How to install and run a scan with Malwarebytes (Guide)

If your computer is using Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7, we can use Malwarebytes Free to scan it for Trojans, browser hijackers, adware and other types of malware. To do this, please follow the below steps.

1) You can download Malwarebytes by clicking the link below and click the green Download Free button under the heading For Home and then the For Windows sub heading
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download

2) When Malwarebytes has finished downloading, double-click on the MBSetup file to install Malwarebytes on your computer. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
You may be presented with an User Account Control pop-up asking if you want to allow Malwarebytes to make changes to your device. If this happens, you should click "Yes" to continue with the Malwarebytes installation.

3) Click Install.

4) When asked Who are you trying to protect?, choose one of the following
Me or my family: Choose this option if you are using the device in a home or non-business environment.
My organization: Choose this option if you are using the device in a business environment.

5) Note: You'll receive an option to install Malwarebytes Browser Guard for browser protection. Click Yes, sounds good to install Browser Guard along with the antivirus and security app.

6) After the installation is complete, click Done.

7) Open the Malwarebytes app and click Get started.

8) Click Maybe later: This activates a free 14-day Malwarebytes Trial version. If you've already used your Trial period on the device, the Malwarebytes Free version opens instead. This version only removes existing infections and has no proactive protection.

9) You are taken to the main Dashboard of the program.

10) To scan your computer with Malwarebytes, click on the "Scan" button. Malwarebytes will automatically update the antivirus database and start scanning your computer for malware.

11) Malwarebytes will scan your computer for adware and other malicious programs. This process can take a few minutes, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.

12) When the scan has completed, you will be presented with a screen showing the malware infections that Malwarebytes has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes has found, click on the "Quarantine" button.

13) Malwarebytes will now remove all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. To complete the malware removal process, Malwarebytes may ask you to restart your computer.

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