Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6002 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.31
File Size:
16.49MB
Date Added:
December 03, 2008
Price:
Free; paid upgrade avaialable; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Total Downloads:
130,083,820
Downloads Last Week:
98,130
Product ranking:
#1 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008 Server

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 6002 votes

    • 5 star: 3955
    • 4 star: 1403
    • 3 star: 230
    • 2 star: 132
    • 1 star: 282
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 129 votes

    • 5 star: 112
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5 stars

    "Got rid of entrusted Conduit search protect toolbar!!"

    August 30, 2014   |   By minceversich

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    This program found the hidden files to get rid of the malicious Conduit/Search Protect/entrusted toolbar.

    Cons

    I didn't find it sooner.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good program, but!"

    August 28, 2014   |   By rangerbob65

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Easy download, easy operation.

    Cons

    Will not automatically update. Will get a message once a week that program needs to be fixed, then must go into site and download a new version. Does not have an online chat or contact phone number. Must submit a request ticket, you will then get an email reply that stays because of heavy request, response may take a couple of days. Have waited as much as a week for response. When received, and you respond to that message, you will wait a few more days. They need an online chat or contact phone number. Helpful forums are usually of no help.

    Summary

    Have used the program for a year, and just might look somewhere else if they don't provide better help.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well!"

    August 25, 2014   |   By Dallaseax

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Easy to use and catches things my antivirus doesn't.

    Cons

    None. It works well.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good program although not 100% protection"

    August 25, 2014   |   By katherinegeorge

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    The portable version is very good, no need for installation.
    Very good for malware and spyware but not all of them.

    Cons

    No 100% protective against threat.

    Summary

    in general can be a very good program to support anti spyware and have protection.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good software like anti-virus"

    August 25, 2014   |   By mohammadshams

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    anyway good software

    Cons

    very good software like anti-virus

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work against webssearches."

    August 23, 2014   |   By bellamahop

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Like TSA, it helps to feed a delusional sense of security, where none exists.

    Cons

    DOES NOT WORK against recent threats. The paid version is completely owned by istart.webssearches. Unless you enjoy paying good money for something that doesn't work, find an alternative.

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  • 2 stars

    "it's corrupted"

    August 18, 2014   |   By merrittolsen

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    it seemed to block incoming stuff as indicated by pop ups

    Cons

    1 day after the update it is not working..Going to the site to install tells me I have it already..Going to try and un-install and it won't let me saying Their are missing files..So 1 day after update my Malwarebytes is not working (and my computer restarts every few minutes to hours too)

    Summary

    Not sure if I trust something that according to other sites that can be disabled by the very things its supposed to stop..

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  • 3 stars

    "Been having problems with this software since Version 2"

    August 10, 2014   |   By DakotaSpirit

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Use to be good, but something went wrong in version 2 creation, updater keeps corrupting etc etc...

    Cons

    I see by their forum many are having problems with this software since version 2 came out. Most of which are it does not want to update, freezes up, false positives and other things. I myself have had some of these problems including it not liking games or at least some games. I have fussed with it till I am turning blue and now I am about to remove it entirely from my computer as it still is not working as it did in version 1. Such as shame, but I am not the only one having these problems now and they have known of them for some months now.

    Summary

    For some it might work alright, but for many it does not. Try at your own risk, I am now tired of fussing with it for over 3 months now trying to get it to work correctly. One of the big problems is, the updater keeps corrupting and it happens with many people, among from what I see on their forum there are many varried problems with this new version 2. Don't fix it, if it is not broken, version 1 was fine!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very beautiful for me"

    August 05, 2014   |   By EssaidLamberth

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 3 stars

    "Preferred the older version"

    August 05, 2014   |   By howardferns

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    It finds bad stuff, including PUPs and PUMs.

    Cons

    Screen always takes a long time to appear when you start it. Often crashes during updating database version, then it asks you to click OK to terminate the program or Cancel to debug the program - either of these closes it down. Threat Scan (= full scan) takes around 25-35 minutes, far too long when you want to check in a hurry. I can't select Hyper Scan (= quick scan), I guess it's not an option on the free version.

    Summary

    I'm trying out other programs in the hope I'll find something else.

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