How do I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business by script?

Document created by drossler Employee on May 10, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Jun 8, 2017
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First, please open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business 1.80 Administrator's guide, and go to page 7.


Here you will see a sample installation script:

REM Assumes that Malwarebytes has not been installed before
@echo off
echo ** Running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installation batch script **
cd %~dp0
mbam-setup.exe /nocancel /norestart /verysilent /suppressmsgboxes
IF DEFINED programfiles(x86) (cd "%programfiles(x86)%\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware") ELSE (cd "%programfiles%\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware")
START /WAIT mbamapi.exe /register 12345-67890 AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD
START /WAIT mbamapi.exe /set hidereg on
START /WAIT mbamapi.exe /update
START /WAIT mbamapi /protection –install
START /WAIT mbamapi /protection -start


This script will silently install and update Anti-Malware for Business.

  1. Copy this script and paste it into a text file.
  2. We will need to edit a few things in the script to make it work properly.
  3. First, ensure the filename is correct on line 7.
  4. Next, on the line with the "/register" switch, replace the letters and numbers with your ID and Key.
  5. Now, you can add other configurations if you wish.
  6. Starting on page 33 in the guide, you will see a number of commands that can be added to configure Anti-Malware to your liking.
  7. Once you've finished adding commands, go to File > Save.
  8. Save the file, and be sure to give it the extension of ".bat"
  9. Change "Save as type" to "All Files" and click Save.
  10. Now, ensure the script and the installer are in the same folder, and right-click the script and choose "Run as administrator" to begin the installation.


Once finished, you can open Anti-Malware and check to see if your configurations were successful.