Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware – Download and Instructions

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Free Version is a unique tool that detects and removes malware where other Antivirus applications fail to identify. This version is powerful enough to eliminate any presence of virus and rogue security applications.

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Pro is a recommended version that incorporates limitless security functionalities in which free version is lacking of. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Pro provides extensive real-time protection while working with files, browsing the Internet, chatting with friends or downloading shared-files.

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Pro includes Proactive Protection Module that maintains computer safety and shield it with enhanced heuristic scanning technology.

About Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Author: Malwarebytes

License: Freeware / Licensed with Real-Time Protection

Version: 2.0.2

Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

Available in Languages: English, Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

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Having this full version gives your computer a real-time protection, scheduled scanning and updating. For one time fee of $24.95, you’ll get instant defense against malware, malicious web sites and intruders.
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Get Scanner Only

This version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is Free. Start scanning your computer for malware, Trojans and viruses. Free edition will not guard your computer from threats and attacks.
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How to Use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (mbam-setup.exe) and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as “default” only
4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:

  • Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

5. Click “Finish.” Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the “Show Results”
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

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48 Comments

  1. Bad Nite
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 02:12:25

    Well Malawarebytes used to work ok but when I tried to update definitions I find there are trojans attached to the download. So now my MalawareB BYTES! I had to get rid of it and restore my system to last Saturday to block the trojan load cycle. Anyone know where I can get clean definitions file? Program will no longer run.

  2. Michael
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 21:24:44

    I already have this program. The downside is that because I have the free version, I can not update it. So when I went to scan my lap top recently for the Think Point (hotfix.exe) virus, it was useless.

  3. Rob
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 08:33:50

    Tried downloading this software to get rid of ThinkPoint, but the malware program froze my laptop. I turned it off and rebooted it, but the computer no longer loads up windows. Instead I get a black screen with a flashing white icon in the top left hand corner. Is my computer dead? Any ideas on what might have caused this?

  4. RAJ
    Nov 07, 2010 @ 15:07:37

    but the one i downloaded was the free version of the above reccomended :)

  5. Kelvin
    Nov 24, 2010 @ 16:45:07

    Had to download the Malwarebytes program from a clean computer – seems to have worked! Thanks for the help!

  6. matt
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 02:25:45

    malwarebytes worked for me, easy, painless, loved it!

  7. Robert
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 14:10:28

    The name of my Fake Microsoft essential was Hotfix, Took a hell of a time before i could remove it.

  8. morimaurice
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 17:06:01

    It works! Thank u a lot!!

  9. mason
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 21:11:04

    managed to download the malwarebytes from a clean computer, and transfer it to my infected laptop via memory stick. i installed it fine, but the virus is blocking me from opening the program. i’ve tried running windows in safe mode – no luck. and even when i close the program from task manager, still no luck. HELPPPPPPPPP

  10. Luna
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 17:07:57

    Mason: Try re-naming it.

  11. I hate Internet
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 04:58:33

    Download it from cnet
    If you trry downloading it from the actual publishers website, whatever malware you have will stop you from opening that page. Find an external download link somewhere. I was having the same problem and then found it on cnet, they did a review of it and provided a download of it.

    This worked for me.

  12. peter
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 14:35:20

    This is a trial id recomend something else as most trials that say they can get rid of stuff want cash then when you pay dont get rid of what they say they do

  13. Mike
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 03:51:37

    SIMPLY RESTART YOUR COMPUTER IN SAFE MODE TO INSTALL AND RUN MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE

  14. wayne
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 19:29:22

    if people are not able to open the malware program.. I ran as administrator and it worked fine. right click .. run as administrator.. (asked for a password) but opened up after this.

    Hope this helps

  15. janey
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 16:45:52

    TomManchester – thank you. It worked!!

  16. Billie
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 10:10:49

    Ran a virus scan tool that did not identify or remove Internet Security Suite virus. Later I ran the software to clean up the registry and then Malwrebytes Anti-Malware (full scan) and it completely removed the virus.

