Experimental electrochemical methods, combined with Monte Carlo simulations, have been employed to investigate the possibility of using 1-decyl-2-(decylthio)-1Hbenzimidazole (T2) as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in a 1 M HCl medium. This inhibitor was found to be of the mixed type. The results derived from EIS indicate that the charge transfer resistance has increased with the increase in the inhibitor concentration. The inhibitory mechanism was explored by the potential of zero charge (Epzc) measurement at the solution/metal interface. The inhibitor adsorption has followed Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Surface morphology results showed the compound adsorbed film on a mild steel surface. The molecule interactions with the mild steel surface were simulated based on Monte Carlo simulation approach using Fe(111) crystal surface as a representative metallic surface. © 2018, Sociedade Portuguesa de Electroquimica. All rights reserved.