Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Training

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a computer application that finds and removes malware from Windows computers. It was released in January 2008. It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware. LIS recommends Malwarebytes’ be run whenever Sophos detects suspicious files or when your computer is not performing well.

Goals

Upon completion of this 1-on-1 training, you will be able to:

How to Install?

  1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, from the following location and save it to your desktop. Click on Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Download.
  2. When the download is done, close all programs and windows on your computer.
  3. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of Malwarebytes onto your computer.
  4. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue the installation process. Do not make any changes but make sure you leave both Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button.

Remove Virus from your computer using Malwarebytes’

  1. When you start MBAM, you may see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program as shown below.
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  2. On the Scanner tab, make sure that the Perform full scan option is selected. Since this process can take several hours be sure you can do without your computer for that period of time before clicking the Scan button to start scanning your computer for viruses.
  3. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware or viruses. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. You can see the image below showing the process of scanning.
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  4. When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image below. You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
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  5. You will now be back at the main ‘Scanner’ screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.
  6. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will appear. Note: The infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
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  7. With each item checked, click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware or viruses. MBAM will now delete all of the files or 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.
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  8. 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, you can check the scan log in the Logs tab. This will give you a report of the action(s) taken against malware.

Additional Resources

For additional information about Malwarebytes, you can click on the About tab in Malwarebytes’ window. In the ‘About’ window you will find Help and www.malwarebytes.org for more information.

Luther College provides free anti-virus software to all Luther College faculty/staff and students. Here are some useful links for safe computing.

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