Understanding the Malwarebytes endpoint agents

Document created by rsullinger Employee on Jun 29, 2017Last modified by drossler on Jul 11, 2017
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Malwarebytes protection is delivered to you as an install-able agent. Each agent serves a different purpose, and must be configured to provide proper functionality.


Available agents include:


  • Incident Response provides scheduled scanning of your endpoint based on specifications which you provide, as well as on-demand scanning of areas where a majority of malware is hidden. If a threat is detected, it is quarantined for later remediation. Asset management is also included in this product.


  • Endpoint Protection provides all of the functionality that Incident Response offers, and couples that with real-time protection against several types of threats (malware, exploits, ransomware, and malicious web controls). Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection is an effective


If you are an Endpoint Protection subscriber, you must remember the following:

  • Turning on Endpoint Protection will automatically turn Incident Response off.
  • Turning off Endpoint Protection followed by turning Incident Response on may require a reboot of affected endpoints.