How to Scan for malware with Malwarebytes

A quick and easy way to check for any malicious programs on a device is to run a Malwarebytes scan to find and quarantine any suspicious looking files. This Gizmo Guide details this process

Prerequisites: N/A

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 - 10 minutes

Expected Outcome: Malwarebytes will scan for threats and quarantine any it finds

Tools Required: A Windows PC

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Download Malwarebytes from
    1. Run the install file
    2. Choose Personal Computer
    3. Once Malwarebytes is installed open it
    4. From the home screen click Scan
    5. Malwarebytes will now run a scan and quarantine any threats it finds