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Malwarebytes Pro


Malwarebytes Pro 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 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 includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 46.08 MB (48,321,032 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

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: 46.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Malwarebytes Pro

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:
  • mbam.dll - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • mbamcore.dll
  • mbamdor.exe
  • mbamext.dll
  • mbampt.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
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • mbam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE7C1222-CD6D-4C93-9E0D-2190846840F3}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5C7C42E-9141-44BB-82BA-42DC4824810B}' (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-BackupByMalwarebytesPortable' (MBAMScheduler-BackupByMalwarebytesPortable) "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 Pro?

You can uninstall Malwarebytes Pro 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 Pro, 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 Pro.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

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

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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