Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6051 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.6.1022
  • Total Downloads:
    133,465,350
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    20.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    74,841
  • 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 Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question.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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5 stars

"passed new testing done on product."

April 20, 2015  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4.1028

Pros

it was put to the test verses iobits malware fighter and came out the uncontested winner. 3 test, all passed.

http://nosebotpress.blogspot.ca/2015/04/malwarebytes-anti-malware-premium.html

Cons

none. its an excellent product. but i wish the lifetime lic was still around.

Summary

it hard to find testing done on this class of products. here's a new one where malwarebytes shines.

http://nosebotpress.blogspot.ca/2015/04/malwarebytes-anti-malware-premium.html

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5 stars

"Best Malware Fighter Software"

April 18, 2015  |  By cars3112348051

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4.1028

Pros

Best Malware Detection/Database
Fast Scanning,
Great Fixed/Clean Interface
Worth Buying For Real-Time Protection (I Have Full Version)
Great Reviews On Most Certified Websites
Runs Lightly In Background ( When Purchased )
Won't Slow Down Computer Or Games.
Doesn't Advertise Bloatware/Adware Or Junky Software. ( Only Their Software )

Cons

On A "SLOWER" PC/Laptop, Computer Might Freeze Up A Little, During Malware Removal. But WILL Still Remove The Malware.

Summary

Everyone Should Have This Software!

The Software Has A VERY Wide Database/Detection-Rate.

It also catches Adware, Trojan Viruses, And More.

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5 stars

"Lab Tested as the BEST of all of the malware fighters."

April 15, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4.1028

Pros

Pcmag.com says this free program "Excellent results in malware removal tests"...gives it a rating of 4.5 out of 5. Pcmag does their own testing of programs.
Easy to use interface, takes about 2 hrs on my pc for a complete scan. Last time it removed a Trojan in the registry.
Easy to update the virus definitions, takes a few seconds.

Cons

One cannot schedule scans with the free version.,,,but, it's free.

Summary

The IOBit Malware Fighter has quite a reputation for not having any good tests performed on it's claims of being the best! Another review mentioned this also.
Pcmag.com says it has not been tested by independent labs, had a terrible score on their on hands-on malware blocking testing, (1.3 out of 10), and zero-percent protection in malicious URL testing.
majorgeeks.com says it's very good, but does NOT offer any testing of their own.
Softpedia.com says it's just another free malware program that does not provide what they claim, by it's own testing.
Thanks to the person who mentioned part of the above, which got me interested in doing my own research, before downloading IOBit Malware......the wrong one!

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1 stars

"Not for Netbooks"

April 04, 2015  |  By Wijono

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4.1028

Pros

Used to work great in the previous versions.

Cons

Version 2.1.4 requires 1024x768 or greater screen resolution, meaning many netbook with screen resolution of 1024x600 will not be able to update to this latest version, SAD!!!

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5 stars

"MY NUMBER ONE FOR SECURITY."

March 18, 2015  |  By QuentinTarantino

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

Detects everything for me.Easy to use, nice interface. Sits there doing its job protecting.I have the pro version.

Cons

Nothing much just high in cpu usage.
mbam.exe 209,220K
mbam service 91,644K
mbamschedule 2,300K

Summary

Great security, catches everything (for myself)
laptop can get slowed down sometimes, but its worth it for solid protection.
All in all the best AntiMalware tool.

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5 stars

"Worked Great! Easy to download and use!"

March 12, 2015  |  By A2Skater

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

I am not computer saavy at all. I have been using Kaspersky for 2 years because it came with my computer. Kaspersky detected 2 malware files recently but it wouldn't fix them. I'd click on "fix" and nothing would happen. I decided to look for a better program. I read about Malwarebytes on this website along with information on other programs but thought this would do the trick and it did! I found 3 malware files and 82 other items that need addressing! It was easy to down load and with just a click and reboot my computer was running fantastic! I am not computer saavy and this was super easy to use and understand and FREE! I will be purchasing the Premium version for the other computers in our home.

Cons

None that I have come across.

Summary

Great program! Got rid of all my malware. Easy to use and Free!

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5 stars

"Works like a champ !"

March 08, 2015  |  By cracker57

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028

Pros

Bought a new acer touch screen. Tried to download an app from app store that was installed on pc with purchase and got a bug that froze internet explorer from the live tile home screen. Called Microsoft support and they wanted to charge me $99 to fix one time even though the virus came through their software. Called acer support and they had me wipe and restore pc to factory settings making me go through entire setup again. This fixed the problem ..... for two days when the virus resurfaced. I downloaded malewarebytes with free trial of pay version. Easy installation. Ran the scan and it quarantined the virus, I deleted the virus and now Binkiland search with it's malware are gone . THANK YOU Malewarebytes !!! Based on my limited experience I would highly recommend . It was easy to install and use. It did what it said it would do!! Great product !!!!

Cons

No cons, it did what it was supposed to.

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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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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 133,465,350
Downloads Last Week 74,841
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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