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Is Malwarebytes has emergency malware removal tool like rescue disk or portable malware removal tool?

Currently I have no issues. Some antivirus brands provides build in option to create rerscue disk, some brands provides standalone offline installer, some brands also provide portable security tool but Malwarebytes does not provide any tool like rescue disk or portable malware removal tool, why?

Rescue disk is a " bootable tool " which helps to remove aggressive malware that stops to boot windows either in case of normal mode or safe mode or both.

Portable tool works without installation in every conditions (except malware infrected PC).

Malwarebytes is the most trusted antimalware application. Even in free version it can remove hidden virus and malware, and 1st ever application that also detects malware available in registry path, I can call as " reg malware ".

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Thanks @1PW for the shout out!!

@Gaurav27 great questions and feedback!! As @1PW mentioned, we do have portable versions of Malwarebytes available. Here is a quick overview of them:

  • Malwarebytes Toolset - This is an exclusive product for our partners in the computer repair industry that are part of the Malwarebytes Techbench program (more details here). The Malwarebytes Toolset is a portable all-in-one utility designed to help technicians diagnose, remediate, and repair Windows PCs. Specifically on the Malwarebytes portable side of things, it includes the Malwarebytes Portable Scanner (a portable GUI version of Malwarebytes 3.x) and an advanced portable CLI version of Malwarebytes called Malwarebytes Breach Remediation (v2.x and v3.x - more in just a moment)
  • Malwarebytes Breach Remediation  - This is an advanced portable CLI based product designed for our business and enterprise users. It's included with Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, Malwarebytes Incident Response, and Malwarebytes Endpoint Security. You can find out more about those business products here: https://www.malwarebytes.com/business

As far as a bootable version of Malwarebytes goes, we are working on something but aren't ready to share those details just yet.

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In addition to the tools and products mentioned above, for consumers there are also several other free tools available which have proven quite effective at cleaning heavily infected systems and dealing with persistent and difficult to remove threats.

The first of these is Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA or MBAR for short.  You can find out more about this free tool as well as download it here.  This tool is a portable, self-extracting anti-rootkit utility which includes the same excellent rootkit detection and removal technology built into Malwarebytes 3 but in a more portable package.  There is also a special build of this tool available which is designed to deal with certain specific infections which might try to block Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from running.  More details as well as a download link and instructions on using this special version of the tool may be found in this topic.

Next, Malwarebytes also offers a special standalone adware/PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) utility which is capable of removing many undesirable items that even Malwarebytes 3 may not detect (it's generally a good idea to scan with both if you are infected) called ADWCleaner.  This tool has been around for a while and was acquired by Malwarebytes due to its excellent reputation and proven effectiveness in the field.  The databases and capabilities of ADWCleaner have also been augmented to include all of the detections from the previously available Junkware Removal Tool (JRT for short).  You can learn more and download the tool on this page.

Of course Malwarebytes 3 itself is a powerful tool as I'm sure you're already aware, and while the default scan in Malwarebytes 3 is quite powerful and also very efficient, if you are scanning a system which is heavily infected or that you suspect might be, I would suggest enabling rootkit scanning (which is disabled by default for the sake of performance) by opening Malwarebytes and navigating to Settings>Protection and toggling the Scan for rootkits option located under the Scan Options section to On, then returning to the Dashboard tab and clicking the Scan Now button.  This will perform the same efficient and highly effective Threat scan, but now it will be enhanced with superior rootkit detection and remediation capabilities.

One more thing to note: both Malwarebytes (when rootkit scanning is enabled) as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will check for the presence of rootkits and rootkit families known to damage core Windows system components, especially those related to system security and internet connectivity, and if found, they will not only remove the rootkits, but also repair the damage to those critical Windows system services and functions to return the system to normal functionality which can save you a lot of time and trouble trying to repair those damaged features after the malware cleanup is complete.

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1 hour ago, AlexSmith said:

...we do have portable versions of Malwarebytes available. Here is a quick overview of them:

I hope that whatever Engine is used is applied to Virus Total because the detections on Virus Total does not match what MBAM detects.


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