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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
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How does mbam.exe run?

Process - mbam.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. mbam.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does mbam.exe start?

Scheduled task - mbam.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{0A433855-6C9F-4427-9D3F-25A0DF2E0D3B}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the mbam.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mbam.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How stable is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is mbam.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00444% CPU44445.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
187.07 MB RAM868.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
284 GDI objects189.3%
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

Are there other versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

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?

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Stability

mbam.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error:      (AppHangB1)
Details: ���� �� ��������� ��� ����������� ����� �� �� Windows �������� ������� �����������.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred on: August 31, 2013
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mbam.exe
Publisher: Malwarebytes Corporation (verified)
Name: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Description: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Version: 1.75.0001
Size: 866.63 KB
Original file name: mbam.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/4/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0068695877%
Privileged CPU: 0.0024250859%
User CPU: 0.00444450173362%
Privileged CPU time: 194127.64 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 243,731,120
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 391.6 MB
Peak committed memory: 484.71 MB
Paged memory: 187.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 295.11 MB
Paged system memory: 383.44 KB
Non-paged system memory: 37.48 KB
Working set memory: 143.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 227.81 MB
Min working set memory: 123.89 MB
Private memory: 187.07 MB
Page faults: 4,913,752
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 153,508
Total read transfer: 172.57 MB
Total write operations: 4
Total write transfer: 3.11 MB
Total other operations: 8,305,452
Total other transfer: 286.82 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 284
Peak GDI objects: 300
USER objects: 196
Peak USER objects: 200
Handle count average: 336
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {99247053-7B6E-466C-B972-B3B2F9F06951}
Command: \{99247053-7B6E-466C-B972-B3B2F9F06951}

Image hashes

MD5: 534a3cb0847ba114f0d8a5f2bb2ef6d0
SHA-1: 4e5df9f61f73944ac73003f5b1324fc134015fed
SHA-256: db39ed39e7cd122c880041fd00708243550e5ca1a69632ff7ccdfeb6e0ae8faa

PE image details

File packed: No
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