Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility for business environments

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The Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility removes Malwarebytes products, including their files, settings, and license information.  To remove Malwarebytes business software from a Windows endpoint, download the Cleanup Utility, then run the Cleanup Utility from the Command Prompt.

 

In the Command Prompt, you can use switches to specify how you want to remove the Malwarebytes software.  If necessary, you can combine and execute multiple switches at a time.  A list of switches and instructions on how to use them are noted in this article.

 

To remove a Malwarebytes for Home product, refer to the article Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility download and instructions.  If you have any questions, see the Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility FAQs.

 

Download and run the Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility

  1. Download the latest version of the Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility.

  2. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

  3. Enter the Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility file name.
    mb-clean-x.x.x.xxxx.exe

  4. Next to the file name, enter the switch you want to execute.
    For example, if you want to run the Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility silently, enter the command mb-clean-x.x.x.xxxx.exe /silent.

 

Command line switches

Here is a list of switches you can use to execute the Malwarebytes Cleanup Utility:

  • /silent
    • Saves a copy of the license key to the Desktop (mb-licenseinfo.txt).
    • Uninstalls Malwarebytes home products, removes leftover items, and suppresses all message boxes.
    • Performs a post-reboot cleanup phase for Malwarebytes home products (if required).
    • Does not reinstall or reactivate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.
    • Moves generated output (mb-clean-results.txt) to the %temp% directory on completion.
  • /silentnoreboot
    • Does not perform a post-reboot phase.
    • Saves a copy of the license key to the Desktop (mb-licenseinfo.txt).
    • Uninstalls Malwarebytes home products, removes leftover items, and suppresses all message boxes.
    • Does not reinstall or reactivate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.
    • Moves generated output (mb-clean-results.txt) to the %temp% directory on completion.
  • /managed
    • Removes Malwarebytes Endpoint Security clients.
    • Does not perform a post-reboot cleanup.
  • /cloud
    • Uninstalls Malwarebytes Endpoint Agents and removes leftover items.
    • Performs a post-reboot cleanup phase for Malwarebytes Endpoint Agents (if required).

 

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