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Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Software

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software guards Windows 7 PCs against viruses, Trojans, spyware, ransomware, adware, and rootkits. It is designed to run with other security software to enhance the safety of your Windows desktop or laptop PC. It is not available for Mac or Linux operating systems.

Lehigh’s preferred security software configuration for Windows PCs includes both Avast Business Security Antivirus AND Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Each utilizes slightly different security methods to help protect your PC. While we are rolling out the software in small groups for now, it is the intent of LTS that eventually all Windows PC will have this configuration as a standard.

Licensing

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is licensed for use on Lehigh owned faculty/staff PCs only. Our license does not extend to personally owned computers.

Installation Requirements

Installation is performed automatically via our Active Directory group policies. To get Malwarebytes on your Windows 7 PC, you must log into Lehigh’s Active Directory (AD) and your machine must be authorized, or be part of an authorized Active Directory Group. Your LTS Computing Consultant will manage these authorizations.

Using the Software

Under normal circumstances, you will likely not even know that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is installed. Automated installations do not display an icon on the Desktop or Windows system tray. The only way to know it's installed is to right-click your Local Disk in Windows Explorer. If you see an option for “Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware," it's installed on your PC. A manual installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does display a system tray icon.

Lehigh’s enterprise version of Malwarebytes is centrally managed by a dedicated server. This server keeps your PC up-to-date frequently throughout the day to protect you from emerging “zero-day” and “zero-hour” threats. When Malwarebytes find something, you are notified with a pop-up message, and the problem is logged so we can see when an attack may be happening. Malwarebytes attempts to eradicate the problem, and your LTS Computing Consultant also will get reports of suspicious activity on your PC.

Malwarebytes also provides for “on-demand” scanning of local files, hard drives, USB sticks, etc. To do so, simply right-click on the file or drive you want to scan, and select “Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware”.

For more information on Malwarebytes, please see the Malwarebytes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu