Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6062 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.28
  • Total Downloads:
    134,040,451
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    23.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56,375
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a surprisingly effective freeware antimalware tool. It's a relatively speedy malware remover, with the quick scan taking about 10 minutes. The heuristics engine proved on multiple computers during empirical testing that it was capable of determining the difference between false positives and dangerous apps.

The app has some nice features rolled in, too. It supports multiple drive scanning, context menu options including a scan-on-demand for individual files, and the FileAssassin option under the More Tools section for removing locked files. The interface is simple, but pleasant-looking and well-organized. Tabs live just below the oversized logo, with few options per tab to keep down the clutter. The installation process was fast enough, but interestingly offered up the well-kept changelog and an instant definition file update.

Do note that the real-time protection is restricted to the paid version, as is the scheduler for updates and scans. Overall, though, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a responsive malware remover that does what it should with a minimum of fuss.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 284 votes

    • 5 star 231
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6062 votes

    • 5 star 3991
    • 4 star 1409
    • 3 star 233
    • 2 star 139
    • 1 star 290
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5 stars

"The Best Anti-Malware Application on the Web"

September 25, 2008  |  By staggered6

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

Fast Scanner, Unbeatable Detection, Fast Updates, To-The-Point User Interface, Removes and Finds Malware others don't.

Cons

None. I have yet to find any problems.

Summary

Watch out Spy-Bot and Ad-Aware, there is a new guy in town. MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware has proven to be the fastest and best solution to removing malware on my network. With over 400 machines running MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware, and almost all of them 100% clean this is the best application on the market today. Fast, efficient, time saving sweeps of any major storage drive are a snap to complete. Just run the application and the scan button is right there. No shiny user-interface, no time consuming loading. Just quick no-nonsense removal of malware.
Ad-Aware and Spy-Bot are both great for a normal user, but if you want serious scanning and the utmost removal of any malware on your machine. Go with MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware. You won't go back.

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4 stars

"Free)Fast EFFECITVE,got rid of Smitfraud others failed."

November 05, 2008  |  By jmillerjm

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

On-Demand Free Ver: Easy to use & understand. Got "completely" rid of some stubborn infections for me where others had failed. I don't believe, at present, I get as many False Positives as I have been with some other Free programs I"v tried.

Cons

As a free "on-demand" product I really haven't found any reasons significant to criticsize it. It's faster than most others I use. It's never hanged, locked up, or behaved badly in any way.

Summary

I use multiple Free products of this type and as an On-Demand scanner this one, so far, seems to be the best. It's faster than most. Doesn't seem to have as many false positives-my opinion, not a scientifically researched conclusion. And it did clobber Smitfraud once & for good. Never came back anymore unlike with some of the other products I tried before DL'ing this one. I'd get the paid ver but I already have a couple of big name programs running resident that I've bought so I hate to toss them out so soon.
The learning curve is very shallow. It is easy to use and the results are easy to understand. Also it offers sufficient options for scans & dealing with the results of scans. So far nothing I"ve removed with it has caused me any problems-more than I can say for a couple of others.

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5 stars

"I WAS SHOCKED at how well this product performs!! ."

November 01, 2008  |  By MyShare120

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

Everything about it is a "pro" - I'm a computer tech and receive numerous systems into my shop each week for repair of the XP Antivirus and other variants and this one works without all the hassle.

Cons

Can't seem to find any

Summary

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.. hopefully, this wonderful software is here to stay and to stay free - it is every bit as good as claims to be and then some. The makers of this product are my "new best friends" . Sharon Greenwood

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3 stars

"EXCELLENT AT REMOVAL ... RUNS TOO SLOW TO KEEP"

October 29, 2008  |  By Aikosmom

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

I had landed on the nastiest site ever. PIcked up a host of bugs, trojans, viruses, you name it. This software cleaned it all out. Restored computer to previous state. Easy to use. Totally effective.

Cons

I don't have as much memory as I should. The software took forever to amp up when I turned computer on. Then, it ran like a turtle the whole time it was on. I had to uninstall to get my speed back.

Summary

I recommend it to friends to clean up a problem. But caution them that they may need to uninstall it, if it causes their computer to slow down to a crawl (like it did mine). Too bad, 'cause I would have bought it. However, I really appreicated the easy-to-use removal tool. Thanks, guys!

