Screen Layout

The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program interface is designed around a screen layout which is simplified and uncluttered. We want to make it easy for you to configure the program to serve your needs, and we hope this layout helps you do that. The screenshot below shows the Malwarebytes user interface, showing the Dashboard — the screen you see when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is launched for the first time.

Let's talk about the primary elements which make up our user interface.

Menu Bar

The Menu Bar contains the main program options, which will be discussed in detail in this guide. They consist of:

In addition, there are settings for Account information. While in Trial mode, options are present to buy the Premium subscription, and to Activate the program. Once you have purchased a subscription, those two options will revert to a single option which handles details of your account. More on those later.

Main Window

This is the area where almost all activities related to configuration and operation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will be displayed. In Dashboard mode, the screen simply displays program status. In all other modes, the Main Window is subdivided in a different manner. The left edge of the screen is reserved for a column of buttons (or tabs if you prefer). Clicking any button launches appropriate program content in the remainder of the Main Window. More on this later. In the meantime, let's continue by looking at the Dashboard in more detail.