How-To: Malwarebytes 3 files to be set as exclusions in other security software.

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Some antivirus applications require exclusions to be defined for Malwarebytes 3, so that they do not interfere with Malwarebytes operation and vice versa.  These are typically referred to as exclusions or ignore list entries. The following is a list of Malwarebytes programs which should be placed on an Exclusion list if required.  This list is specific to Malwarebytes 3.


  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MbamPt.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\assistant.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMWsc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamtray.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMService.exe
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mwac.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamchameleon.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\farflt.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbae64.sys (64-bit only)
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbae.sys (32-bit only)

For specific steps on how to add these files to your anti-virus exclusion list, you will need to contact your antivirus provider directly for best results.