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 or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Corporate) belongs to software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versiunea or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versão or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware wersja 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". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 9,832,760 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 7,229,752 bytes and 25 more variants. 
It is digitally signed. Mbam.exe is not a Windows core file. The mbam.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. Mbam.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify mbam.exe related errors

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
  Mikem   (further information)
Sendet aber ungefragt an amazon auf Port 443.
  Samuel Knigt  
Great Anti-malware
mbam.exe shows up on task manager list of cpu process resources as using 50% + portion of myresources when my computer is running very slow
good anti virus and malware
  Kappa   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of mbam.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think mbam.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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