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Running AntiMalware by MalwareBytes.org

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a computer application designed for the removal of and protection of malicious files for your PC. It is the next step in the elimination and discovery of Malware. Malwarebytes is an extremely efficient program that will find and remove malware that the most popular anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to discover. Over 13 million people have downloaded this useful program.


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    Generally if you haven't updated it in a while it is recommended you update Malwarebytes for optimal threat removal. The Update tab will guide you through the update process. Double click on the icon called Malwarebytes in your Maintenance folder.
  • 2.
    This will bring up the main application page where you have the option of full scan or quick scan. Check the full scan option and click "scan" if you are ready to proceed.
  • 3.
    Next it will prompt you to choose a drive to scan. Check the drives in which you want Malwarebytes to scan (It will be the "C" drive on almost all home computers)
  • 4.
    This will start the process of scanning all the files on this drive to locate any malware or viruses. Depending on the amount of files on your drive it can take up to an hour or so to fully scan.
  • 5.
    Any malicious files Malwarebytes finds will be shown in red. There will also be options to choose on how to destroy the infected files. Make sure all the infected files are checked and then click on "Remove Selected".
  • 6.
    When the infected files are removed Malwarebytes will display a log of all the files that were removed. It is up to you if you want to save the log or just exit.
  • 7.
    Exit Malwarebytes and enjoy your virus free PC!

Repeat this process on a regular basis to make sure your computer is running clean. Remember to not open any suspicious files or any attachments that are unfamiliar. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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