Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6050 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.33
  • Total Downloads:
    133,184,319
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 14, 2009
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    20.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    83,809
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Anti-Spyware

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 109 votes

    • 5 star 88
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6050 votes

    • 5 star 3983
    • 4 star 1406
    • 3 star 232
    • 2 star 139
    • 1 star 290
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 109

5 stars

"Great product and great service"

March 01, 2009  |  By landsbaum

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

This product is excellent. Alas, it doesn't support my 64-bit service in all respects, though in most.
But the customer service was incredibly prompt, very helpful and courteous. I'll use it on my 32-bit computer get 64 bit version when available.

Cons

Zero, though I'll wait for the 64-bit version to use on my 64-bit Vista.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Worked great for me on every PC I tried it on."

February 23, 2009  |  By wolfman413

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

It is a very easy program to run. But the Free one is all I have tested and would like to try the Paid one. To really know how well it works. How can I get a coupon to use to get the paid product?

Cons

It is a bit costly for what it is meant to do. I would like to see it with a much less costly Pro version.

Summary

If there was a way to get it for free as a Pro version to test the whole potential for one month I might be more willing to pay for it if I could see the benefit of paying the price they want. As I have paid for so many other software that clam one thing and when you buy it you find that it is not much if at all any better than the Free version. If anyone on the cNet staff could get me a 1 month free Pro trial I would report back what the difference is. So let me know if you can do this. If not I will just keep updating the free version and use it as I don't see anything that would justify the cost as it stands. A $10 discount to cnet members would help them if they want to get us to try the PAID FOR COPY.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"VERY pleased!"

February 18, 2009  |  By Grip Reaper 59

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

It found & removed trojans etc. missed by other 'well known' brands!!!!

Cons

None found so far!

Summary

I had several viruses by-pass my up-to-date firewall etc. (through an email) and my 'well-known' anti-virus system failed to detect and remove them!

I tried two other 'online' scanners which also failed to detect and remove these Trojans!!!!!

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' system was recommended and it was not only able to remove the five Trojans it found but also several other unknown infections ?. all without any fuss!

Highly recommended!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Malwaebytes' Anti-Malware is FANTASTIC"

February 11, 2009  |  By cpoled

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

My system was infected Virtumonde. Macafee, Spyware Dr and Spysweeper totally ineffective. Yahoo ansers'' ilknur K suggested Malwarebytes? and VundoFix. A full system scan & restart later, Virtumonde was completely gone. Didn't have to use Vundofix.

Cons

Cons: The ONLY "negative" was it scanned too slowly.

Summary

Before I try any new "defense" program, I don't just read the reviews of the"experts". I trust the reviews of users such as yourselves.I now use ZoneAlarm, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware & CounterSpy.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Fixed what Avira couldn't"

February 11, 2009  |  By ipontouch

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

Easy-to-use. Works great!

Cons

haven't found yet.

Summary

My defragmenter couldn't start and also my IE failed to start every time I tried to open it.
These gave me headache. Full-scan of Avira did nothing. But Malwarebytes found the sources of the problems and saved my life. Thanks to Malwarebytes'!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"The only tool that automatically removed XP Antivirus"

February 10, 2009  |  By dave788

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

XP Antivirus went right through my other antivirus and antispyware software. When I searched the net for a solution Norton and Mcaffee had several pages of manual steps required to remove it. I restored my system, installed Malwarebytes, Done!

Cons

I have nothing bad to say about such a great FREE product

Summary

Removed viruses that other programs missed. Saved me from having to rebuild my computer. One of the easiest products I have ever installed and used. I write software for a living and just wanted to say thanks for such a great product!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"This baby is the real deal IMO."

February 10, 2009  |  By Bad213Boy

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

It found problems that Ad-aware and Spybot didn't find.

Cons

None, I actually like that it doesn't load a bunch of on-the-fly protection. I'm one who uses it only for scanning.

Summary

I downloaded a hacked Vista from a Torrent. I figured I ought to start learning the tweaks now before Windows 7 pops up by the end of this year. I'm basically using it as a long demo, lol. Anyhow, there were reviews on the download, some good, some bad. The bad ones were mainly people screaming at the host for changing the startup screed with the New York Trade Center Buildings. Usually that's a bad sign. So I tried using the new Ad-aware Aniversary, loved it, but only found one problem. Spybot found:

microsoft.windowssecuritycenter.antivirusoverride

Lol, which if you look it up, it's me turning off update settings. At first you'd think it was serious, but after reading about the catch on Spybot's website, it was a false alarm.

I've been using Malwarebytes as a 3rd scanning options for at least a year now and I've found that it really compliments Ad-aware and Spybot. For some stupid reason, nobody can seem to get one realiable spyware/malware/virus program out.

Right now I'm using a hacked trial version of Bufferzone and its amazingly better for surfing the web and downloading programs, IMO. With Bufferzone, you don't have to wait around for scanning. It basically locks all your user folders and anything else that is downloaded or changed while activated and in virtual mode. If you download a nasty one, one simple click removes everything in the virtual drive and you're safe again. No restarting, no reinstalling windows, nothing. You keep everything you had on your computer that you installed outside of the virtual drive. The only problem is that it's sometimes hard to determine when to open a newly downloaded file/program outside of the virtual drive.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Managed to get the program installed and worked great."

February 10, 2009  |  By janwillis

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

Easy to use and seemed to correct the problems. Saved me a lot of money since I was prepared to see the geek squad until I stumbled across the information on Malwarebytes on the internet.

Cons

Long scan time.

Summary

Can't beat it. I think I may still have a slight problem since "the bad guys disabled some of my system tools and I can't figure out how to get them back.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"It works fine on the first install."

February 10, 2009  |  By Sherwin Ian

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

easy to install, simple user interface.

Cons

before the update link/button works but now it doesnt it keep on saying check if im connected to the internet and the firewall that i am using is not blocking application/program. I did check and change the setting still cannot connect

Summary

Its ok but i hope they have faq on their website.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"Wow MBA- M"

February 10, 2009  |  By godzapostle

 |  Version: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33

Pros

took out all the trojans and adware from my comp

Cons

i couldnt install without going in safe mode because the trojans i had did not let me. i guess they knew they would get smacked around by this app =]

Summary

i had a badly infected computer with mostly trojan vundo in it. this app got rid of it all in about 1 hour .

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 109

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 1.33
1. (FIXED) Issue with Latvian language file. 2. (FIXED) Improved activation license key checking. 3. (ADDED) Safeguard to prevent users from losing scan results. 4. (ADDED) Created framework for Malwarebytes' scripting language. 5. (ADDED) Updater now has 900+ access points (mirrors).
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date January 14, 2009
Date Added January 14, 2009
Version 1.33
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 3.x
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 20.54MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.1.4.1018.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 133,184,319
Downloads Last Week 83,809
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Protection module disabled
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK