Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 6,035 votes

    • 5 star: 3973
    • 4 star: 1405
    • 3 star: 231
    • 2 star: 138
    • 1 star: 287
  • Current version:

    2.8 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best in the Business"

    December 17, 2014  |   By NorCalRox

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    * Easy installation
    * Lightweight footprint (under 80MB RAM with real-time protection on)
    * No pop-ups (maybe because I bought the darn thing instead of being a frugal jerk)
    * When it removes an object, it actually does remove it

    Cons

    * Ugly interface, that's it.

    Summary

    I find it hard to believe when I read other reviews saying something like "It missed 150 objects", or "I'm annoyed by the pop up ads", or "It never finishes a scan." For one, no software can detect and remove every single thing that exists. Second, this application was $25 for a lifetime product for years. You're a fool if you've used this tool for a long time and never bought it in order to never see those ads again. Cheapskate. As for the scan not finishing, that's believable, but do these people even try to reach out to Malwarebytes? Geez, some people are idiots.

    Anyway, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware really is the best product in the industry. It beats out the antivirus products and although it's ugly, it does it what it sets out to do: detect and remove malware.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worse than the malware its supposed to protect you from"

    December 17, 2014  |   By stepneg

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    The free version might have worked although looking at other reviews I doubt that now.

    Cons

    Constantly nags you into downloading the full version trial which caught me out when I upgraded the database definitions. Once the full version was installed my machine was reduced to a complete crawl, in the end it would just hang I had to boot into safe mode just to uninstall it!!

    Summary

    This software it is utterly pointless and has caused me more grief than the malware its supposed to be protecting me from.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Waste of time."

    December 13, 2014  |   By Glanscript

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    I can't think of a single one.

    Cons

    Missed 170 "objects" even after running twice.

    Summary

    The "free" version is useless so I won't be wasting time purchasing. I downloaded another anti-malware program, also free, that caught 170 items that Malwarebytes completely missed, even after running it twice. I can't see paying for a program that can't get the job done. I'll pass.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Constant pop ups - Very annoying"

    December 11, 2014  |   By sheawerner

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    Seems to clean better then before, you used to have to run it and reboot and then run and reboot again until it got everything. Now it seems to clean in one sweep.

    Cons

    constant pop ups to update. Very annoying and a real problem by users who aren't admin users also updating non admin users is a hard process not like other updates (windows or adobe etc.)
    Also actual install/update once it's going has way too many clicks required.

    Summary

    They need to fix and streamline the update and install process. They need to have a corporate console that requires little to no user interaction.
    Some users even thought they were attacked by a virus.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Malware fighting program"

    December 11, 2014  |   By oadon

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    Works great runs fast and works in the back ground.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    I would recommend this software to my friends

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Malware Fighter Software"

    December 10, 2014  |   By cars3112348051

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    Large Virus/Malware Database
    Fast Scanning
    Not Much Lag During Scans
    Not Many Adds and No Sneaky Software Installations.
    Fast And Easy Installation

    Cons

    Sometimes Freezes Up On Really Slow Computers
    Sometimes Lags During Repair Process On Slow Computers

    Summary

    Overall the Product Is Amazing and FREE!
    Everyone should have this installed.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Didn't find problems"

    December 9, 2014  |   By jfpainter

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Didn't find problems

    Summary

    My daughters pc had many problems and was running terribly. Malware Bytes found nothing. I tried Spyhunter. It found 400 issues and after paying the fee, fixed them all. Problems gone. Running great.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "What Is Wrong With This Version and The Last One?"

    December 7, 2014  |   By glenijoy

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    None at the moment.

    Cons

    Even with the last version, I can't remember when it actually finished a scan. I downloaded this latest version and it stopped just before the end. Like the last version, it froze everything. I couldn't pause,close it or get it off my screen. Could not restart my pc, so had to shut it down by turning it off. Like the last version. Then windows wants to do a disc check because pc has not been shut down properly. Have reinstalled, but, don't like my chances of it scanning to the end. For a well known product, and trusted, it is starting to suck. What's the point of having it?

    Summary

    Maybe I need to look for another malware fighter. Just disappointed in the last two versions.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Great idea but SO unreliable"

    December 3, 2014  |   By JERBY_PFF

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

    Pros

    Protection while it is working

    Cons

    Frequently falls apart and stops working - Google it.

    Summary

    This product could be great but I am afraid it is "not ready for prime time" and
    I am guessing that it will never be so.

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