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What is mbamservice.exe?

Part of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware by Malwarebytes

What is it?

This is the Malwarebytes' main Windows Service. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an application that finds and removes malware. It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware when started manually, and a paid version, which provides scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash memory scanner. Malwarebytes' is intended to find malware that other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs generally miss, including rogue security software, adware, and spyware.
Description of mbamservice.exe from Malwarebytes
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How does mbamservice.exe run?

Process - mbamservice.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. mbamservice.exe is executed by the process services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the mbamservice.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of mbamservice.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mbamservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01072% CPU107228.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
86.84 MB RAM403.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 25 /min1.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamservice.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About Malwarebytes Corporation

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a computer application that finds and removes malware. Made by Malwarebytes Corporation, it was released in January 2008. It is av More...
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File details

File name: mbamservice.exe
Publisher: Malwarebytes Corporation (verified)
Name: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Description: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Size: 358.05 KB
Original file name: mbamservice.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/23/2011
Expiration date: 6/4/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0346801207%
Privileged CPU: 0.0239572978%
User CPU: 0.01072282282561%
Total CPU time: 19,468 ms
Total CPU time /min: 375 ms
Privileged CPU time: 9834.14 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 190 ms
User CPU time: 9633.85 ms
User CPU time /min: 186 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 168.12 MB
Peak committed memory: 220.05 MB
Paged memory: 86.84 MB
Peak paged memory: 140.05 MB
Paged system memory: 55.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.67 KB
Working set memory: 24.35 MB
Peak working set memory: 128.45 MB
Min working set memory: 24.35 MB
Private memory: 86.84 MB
Page faults: 270,598
Page faults /min: 5,219
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,240
Read operations /min: 24
Total read transfer: 584.93 MB
Read transfer /min: 11.28 MB
Total write operations: 63
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 6.54 KB
Write transfer /min: 129 Bytes
Total other operations: 38,005
Other operations /min: 733
Total other transfer: 567.65 KB
Other Transfer /min: 10.95 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Handle count average: 99
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 37036c07983ef1024b2ff3c28aae5700
SHA-1: d850db9303b31c0f9f5100d76a1dfa2a6574de8b
SHA-256: 30ebc9499d3f298b9b2835bf8d6c177371d166efd15a2f7f2eed4747434b3272

PE image details

File entropy: 6.51096
File packed: No
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