Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (or mbam, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware) is a superb virus checker. The free one checks your computer and quarantined the viruses. The paid one does that too and it also protect you.

I would recommend scanning once each month or if your computer acting fishing or going very slow.

Installing:

Go to Malwarbytes Anti-Malware website using Edge (Windows 10 only), Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, and click on Free Download near the bottom left of the page.

Note: I used Edge on Windows 10 and you might be a little different if you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox.

Malwarebytes main page and download
Malwarebytes main page and download

 

Click on the Download Free Version near bottom left and click on Save.

Downloading page
Downloading page

 

When it’s downloaded Mbam it will ask to Run, Open Folder or View Downloads.  Click on Run.

Click on Run when it's finished downloaded.
Click on Run when it’s finished downloaded.

 

Click on ‘Yes’ on the UAC (User Account Control) screen:

Click on Yes on UAC screen
Click on Yes on UAC screen

 

Click on ‘OK’ on your language (unless you want to change to another language).

Click on Ok
Click on Ok

 

Click on the ‘Next’ on the first initial settings screen.

Click Next
Click Next

Then click ‘I accept the agreement’ and then ‘Next.

The License Agreement
The Licence Agreement

Click on ‘Next’ on the Improvement and Issues page.

Improvement Issues
Improvement Issues

Click ‘Next’ on the Selection Destination Location page.

Select Destination Location
Select Destination Location

 

Click Next on the Select Start Menu Folder page.

Select Start Menu Folder
Select Start Menu Folder

 

Click on Next or uncheck ‘Create a desktop icon’ if you don’t want a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware shortcut on your desktop, then check Next.

Desktop Icon
Desktop Icon

 

Click on Install on ‘Ready to Install’ page.

Ready to Install
Ready to Install

 

After it finished installing, Malwarebytes starts the Premium 14-day Trial and ask you to turn on the real-time protection layer.  You click either ‘Turn On’ or ignore it; either way you are using the Premium Trial. Unless you buy (or upgrade), each time you start your computer it will ask you again about the real-time protection.

Click on Finish.

Click on Finish
Click on Finish

 

Scanning:

After finishing installing Malwarebytes, it tells you about the improvement on Malwarebytes 3.0.  Either click on Close or click on Learn More.

Introducing Malwarebytes 3.0
Introducing Malwarebytes 3.0

 

After you close it it’s checking for Updates.   Note: Even though I ignored the Real-time protection button that all the real-time protection are On.

Checking for Updates
Checking for Updates

 

Then it’s ready to scan.  Click on ‘Scan Now’ at the bottom and it does the following in this order: Check for Updates, Pre-Scan Operations, Scan Memory, Scan Startup Files, Scan Registry, Scan File System and then something called Heuristic Analysis.  Heuristic Analysis is a way for virus-checking program to detect unknown viruses by the way it behaved to confirmed viruses.

Scanning
Scanning

 

In this example no infected files were found and no threats were identified.  Click on Finish and it’s go back to Scan Now page. You can scan or close it by hitting the X at the top right.

Zero files were infected
Zero files were infected

You might have scan more than once if the virus is still there, that is if you have one or more. Reboot each time you do it though.  Also scan in Safe Mode* (see below) if the virus is really ugly.  If it’s really badly ugly virus, do a full scan and not quick scan, which Scan Now does.  Go into Scan on the left , Custom Scan and click on Configure Scan, click on C, click on the options on the left and Scan Now.

Custom Scan
Custom Scan

Scanning with infected files:

Note: Fortunately I did not have a computer with infected files 🙂  These screen shots is from Mbam v2 but the process is same.

Unfortunatley you might have some infected files.  While scanning it will show with a orange dot next to the Detected Objects with a number found so far.

Detected Objects
Detected Objects

When it’s done scanning it show how many threat are found and ask you to want Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove them.  Click on Remove Selected.

Finish - Threats Detected
Finish – Threats Detected

When it’s done removing them it will show how many (hope all of them!) has been quarantined and depending on what type of infected files you have, it will ask you to reboot.  Reboot and you should have no more infected files.

Reboot
Reboot

You’re done 🙂

Scanning again later on:

I would recommend scanning once each month or if your computer acting fishing or going very slow.    With Malwarebytes v3 it keep you updated but unless you signed up with the Premium after the 14-day trial, it the real-time protection are Off.  Click on Scan Now.

Scan Now after the 14-day Premium Trial
Scan Now after the 14-day Premium Trial

 

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