What is mbamscheduler.exe?

The genuine mbamscheduler.exe file is a software component of Malwarebytes by Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes Is a suite of security applications that protect computers against malware, spyware, rootkits, and vulnerability exploits. Mbamscheduler.exe runs scheduled system scans for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This is not a critical Windows component and may be removed if known to cause problems, however, removing this file may cause problems while running Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes is a security software suite that is comprised of four independent modules, namely: anti-malware, anti-ransomware, anti-exploit, and malicious website protection. The modules automatically detect and remove threats that may be known or unknown to the user. The program was first released in 2006 and is currently available as two versions: free and paid. The latter provides additional security features and layers of protection. Malwarebytes supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Android platforms.

Malwarebytes is an American company that develops Internet security software specialized for home users. Malwarebytes was informally founded in 2004 by founder Marcin Kleczynski while working as a computer technician during his teenage years. The company was incorporated in 2008 along with co-founder, Bruce Harrison, and went on to reportedly make $600,000 in their first year despite the duo never having met personally. The company claimed to have removed 5 billion pieces of malware by 2013. Malwarebytes is currently headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

MbAMscheduler stands for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware task scheduler

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mbamscheduler.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mbamscheduler.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mbamscheduler
Mbamscheduler.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware belongs to software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by Malwarebytes (

Description: Mbamscheduler.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mbamscheduler.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,871,160 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 418,376 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It runs as service MBAMScheduler in the background: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scheduler.
The program has no visible window. The mbamscheduler.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. Mbamscheduler.exe is a Verisign signed file. Mbamscheduler.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with mbamscheduler.exe, you can turn to the software company, Malwarebytes, for advice or uninstall the software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, âåðñèÿ using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify mbamscheduler.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mbamscheduler.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mbamscheduler.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It's one of the best Antimalware programs that I installed. Not only 100% safe but recommended to remove malicious programs.
  Dan S Tong   (further information)
I've had Malwarebytes over a year, from experience it has removed persistent malware other programs couldn't. I stand by Malwarebytes and would recommend it to everyone, especially those with reoccurring threats no other program has had success with.
  steve belas  
I've had Malwarebytes over a year, from experience it has removed persistent malware other programs couldn't. I stand by Malwarebytes and would recommend it to everyone, especially those with reoccurring threats no other program has had success with.
  steve belas  

Summary: Average user rating of mbamscheduler.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks mbamscheduler.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving mbamscheduler issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mbamscheduler. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mbamscheduler.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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