Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6064 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.8.1057
  • Total Downloads:
    134,083,605
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    23.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56,375
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 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

+

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 Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question.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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 3 votes

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

    4.4

    out of 6064 votes

    • 5 star 3991
    • 4 star 1409
    • 3 star 234
    • 2 star 140
    • 1 star 290
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–3 of 3

3 stars

"I finally had to remove it"

July 01, 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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"Great product, but no support."

July 01, 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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–3 of 3

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.1.8.1057
  • 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 June 29, 2015
Date Added June 30, 2015
Version 2.1.8.1057
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 23.22MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.1.8.1057.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 134,083,605
Downloads Last Week 56,375
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK