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Malwarebytes mb-clean tool

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** Download MB-Clean Here **

How to use it?

  1. Download the latest version of MB-CLEAN by clicking the link above
  2. Close all open applications
  3. Double-click and run mb-clean.exe 
  4. A prompt with an option to clean up the system will appear:
    • Yes - will proceed with backing up the license key (Malwarebytes 3.x only) and initiating the cleanup process
    • No - will exit the utility
  5. Once the cleanup process is completed, a prompt will appear:
    • Yes – will proceed and post reboot you will be prompted to continue with the downloading, installation and activation of latest version of Malwarebytes 3.x
    • No – will exit the utility and you will not be prompted (post reboot) to download, reinstall and re-activate (not recommended)
      • We recommend rebooting immediately. Additionally, stopping at this step is not recommended and will most likely not resolve your issue(s).
  6. Upon reboot, a prompt will appear:
    • Yes - will download, install and activate the latest version of Malwarebytes 3.x
    • No - will exit the utility and the cleanup process is complete
      • Choose this option if you do not want to download, install and activate the latest version of Malwarebytes 3.x
    • A log file ("mb-clean-results.txt") will be on your desktop 

 

Spoiler

What is mb-clean.exe?

mb-clean.exe (aka Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility) is a tool developed by Malwarebytes to assist with the following:

  • Fully removing the following products:
    • All versions of Malwarebytes 3.x
    • All versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.x 
    • All versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.x
    • All versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.x
  • Backing up of Malwarebytes 3.x license key
  • Downloading of the latest Malwarebytes 3.x
  • Installing the latest Malwarebytes 3.x and injecting the backed up license key

Note: mb-clean.exe will eventually replace the legacy version of "mbam-clean.exe".

What do I need to know before running mb-clean.exe?

  • Warning: although it automatically backs up and injects the license key, it's recommend you backup or obtain the licensing information before running the tool in order to restore paid version
  • Warning: we also recommend deactivating the product before running the tool. Refer to the links under "Helpful Resources" for detailed instructions
  • It does not clean Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile
  • It does not reinstall or repair a product; this can to be done manually after cleanup

When to use mb-clean.exe?

  • If you are having trouble uninstalling any of the supported products mentioned above 
  • If you are having trouble upgrading to a newer version
  • If you are getting access denied or failed to delete errors during removal
  • If real-time protection is having trouble starting

What operating systems can I use mb-clean.exe on?

  • Windows 10 (32/64-bit) 
  • Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) 
  • Windows 8 (32/64-bit) 
  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit) 
  • Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 or later, 32/64-bit)
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit only)

Helpful resources

If you have any additional questions or need assistance please contact support.

Edited by pbust

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ID: 2   Posted (edited)

MB-Clean version 2.4.1.1015 was released today. 

Changelog:

  • Added ability to automatically backup Malwarebytes 3.x license key
  • Added ability to automatically download, install and activate Malwarebytes 3.x
  • Updated log file to "mb-clean-results.txt"
  • Prevented multiple instances of MB-Clean from running
Edited by respinoza

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