How to work with Malwarebytes? Step-by-Step

Step 1: Open Malwarebytes

  1. Locate the Malwarebytes icon on your desktop or in your system tray (bottom-right corner of the screen).
  2. Double-click on the Malwarebytes icon to open the program.

Step 2: Update Malwarebytes

  1. In the main dashboard, check if the program is up to date. If an update is available, Malwarebytes will prompt you to download and install it.
  2. Click on the "Update Now" button if prompted.

Step 3: Perform a Threat Scan

  1. Click on the "Scan" tab in the left sidebar.
  2. Under the "Threat Scan" section, click the "Start Scan" button.
  3. Malwarebytes will now scan your system for malware and other threats. The process may take some time depending on your system's performance and the amount of data to scan.

Step 4: Review Scan Results

  1. Once the scan is complete, review the scan results. Malwarebytes will display a list of detected threats, if any.
  2. To take action, you can click on "Quarantine" to move the threats to quarantine.

Step 5: Manage Quarantined Items

  1. Click on the "Quarantine" tab in the left sidebar to view items that have been quarantined.
  2. Review the quarantined items. You can select items and choose to either restore them (if they are false positives) or delete them permanently.

Step 6: Schedule Scans (Optional)

  1. If you want to schedule regular scans, go to the "Settings" tab.
  2. Click on "Scheduler" in the left sidebar.
  3. Configure your preferred scan schedule by clicking "Add Scan" and following the prompts.

Step 7: Real-Time Protection (Premium Version)

  1. If you have the premium version of Malwarebytes, explore real-time protection features in the "Protection" tab. You can enable or disable different protection layers.

Step 8: Review and Customize Settings

  1. In the "Settings" tab, you can review and customize various settings, such as notifications, exclusions, and updates.
  2. Adjust settings according to your preferences and needs.

Step 9: Check for Updates

  1. Periodically, manually check for updates by clicking on the "Check for Updates" option in the dashboard or settings.

Step 10: Additional Tools (Optional)

  1. Malwarebytes includes additional tools, such as "Exclusions" and "Reports," which you can explore based on your needs.

That's it! Regularly updating, scanning, and managing quarantined items will help keep your system protected. Always refer to the latest documentation from Malwarebytes for any changes or new features.

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