Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 6,072 votes

    • 5 star: 3994
    • 4 star: 1410
    • 3 star: 234
    • 2 star: 141
    • 1 star: 292
  • Current version:

    3.1 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic- saved the day"

    August 2, 2015  |  

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    So thrilled with MWB- I downloaded a dodgy exe file and got infected. Along with hitman pro and a quick system restore, this did the trick rightly. Best emergency antivirus available. Thanks hitman!

    Cons

    None as far as I can tell

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pleasantly Good"

    July 31, 2015  |   By dingogirlQ

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    This version so easy to use next to Microsoft essentials.

    Cons

    If the updating could be followed automatically by automatic scanning?

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  • 2.0 stars

    "not happy with a problem"

    July 29, 2015  |   By orichtero

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    finds malware no issue there.

    Cons

    Having a problem and customer support is of no use unless one is tech. savvy which I am not. Unable to contact corporate headquarters. Asked for a refund, Still waiting. Support is something that should help to resolve without jumping through a hoop!!

    Summary

    Won't recommend base on support.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "did NOT find 1 mal-virus at all"

    July 22, 2015  |   By studiocybr

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    Now - none, barely 1 star; previously v ~ 3yrs ago I'd given it 4 1/2 star

    Cons

    did not find 1 mal-virus, 2 other FREE sftware DID find

    Summary

    NOT good! FREE v anyway; or lost their edge entirely

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Effective"

    July 19, 2015  |   By refracting

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    This anti-malware really finds everything. It has saved me many times, and I haven't had any problems. There are 3 types of scans which will save you time if you are suspicious about something like a certain folder that might contain any malware.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is if you have a cheap, 400 dollar laptop like me. If your laptop can't really handle too much, it may slow down your performance which is really only noticeable if you're playing a game, otherwise you won't notice anything. This effect only occurs when I have a lot going on with my computer, and an active program that detects malware is protecting me.

    Summary

    I have used 2 free trials, and now I have finally convinced myself to buy the premium deal. I don't ever pay for things like this. Considering the price and how cheap it is, with a coupon that you can google and use, this REALLY amazing product is so worth it. I bought the premium at 20 dollars(original was 25) for 3 computers over 1 year. This is less than 7 dollars per computer for 12 months! Their pricing and efficiency is overall worth the pay.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great software"

    July 13, 2015  |   By DakotaSpirit

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    It does a great job, and I further do not understand where all these negative comments are coming from. This software is one of the best there is and does what it says it will do. I am getting the impression some computers can not handle it, or there is a corruption on the computer somewhere or not enough memory. But at any rate, I have used it for years and it has saved me several times and I have never had a problem slowing down the computer or anything else.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, all software goes through a period of problems till they understand it all. Do not be in such a hurry to get rid of something because you do not understand it...learn to use things properly or find out why by asking for help.

    Summary

    It works well and it does a good job, I would not be without this. I have been using it for about 4 years now and never a download problem or a slowing down of my computer, so I have no idea why others are having this problem, they might need help with it, as there is always a reason for something not working correctly...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can't download Malwarebytes on my XP"

    July 6, 2015  |   By mortimer777

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    Good, if you can ever manage to download it correctly.

    Cons

    It's an ongoing problem trying to download Malwarebytes. I have an XP and use Firefox. I tried turning off my firewall and Avast anti virus but that didn't help. I keep get messages that the download didn't initialize?

    Summary

    My solution is to forget about Malwarebytes, until these problems are fixed and download OBIT which is now more highly rated.

    Updated on Jul 14, 2015

    Malwarebytes has acknowledged that they have a bug in the new version 2.1.8 that prevents some downloads from initializing. I'll be using previous version 2.1.6 until they fix it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I finally had to remove it"

    July 1, 2015  |   By carwatt

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    Removes Malware

    Cons

    Using way to much memory, really slowed down my pc, sometimes freezing altogether.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Great product, but no support."

    July 1, 2015  |  

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    Fantastic product. (Usually) installs easily, and gets the crap out of your system so you can work.

    Cons

    BIG negative. No phone support, even for paid users. When I've tried to use their online email form to get support, all I've gotten back is an automated email saying that they'll get back to me... And no follow up. If you try contacting the corporate office, no one even answers the phone. You get nothing but voicemail boxes.

    Summary

    Good product, just don't expect them to help when their program does NOT work.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Still big problems with Avast on XP"

    June 30, 2015  |   By camacree

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

    Pros

    Excellent malware detection and removal. Proven track record.

    Cons

    Freezes computer for 4 minutes on a custom scan and takes a further 2 minutes to scan a single .png file.
    Freezes computer for a 2nd time, (8 minutes), when running a full scan.
    Unlike the old 1.75 version there's no context option to scan an individual file when you right-click on it.

    Summary

    I disabled Avast and the Windows Firewall when I installed this product so don't go there. This is the 2nd time i've tried this product. I had the same problem with an earlier version last year. Avast + Malwarebytes has been a known issue for a long time. Each blames the other, (Google search for it if you wish). I like both. I've given this a neutral grade. It does works with Avast on XP but it works badly. If you're using either Avast or XP I recommend loading the 1.75 version from FileHippo.com.

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