The genuine MBAMService.exe file is a software component of Malwarebytes 3.0 by Malwarebytes.
"Mbamservice.exe" is part of the Protection Module of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, a set in the Protection tab not to start with Windows; the service will still run but only for scheduled updates and scans. Avoid actually stopping the process which can cause system instability. Malwarebytes was founded in 2008 by Marcin Kleczynski (still CEO) and Bruce Harrison. They recently relocated to Santa Clara, CA, USA, because of rapid customer base expansion.
MbAMService stands for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Real-Time Windows Service
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 MBAMService.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.
The process known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (version 126.96.36.1990) or Malwarebytes Service or MBAM Service or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Corporate) belongs to software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version or Malwarebytes or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware version or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versión or Malwarebytes Service or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Version by Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.org).
Description: MBAMService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The MBAMService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder (for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\ or C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,136,608 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 4,470,736 bytes and 38 more variants.
It runs as service MBAMService: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware service.
The program has no visible window. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The MBAMService.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The MBAMService.exe file is a Verisign signed file. MBAMService.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MBAMService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MBAMService.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MBAMService. 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 MBAMService.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.