Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not target viral malware (file infecting viruses, macro viruses, etc), with the exception of certain types of worm (a subcategory of virus).
Malicious code appended, prepended or cavity injected by a virus into a legitimate file cannot be removed by MBAM. This can only be done by your Anti-Virus.
MBAM was, and is to this day, designed to run in conjunction with your resident Anti-Virus. The programme excels at detecting zero-day malware that Anti-Virus software does not yet flag and reversing changes/modifications to the OS made by malware. With the sophistication of malware today in the wild, a multi-layered security solution that incorporates an Anti-Virus is essential for the everyday home user.
Edited by LiquidTension, 19 April 2015 - 12:15 PM.