Download MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

1.       Copy and paste the following into your browser: http://www.malwarebytes.org/

2.       Click the Orange Free Download button

3.       For Internet Explorer, wait for the yellow banner to appear at the bottom of the screen......

For High Speed Internet Users:  When the yellow banner appears at the bottom of the screen,  Click on Run.  Follow the installation wizard instructions to install.  

For Dial Up Internet Users:  When the File Download window will appears, Click on the small arrow next to Save and then click on Save As.  

Click on Desktop in the upper left corner and click Save.  Once downloaded, double click the icon on your desktop and follow installation wizard instructions to install.

3.       For Chrome there is no option to save as, so just watch the file progress in the lower left corner of the browser.  Once it finishes downloading, click on the file name to start the install process.

Or Click the small arrow next to the file and choose "Show in folder" or "Open"

Note:  If you downloaded to your desktop, delete the icon from your desktop after installation is complete.

Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

1.       If you saved it, then locate the file and double click the MalwareBytes setup icon on your desktop, or go to your Downloads folder.

2.       Click Run if a security warning pop-up appears

3.       Click Continue  

4.       Choose your language, then click OK

5.       Click Next

6.       Click the button in front of I accept the license agreement and Click Next

7.       Click Next

8.       Keep defaults and click Next

9.       Keep defaults again and click Next

10.   Keep defaults again and click Next

11.   If you receive the following message, then click Yes to create the folder

12.   Click Install

13.   Click Finish.

MalwareByte's Anti-Malware Settings

1.       Once finished installing, Malwarebytes will open.  Click Close on the Introduction pop-up.

2.       Click on the small gear in the top right corner or click on Settings in the menu on the left

3.       Click on the "My Account" tab at the top

4.       Click on Deactivate Premium Trial

5.       Click Yes on the security pop-up

6.       Click on the Protection tab

7.       Click on the toggle beneath "Scan for rootkits" to turn it on

8.       Scroll down to "Startup Options" and click on the toggle beneath "Start Malwarebytes at Windows startup" to turn it off

Update MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

1.       If not already on Dashboard, click on Dashboard on the menu on the left

2.       On the right side to the right of "Scan Status", click the circular arrow  or click the status to the right of "Updates" to check for updates

Scan with MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

IMPORTANT!  Please do the following Compatibility Settings procedure before using Malwarebytes the first time.  Once this is completed once, you do NOT need to do it again on this computer.

Compatibility Settings

We need to add a setting to Malwarebytes properties to ensure that it can always have access to any infected files.  Follow these few steps before using Malwarebytes.

1.       Close Malwarebytes

2.       Locate the icon on your desktop

3.       Right click the icon and click on Properties

4.       Click on the Compatibility tab at the top of the properties window.

5.       Click on "Change settings for all users" at the bottom of the Compatibility tab.

6.       Put a check in front of the option "Run this program as an administrator" and then click Apply and then OK

7.       If done correctly, the option for "Run this program as an administrator" should be grayed out.  Click OK to finish.

Scan with MalwareBytes Cont...

1.       If not already on Dashboard, click on Dashboard on the menu on the left

2.       There are a few ways to kick off a scan.

a.       The fastest and easiest is to click "Scan Now"  from the Dashboard

b.       Second, you can click Scan from the left side menu

c.       To run the recommended scan, click on "Threat Scan" and then click the "Start Scan" at the bottom

d.       To run the Custom scan such as a scan on a pen drive you just plugged in to your computer, then click on "Custom Scan" and click the "Configure Scan" at the bottom

e.       The next window will allow you to point to the specific folder or device that you need scanned.  Just point it where you want it to go, by expanding the drive and then the folders until you find the one you want.  Put a check in front of the desired folder.  Now put a check in front of "Scan for rootkits" in the center options and click "Scan Now

(in my example below, I pointed it to my user files on the C: drive)

You are done! Do this once a week to keep your computer free of Spyware, Malware and Adware.

For any questions please call 480-218-4960 or E-Mail info@sosmesa.com

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