  17. Ashley
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 17:47:23

    If you have windows vista and already have this downloaded, some viruses won’t let you open it to run it. Try right clicking and running as administrator. It’s worked for me almost every time. This program (the free version) has cleaned my computer of many viruses. Another program that’s helped along with this one is Spbot – Search and Destroy. It’s free andis really good at cleaning your computer (but it’s not specifically targeted toward Malware but it does cover that as well)

  18. kell77
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 21:29:21

    thank you this seemed to work a treat

  19. panos
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 15:48:43

    Very Nice. THNKS

  20. Candice
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 15:33:36

    hi i can’t open the malwarebytes file even after renaming it and taking out the .exe extension. any ideas what i should rename it to so the malware (best antivirus 2011) doesn’t block it? i also cannot open my task manager or any executable file. can someone help?

  21. Janet
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 20:50:23

    Thanks to all who posted, I am rid of the xp hp home security visus.

  22. Eric
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 14:15:46

    I followed all the steps and managed to run the program however because the virus has stopped my internet connection i wasn’t able to update the anti-malware and when it scanned my system it didn’t find any infected files. Anyone have any ideas?

  23. Vito
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 13:01:10

    How do I get this product to work. The Virus stopped my internet access and will not let this product run… what do I do?

  24. Vito
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 15:18:09

    OK… I was able to run Malwarebytes in Safe Mode under Administrator, it ran and removed a bunch of problems. However, when it restarted the pc the XP Home Security 2011 virus is still there… what can I do?

  25. Bill
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 12:44:08

    rkill needs to be ran before MS Tools can open. Restart computer and as quick as possible open “rkill”. Rkill will stop virus MS Tools from opening. Then run maleware-bytes. Goodluck

  26. Tom Thomson
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 10:32:56

    Thanks for this. I thought i was going to have to take my netbook to the shop and pay out to have it fixed but this has sorted it a treat. Brilliant.

  27. Dan
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 12:46:53

    Help!!! I have downloaded the file to a clean PC, renamed it and loaded it on my infected PC. When I try to run, nothing happens. Any ideas?

  28. Michelle
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:04:14

    I was able to download malwarebytes on another computer and then run it in safe mode. it found multiple threats, which I removed, but when I enter back to “normal mode” windows xp….opening any files still asks for which program and it is still and freezing. no more fake antivirus though.
    malwarebytes says its over 120 days, but i’m not able to connect to the internet to update…

  29. Rahul
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 21:35:25

    Right click and run as administrator

  30. Greg
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 02:44:37

    People! Go to file origin, right click and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. Should solve problems of program being blocked.

  31. Kel
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 14:23:09

    Can I download Malwarebytes onto my “good” computer, put it on a flashdrive, then download it onto my infected computer? I am trying to go to malwarebytes.org on the infected computer in safe mode and it is saying that the website refused my connection. Just trying to figure out a way around that. Thanks

  32. Mike
    May 03, 2011 @ 23:23:53

    I’m afraid none of this seems to work. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware must run without updating (virus blocks access), and with present definitions (133 days old) XP Antivirus 2011 virus is not detected. It looks like some of the comments touch on this, but they are all truncated – I can’t read them. Darn!

  33. JDees
    May 12, 2011 @ 03:50:20

    God bless Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware! I was in so much trouble–none of my browsers would launch due to some funky-ass trojan, so I downloaded Malwarebytes from another computer to my Dropbox and…voila-huge problem fixed. I love you, Mr. Malwarebytes!

