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10% remove it90% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version

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


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. The primary executable is named mbam.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 6.68 MB (7,003,685 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.malwarebytes.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Anti-Malware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version

Program executable:mbam.exe
Name:Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\anti-malware\mbam.exe
Additional files:
  • mbam.dll - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • mbamcore.dll
  • mbamext.dll
  • mbamgui.exe
  • mbamnet.dll
  • mbamservice.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 behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mbamservice.exe runs as a service named 'MBAMService' (MBAMService) "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware service".

How do I remove Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?

Quickly and completely remove Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 380 25.00%
HP Compaq 8510w 25.00%
MSI MS-7309 25.00%
eMachines ET1831 25.00%

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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