How to Uninstall Malwarebytes

The Malwarebytes program is a computer protection program that protects your computer from malware and unauthorized intrusions. In case you are facing some problems with your Malwarebytes program or do not find its services satisfactory, then you can easily uninstall this program using either of the two methods discussed below:

Method 1 – Remove Malwarebytes Using Add or Remove Programs

All Windows computers come with a built-in uninstaller called Add or Remove programs, through which you can easily remove any kind of unwanted software.

To remove Malwarebytes using Add or Remove Programs, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate and select Malwarebytes in the Add or Remove Programs window.
  4. Click Uninstall.
  5. Click Yes when prompted to confirm your action.
  6. Restart Windows.

Alternatively, you can also uninstall Malwarebytes using its uninstaller tool.

Method 2 – Remove Malwarebytes Using Uninstaller Tool

  1. Click Start and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Malwarebytes.
  3. Click Uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  4. Click the Continue button when a pop-up window appears asking you to confirm if you wish to continue.
  5. Click Yes when a pop-up window appears asking you to confirm if you wish to remove Malwarebytes.
  6. Click OK when the uninstallation process is complete.
  7. Restart Windows.

In case you are unable to uninstall Malwarebytes using either of the aforementioned methods, then you may use any of the two methods to completely remove Malwarebytes:

  • Forcefully uninstall Malwarebytes using Perfect Uninstaller
  • Manually uninstall Malwarebytes

Both these methods are discussed below in detail.

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes Forcefully Using Perfect Uninstaller

The best and easiest way to uninstall those programs that resist the uninstall process via Add or Remove Programs is to forcefully remove them using a reliable third-party uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller.

Download and install the Perfect Uninstaller program and use the steps listed below to forcefully uninstall Malwarebytes from your computer:

  1. Restart your Windows computer.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key as Window reloads.
  3. Select the Safe Mode option in the Windows Advanced Boot Option Menu.
  4. Double-click the Perfect Uninstaller icon to open its corresponding window.
  5. Click the Force Uninstall tab.
  6. Select C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware in the Scanning Program path box.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Perfect Uninstaller removes all the traces of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program, including all its files, folders, and registry entries from your Windows computer.

Manually Uninstall Malwarebytes

To manually uninstall Malwarebytes, you need to complete the following tasks:

Task 1 – Terminate Malwarebytes Processes

Press Ctrl+Shft+Esc to open the Windows Task Manager and locate and terminate the following processes:


Task 2 – Delete Malwarebytes Files

Open Windows Explorer and locate and delete the following files:

c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\changes.rtf
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\license.txt
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\mbamservice.exe
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\mbamgui.exe
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\mbamext.dll
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\mbam.exe
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\mbam.dll
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\mbam.chm
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\ssubtmr6.dll
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\unins000.msg
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\unins000.exe
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\unins000.dat
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\zlib.dll
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware\vbalsgrid6.ocx

Task 3 – Delete Malwarebytes Folders

c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs\malwarebytes’ anti-Malware
c:\program files\malwarebytes’ anti-malware

Task 4 – Delete Malwarebytes Registry Entries

Important: You should edit the registry only if you are comfortable working with it. The registry is a key component of a Windows computer. Serious consequences may occur if you delete a valid registry entry. That is why it is recommended that you back up the registry before making any changes. This will allow you to roll back the registry to its last working state in case any complication occurs. You can make a registry backup easily using a professional registry tool, such as RegGenie.

Run the regedit command to open the Registry Editor window. Locate and delete the following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\malwarebytes’ anti-malware
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\malwarebytes’ anti-malware
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\app paths\mbam.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\malwarebytes’ anti-malware_is1