Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 5,984 votes

    • 5 star: 3944
    • 4 star: 1399
    • 3 star: 228
    • 2 star: 131
    • 1 star: 281
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worst software ever"

    July 19, 2014  |   By arlouette

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing

    Cons

    Never actually had a malware problem until after I download this, then I had a lot of issues with malware
    It force restarts computer ALL the time
    It does not run properly
    It doesn't do anything good for my computer

    Summary

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, it's horrible. It does absolutely nothing right and screws up your computer. If only I could give it 0 stars.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "does not work on my computer"

    July 18, 2014  |   By earl3400

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    can not find any

    Cons

    will run the program and as the program is running, the Allstate commercial, time Warner, and other ads will be running. when the program is finished, it will say no problem.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product, fast and easy"

    July 15, 2014  |   By BarracloughHazelton

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Has every useful function

    Cons

    Nothing, its a great program!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Awful - a big step backwards"

    July 10, 2014  |   By spartain

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    It detects malware

    Cons

    It always hangs ("not responding") after performing a database update.
    The database update is slow, and much slower than with the previous version.
    The interface is unnecessarily awkward - clearly designed by moronic geeks.
    It often closes down active programs.

    Summary

    Version 1 was good, it was seamless in operation and easy to figure out. However, somy idiotic geeks have clearly been let loose on this and have turned version 2 into an extreme irritant. Are they trying to annoy us people who live outside of the Starship Enterprise?

    One two occasions I had my music creation software (Mixcraft 6) open, as well as Google Chrome, but after I started the scan, they were just terminated - and it was lucky I had only made a small adjustment that I'm able to recreate.

    If this garbage update is not sorted out soon, I'll be removing the whole thing from my computer and move to something else.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and efficient"

    July 10, 2014  |   By ReimanParadis

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Great interface

    Cons

    Can't thinks of any.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not a fan of V2"

    July 9, 2014  |   By Lygalyn

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Does quick scans.

    Cons

    confusing menu.
    Less friendly to use.
    Old screen was uncomplicated and easy to read.
    Seems to be too much splash and fat and not enough lean meat.

    Summary

    It's free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A software worth having."

    July 7, 2014  |   By PilapilKleiman

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Nice layout

    Cons

    None that I can see.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfectly."

    July 7, 2014  |   By BashirStack

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Simple and efficient

    Cons

    Now nothing bad .....

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  • 1.0 stars

    "use to be the best!!!"

    July 7, 2014  |   By kevinscomputers

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Me and about 50 people I know are grandfathered into old contract for life, before they got greedy!

    Cons

    Everything from graphic confusion to absolutely no control of anything that it does!

    Summary

    Version 1.75 and previous worked fantastic, everything was clean and easy to control and understand. They must have been bought out by a lame graphic oriented company because everything is clumsy and uncontrollable now in version 2.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing Improvement and Detection Rate"

    June 27, 2014  |   By Not-My-Problem

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    *Easy to navigate user interface.
    *Automated tasks.
    *High detection rate.
    *Improved from version 1.0
    *Faster scans

    Cons

    *Confusing and misleading scan names.
    *A full scan isn't available. You need to actually perform a custom scan and select the whole hard drive.
    *Slows down the computer, even if you disable real time protection.

    Summary

    Malwarebytes 2.0 is a good program, and I recommend it. Your computer status is displayed on the home screen which is nice, the scans are very fast, the new notification style opposed to the original balloon message is much easier to read and provides many options, real time protection is greatly improved, the detection rate is noticeably higher, and you have much more flexibility in options. I like the new look, too. I don't like how it uses up so much memory, though, even if I disable real time protection. There also isn't a way to disable Malwarebytes completely, so I have to uninstall it if I want to do something which it deters/blocks. I also think that the process of it should be protected, because I could end it in task manager which means that my protection by it stops.

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