PolicyPak: Manage Malwarebytes using Group Policy, SCCM or your own management tool.

PolicyPak manages Malwarebytes to make sure that it is optimally configured to provide its protection as part of your endpoint security solution. Keep your Malwarebytes configuration settings enforced and streamlined with PolicyPak. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

Manage Malwarebytes with Group Policy video transcript

Hi, this is Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP and founder of PolicyPak Software.  In this video, we’re going to learn how to use PolicyPak to manage Malwarebytes.

I’ve already got Malwarebytes installed on my computer, and I’m just a regular user here.  As you can see, I’m logged on as a guy called “eastsalesuser4.”  If we open up the application here from the Start Menu and look at our configuration options we find a number of settings to choose from.   If I go to “Protection” I have various options concerning the real time protection feature of this application.  There are some very important config options in “Scanner Settings” that direct the application to scan key components of the computer where malware tends to reside.   “Updater Settings” is key as well since it controls how updates will occur which is important when managing any application.

Let’s go over and see how we would manage these settings quickly using PolicyPak. I’ll go ahead and switch over to my Management Station computer.

We’ll go ahead and right click over our “East Sales Users”, “Create a GPO” and we’re going to call it “Manage Malwarebytes.” So this GPO is now associated with the “East Sales Users.” I’ll right click over it.  I’ll click “Edit…”. I’ll dive down under “User Configuration,” “PolicyPak/Applications/New/Application.” There it is, “PolicyPak for Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware” along with other applications like “Java,” “Flash,” “Firefox,” “Lync” and some others.

Let’s go to “Updater Settings” and make sure that these setting values are unchecked so you won’t be depending on your users to install critical updates.   Next let’s go to “Scanner Settings” and lets ensure that Malwarebytes will scan all of these critical areas of the computer.  By now, you’ve noticed how when I check or uncheck each setting that the text became underlined.  That means that the setting value is going to be delivered to the user.   While I’m here I’ll make sure that peer-to-peer programs are always set for removal in my drop down box here.  Finally I’ll go to “General” and I’ll turn off “Anonymously  report usage statistics.  I’ll also make sure that English is always set as the default language and I will set my database outdated warning to 4 days.

Now I will go back to my client machine, we’ll get a command prompt and run “gpupdate.”  Now you could envision the user logging on for the very first time, using a Terminal Services or Citrix machine, using a VDI session, changing job roles, or getting a new computer.  As soon as they do, PolicyPak delivers these settings. We just happen to be using gpupdate right now.

Now that that’s done, let’s reopen the application after you have delivered settings using PolicyPak.

As you can see, when we visit the various tabs where we applied our setting values, all of your desired configurations have been delivered.   PolicyPak is doing its job for sure.

Now let’s pretend that the user starts to make the machine less secure and optimal and changes some of these settings’ values.  Let me close the application.

PolicyPak is always working. So the next time I run the application, PolicyPak will automatically remediate these settings at launch time. It doesn’t matter if the computer is online or offline. PolicyPak is always working to ensure that “What you SET is what they GET.”

And there are your desired settings once again.

Remember: you can use Group Policy or your own systems management tool like SCCM, LanDesk, KACE or anything else and deploy PolicyPak directives. We just happen to be using Group Policy in these examples.

PolicyPak to the rescue.

Your IT and security settings you need are now delivered to Malwarebytes.

That is how incredibly easy it is for you to use PolicyPak to manage Malwarebytes and tons of other desktop applications.

If you’re looking for a trial of PolicyPak, just click on the “Webinar / Download” button on the right.

Thanks so much for watching, and get in touch with us if you’re looking to get started. Talk to you soon.

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