Malwarebytes Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Malwarebytes is anti-malware software that finds and removes malware. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Malwarebytes from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Malwarebytes Silently

Malwarebytes Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb-windows
  2. Download the MBSetup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: MBSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Malwarebytes Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Malwarebytes
Vendor:Malwarebytes
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MBSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbuns.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOSURVEY
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbuns.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOSURVEY
Download Link:https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb-windows
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/malwarebytes-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-malwarebytes-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Exclude the Malwarebytes Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Malwarebytes installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

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Malwarebytes Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

MBSetup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOICON

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

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Malwarebytes Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Malwarebytes Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbuns.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOSURVEY

Malwarebytes Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbuns.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOSURVEY

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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