Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Greetings,

CLI functions for the unmanaged versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit can be found in the guides located here and here.  The administration guide for the Malwarebytes Management Console is located here.  Additional CLI info for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business can be found here.

I hope this helps, and if there is anything else we might assist with please let us know.

Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

By the way, here is a copy of the scan command info from the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Unmanaged Client administration guide for reference (it can be found at the end of the PDF in the command line reference/appendix):

Perform a Scan
Usage:
mbamapi /scan <type> <switches>
Purpose:
This command activates the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware client on a computer, without displaying the main
dialog box.
Parameters:
type Type of scan to be executed. Values are:
-quick Execute a quick scan.
-full Execute a full scan. This option will check the value of selectedrives to
determine which locations to scan. Please see Define Configuration
Settings for further specifications of this parameter.
-flash Execute a flash scan.
-terminate Close program after a scan completes if no threats were found. If a threat is detected,
the program remains open so that the user can decide whether to remove the
threat(s). This switch cannot be used with -silent.
-log Overrides the Save Log checkmark on the Settings tab. If the Automatically Save Log
After Scan completes option is unchecked, a log file will still be saved when the -log
parameter is used.
-silent Hides the GUI while scanning; Does not need to be used with -terminate as the
program will always terminate after a silent scan completes.
-remove Automatically removes threats and saves a log file. GUI will remain open unless -silent
is specified.
-reboot Reboots the computer if necessary; Switch is valid only if -remove is used.
/xml Sets the scan to create an XML format log instead of a standard plain text log.
Examples:
mbamapi /scan
mbamapi /scan -full
mbamapi /scan -flash -terminate
mbamapi /scan -quick -log -silent -remove -reboot /xml

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The only info I could find on CLI for Nebula is here for updates and here for the Linux client, however I'd suggest trying the CLI functions I listed above for the unmanaged version as it's possible that the same commands work between the two types of clients.

A member of Support/the staff may clarify further so I'll defer to their knowledge, but hopefully this helps in the meantime.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The full administration guide for Nebula can be found here.  I dug through it and tried to find anything related to CLI/command line, but unfortunately the above results were all I came up with, so either I missed it, or it's undocumented in the knowledgebase, or it just doesn't exist (yet).

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Exile, I tried the above commands but there isn't a file called mbamapi.exe in the install of the Nebula client or Anti-Malware. I also tried all the exe's in both locations and nothing gives a list of switches. So I don't think its there (yet) either. I have a call with an engineer so I will ask the same question.

 

Appreciate the help though

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, that's what I was afraid of.  I've noted a request for extended CLI functionality in case it doesn't exist which I will pass on to the Product team for consideration for future releases.

Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a command scanner, this switch is not part of the help /? switch in EACmd.exe

create a file called scan.txt (scan.txt is just an example) inside scan.txt add the path to scan i.e. c:\ or c:\temp etc...

\ProgramFiles\Malwarebytes Endpoint Agent\UserAgent\ .\eacmd.exe -ContextScan="C:\temp\scan.txt"

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I knew about the semi-portable on-demand scanner in MBBR, but the script was news to me.  I'll make a note about this and request that the team update the documentation to include info on CLI/scripted scanning.

Thanks for the update and I'm glad that you found a solution.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Back to top
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.