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4 stars

"fast and efficient"

October 29, 2008  |  By severiana

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

easy to handle

Cons

no complaints

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3 stars

"The effort behimd this is realy apreetiable"

October 28, 2008  |  By manelil

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

I like the aim of the product

Cons

when updating actualy it re install the entair product insted of updating the malware defenitions and it dont ahve real time protection.

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4 stars

"Picked up something that another software never did"

October 24, 2008  |  By Scorpio_Princess

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

Sensitive enough to pick up hiddedn items that was causing my system to become slow

Cons

Nothing to report to date

Summary

I like the fact that this application picks up items and cleans/deletes without having a hidden agenda of having to pay for clean up. I give it 8/10 for solving some errors

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5 stars

"A life saver that fixed a serious problem."

October 17, 2008  |  By pogrady047

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

This program fixed a serious problem that prevented me from working; I tried everything to fix it for a week and was ready to give up and out of the blue, this program showed up while browsing and I can't thank you enough.

Cons

The only thing I didn't like was that it took me a week to find out about, causing more stress each day.

Summary

This program found an answer that other programs weren't able to and cleaned up my computer (Windows XP Pro) like never before. I used it on my other workstation Windows Vista Home Premium), and it found 171 errors. I am not terribly cmputer literate, but this was so easy to use and in 45 minutes, I had my XP up and running better than before and for me, this is my most important computer for my work-Vista is a real pain. I cannot find the right words to thank you enough.

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4 stars

"Best detection, but a touch low on tweaks"

October 16, 2008  |  By Paulds11

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

Clean interface, uncomplicated, powerful detection, cleaned away things others like Trend Micro could not

Cons

Resource hungry... but all MALWARE tools that work in realtime (I purchased the realtime version) are..

Summary

Even the free version is better than the rubbish from Trend Micro which didnt even register detection of any of it at point of malware entry onto my system.... of the almost impossible to remove "antimalware2009" , . My system isnt quite right but the infection has stopped... I thinks its a bit better than Spybot but it does not have the tweaks availble as in the superbAppRanger which can even lock down programes and even Registry keys, but Maladware detection is simply sublime...

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4 stars

"Slow scanning on brand new laptop, otherwise Fantastic!"

October 16, 2008  |  By FuzzySCSI

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

Straight forward to use [even for absolute non-computer savy persons like my neighbour]
Finds infections that even the Latest Norton protection does not detect, block, or fix.
Removes all detected malwares effectively.
Saved my neighbour's behind!

Cons

Slow to scan on laptops.
Don't use this tool to help neighbours for free, or you'll never have a moment's peace at home!

Summary

Tool came recommended by a colleague at work. Having started with this one, I didn't get to waste any time at all to assist and resolve a family crisis brough on by a malware infection (main one being VirusRemover2008)

Running it on an older desktop machine at my neighbour's, was simple, fast, and resulted in over 186 infected objects that were successfully removed! (I wouldn't want his kids using my computers, that's for sure)

Though already known for my IT/PC skills, for this repair I have now become the neibourhood's king of PC repairs!

On a separate instance, a less than a week old Toshiba Satellite laptop with all but the original OS deployment residing on disk and a few files a 13yr old managed to gather/create in that short a time, was still being scanned after 2 hrs. This could be a "Pro" or a "Con". For me, it was a "Pro" that day [I'm patient, and got free beers while it scanned]. For the 13 yrs old, a "Con"...

It is now a component of my toolbox, and I will absolutely recommend it in the future as a first line of attack against malwares.

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5 stars

"SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

October 16, 2008  |  By ananony

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28

Pros

I had an infestation that stopped System Restore, Mcafee Viruscan, Display Properties and deleted Desktop Icons. It also added VIRUS ALERT to the end of ALL files including files on attached hard drives!! Malwarebytes COMPLETELY sorted the problem.

Cons

No dislikes

Summary

Malwarebytes has to be the best. Virtually all the other so called anti malware programs add fake alerts which make you buy their products. Malwarebytes really does work conclusively and more throughly than the others.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.28
Version 1.25 adds advanced technology to delete files on reboot, ability to run a truly silent install, and support for Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, and Polish languages.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date August 26, 2008
Date Added August 26, 2008
Version 1.28
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 23.22MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.1.8.1057.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 134,040,451
Downloads Last Week 56,375
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Protection module disabled
Price Free

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