in both a Free and PRO version. The Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities, and the PR...  Read more


The main program executable is mbam.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 4.38 MB (4,591,033 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.malwarebytes.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Program executable:mbam.exe
Name:Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
Additional files:
  • mbam.dll - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • mbamcore.dll
  • mbam-dor.exe
  • mbamext.dll
  • mbamgui.exe
  • mbamnet.dll
  • mbamservice.exe
  • mbamtrayctrl.exe
  • mbampt.exe - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • mbamscheduler.exe
  • vbalsgrid6.ocx (by vbAccelerator) - vbAccelerator VB6 SGrid Control 2.0
  • ssubtmr6.dll (by vbAccelerator) - SSubTmr6 (Subclassing and Timer Assistant, modified for configurable message response, multi control support and bug fixed for timer errors.)
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:161.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022940750%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00126064%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00103343%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:203,884,668
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:68.74 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:14.37 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0045480355%
Kernel CPU:0.00288241%
User CPU:0.00166563%
CPU cycles/sec:301,272
I/O reads/min:1.23 KB
Memory:3.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0025970554%
Kernel CPU:0.00166920%
User CPU:0.00092785%
CPU cycles/sec:65,622
I/O reads/min:1.31 KB
I/O writes/min:1.2 KB

How do I remove Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?

You can uninstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.38%
Windows Vista 20.28%
Windows 10 13.23%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.51%
Windows 7 Professional 13.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.45%
Windows 8.1 5.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.95%
  United Kingdom 5.32%
  France 3.21%
  Canada 2.84%
  Italy 2.84%
  Australia 2.35%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Netherlands 0.99%
  Germany 0.99%
  Sweden 0.74%
  Spain 0.62%
  Israel 0.49%
  Ireland 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.25%
Hewlett-Packard 30.89%
Acer 12.57%
Toshiba 7.85%
ASUS 3.93%
Lenovo 3.14%
Intel 1.83%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Gateway 1.05%
Samsung 1.05%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 6.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.21%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.67%
LENOVO 0679 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.14%

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a PC security program that finds and removes malware created by Malwarebytes.
Publisher URL: www.malwarebytes.org


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