Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6034 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.35
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 26, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (Realtime protection disabled); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    19.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    108,894
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 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 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star 39
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6034 votes

    • 5 star 3973
    • 4 star 1405
    • 3 star 231
    • 2 star 138
    • 1 star 287
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5 stars

"This is awesome. It's not perfect, but it's very close."

April 26, 2009  |  By roflpwnage

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

It will scan locked files, which i can't say for everything out there. It's removal tool is free, which helps many people who Can't afford to pay 100 dollars. It s

Cons

As I said, it's not perfect. I am experiencing a problem with the database mysteriously disappearing, and it doesn't detect everything. There are some viruses that block updates to everything, and as you may know, the full version cost's money.

Summary

Though the full version costs money, it costs very little. Though it has exploits, it is very actively updated. It has a different database than others, so it may detect different things. It is fully compatible with any anti virus currently available, so you can scan the system with two different scanners, which lowers the possibility of missed threats and false positives. Overall, it is one of the best!

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5 stars

"I HAVE USED IT TO REMOVE WHAT OTHERS HAVE NOT REMOVED"

April 15, 2009  |  By tometek

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

IT DOES MORE THEN OTHERS IN FASTER TIME

Cons

ITS GOOD FOR ME MAY IT BE GOOD FOR YOU

Summary

I JUST LIKE WHAT IT DOES AND HOW WELL IT DOES IT AND EASY TO USE

TOMETEK

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5 stars

"When the others failed..."

April 07, 2009  |  By kortendick

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

It's simple to use and whats not to like about free?

Cons

In my use this product gave me no problems.

Summary

When my daughter brought her XP pro laptop home from school the university told her the operating system would have to be reinstalled. She had a particularly nasty Vundo. The Vundo penetrated her Symantic protected computer, would not allow a Kaspersky install, was unfazed by Spybot or Adaware, and Trend Micro named it, told me where it was but would'nt touch it. I down loaded Malwarebytes on a clean machine, burned a CD-R, and ran it on my daughter's laptop and Viola! I'm the hero for a change. Thank You to all.

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4 stars

"good product, but came up a little short this time"

April 07, 2009  |  By bobbyrae

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

It seems to find stuff that contribute to spyware, etc. It found a bunch of that on my system and removed without problem. Their site introduced me to "combofix.exe" which really helped.

Cons

I had an infected version of a system file. Malwarebytes did NOT find it.

Summary

I had been getting these constant popup windows telling me my computer was infected, but these messages didn't mention that the same people behind the warnings were the ones who put the infection on my system and just want to sell me bogus softeware. While I was at the Malwarebytes site, I heard about another program called "combofix.exe", which was also free. You aren't supposed to run it without their direction, but I did anyway, and it found the infected file and removed it.

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5 stars

"Great, nice and lite."

April 06, 2009  |  By tds7

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

You never know its running until it detects a problem. I purchased the full program it run in background using minimal resources.

Cons

None, so far.

Summary

A nice non intrusive program, that seems to run and function along side with other security programs running to. I used a spyware program that once was very popular. But kept adding more programs to become a security suite, now you can not simply shut it down, but have to do a semi uninstall. And if you have any other security programs installed you end up with major problems every time you try to use. But Malwarebytes runs with everything.

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5 stars

"Goof program , Free Virson"

April 06, 2009  |  By dpraisharma

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

Every one needed

Cons

Fully updated time to time

Summary

best for antimaleware

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5 stars

"Excellent and for free"

April 06, 2009  |  By g.dawson

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

Very easy to use and does what it says on the box

Cons

none that I can find

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5 stars

"Great Program"

April 06, 2009  |  By Tech-Guy

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

Fast, easy to use, effective

Cons

none to speak of

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5 stars

"Excellent Anti-malware program"

April 06, 2009  |  By gbmacks

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

Doesn't slow down the computer, High Detection Rates

Cons

The interface

Summary

Excellent. Get this.

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5 stars

"Excellant Anti-Malware Program"

April 06, 2009  |  By DCSComputerServices

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.35

Pros

Does an exceptional job of finding and combating many types or malware and rouge antivirus software.

Cons

There are no cons at all to this product

Summary

I own and run a computer shop. We remove viruses, spyware and rouge av software daily. This is one of the best programs I've used in years. Its a must have for any user.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date March 26, 2009
Date Added March 26, 2009
Version 1.35
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.5MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.0.4.1028.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 131,670,580
Downloads Last Week 108,894
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Realtime protection disabled
Price $24.95

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