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Renaming Malwarebytes folder & the mbam.exe file

I have attempted to follow instructions provided by Peacekeeper (Tony) regarding how to rename the Malwarebytes folder (in the Program Files section) and also the mbam.exe file.  I first uninstalled the MWB program from my computer; downloaded it again;  named the Malwarebytes folder "MWB" and it contains the various MWB files in it.

However, I am still unsure as to just WHICH of the files listed in the folder is the executable one I need to rename, so I took a screenshot of the files in the MWB folder and attached it to this posting for review. 

A few of the files shown have .dll extensions, 1 or 2 just have the MWB logo and the word mbam beside it.  I don't see any files in the screenshot list that has a .exe extension though.  At this time, my two questions are these:

1.  WHICH of the files shown in the screenshot is the one I need to rename?

2.  To rename I just highlight the filename, then right-click on it, select <RENAME>, and change the name from MBAM to something else?  (or is there another method I need to utilize to rename the file)?

I very much appreciate your time, patience, and enlightenment...AGAIN!

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Level 11

Re: Renaming Malwarebytes folder & the mbam.exe file

Hello -

It`s always best to rename the file before commencing the download. However, the file to be renamed is MBAM.

You can also rename the MBAM shortcut on your desktop - providing you saved the installer to that location? And yes, just right-click and select rename.

on 18/05/11 01:39:53 IST
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Re: Renaming Malwarebytes folder & the mbam.exe file

When you use the "Save as" option before downloading - that is when you can rename it.

Help with Malwarebytes is available at their forum:

If it's already downloaded then there is no need to rename assuming it is working OK, if not ask on their forum.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 17/05/11 8:03:37 EDT PM
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