Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 5983 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:
129,615,405
Downloads Last Week:
113,047
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 User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 5983 votes

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

    "Not a fan of V2"

    July 09, 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 stars

    "A software worth having."

    July 07, 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 stars

    "Works perfectly."

    July 07, 2014   |   By BashirStack

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Simple and efficient

    Cons

    Now nothing bad .....

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  • 1 stars

    "use to be the best!!!"

    July 07, 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 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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