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Also my new tablet is based on Android 9-tweaked by Amazon of course. Since the pc Malwarebytes version has recently seen a major update from Malwarebytes 3.0 to Malwarebytes 4.0 hopefully the Android version will also see a major update. Of course when it does it won't guarantee that the Fire Tablet will also benefit by still being supported.

  1. Where Did My Malwarebytes Go
  2. My Malwarebytes Program
  3. Reinstall My Malwarebytes Premium
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  • Malwarebytes is a decent add-on to your standard anti-virus software that helps to keep malware off of your computer. It has a 14-day free trial, and once that expires you can choose the free option of only cleaning or the paid license that cleans and protects your PC.

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Scanning your computer helps detect and remove malware, viruses, trojans, and other potentially unwanted items. If you have Malwarebytes on a Windows device, we recommend scanning your computer at least once a week, even if you have real-time protection turned on.

Scan with Malwarebytes for Windows

If you have Malwarebytes for Windows Premium, a scan is scheduled to run automatically, as long as your computer is turned on.

There are three scan methods available in Malwarebytes for Windows: Threat Scan, Custom Scan, and Hyper Scan. The Threat Scan is the most thorough and recommended scan method available.’

Install Malwarebytes & Scan Your Computer for Malware

The version of Malwarebytes you will download is free. Malwarebytes is distributed for free by the developer for personal use.
Note: The free version of Malwarebytes requires you to check for updates before every scan. These updates are completed automatically in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.

  1. Go to
  2. Click Download free version. You may be redirected to another site; follow the instructions on that page to download Malwarebytes.
    Note: If prompted to purchase Malwarebytes, decline and proceed with the free version.
  3. Save the installation file to your computer.
  4. After the download is complete, double-click the file to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  5. Follow the instructions on the installation screen. Note: Make sure Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO is unchecked.
  6. After you finish installing Malwarebytes, update its malware definitions before you scan your computer.

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Update Your Malware Database

Updating your malware database ensures Malwarebytes can detect the newest forms of malicious software. You should always update Malwarebytes before running a scan.

  1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Open Malwarebytes. Windows 7 or Vista may prompt you with a User Account Control window, asking if you want to allow Malwarebytes to make changes to your computer. Click Yes.
  3. Malwarebytes will generally prompt you to download and install any available updates when you open the program. To check for and install updates manually, click the Update tab, then click Check for Updates.

You are now ready to run a scan.

Run Malwarebytes

If running scans with Malwarebytes and Sophos Endpoint Security do not resolve problems you are experiencing with your computer, contact the IT Help Center.

  1. On Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware screen, click the Scanner tab. The Scanner window will open.
  2. On the Scanner window, select one of the first two options:
    • Perform quick scan: Recommended in most cases.
    • Perform full scan: Select this option if a quick scan has not solved your problem.
  3. Click Scan. If you are running a quick scan, Malwarebytes will start scanning. If you are running a full scan, select the disk drive to scan, then click Scan.
  4. If Malwarebytes detects a threat, it will place the suspicious file in quarantine. After the scan is complete, click the Quarantine tab and review the threats Malwarebytes detected:
    • Malwarebytes may occasionally classify a legitimate program as malware. If you think Malwarebytes quarantined a legitimate program, select its name and click Restore.
    • To permanently delete a malware program, select its name and click Delete.
    • If you’re not sure whether the threat is malware or a legitimate program, contact the IT Help Center.
  5. After the scan is complete and you have addressed any threats placed in quarantine, click Exit to close Malwarebytes.
  • Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 How to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • 3 Troubleshoot Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


As you may have noticed, MalwareBytes or MBAM, is used in a lot of our removalguides. We do this for no reason other than the fact that the program simplyworks well and that we can count on it to remove what it says it can. It isupdated constantly throughout the day and has excellent protection on all thenew malware that comes out. With that said, we feel that MalwareBytes is animportant tool to have as part of your computer's security arsenal. One of theprogram's nicest features is that it is free and easy to use. For those, whomay want more advanced features you can purchase the commercial full version to get real-time protection that will protectyou from being infected in the first place. Please note that if you use the link to purchase the program, will generate a commission from the sale.

The guide below will walk you through installing, configuring, and scanning your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

How to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

At this point you should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or MBAM, to scan your computer for any infections, adware, or potentially unwanted programs that may be present. Please download Malwarebytes from the following location and save it to your desktop:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mb3-setup-1878.1878- This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If MalwareBytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.

MBAM will now start and you will be at the main screen as shown below.

We now need to enable rootkit scanning to detect the largest amount of malware and unwanted programs that is possible with MalwareBytes. To do this, click on the Settings button on the left side of the screen and you will be brought to the general settings section.

