Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6049 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.4.1028
  • Total Downloads:
    133,358,779
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    20.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75,892
  • 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 Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question.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

"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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.4.1028
  • Admin users should no longer see a prompt to login as admin to perform a program upgrade
  • Fixed issue where the web protection service (MWAC) was not restarting properly
  • Fixed numerous issues with scheduled scans, including showing the correct date for "Next scheduled scan" on the dashboard
  • Fixed issue where mbamscheduler was starting on boot when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was set not to start with Windows
  • Fixed issue where any non-English language selected during installation would not be applied after installation
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not always automatically update the database on installation
  • Fixed issue where the "Delay Protection at startup for 15 seconds" setting showed as enabled, but was actually disabled. (We recommend reviewing this option to ensure it is configured as you intended.)
  • Fixed issue where "Error Code 6" displayed at the end of scans
  • Fixed issue on Windows XP where scheduled scans on reboot would not start if the "Enable self-protection module" was checked
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now honors self-protection settings detected from a previous installation
  • Fixed issue where context menu scan was not honoring user selection under detection and protection setting
  • Several issues with notification were fixed
  • Several enhancements were made to the user interface to address accessibility issues
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented
  • Updated user interface design that showcases a much cleaner look and toned-down color scheme
  • Improved scan flow so all scans now automatically check for and apply the latest database updates
  • Simplified quarantine flow so only one action button is presented when threats are detected
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities, including enhanced detection and removal of rootkits
  • The Minimize button now minimizes the main program window to the taskbar instead of to the tray
  • The default display timeout for notifications was changed to 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds
  • The default value for "Show notification after successful update" is now set to "Off" for all scheduled updates
  • Removed informational/marketing message from main dashboard view
  • Removed support for Thai language due to quality issues with the translation
  • Installation of a Consumer/Home version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware over a Business version is now blocked
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date March 19, 2015
Date Added March 19, 2015
Version 2.1.4.1028
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.54MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.1.4.1018.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 133,358,779
Downloads Last Week 75,892
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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