How to Uninstall & Reinstall Malwarebytes
By Ed Stanyer
Malwarebytes is used to find and detect malware, spyware and viruses which can have a devastating effect on your computer. Some strings of malware target the Malwarebytes program and its related files to prevent it from running and removing the malware. In this case, a full uninstall and reinstall is required for Malwarebytes to be operational again.
Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel".
Click on the "Programs and Features" icon in the Control Panel.
Scroll down to the "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" listing and right click on it. Click the "Uninstall" option.
Click "Yes" when asked "Are you sure you want to completely remove Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and all of its components?".
Click "Yes" when prompted to restart your computer.
Visit the Malwarebytes website and click on the "Download free version" link.
Save the Malwarebytes installation to your desktop.
Double-click the Malwarebytes installation file on your desktop.
Select the installation language you require and click on "Ok".
Click "Next" and then click the "I accept the agreement" option before clicking "Next" again.
Click on "Next" and then "Next" again.
Click on "Next" to leave the default start menu folder as it is. Tick the "Create a desktop icon" and "Create a quick launch icon" boxes if you went either a desktop icon, quick launch icon or both. Click "Next".
Click "Install" to begin the installation.
Ed Stanyer is a blogger and technical writer who began his writing career in 2008. He has several successful technical blogs and has published technical pieces and software reviews for a variety of websites. Stanyer spent four years studying information technology at Lichfield, Staffs College and is a Cisco-certified Network Specialist.