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 mbamgui.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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Description: Mbamgui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mbamgui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 532,040 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 512,360 bytes and 15 more variants.
Mbamgui.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Mbamgui.exe is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Mbamgui.exe is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. Mbamgui.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If mbamgui.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 7% dangerous. The file size is 532,040 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 605,768 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Mbamgui.exe is not a Windows core file. Mbamgui.exe is able to monitor applications.
If mbamgui.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 766,536 bytes. The program has a visible window. The mbamgui.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Mbamgui.exe is digitally signed. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). It is not a Windows system file. Mbamgui.exe is able to monitor applications.
If mbamgui.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 532,040 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mbamgui.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mbamgui.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mbamgui. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 mbamgui.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.