A. Malware Bytes: Using


Malware Bytes: download and install

The manufacturer of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware application offers two versions: The "free" version that does not require a fee (i.e., freeware) and the "full" version that requires a fee. This application can be installed on a Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 computer. The full version of Anti-Malware provides a realtime protection module. You should scan your computer using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware at least once a week.

  1. Open a Web browser application.
  2. Link to the Malwarebytes' home page
  3. Click the Download free version button. You will see a new Web site appear. In the following example, the new Web site is "cnet.download.com," but you may see a different download site such as "MajorGeeks.com."
  4. Click the Download Now button. You will see a dialog box requesting whether to save the file.
  5. Click Save File.
  6. Navigate to the location where you saved the file (typically your desktop). You will see the set-up icon'Double-click the mbam-setup icon.
  7. The Select Setup Language dialog box should appear. Select the language of your choice.
  8. You will see Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Setup Wizard window.
  9. Click Next. You will see the License Agreement dialog box.
  10. Click the radio button in front of I accept the agreement.
  11. Click Next. You will see the Setup dialog box.
  12. In the Select Destination Location dialog box, click Next.
  13. In the Select Start Menu Folder dialog box, click Next.
  14. In the Select Additional Tasks dialog box, select the options you want and then click Next.
  15. In the Ready to Install dialog box, click Install.
  16. After installation is complete, you will see the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Setup Wizard window again.
  17. Click Finish.
  18. The Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware welcome window will appear.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware already installed on an infected computer

If Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is installed on your computer, the safest way to remove spyware and malware from an infected computer is as follows: 

  1. Reboot your Windows computer in Safe Mode with Networking as follows:

    1. If the computer is on, from the Start menu (in the lower-left corner of the screen), shut down your computer.
    2. Turn the computer on. The computer will begin processing a set of instructions known as the "Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)." What you see on the monitor depends on the BIOS manufacturer. Some computers display a progress bar that refers to the word BIOS, while others may not display any indication that this process is happening.
    3. As soon as the BIOS has finished processing, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Continue to do so until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.


      If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this problem, restart the computer and try again.
    4. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to scroll through the menu options, and then select the Safe Mode with Networking menu option.
    5. Press ENTER.
  2. Start Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
  3. Update the application's definition files. Your computer must be connected to the Internet to update definition files. To check for updates, click theUpdate tab at the top of the Malwarebytes' window.

Using Malware Bytes