How to use Malwarebytes – Video Tip

This is an updated version of my tip because MalwareBytes recently upgraded to an entirely new version…2.0.

I am installing Malwarebytes more and more often these days to take care of spyware and adware problems. It isn’t 100% effective and you really should practice preventative measures (see article links at the end of this tip), but it is certainly worthwhile to add it to your security tool belt if you use any version of Microsoft Windows.

  1. Click here to download Malwarebytes
  2. Click the free version download button
  3. Wait for download to start and then click Run (Internet Explorer) or Save (any other browser)
  4. When download finishes, close all programs and go to the download location.
  5. Double-click the downloaded file (starts with mbam…)
  6. Click Yes twice for Windows security warnings (Vista and 7 users only)
  7. Choose your language and Click OK
  8. Click Next
  9. Click I accept button
  10. Click Next
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Next
  13. Click Next
  14. Click Next
  15. Click Install
  16. On the last screen, be sure to UNCHECK the “enable free trial” option so you don’t get bothered with payment screens in the future for an “expired” product.
  17. Click Finish when install is finished
The biggest difference between the paid version and the free version of Malwarebytes is that the paid version offers automatic updates and scheduled scans. With the free version, you need to update and scan manually. I recommend running the update and scan at least once per month.
Here are those extra tips that are important for you to read, learn and put into practice to put you and your computer in the best possible place to defend against today’s security threats:
See all these steps in action here:
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