Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.36
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try; paid upgrade avaialable (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

    4.7

    out of 311 votes

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    • 4 star 44
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 9
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    4.4

    out of 6034 votes

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5 stars

"Excellent product."

November 06, 2014  |  By skitty6

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

Easy to use and to understand. Does what it says it is supposed to do. Very user friendly.

Cons

I cannot think of any cons concerning this product.

Summary

I intend to tell everyone I know to use this product.

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5 stars

"Saved my behind!"

October 30, 2014  |  By sldrennan1

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

Had a nasty, nasty malware infection - tried everything else out there and was about to give up and do a full wipe. Tried Malwarebytes as a last resort. Reboot - problem solved! Worth every penny,

Cons

Honestly have no cons to report.

Summary

Outstanding product!

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5 stars

"Fantastic Product"

October 20, 2014  |  By Jonathan-Lewin

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

I am Professor of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. I heard about Malwarebytes from one of my students and installed it on one of my machines. The results were so immediate and so outstanding that I at once upgraded to the Premium version.
Malwarebytes found and fixed several problems that I had on several of my computers. My regular security protection had given me no help at all.

Cons

None but I agree with other reviewers who have called for more flexibility in licensing.

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5 stars

"Fixed my problem for free"

September 05, 2014  |  By milehigh714

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

everything

Cons

can't think of anything except I wish the premium license covered more than just 3 computers as I have 4.

Summary

I got notified by my ISP that I had 2 BOTS on my system. I have 4 networked computers and didn't know which one or if all were infected. But, Malwarebytes scanned on all 4 of my computers cleaned up not only the 2 bots, but some Trojans and other
PUP's! I am quite thankful to Malwarebytes for cleaning my systems for "free". So thankful, that I decided to purchase the Premium version :-)

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5 stars

"Fabulous Software"

July 07, 2014  |  By Unshroof

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

Simple, Smart, Strong, Contemporary design, Fast Malware scan process, ability to remove rootkit, ability to resolve disabled windows features such as "hidden files", it resolve many of hard problems that can only be fixed by a tool, it makes my bootup so fast.

Cons

I didn't find any Cons !

Summary

I written this review because I want to thank Malwarebytes for this amazing software, though I hate to write a reviews, but it's worthy.

Thanks Malwarebytes.

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5 stars

"Proven reliability"

April 07, 2014  |  By mming81

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

After a pc issue and too long a period without my Malwerbytes upgrade,I finally upgraded to premium where one scan made a difference.

Cons

None whatsoever discernible at this time

Summary

Having used the old pro version in 2013, Malwarebytes Premium far surpasses "Pro" in ease of operation. I had put up with the "playnow" malware long enough,and the answer was Malwarebytes. 24 hours after scanning and there is still no sign of unwanted tabs forming. I believe the malware has at last been permanently disposed of. And the advantage of using on 3-machines makes Malwarebytes the most desirable of all.

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5 stars

"It worked when other things did not."

October 15, 2012  |  By rbthorne

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

effective, worked when a very good antivirus program did not.

Cons

none; it's great!

Summary

About 2 years ago there were "some people" "some organization" trying to block my access to certain sites of a politically truthful nature, and generally being successful. Comcast was my ISP, and they had the Norton antivirus package included, which was good. However, it was not stopping the problem. I called Comcast support, and they referred me to some contracting organization that was responsible for security problems that the ordinary Comcast personnel were not trained to handle. The lady suggested Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and the problem was resolved immediately. Repeated messages showed up, while using Malwarebytes Antimalware, that another "intrusion had just been blocked". These things happened to me mostly because of my involvement in New York 9/11 Truth activities, etc., such as the 3 videos I recorded of New York 9/11 Truth meetings below, and a number of other activities:

http://video.google.com/

http://video.google.com

http://video.google.com

I'm a medical doctor and had been working, on Thursdays, at an office 3 blocks away from the World Trade Center (130 William Street). Three of the patients that I was seeing died, and a 4th inactive patient, so I got very involved in New York 9/11 Truth, bought a Canon XL-2 video camera, Sony Vegas Pro, and put up the 3 videos above on Google video.

