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Should I remove Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,032
United States Rank #1,391
Reach 0.3225%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.87 days
291.17 days >
Average installed length: 152.99 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version is a software program developed by Malwarebytes. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named mbam.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 55.88 MB (58,591,191 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

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: 55.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version

Program executable:mbam.exe
Name:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\malwarebytes anti-malware\mbam.exe
Additional files:
  • BusinessMessaging.exe - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • cloud.dll
  • cloud-enumeration.dll
  • Malwarebytes_Anti_Malware_v2.2.0.exe
  • mbam.dll
  • mbamcore.dll
  • mbamdor.exe
  • mbamext.dll
  • mbampt.exe
  • mbamresearch.exe
  • mbamscheduler.exe
  • mbamservice.exe
  • mbamsrv.dll
  • mbamtoast.dll
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Network.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • QtCore4.dll - Qt4
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • mbamscheduler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'mbamscheduler' (runs daily at 01:36).
  • mbam.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' (runs daily at 03:19).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3623315F-2C1A-4D08-9A49-16549193E2F2}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • mbamservice.exe runs as a service named 'MBAMService-BackupByMalwarebytesPortable' (MBAMService-BackupByMalwarebytesPortable) "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware service".
  • mbamscheduler.exe runs as a service named 'MBAMScheduler-BackupByMalwarebytesPortable' (MBAMScheduler-BackupByMalwarebytesPortable) "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scheduler".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BusinessMessaging.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\BusinessMessaging.exe".

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 version, 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.

Win 10 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.23%
Windows 7 30.97%
Windows Vista 3.29%
Windows XP 1.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 39.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.23%
Windows 10 Pro 12.91%
Windows 7 Professional 8.26%
Windows 8.1 7.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.87%
  France 6.63%
  United Kingdom 6.52%
  Canada 4.88%
  Germany 2.88%
  Australia 2.15%
  Sweden 0.88%
  India 0.50%
  Netherlands 0.50%
  Philippines 0.48%
  DK 0.40%
  New Zealand 0.38%
  Belgium 0.37%
  Ireland 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.47%
Dell 22.56%
Acer 13.89%
ASUS 11.48%
Toshiba 8.32%
Lenovo 6.02%
Samsung 2.39%
MSI 0.92%
Intel 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.46%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.19%


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