The Settings screen is the top-level page which controls all configuration settings for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. A screenshot of this screen is shown below.

Throughout this section, the Main Window is divided into two areas. The left edge shows a column of buttons. We have grouped settings by the areas/functions which they control, in order to maintain a clean user interface. These buttons provide access to each of the various groups of settings. As you click any of the buttons, you will see the large portion of the Main Window change to reflect the button which you pushed. At the same time, the background of the button itself changes color. Also, if you navigate away from Settings — to Dashboard, Scan or History — you will always return to the General Settings tab when you click on Settings.

Before we dig into each of the Settings tabs, a brief description of each is in order.

Most Settings tabs offer a link (in the upper section of the Main Window) to return settings to their original state. For each tab, this guide will specify the default/recommended value for each setting.

Now, let's take a look at General Settings!