To remove malware using Malwarebytes, follow these steps:
1. Download and install Malwarebytes: download the latest version of Malwarebytes for your operating system. Once the download is complete, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.
2. Update Malwarebytes: Launch Malwarebytes and click on the "Settings" tab. Select the "Security" sub-tab, and under the "Updates" section, click on the "Check for updates" button. Allow Malwarebytes to download and install the latest updates to ensure it has the most recent malware definitions.
3. Perform a scan: Click on the "Scan" tab and select the type of scan you want to run. Malwarebytes offers three scan options: Threat Scan, Custom Scan, and Hyper Scan. The Threat Scan is usually sufficient for most users. Click on the "Start Scan" button to begin the scan.
4. Wait for the scan to complete: Malwarebytes will now scan your system for malware and other malicious programs. This process may take some time, depending on the size of your hard drive and the number of files on your computer.
5. Review scan results: Once the scan is complete, Malwarebytes will display a list of detected threats. Review the scan results and make sure all the items you want to remove are selected. Malwarebytes automatically selects the items it considers threats, but you can customize the selection if needed.
6. Remove the malware: Click on the "Quarantine" button to remove the selected malware and move them to quarantine. Quarantine is a safe location where the threats are isolated and cannot harm your system. If prompted to restart your computer to complete the removal process, follow the instructions.
7. Check for remaining threats: After the removal process is complete, it's a good idea to perform another scan to ensure all the malware has been eliminated. Click on the "Scan" tab and run another scan to confirm that your system is clean.
That's it! Malwarebytes should help you remove the malware from your system effectively. Remember to keep Malwarebytes updated and perform regular scans to stay protected against new threats.