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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Portable

Application: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Category: Security
Description: Malwarebytes is a site dedicated to fighting malware. Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

[Link removed; no indication that permission has been given. Also not PAF - mod Chris]

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MBAM Portable would be nice, but we MUST have permission.

It would be great to have a Portable version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, but it's Freeware (well, technically it's Payware with a Free version) thus permission from Malwarebytes Corporation is necessary to be able to package it, to distribute it, and also (AIUI) to be able to use the name. And since deals only with Legal software packages, there will be no portable version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware here, till someone convinces Malwarebytes Corporation that they should give permission to someone (whether that be a specific individual in the community, or [Rare Ideas, LLC] itself) to make and distribute a version of it.

By all means, contact them and ask for permission, just don't post MBAMPortable till you have their permission.


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Yea that was my bad. I

Yea that was my bad. I thought because it was the free version that i would be able to put it up with no worries. I'm currently in talks with them through email so crossing my fingers. After searching through all of the reasons they "cant" put a portable app up in the MBAM support docs i figured out that basically it's all rubbish. The portable app i created is command-line capable and after using it for a year on at least 60 different computers i've had the exact same results using the installed version. There isn't one feature that doesnt work, as i've tirelessly tested it and i also know im not the only one to create a MBAM portable app either.

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The best of luck to you, I hope they come through and give permission.


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Put it on WinPE

Download Windows AIK for Windows 7, create a WinPE environment on a USB drive and create a new folder somewhere on the C drive.

Assuming you install the native version of AIK into your machine, open CMD AS ADMIN and cd into c:\progra~1\Windows AIK\Tools\x86
(Note, 8-dot-3 notation will be progra~2 if installed in 32-bit program files, on a 64-bit system)

Then, mount the image somewhere on the drive. This is generally how it works;
imagex /mountrw [wimloc] [index] [mountloc]
[wimloc] being the location of the image -- If drive F, f:\sources\boot.wim
[index] being the particular version of a system. Since we're just dealing with a WinPE WIM, there should be only one, so 1
[mountloc] being the mount location, in this case, assume we're mounting in c:\mbampe

Assuming the above, the example is:
imagex /mountrw f:\sources\boot.wim 1 c:\mbampe

After the mount prompts, install MBAM in [mountloc], configure whatever else you may need, then close all windows associated with [mountloc] and commit:
imagex /unmount /commit [mountloc]

Boot into it, test it, re-mount and re-commit as many times as necessary until you can run it, done. Need drivers? I found installing them in the Windows PE environment then copy everything over with FastCopy, and re-copying it over when mounted in a working Windows environment as crude but ideal. explorer++ (also found here) makes for a suitable file explorer for Windows PE as well. Note; PortableApps DOES NOT work in Windows PE, but you can install the base software for configuration within a full Windows session when mounted with imagex.

I live vicariously through my PC.

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I found the app (malwarebytes portable)

I found the app (malwarebytes portable).Here is the download link:

[Link removed; did you not read? - mod Chris]

Last seen: 5 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2012-04-14 15:57
portable but not really

here's a better idea, and suggested on the malwarebytes forums. They just don't want to give details of how to do it.

I've made an auto-installer to make malwarebytes "almost" portable or as close to it. (install, choose to update or not, run, uninstall) completely automatic if no threats found!

This is of course using the approved normal install downloaded from I'll just post my batch scripts, one to run, the other to update. So, it should be legal because it's using the normal malwarebytes downloads.

1. create a folder called "malwarebytes" on your flash drive, download the latest from and save there.

2. download choice.exe and save to the malwarebytes folder

3. copy and paste the text of these two scripts to text files on your flash drive, rename them to whatever.bat

4. use "runmalwarebytes.bat" to run the program, the first one will call the second batch if you push y to update, or in 5 seconds it will continue with current version on the flash drive already.

@echo off
cd \Malwarebytes
set drive=%cd:~0,3%
echo %drive%
echo installing Malwarebytes
FOR %%M IN (mbam*.EXE) DO %%M /silent
choice /b /c:yn /t:n,5 PRESS Y TO UPDATE BEFORE RUN
if errorlevel 2 GOTO NOUP
if errorlevel 1 (
call update-rules.bat
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /scan -full -terminate
goto end
xcopy malwarebytes "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\malwarebytes" /y /s /c /d
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /scan -full -terminate
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\unins000.exe" /SILENT

@echo off
set drive=%cd:~0,3%
echo %drive%
if not exist "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" goto end
echo updating malwarebytes
"C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /update
xcopy "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\malwarebytes" %drive%\malwarebytes /y /s /c /d

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Any news?

How are the talks going?
It would be great to have mbam portable and always up to date trough Portableapps.

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please send the link again

please send the link again

Wm ...
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probably not

if you mean the link removed earlier in the thread the answer is no.


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The OS is where active Malware resides

It may not be very useful to portablize Malwarebytes.

According to a dated conversation on the Malwarebytes forum, in 2009 a staff titled "root admin" with 52K forum posts said this:

"It (Malwarebytes) is not designed to check an external drive in that sense unless there is active Malware on it and it points back to it in the running Registry of the current Operating System. If you're looking for a scanner to detect dormant Malware or Virus then you should be looking at an Anti-Virus product which is what they're designed for.

We will always scan most sections of the current operating system since that is how and where active Malware resides. There are some options you can review and turn off if you don't want them scanned, but again, scanning an external drive for Malware is better left to a full Anti-Virus product."

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