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MalwareBytes.exe vs mbam-setup.exe

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#1 PapaKen


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:39 PM

What is the difference between MalwareBytes.exe and mbam-setup.exe? I have downloaded both of them and the first has 1,774,000 bytes and the latter has 5,738,016 bytes?

I downloaded these after reading about the Antivirus 2009 problem as I have recently started getting Antivirus 2009 popups and saw that MalwareBytes.exe was recommended for clearing up the problem.

I downloaded mbam-setup.exe and installed it before finding MalwareBytes.exe for download also. Is one a full install and the other a standalone executable?

Do they both do the same? If not, which is recommended? I searched for differences on this site, but could not find any threads which looked like an answer.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

#2 mrrockford


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:36 PM


Make sure you download any software from safe sources. The best place to download MBAM is here:


To ensure you have the newest version delete the version you have and install from above download.
Security is good, paranoia will bog down your system.

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