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2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #28,726
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.33 days
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Average installed length: 206.60 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión is a program developed by Malwarebytes. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is mbam.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 56.46 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 45.99 MB (48,224,794 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión come from Spain, it is also popular in Mexico and Argentina.

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: 45.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión

Program executable:mbam.exe
Name:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\malwarebytes anti-malware\mbam.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an application that finds and removes malware. It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware when started manually, and a paid version, which provides scheduled scans, real-time...
Additional files:
  • cloud.dll - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • cloud-enumeration.dll
  • 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)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mbam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE7C1222-CD6D-4C93-9E0D-2190846840F3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • mbam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Malwarebytes Update.
2 Services
  • mbamscheduler.exe runs as a service named 'MBAMScheduler' (MBAMScheduler) "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scheduler".
  • mbamservice.exe runs as a service named 'MBAMService' (MBAMService) "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • mbam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'New startup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mbam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Malwarebytes Protection' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mbam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:56.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004767430%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026189%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021485%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:49,598,575
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.65 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:18.86 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:10.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0003971941%
Kernel CPU:0.00018799%
User CPU:0.00020921%
CPU cycles/sec:175,202
I/O reads/min:52 Bytes
I/O writes/min:25 Bytes
Memory:290.37 MB
Total CPU:0.0004108314%
Kernel CPU:0.00022362%
User CPU:0.00018721%
CPU cycles/sec:20,150,362
I/O reads/min:4.34 MB
I/O writes/min:15.42 KB

How do I remove Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión?

You can uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión 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 versión, 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 versión.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.37%
Windows 10 28.72%
Windows XP 5.86%
Windows Vista 3.83%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.93%
Windows 7 Professional 10.07%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.07% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 39.07%
  Mexico 14.84%
  Argentina 12.23%
  Colombia 6.46%
  Chile 5.66%
  United States 5.55%
  Peru 3.06%
  Venezuela 2.94%
  Ecuador 2.15%
  Costa Rica 1.36%
  Uruguay 1.25%
  Panama 0.79%
  Dominican Republic 0.45%
  United Kingdom 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.97%
Acer 19.93%
ASUS 10.24%
Dell 9.87%
Toshiba 7.68%
Samsung 5.85%
Lenovo 4.75%
Intel 2.93%
Sony 1.46%
Sahara 1.28%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.30%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.52%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.34%
ASUS All Series 1.95%
HP G42 Notebook PC 1.95%

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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