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.


Step 1

Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel".

Step 2

Click on the "Programs and Features" icon in the Control Panel.

Step 3

Scroll down to the "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" listing and right click on it. Click the "Uninstall" option.

Step 4

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.


Step 1

Visit the Malwarebytes website and click on the "Download free version" link.

Step 2

Save the Malwarebytes installation to your desktop.

Step 3

Double-click the Malwarebytes installation file on your desktop.

Step 4

Select the installation language you require and click on "Ok".

Step 5

Click "Next" and then click the "I accept the agreement" option before clicking "Next" again.

Step 6

Click on "Next" and then "Next" again.

Step 7

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.