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Malwarebytes is an antivirus application supported by Malwarebytes Corporation.

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How to update MalwareBytes on user machines that don't have admin rights?

I run a Windows 10 shop. All user PCs have MalwareBytes installed and have in the MalwareBytes settings to auto-update every day. However, the users must be admins to install these updates and ...
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BSOD with uninstalled Malwarebytes (MBAMChameleon)

CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED during normal usage. I've noticed this same error in several times upon BSOD. Seems Windows is still requesting the application, despite being uninstalled; how do I uninstall ...
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MalwareBytes re-installation removes single-file scan from context menu

I was forced to reinstall MalwareBytes in the process of updating the virus definition. MalwareBytes is now the main AV. The Windows Security Centre has a Virus & threat protection subpanel ...
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Non-free MalwareBytes & SpybotS&D vs. Microsoft Security Essentials

After years of benefiting from the free versions of MalwareBytes and SpyBot S&D, it's time I contributed a paltry sum to them by buying their home versions (and it is home where I use them). ...
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disable “antivirus protection expired” message windows 10

I installed malwarebytes on to my computer to scan a drive, after the free trial expired(which I wasn't even using in the first place) windows has been giving me this message at some set interval. I ...
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Malwarebytes identified Google Chrome user data as “potentially unwanted”!

A few days back I faced irritating popups called "Ads by Advertise" in Google Chrome, which displays ads when certain highlighted keywords were hovered over. The issue was specific to Chrome (it did ...
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Cmd quits after mbam scan and quarantine

Recently I scanned disk with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and then accepted quarantine of specific registry key (don't remember which one was that) which seemed to be related to cmd.exe. After this scan ...
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Malwarebytes Tray Application appearing in Alt-Tab list

Recently, "Malwarebytes Tray Application" has been appearing in the list of open apps when I press Alt-Tab. Selecting it does nothing. If I double-click the Malwarebytes icon in the system tray, it ...
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What is the difference between adding an exclusion by a file or application?

In Malwarebytes there are several options for adding an exclusion. One is "Exclude a file or folder" another "Exclude an application that connects to the internet". What is the difference? An ...
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Should I uninstall my antivirus after the windows update?

It seems that windows updated its antivirus with the anniversary update. I still have avast and malwarebytes installed. Should I uninstall any of these? I only have free versions of both
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scan a file with malwarebyte from the command line

Is it possible to scan a specific file from the commandline for virusses? I use malwarebytes version 2. I tried mbam.exe file but it didn't work.
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Is “hstart.exe” harmful to my computer?

Today, Malwarebytes Anti-malware notified me that it had quarantined a malware, right after I logged in. It looked like this: But, when I searched the file, hstart.exe, I didn't get a definitive ...
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Is one anti-malware software enough?

I only have Malwarebytes Premium (version 2.2.0....) installed on my Windows 8.1 computer. I understand that there are different varieties of malware, like viruses, trojans, worms, hijackers, etc., ...
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need help getting rid of a virus [duplicate]

I'm getting this virus about 8-18 happen at once. My Avast! is blocking it but it triggers when ever I shut down my computer, and turn it on again. I have done a virus scan with Avast! and ...
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Edit Windows Explorer context menu item description

Currently I have the following type of Explorer context menu for Malwarebytes. I'd like to change the Finnish description to English (not allowed in the app), but searching the registry for "Tarkista"...
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Malwarebytes informs me once every ~20 minutes that it's blocking something outgoing to www.tracknl.info

The port changes, but the domain, IP, type, and process are all constant. I just want to know, is this normal/acceptable? What should I do about it? I think this is just a trial of Malwarebytes and ...
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Malwarebytes Task Tray Icon sometimes does not Load

Just recently, I noticed that the task tray icon for Malwarebytes does not always load when I start up Windows 8.1. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it does not. Whenever it does not, I still open ...
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Malwarebytes full scan loads GUI when done through Task Scheduler

I have used the Microsoft Task Scheduler to schedule my Malwarebytes updates and full scan since I can't get the Malwarebytes scheduler to work. The thing that is bothering me is that each time the ...
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Manually update Malwarebytes without Internet access

At my work, we use multiple AVs for virus-infested computers. One of the last ones I use is Malwarebytes, and I still love it. In the past, I've been able to boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt on ...