Find out all the information you need about the Malwarebytes tray application in this article. Discover where it applies, common errors, and how to remove them.
What is this?
Mbamtray.exe or Malwarebytes tray application is an executable file that runs a special process that controls the Malwarebytes tray process. This file is available on almost all systems:
It works to eliminate absolutely all viruses in the system, even those that other anti-virus programs do not always notice, and even if they do notice, they do not do anything about it.
In simple words it is a free tool for removing malicious adware, it helps you remove hidden adware and also displays unwanted ads.
It also reports attacks and protects against new viruses and even warns about the threat of some websites and servers.
Is it malware or a virus?
Many people are perplexed by the discovery of this file in their software, but these fears are due to ignorance of the purpose of this product. Mbamtray.exe is a completely reliable and safe system process.
But sometimes it happens that malware creators call their viruses by the same or similar name. The purpose of this action is for the malicious program to remain hidden for a long time unnoticed by antivirus scans.
To determine if the Mbamtray.exe file on your system is safe, pay attention: if the process is found anywhere on the system, in the program files partition of the C drive, it points out that the process is a malware / Trojan/virus/worm.
How can I tell if Mbamtray.exe is a virus?
There are two ways to determine the authenticity of the program:
1. Using the Task Manager tool
Open the Task Manager and click the “view” button. Select the columns and then select “Image Path”. Then add the location column and a directory will open in front of you. If the view or the name of the directory looks suspicious, it probably hides malware.
2. Using Microsoft Process Explorer
Go to the options menu and find the “Check Legends” function, then activate it. Then navigate to View and pick the columns. As soon as this is done, insert “Verified signer” in the column. If an “Unable to Verify” warning displays, the process should be scanned for potentially malicious software.
Should it be removed?
It is highly discouraged to uninstall an executable file and there is no need or logical reason to do so, because after uninstalling it, programs associated with it may start malfunctioning and cause a lot of trouble. But if you do decide to do it, you should proceed as follows:
1. First, try to remove the program in the usual way by going to folder C. Find the file you need and click “delete”.
2. If the first point doesn’t work you will have to uninstall the entire Malwarebytes system. Go to the antivirus control panel and click on the program name and click “delete”.