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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.0.1024
  • Total Downloads:
    137,967,408
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    21.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    207,569
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Note:

The Malwarebytes Free edition offers users the option of installing a trial version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro.

Editors' Review

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is a substantial update to the famed malware-killing machine. This new malware hunter also integrates rootkit detection directly into the software and sports a more streamlined interface.

Pros

New design: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 sports an upgraded look that's more approachable. The more modern design is also an improvement -- larger boxes, fewer tabs, touch-friendly buttons, and adaptive windows. The program tucks nicely into your system tray when not in use and feels sleeker overall.

Features and utilities: Anti-Malware 2.0 has improved 64-bit support and now comes with built-in Anti-Rootkit. Access managers, automatic schedulers, exclusion options, and other utilities are still available, tucked away in the Settings tab.

Security: Malwarebytes tweaked the user flow to improve protection. Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question. And while infected computers sometimes block anti-malware apps, Malwarebytes' Chameleon tech stubbornly gets Anti-Malware installed and running, whether or not the PC has malicious programs on it.

Cons

Subscription model: Although existing Lifetime owners will be grandfathered in, new users who want the premium version must get an annual subscription. However, the free version will still exist for all users.

Bottom Line

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 maintains its excellent track record as a strong anti-malware application. The visual refresh, interface tweaks, and inclusion of built-in rootkit detection make it a more modern competitor. While the subscription model may not be for everyone, it's becoming a more widely accepted standard for many security programs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6093 votes

    • 5 star 4006
    • 4 star 1411
    • 3 star 235
    • 2 star 144
    • 1 star 297
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5 stars

"Worked Great!"

January 18, 2016  |  By TxVet

2016-01-18 11:37:13  |  By TxVet

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

Had a Pop Up problem and when I went to Bing to search for a solution, twice it sent me to a fake Apple Support site without me asking to go to Apple Support. On the third try, I got into Cnet and downloaded Malwarebytes AntiMalware. Went ahead and bought it. It found 6 or 8 Malwares that were floating around in my Mac. Got rid of all of them. : )

Cons

Haven't found any yet, but I think you have to buy it to use the delete.

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1 stars

"Extremely disappointing."

January 17, 2016  |  By cnet12501

2016-01-17 08:22:48  |  By cnet12501

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

I think this is covered in my summary.

Summary

Downloaded this for a trial period, it wasn't even the free version, it was the paid version.. I had it on my computer for about a week. I ran two scans, nothing showed up. Ran the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware, if found 1963 issues. Immediately removed this and upgraded my SUPERAntiSpyware to the PRO edition.

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4 stars

"excellent protection against malicious websites"

January 08, 2016  |  By popoloo

2016-01-08 08:24:08  |  By popoloo

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

detects pups and works great against malicious sites.

Cons

compatibility issue with other anti-malware software if installed simultaneously..

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5 stars

"You can't go wrong with Malwarebytes"

December 23, 2015  |  By mohammedhamedahmed

2015-12-23 15:16:14  |  By mohammedhamedahmed

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

Detect and clean all spywares and malicious programs. Very effective program.

Cons

Only one thing, the scan process is quite slow.

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5 stars

"A necessity on my computer."

December 02, 2015  |  By BeebeMaye

2015-12-02 17:57:15  |  By BeebeMaye

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

The program works very well. Easy to use for you!

Cons

No cons at all, I was amazed at its abilities.

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1 stars

"Malwarebytes IS malware!!!"

December 02, 2015  |  By kaoseris

2015-12-02 11:11:31  |  By kaoseris

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

None as of now. I used it for years and just yesterday had to download it again.

Cons

I carefully read every tiny word of the agreement. There were NO boxes to click so I expected a clean app. This is what Malwarebytes downloaded: free torrent download, marathon free cloud browser, happy thanksgiving games, screenshot. A popup ad for tribal fusion. When the popup ad is closed it pops right back up in the browser.

Summary

A freakin' nightmare!

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1 stars

"Not worth it."

November 28, 2015  |  By damon6482

2015-11-28 11:13:57  |  By damon6482

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

At this point, I cant say anything good about it.

Cons

I have had this software on my machine for some time, the paid version I should add. It was great at first, but with each update became slower and slower, until it seized control of my computer, and I was only able to save my computer by going into safe mode and deleting the software.

Summary

As with allot of software, each update progressively slows down your machine, and each "improvement" actually makes things worse. I am now searching for something else to install. Its too bad , because it has been great for the last couple of years, until the last 6 months or so.

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5 stars

"Great software"

November 28, 2015  |  By Kornshadow097

2015-11-28 05:31:49  |  By Kornshadow097

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

Visually appealing, scanner is free, decently fast. Easy to use. Better realtime And overall scanning than Avast free edition anti virus.

Cons

only has a trial to the real time scanner. Does not have extra tools for removing start up programs etc like spybot used to and may still have

Summary

I'd get it. if you can afford to buy it, the real time scanner is pretty good.

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5 stars

"Great product, fast and easy"

November 25, 2015  |  By NunoBooker

2015-11-25 00:27:19  |  By NunoBooker

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

Really easy to use even for beginner like me does what you want!

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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5 stars

"A necessity on my computer."

November 19, 2015  |  By AnduezaRhea

2015-11-19 23:44:41  |  By AnduezaRhea

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.0.1024

Pros

High accuracy,simple operation

Cons

Did not find one!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.0.1024
  • License key is now displayed on the My Account screen
  • Remaining subscription duration now displayed on My Account screen
  • Implemented other licensing improvements to clarify license status
  • Enhanced protection capabilities of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Web Protection
  • Numerous enhancements to prepare for full compatibility with Windows 10
  • Enhanced Malwarebytes Chameleon's ability to fully restore Malwarebytes functionality when affected by a malware infection
  • Updated data collection techniques to improve malware research and analysis
  • Removed "Exclude" button on Website Blocked notification to reduce inadvertent allowing of malicious sites
  • Updated button text on Malware Detected and Non-Malware Detected notifications to clarify meaning
  • Added enhanced support for High DPI displays
  • Enabled the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version to receive incremental database updates
  • Added appropriate copyright notices and license statements for all third-party open source software
  • Corrected translation errors for core non-English languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Polish)
  • Added support for Chinese Traditional, which is provided as a convenience for our users by a community volunteer and is not an officially supported language
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date October 13, 2015
Date Added October 13, 2015
Version 2.2.0.1024
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.85MB
File Name mbam-setup-org-2.2.0.1024.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 137,967,408
Downloads Last Week 207,569
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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