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Short bio

Trojan.FakeMBAM is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for Trojans that pose as a Malwarebytes product.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.FakeMBAM are files that are made to look like they are Malwarebytes products, either because they seem to be signed by Malwarebytes, have Malwarebytes Version Info, or because the name of the file would lead users to think so.


block Trojan.FakeMBAM

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.FakeMBAM

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.FakeMBAM without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get startedbutton.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.FakeMBAM with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu

Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/22/18
Scan Time: 1:10 PM
Log File: 249fb954-d5eb-11e8-a82a-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.7465
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 237975
Threats Detected: 3
Threats Quarantined: 3
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 50 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
Trojan.FakeMBAM, C:\USERS\{USERNAME}\DOWNLOADS\MBHELPER.EXE, Quarantined, [9667], [573188],1.0.7465

Module: 1
Trojan.FakeMBAM, C:\USERS\{USERNAME}\DOWNLOADS\MBHELPER.EXE, Quarantined, [9667], [573188],1.0.7465

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
Trojan.FakeMBAM, C:\USERS\{USERNAME}\DOWNLOADS\MBHELPER.EXE, Quarantined, [9667], [573188],1.0.7465

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)




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Associated threats

  • Trojan.FakeMBAM.ED