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Removing Malware with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Software

To download Malwarebytes and use it to remove malware follow the steps below.

Installation and Usage

  1. Download the Malwarebytes free download from http://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/.
  2. After running the installer file, click Run in the security warning pop-up.

  3. Select your language and click OK.

  4. To begin the setup, click Next.

  5. Click I accept the agreement and click Next.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Click Install.

  11. Click Finish.

  12. Malwarebytes should open up the dashboard show below. If it is running an update in the Database Version bar like it is below, wait for it to finish. Once finished, click the Scan tab at the top of the dashboard.

  13. Click Custom Scan, then click Scan Now.

  14. Select all check boxes then click scan.

  15. Once the scanner has started it will look like the image below.
  16. While scanning, any detected items will show up next to the Detected Objects row.

  17. Once finished, the scan will automatically pull up the page below. Click the Apply Actions button.



         
    Note: Using quarantine is the recommended method to remove malware. Other actions you can choose are delete and do nothing.
  18. The removal process will run and when finished you will see the page below.

  19. This will finish the scanning process. If necessary to restart your computer the box below will pop up asking you to restart. If so, click Yes

To download Malwarebytes and use it to remove malware follow the steps below.

Installation and Usage

  1. Download the Malwarebytes free download from http://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/.
  2. After running the installer file, click Run in the security warning pop-up.