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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 mbamscheduler.exe (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by Malwarebytes).

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, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mbam.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00224% CPU22358.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
43 MB RAM199.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 29 /min1.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
120 GDI objects80.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
52 context switches/sec52.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbam.exe

Are there other versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 8 (6.2.9200.0)

About Malwarebytes Corporation

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File details

File name: mbam.exe
Publisher: Malwarebytes Corporation (verified)
Name: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Description: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Size: 6.65 MB
Original file name: mbam.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0039859531%
Privileged CPU: 0.0017500825%
User CPU: 0.00223587056906%
Privileged CPU time: 3562.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 24 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,702,594,539
CPU cycle count /min: 1,035,677,083
Context switches /sec: 52
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 436.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 557.97 MB
Paged memory: 43 MB
Peak paged memory: 143.61 MB
Paged system memory: 244.57 KB
Non-paged system memory: 41.56 KB
Working set memory: 49.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 140.61 MB
Min working set memory: 42.49 MB
Private memory: 43 MB
Page faults: 180,731
Page faults /min: 1,224
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,130
Read operations /min: 28
Total read transfer: 19.78 MB
Read transfer /min: 137.21 KB
Total write operations: 47
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 16.56 MB
Write transfer /min: 114.85 KB
Total other operations: 154,226
Other operations /min: 1,045
Total other transfer: 2.94 MB
Other Transfer /min: 20.4 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 120
Peak GDI objects: 130
USER objects: 39
Peak USER objects: 42
Handle count average: 672
Thread count average: 28
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Scheduled task details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 69f79cc522052173a3b85218eebe1b64
SHA-1: 71643611142ff03c64d84f4fda7ec163589c4372

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual Basic
File packed: No
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