Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6044 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.4.1028
  • Total Downloads:
    132,883,797
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    19.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    91,653
  • 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 Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question.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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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Malwarebytes Froze My Computer"

March 05, 2015  |  By richard3332

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

The first time I ran a scan with Malwarebytes, it froze my computer. I rebooted and my computer didn't detect the hard drive. I thought my new drive was defective and even applied for an RMA. I turned off the computer, turned it on, and the drive worked. I ran chkdsk and Data Life Guard, which confirmed the hard drive was OK. I ran a second scan and it froze again. If you ask Malwarebytes help desk for assistance, they give you a long list of troubleshooting tips to fix it, which doesn't always work. The software is worthless.

Summary

The software is worthless. And make sure you cancel your auto-renewal, because they'll charge you every year if you don't.

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2 stars

"meh, It works great but interface sucks"

February 27, 2015  |  By mrobinsonjr

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

I used the 2.x version and I didn't like it so I downgraded to the 1.75 version.
It works great for removing malware from your computer.

Cons

1. 2.x interface sucks and looks to "fake" with the Fix Now button. (just my opinion though)
2. Subscription service sucks too. I got mine when It was a lifetime license. I think Malwarebytes got money hungry and switched to the subscription model instead of the lifetime.

Summary

Until Malwarebytes ditches the Subscription model and goes back to lifetime they will not see a five star rating from me.

I will however update this when the 3.x version arrives....

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5 stars

"Save my laptop"

February 18, 2015  |  By moosekrause

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

Was very easy to use. Worked great and fixed my issue.

Cons

Really haven't had any issues.

Summary

My father-in-laws laptop was acting up and had some sort of browser redirector. I tried AdwCleaner, Trend Housecall and YAC, no of which could get rid of. Finally installed Malware Bytes and success. The malicious malware is gone, it found a bunch of other stuff and the laptop has been resurrected from the dead :)

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5 stars

"FIRST THING I INSTALL WHEN I INSTALL WINDOWS"

February 12, 2015  |  By missjenniferd

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

excellent at protecting my computer

Cons

none that i have found

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5 stars

"Best there is!"

February 10, 2015  |  By Grateful2

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

Efficient, frequently updated, uses few computer resources, full-time running protection on computer and on the net. Many, many more!

Cons

Had trouble removing 1 malware a year ago. Eventually got it done. (I am an admin user- I don't consider any of those CONS a problem at all.)

Summary

I depend on this program, and its sister, Superantispyware (not really a sister, but I think of them like that). I run these 2 together and I feel very well protected. I have a lifetime upgrade license on both of these, so I feel I'm in excellent hands!

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4 stars

"free v. took care of a pesky Trojan that Norton missed"

February 05, 2015  |  By flashkev

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

simple to install
effectively saved my desktop

Cons

it's day one... we'll see how it goes

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5 stars

"Great Product"

February 02, 2015

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

Very Lightweight
Updates without any hassle
Protects my PC from Malwares

Cons

Nothing till date

Summary

One thing you must do: Just go premium and you will see the magic. I can give away 2 free serial numbers to you, guys. If needed, contact me:
www.facebook.com/bbhowmick
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Email: bhasphys@gmail.com

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5 stars

"Best of the Rest"

January 29, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

No problems with auto updates, other bundled software installed, and it found 4 Trojans with registry entries the first time.

Cons

The Free version cannot be scheduled to run scans.

Summary

When installing, I unchecked the "extras" with the install. The install went great, with no malware added or extra programs. I set the auto update in Settings, to NO, and have no problem updating it now myself, manually.
It found 4 Trojans, with registry entries the first time. Have run it twice since, finding nothing. Scan takes about 1 hour.
I tried all the other Malware removers, scanners here at this website, and this is the best.

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1 stars

"Flawed new free version"

January 01, 2015  |  By tenkhigh

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

good program but seriously hassle with auto update frequency

Cons

I did purchase a lifetime licence with another PC. Using the free program on another PC with their latest version, it now check for updates every hour ???, and it now blocks you from changing this unless you buy the paid version which btw now charges 24$ every year.

Summary

I will stop using program and search for alternative

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3 stars

"Does not appear to be getting better"

December 30, 2014  |  By Trailesque

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

Works pretty well at catching malware.

Cons

Recently has begun bombarding me with notifications and notices to get the paid version.

Summary

I used this primarily for the occasional scan, not to run constantly, and for a long while I was a satisfied customer. But for some reason it began running constantly and on start-up, even tho I did not ask it to. Then it began dunning me with notifications to upgrade to the paid version, etc. I uninstalled it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.4.1028
Issue with Malware Protection addressed.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
Version 2.0.4.1028
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.5MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.0.4.1028.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 132,883,797
Downloads Last Week 91,653
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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