Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6057 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.6.1022
  • Total Downloads:
    133,746,843
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    20.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    64,479
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 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 Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question.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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4 stars

"Great program but...."

May 25, 2015  |  By sunbirdsw

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Pros

Efficient in cleaning all types of malware, works well with my antivirus, easy to use. I bought the program. Problems with paid version brought their rating down a lot.

Cons

Unable to get a response from customer service after deactivating so I could put it on my Windows 8 computer. More than a week later, still no response and unable to activate on new computer.

Summary

Definitely worth installing but wouldn't get the paid version again.

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4 stars

"If you can't get a good woman than get a good anti malw"

May 18, 2015  |  By WahreFinsternis

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Pros

Great interface layout. very user friendly! does not interfere with other programs running as i have run it while playing online games like runescape and flawlessly performs. Very thorough compared to many out there

Cons

wish the paid version was the free one!

Summary

all systems go!

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4 stars

"Excellent So Far!"

May 17, 2015  |  By Thomas_Ambrozy

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Pros

Easy to use, does not interfere or conflict with my current antivirus program.

Cons

None discovered yet.

Summary

I will attest that it found what McAffee could not and appears to have eliminated it! I just used the trial and for $25 (U.S. dollars) per year, I will purchase it shortly. I have heard of this program before, several years ago and only today decided to give it a try when nothing else seemed to work (or even find) for me. If I should encounter any problems, I will come back to report them to the community.

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5 stars

"Only product I really trust"

May 12, 2015  |  By bafire14

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Pros

I used McAfee, Ccleaner, and system mechanic. Only Malwarbytes found security issues. I ran multiple scans with the above programs and none of them found malware or security threats. This last scan found something called a PUP.

Cons

None I can think of.

Summary

I am not a techie but I ran system mechanic and of course it found hundreds of problems but it slowed down my system, I ran Mcafee 4 full scans and nothing found, I ran Ccleaner and found nothing. Only Malwarebytes has found Trojans and viruses. I really cant tell you if it works or is a gimmick but it sure seems to find issues that the other could not find.

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5 stars

"Very good program. I would offer this to every one."

May 10, 2015

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Pros

This program did what my McAfee could not do. It go's deep down and gets the virus out. YTD put 8 different viruses on my computer back to back, i tried 3 different programs they did not work. It was like the virus hid it self, they could not even find it. This program not only found them but, deleted every one. My computer works better then before. I will be getting the paid version real soon. MALWAREBYTES-ANTI-MALWARE.....It is very well worth the money.

Cons

NO cons. Not on this one.

Summary

This program along with the anti virus that you have is really all that need. Very well built program. If you want something that will clean under the skin, this is it, and very good protection against getting more.....[ Running windows 8....]

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5 stars

"OUT SHINES ALL OTHERS"

May 02, 2015

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022

Pros

It will find the/a targeted malware spyware or root that is not supposed to be in your machine and allows you to review, quarantine or delete for ever. The 'pro' edition does it all for you so either way you have to be happy with NO BUGS!

Cons

There is nothing to say in this section because it is raved by scientists and professionals with sensitive docs, systems files and programs. I know because I was listening to a review from a very popular night time national radio show.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.6.1022
  • Fixed crash during Heuristic Analysis phase when scanning
  • Fixed SDK database load errors by making a change to temporarily ignore the "Check for updates before scanning" setting for Scheduled Scans
  • Fixed crash when editing or removing an Access Policy if the name and description fields in the policy were different
  • Fixed issue where the "Restart computer when required for threat removal" setting did not appear correctly on Add or Edit Schedule dialogs
  • Updated end user license agreement
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date April 21, 2015
Date Added April 23, 2015
Version 2.1.6.1022
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 20.55MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.1.6.1022.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 133,746,843
Downloads Last Week 64,479
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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