Because of that "intrusion" into my computer, I did file an online report with the FBI about it. I got no reply, no acknowledgement of my complaint, nothing. I also sent follow up mails about it and got nothing. Part of the reason for this is as follows: I'd gotten to know Ted Gunderson (retired (1979) former Los Angeles FBI Director, Senior Special Agent in Charge (SSAIC), Los Angeles Division, and his "Take Back America" organization and website, in 2003, and became very involved in it. (Incidentally, the person who did Ted Gunderson's website was murdered (throat slit) and you might wish to make a note of that. My involvement did result in 2 FBI "interviews" and what could have been a serious, high speed, car accident involving 3 other cars, two weeks after I'd gone to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Hearing at the World Financial Center Marriott in New York City on 12 February 2004 and told them that they were "lying" in the afternoon session when public commentary was "permitted". The whole thing was a Big Lie with people, pretending to be the family members of people who had died, reading prepared, false statements about their "loss of a loved one" with about as much sincere emotion as would be expected from pretenders talking about "inadequate fire protection" and "inadequate cell phone communication"; I'd give them a D- to F rating for their "acting performances". Even more insulting was a white haired lapdog at the front (not Dr. Shyam Sunder) who was nominally in charge of the "public hearing", and whose apparent job was to bow his head (like a dog who had just wet the rug and was being berated by the owner) every time a phony family member read a phony statement blaming NIST for "bad cell phone communication" or "bad fire protection and/or protection standards".

I suspect that I got no response, or help, from the FBI because of something that Ted Gunderson had told me ~ 2004, right after the almost car "accident". Ted said that "They've got control of all the people at the top". Who "they" are is very interesting and the thing I'll say is that "they" have a lot to do with International Communism-New World Order, which is what this "One World Government" is all about. What's behind that is behind a facade, is a "puzzle in an enigma", and a "surprise within a surprise", or some things like that, as Winston Churchill had said.

Respectfully,
Robert B. Thorne, M.D.
201-210-8235

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

March 19, 2012  |  By Strikewatch

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

Fast scanning, able to get rid of viruses quickly, more efficient than almost an other anti-malware I have ever used including those that require yearly subscriptions.

Cons

The fact I didn't know about this sooner.

Summary

I would have to say that I was very impressed at the way it was able to eliminate almost all the problems on my PC that I couldn't manually delete myself. I am very impressed, and I registered the product because of how effective it was.

I wish there were more communities and companies that focused on solving the problems rather than worrying about getting subscription prices. I hate trend micro and Norton for the way they work.

Well, this is how good they are right now, so in the future I hope it doesn't taper of like a lot of the other anti-malware programs.

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5 stars

"best anti malware i've ever used"

February 02, 2012  |  By kellencmiller

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

quick install, simple and easy to use. has saved my computers countless time using only the free version, now i bought the full version. it is very cheap, only 24.95 for a LIFETIME. most others charge a yearly subscription that is double the price.

Cons

only deals with malware, which is still 97% of virues and problems

Summary

its wonderful.

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5 stars

"Malwarebytes program"

January 18, 2012  |  By fin351

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.36

Pros

Last night I visited a weird sitr and got hit by a "fake Trojan" It is a program that forcifully loaded itself unto my computer and it kept nagging to buy their program since they had found that my computer contained 25 critical and severe trojans, there was no way to ignore it and when I tried to remove the the program through the "remove program' on the control panel it told me that I needed to obtain a security Key Code from them (...money!!) but instead I opened your Malware program and 2 hours later it identified THAT program and REMOVED it from my computer. You program did a great job!!
GREAT JOB guys

Thank you.

Robert Perez

Cons

Have no cons!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.36
Version 1.36 adds new heuristics for Vundo infections.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date April 06, 2009
Date Added April 06, 2009
Version 1.36
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, 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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