  34. MIKE
    May 21, 2011 @ 15:15:48

    WOW IDK HOW GREAT IT WORKS YET BUT IM 2:24 SECS INTO SCAN AND ALREADY FOUND AN INFECTED FILE. BEFORE SUSPECTED INFECTION OF VISTA INTERNET SECURITY VIRUS, I COULDNT GET ON INTERNET EXPLORER WITHOUT THE VIRUS THREAT MESSAGE AND A FEW POP UPS, WOULDNT START MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS, SO I RAN A SCAN ON AN INDIVIDUAL FILE AND IT STARTED UP FOR ME, I RAN A FEW VIRUS SCANS AND NOTHING, THEN I FORGOT TO UPDATE, I UPDATED AND IT FOUND LIKE 6 FILES BUT I WAS STILL SEEING THE ICON IN SYSTEM TRAY, SO I DOWNLOADED MICROSOFT MALICIOUS SOFTWARE REMOVAL TOOL, AND WINPATROL. MMSRT FOUND NOTHING, BUT NOW THE ICON IS GONE AND NO POP UPS???? SO I FELT LIKE THE VIRUS WAS STILL THERE BUT I GUESS IT WAS HIDING, I AM EXPERIENCED BUT NOT MORE ON THE TECHNICAL SIDE IM REALLY JUST GOING BASED OFF WHAT I KNOW OR BELIEVE TO KNOW BUT MORE OF A “GOOGLE DO-IT-YOURSELFER” LMAO SO ANYWAY, I JUST DOWNLOADED MALWAREBYTES AND 2:24 IT FOUND 1 INFECTED OBJECT :P IT MAY BE WHAT IM LOOKING FOR MAY NOT BUT I WILL SOON FIND OUT!

  35. norbac
    May 23, 2011 @ 14:14:57

    I am surprised no one mention the easiest way to remove this virus. The executable file extension could may be renamed to a .bat instead of .exe, then it will let you execute the file as a .bat, now as I write the malwarebyte software is removing the annoying “Windows XP 2011 Security” … HURRAY!

  36. guranga
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 17:17:46

    Hi guys, I have been using Malwarebytes for years to get rid off rogue bugs and it always managed it well. The best is to restart the computer and boot into SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING while pressing F8 at computer start up. That way the bug will not block the installation or updating of Malwarebytes.
    However the last time I used malwarebytes to remove XP Anti-virus 2011, it removed the infection, but after a restart I ended up with no icons on the desktop, taskbar and “All programs” was empty. Has anyone come across a similar issue? Thanks in advance?

  37. guranga
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 17:31:34

    I have got it now. All the icons, apps etc. were marked as hidden. all fixed now..

  38. Ed
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 23:39:19

    If anyone can share a straightforward way to restore the start menu and the all files list, I would be grateful. Tips on this site showed me how to get XPRestore off my computer and I’m now running the full version of MalwareBytes for protection, but I have no idea how to restore my programs and start menu.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

  39. Fille
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 11:07:55

    I am at my wits end. I have manually stripped every reference to this disease called incredibar from the registry, I have clicked the chrome wrench and fixed the extensions, I have run half a dozen malware programmes, yet every time I open a new tab I get ; http:// mystart.incredibar.com/mb139?a=6OyRN4pkrK&loc=CH_NT

    I just can’t get rid of it.

    I am really angry, I wish Anonymous would do us all a huge favor and go and totally crash these parasites system.

  40. Rauf
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 06:56:14

    Yes. In fact that is often S.O.P-Standard Operating Procedure You are on the right track. The only thing I would add is that is might be a good idea to start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking then carry on with the Installation and rnniung of Malwarebytes.Good Luck.

  41. otobong
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 22:40:18

    Thank you so much. You guys rock!

  42. markcoby98
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 04:30:21

    I needed to do a “system restore” to remove “22find” it worked. I restored to the day before I dowloaded “22find” (by mistake)
    I am running vista home premium.
    Malware bites (free), Avast & Ad-Aware antivirus, did not seem to work at all, Kaspersky could not download totaly (“22find” was blocking it. I think)

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  46. Tim
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 18:57:59

    I have Alldaysaving.com type of malware w/pop-ups everywhere. My pop-up blocker doesn’t work & Malwarebytes didn’t work either. Disabled add-ons that didn’t work…..soooo???? What?

  47. Nhlanhla
    Sep 07, 2014 @ 16:24:11

    The problem the phone is turn off if i recieve a call or messages

  48. Basil Masara
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 13:45:51

    Can the technocrats give it another push so that layman can easily fix problems?

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