Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6008 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.35
File Size:
16.49MB
Date Added:
March 26, 2009
Price:
Free to try (Realtime protection disabled); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Total Downloads:
130,338,403
Downloads Last Week:
98,687
Product ranking:
#2 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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 8 minutes even with other high-resource programs running. 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 including networked drives, 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 6008 votes

    • 5 star: 3959
    • 4 star: 1404
    • 3 star: 230
    • 2 star: 132
    • 1 star: 283
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star: 39
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "The Best Antivirus Ever !!!"

    September 26, 2014   |   By UserXXI

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    This "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Antivirus" is the best. It always find such viruses which my paid Antivirus doesn't find at all !!! I used free version. Next time I will buy the Pro, paid version.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

    Summary

    Believe me I tested many antiviruses and tested the paid versions of them - "Avast", "AVG", "Ad-Aware Antivirus" (was good once, now much worse) etc, etc and recently I bought Antivirus which name I don't want to write because I don't want to dishonor the company and Antivirus. But this paid Antivirus didn't find anything while the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Antivirus" found 28 viruses!!! Believe me it's the best Antivirus and in the next year I will buy the Pro version.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works quickly"

    September 24, 2014   |   By wagygirl

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    The Threat Scan takes only 10-15 minutes, where the Full Scan used to take about an hour.

    Cons

    Wonder if the newer Threat Scan is as good as the older Full Scan.
    When internet techs checked my computer they used the old version (about 1 1/2 years old) to scan my computer for malware.

    Summary

    Older version found 137 malware items on my computer.
    New version has found anything yet.

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  • 1 stars

    "**** THIS PROGRAM"

    September 22, 2014   |   By idontcare111

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    NONE AT ALL

    Cons

    EVERYTHING

    Summary

    THE **** IS WITH THIS PROGRAM AND NAGGING ME EVERY ******* 5 SECONDS TO UPDATE IT'S PRECIOUS LITTLE DATABASE! I GET ******* YANKED AWAY FROM WHAT I'M DOING BECAUSE THE PIECE OF **** WANTS IT'S LITTLE UPDATES!

    THE **** KIND OF PROGRAM LITERALLY YANKS YOU AWAY LIKE AS IF YOU ALT-TABBED TO ANOTHER WINDOW! IT ALSO BECAUSE OF THIS DISABLED SOMETHING WHILE I WAS PLAYING A GAME!

    I PICKED UPDATE 5 ******* TIMES FOR THIS ******* PROGRAM! WHAT PART OF "GET UPDATES" DOES THIS ******* PROGRAM GET!

    ALSO CNET, I'M TIRED OF YOU! I'M TIRED OF YOU AND YOUR SOFTWARE FILLED WITH ******* ******** ATTACHED TO IT! STOP IT!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, very classic!"

    September 09, 2014   |   By SpearmonWadding

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Used the program for over a year with no problems.

    Cons

    As far as I can tell, none.

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  • 5 stars

    "found 68 threats and Quarantined them!!!"

    September 05, 2014   |   By killianred

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2.1012

    Pros

    Installed Norton 360 and it did not find the problems. A Java Update pop up on a Gardening site I frequent said I needed to Update Java to view the Bug Files. I updated. Hence, it downloaded 4 Software Programs Plus Java. Web Protect for Windows, an Instant Weather Software, Trovi, and another I can't remember now. This happened yesterday, and cost me nearly 6 hours of Research to get rid of them. Web Protect would not and could not be deleted via ANY means. It is set up like that. Malwarebytes found all of the bits and pieces of all of them, and an old one I thought I had deleted called My ScrapNook. All are gone now so I rate this high. From the other Reviews, I hope it continues to work well and protect my "puter" against all the crapola out there. We shall see. For now Malwarebytes is Awesome.

    Cons

    None that I can find so far.

    Summary

    So far I am glad to find this Program, it did what it said it would in my case. But I just downloaded it this morning and it found and cleaned my "puter" up very nicely.

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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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