Install and activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business as an unmanaged client

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You can install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for Business as a managed or unmanaged client solution.  An unmanaged client is a client that is not installed or managed from the management console.   A managed client is a client that is installed and managed from the management console.


To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as a managed client, consult the article Install managed clients with Malwarebytes Management Console.


To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as an unmanaged client, the instructions are provided below.


Download the setup file

To download the setup file, download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business ZIP archive.


Inside the ZIP archive, there are two Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business setup files:

  • mbam-setup-x.xx.x.xxxx.exe (Application)
  • mbam-setup-x.xx.x.xxxx.msi (Windows Installer Package)


The MBAM setup files are located in the Unmanaged > Windows folder.


We recommend installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business using the Application (.exe) file.  If you use a third-party installation tool to install software, use the Windows Installer Package (.msi) setup file.


Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business

To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business using the .exe file:

  1. Locate and extract the download,

  2. Double-click the Unmanaged > Windows folders.

  3. Run the file mbam-setup-x.xx.x.xxxx.exe as an administrator.


  1. When the User Account Control window appears, click Yes.

  2. Choose the language you want to use during installation.

  3. Use the Setup Wizard to configure your preferences for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

  4. When the installation is complete, click Finish.


To see more detailed instructions, refer to the  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Unmanaged Client Administrator Guide, Installation section.


Activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business

  1. Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business, then click Activate.

  2. In the Activate Product window, enter your ID and key.

  3. Click Activate.


For more information, refer to the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Unmanaged Client Administrator Guide, Activation section.


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