Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.30
  • Total Downloads:
    134,040,451
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Protection module disabled); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 415 votes

    • 5 star 285
    • 4 star 98
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 11
  • 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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4 stars

"All Clean Fingers Crossed"

February 12, 2009  |  By bernard_ric

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

It does not intrude. My machine was clean at download so nothing to report so far.

Cons

None identified

Summary

To early for me to comment sensibly.

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1 stars

"Interesting"

July 18, 2010  |  By seamus912

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

It removes lots of viruses and trojans.

Cons

I don't trust it. No other program removes these problems. Its either listen to this program's answers, or assume that nothing else can stop this.

Summary

If this is true, then no-one else can stop what is happening.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Software... Exceeded My Expectations"

July 09, 2010  |  By bearcatpride

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

One of the best anti-virus programs I've come across... Malwarebytes scanned my entire hard drive in under 30 minutes and detected (also permanently removed) serious threats that my pay-for subscription virus program could not even find. Very pleased

Cons

Nothing so far

Summary

Stellar software that I would recommend to anyone

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2 stars

"Didn't do the job as promised"

July 09, 2010  |  By transbalham

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

Didn't keep it long enough to find out

Cons

I downloaded Malwarebytes on the basis of glowing reviews saying it was particularly good at rooting out things like Antivirus Pro. Unfortunately in my case it turned out not to be capable of fixing it.

Summary

I got infected with Antivirus Pro. Malwarebytes found the Trojan and rootkit OK but not the code inserted in IE, so the infection kept re-loading itself every time I went online (using Firefox) and Malwarebytes denied all knowledge of the re-infection. Eventually my PC slowed to a stop and needed a full Windows reinstall. So, no help at all really. Maybe I just had bad luck.

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5 stars

"Best I have seen"

June 09, 2010  |  By Chief_G

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

After getting the "Blue Screen of Death" twice Malware was the only thng that got be back up and running again. It has removed over 3G of junk in the last year!

Cons

None at this time, have been using it for about 6 months

Summary

This product, (even the free download) is the best I have seen or worked with. I run it every few days to clean up my system. It has removed over 227,000 just files and still counting. It is THE BEST OUT THERE.n

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5 stars

"one of the most effective malware tools out there."

June 03, 2010  |  By danielsnyder

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

Simple GUI. Not overloaded with unneeded features, keeps it simple & focused. Fast & efficient. Keeps a log (very handy).

Cons

Limited usage. Could do with ability to deal with rootkits.

Summary

Love malwarebytes, bottom line this is a must have malware tool.

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5 stars

"Fantatic! Found and removed 19 infected objects."

May 04, 2010  |  By LeoCarri

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

Easy to use and understand.

Cons

Haven't found anything to not like.

Summary

My computer was infected with the fake anti-virus...virus. Could not open any programs or files. Malwarebytes worked better than my anti-virus program which didn't catch the virus in the first place. Worth every cent.

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1 stars

"Can't remove the virus at all, feel cheated"

March 02, 2010  |  By Godddy

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

My wife bought this software to remove spyware. It doesn't help at all. Unbelievable, it charges us a lot of money. I really don't know why people told people it is free to remove. But it doesn't work at all!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

Supposed to be free, it is not.
Supposed to remove spyware, it doesn't work!

Summary

I am totally upset

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4 stars

"Does the business"

February 17, 2010  |  By lavinio66

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

simple small and fast.Uses less ram than its competitors.

Cons

You tell me!

Summary

Fast efficient small program that eats up malware for breakfast, It does not bother with the small stuff eg tracking cookies etc but goes straight for the jugular as far as the heavy duty malware is concerned,I do not know i how the fully paid up version is but this edition does not tread lightly.I award malwarebytes 4,5 stars. as I very much doubt that there are any better. ps. For the princely sum of nothing its worth a shot.

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4 stars

"very helpful"

December 31, 2009  |  By kshats

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

It successfully removed my virus.

Cons

After running, my internet access is extremely limited - very few sites will load. Anyone experienced this before? No idea if it is connected to malware or not.

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5 stars

"Malwarebytes saved my life"

November 08, 2009  |  By rogergo4

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30

Pros

I had a super but that took over my laptop, and did a search which reveled that this program might save me. At first the rouge wouldn't let it open, then did a restore at day earlier, that let it open, ran it. Now my computer works faster, better.

Cons

Don't know enough not to like anything about it

Summary

It cleaned up my laptop very fast, and from what I can tell an excellent job

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.30
Version 1.29 improves heuristics detections, adds new protection module and new scheduler.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date October 17, 2008
Date Added November 24, 2008
Version 1.30
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Additional Requirements
  • Windows
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • 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 to try
    Limitations Protection module disabled
    Price $24.95

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