Now click on the Protection tab at the top of the screen. You will now be shown the settings MalwareBytes will use when scanning your computer.

At this screen, please enable the Scan for rootkits setting by clicking on the toggle switch so it turns green.

Now that you have enabled rootkit scanning, click on the Scan button to go to the scan screen.

Make sure Threat Scan is selected and then click on the Start Scan button. If there is an update available for Malwarebytes it will automatically download and install it before performing the scan.

MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.

When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware, adware, or potentially unwanted programs that it has detected. Please note that the items found may be different than what is shown in the image below due to the guide being updated for newer versions of MBAM.

You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the selected items. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

You can now exit the MBAM program.

Hopefully your computer should now be clean of any infections that may havebeen present. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through,you may want to consider purchasingthe PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these typesof threats in the future. In full disclosure, though we make a commission if you purchase the product through the previous link, we still strongly recommend it as its a great program.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Below are some common errors you may run into when attempting to use Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware.

Malwarebytes' setup program closes when you attempt to install it.

If you attempt to install Malwarebytes' and the setup program automaticallycloses then there is a good chance that you have an infection that is tryingto stop the program from installing. To get around this, try renaming mbam-setup.exeto other names like:

  • iexplore.exe
  • explorer.exe
  • userinit.exe
  • winlogon.exe

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After each rename, try and run the program again. If that does not work, thenyou may want to download and run Rkill to terminate the malwareprocesses that are stopping you.


Malwarebytes wont start

If you attempt to run Malwarebytes' and it does not start then there is a goodchance that you have an infection that is trying to stop the program from running.To get around this, try renaming C:program filesMalwarebytes Anti-Malwarembam.exeto other names like:

  • iexplore.exe
  • explorer.exe
  • userinit.exe
  • winlogon.exe

After each rename, try and run mbam.exe again. If that does not work, thenyou may to download and run Rkill to terminate the malwareprocesses that are stopping you.

Error 732 when trying to update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

If you receive an Error 732 when trying to update MBAM it could be becauseyou do not currently have an Internet connection or a malware has changed yourconnection settings so that you are using a proxy server. To make sure yourconnection has not been set to use a proxy server, please do the following steps:

  1. Please start Internet Explorer, and when the program is open, click on theTools menu and then select Internet Optionsas shown in the image below.
  2. You should now be in the Internet Options screen as shown in the image below.
    Now click on the Connections tab as designated by the bluearrow above.
  3. You will now be at the Connections tab as shown by the image below.
    Now click on the Lan Settings button as designated by theblue arrow above.
  4. You will now be at the Local Area Network (LAN) settings screen as shownby the image below.
    Under the Proxy Server section, please uncheck the checkbox labeled Usea proxy server for your LAN. Then press the OK buttonto close this screen. Then press the OK button to close theInternet Options screen. Now that you have disabled the proxy server you willbe able to browse the web again with Internet Explorer.

Now try and update MBAM again.

How to manually update Malwarebytes' Malware Definitions

Malware may sometimes block Malwarebytes from updating its definitions in order to protect itself. If you are having issues updating and have already tried disabling any proxy servers, you can instead update the definitions manually. To do this simply copy the following files onto a USB key from a working computer that has MBAM installed and transfer them to the infected one.

Windows XP and 2000:

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes Anti-Malwarerules.ref
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes Anti-Malwareactions.ref
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes Anti-Malwareswissarmy.ref
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes Anti-MalwareConfigurationdatabase.conf

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

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C:ProgramDataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes' Anti-Malwarerules.ref
C:ProgramDataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes' Anti-Malwareactions.ref
C:ProgramDataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes' Anti-Malwareswissarmy.ref
C:ProgramDataMalwarebytesMalwarebytes' Anti-MalwareConfigurationdatabase.conf

Once the above files are copied onto a USB key, please copy them to the same folders on the infected computer.

If you do not have another computer available, then you can download a self-installing rules file from the following URL. Please note that this method will install definitions that are older than the latest ones:

Using Rkill to terminate infection processes thatmay be stopping MBAM from running

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If all of these steps do not work, then you can download, or copy from a cleancomputer, the Rkill program and run it on the infected computer. Rkill willthen try and terminate the infections that may be stopping you from installingMalwareBytes'. You can download Rkill and renamed versions from the following download link:

When downloading Rkill, I suggest you download and try the iExplore.exe version first. Once Rkill runs, it will create a log of what applications were terminated.You can then attempt to start the installation of MalwareBytes or start theprogram again.

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For more detailed troubleshooting information, please see thistopic at the Malwarebytes' site.