What is mbam.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mbam.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mbam.exe file information

The process known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware belongs to software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Version by Malwarebytes (

Description: Mbam.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mbam.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,312,080 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 963,976 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The mbam.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The mbam.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Mbam.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You can uninstall the program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to to contact the vendor, or go to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mbam.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mbam.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Main program of Malwarebyte
  Narada   (further information)
mbam.exe is belonging to Malwarebytes` Anti-Malware
  Anna   (further information)
Malware Removing Program
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Summary: Average user rating of mbam.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think mbam.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving mbam issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mbam. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mbam.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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