Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Malwarebyteslogo.png Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection is an anti-malware and internet security software that is provided to all WSU computers.

The WSU community has the right to experience stress free use of their computers. Malwarebytes can prevent, detect, and remove malware, ransomware, possibly unwanted programs and many other types of malicious software from both Windows and macOS computers.


  • protects users from online threats
  • provides malware protection
  • helps remove existing malicious programs
  • is an industry-leader in malware protection

Performing a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes (Free Version)

Go to and click on Free Version Download. As soon as you've downloaded the installation file for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, open the file.

1. If prompted, click to allow the program to make changes to the computer.

2. Click through the installer to complete the installation process.

3. When the installation is finished, uncheck the box that says to Enable the free trial for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium, but keep the box checked that says to Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


4. When you are at the screen with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware finally running, select Scan Now.


5. If Malwarebytes Anti-Malware wants to update, please ensure you select Update Now before moving onto the scan. You may have to go back to the starting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware screen to select Scan Now again afterwards.


6. When your scan is finished there is a notification that states if the scan has found malware or harmful non-malware objects, or if your computer is clean.


7. Be sure to click Apply Actions to apply default actions (quarantining, etc.) for the files that show up in the detected items and ensure your computer's safety.

8. Depending on what was found, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. Your computer cannot finish cleaning until it reboots, so reboot as soon as you are prompted.

9. When you log back in, your malware scan is all finished! Feel free to run it again just to double check all is well.

If any problems persist, please do not hesitate to contact tech support for further assistance. Call 507-457-5240, email, post a question to our WSU Tech Support Facebook Page, or visit one of our support centers in Somsen 207 or in Lourdes G-36.

Performing a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business (Employees Only)

Faculty and staff computers include the WSU-managed, enterprise versions of both Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Here are the steps to run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

1. Right-click the Malwarebytes symbol in the bottom-right of your screen and select “Start Scanner”.


2. Click “Scan”. This scan may take a while to complete depending on system configuration.


3. Once the scan is finished please navigate to the “Quarantine” tab.


4. Click “Delete All” to remove these malicious items.


If you have questions about the items that were removed from your machine, please contact technical support. Although you're able to run a scan yourself, we want to remind you that we are here to help with any malware-related questions.

You can call WSU Tech Support at 507-457-5240, email, or stop in to Somsen 207 for any further assistance.