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What is mbam.exe?

Part of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware by Malwarebytes

What is it?

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 mbam.exe from Malwarebytes
Malware is big and malware is bad. Your computer is constantly at risk from infection by malware including viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers and spyware. Malwarebytes specializes in fighting malware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO combines powerful new technologies designed to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO detects AND protects in an easy-to-use, straightforward, heavy-hitting but lightweight anti-malware application. Malware is not going away any time soon. Malware is growing, developing, constantly evolving. Malware is becoming more difficult to detect, and even harder to remove.
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How does mbam.exe run?

Process - mbam.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the mbam.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of mbam.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mbam.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02233% CPU223342.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
82.6 MB RAM383.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 5 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
204 GDI objects136.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbam.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: mbam.exe
Publisher: Malwarebytes Corporation (verified)
Name: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Description: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Size: 1023.1 KB
Original file name: mbam.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0394899527%
Privileged CPU: 0.0171557317%
User CPU: 0.02233422106273%
Total CPU time: 3,255 ms
Total CPU time /min: 62 ms
Privileged CPU time: 550.79 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 10 ms
User CPU time: 2703.89 ms
User CPU time /min: 51 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 134.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 189.38 MB
Paged memory: 82.6 MB
Peak paged memory: 138.61 MB
Paged system memory: 94.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.75 KB
Working set memory: 780 KB
Peak working set memory: 137.87 MB
Min working set memory: 776 KB
Private memory: 82.6 MB
Page faults: 77,990
Page faults /min: 1,484
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 208
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 7.83 MB
Read transfer /min: 152.48 KB
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.64 KB
Write transfer /min: 32 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,559
Other operations /min: 68
Total other transfer: 21.66 KB
Other Transfer /min: 422 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 204
USER objects: 151
Handle count average: 149
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: e5ca22f495988a55e58c527f25fb21ee
SHA-1: 4b1692fe2022ecad747913e5277c6568a6d1ad32
SHA-256: 5c48f185a51baaf12955a032bd91d1102ce505574f2548687b85e4962148991d

PE image details

File entropy: 6.35145
File packed: No
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