Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6024 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.39
  • Total Downloads:
    131,179,939
  • Date Added:
    July 13, 2009
  • File Size:
    18.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    107,176
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008

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

    4.3

    out of 86 votes

    • 5 star 55
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6024 votes

    • 5 star 3971
    • 4 star 1404
    • 3 star 230
    • 2 star 135
    • 1 star 284
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5 stars

"I would recommend this to anyone."

August 13, 2009  |  By ritaegger1

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

It took a few days but it got rid of all my trojans and malware problems. The cost was very reasonable and I like that I got a backup tape and could even redownload.

Cons

So far I don't know of anything I don't like about it. I'm not really compter-savvy, but
it's okay for my needs.

Summary

When a trojan came in on the back of an email, I thought my computer was toast. And even though I only use my computer to pay bills and for personal and entertainment use, I did not want to lose anything. In these economic times I do not have the funds to replace or fix a computer. The download was easy, the cost was
very reasionable, and the use of the program was easy enough even for this grandma to use. It has even captured other "evils" trying to force their way into my computer. So, thank you for this product.

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4 stars

"A very good anti-malware application"

August 05, 2009  |  By pla

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Very effictive in finding anti-malware

Cons

None found at this moment.

Summary

Malware that couldn't be found/removed by other anti-virus programs (AVG, Mcafee) was successfully removed after a scan by malwarebytes.

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5 stars

"Cleaned the virus on my pc"

August 04, 2009  |  By nbarut

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

My PC was infected with 'System Security' virus, but this program helped me clean it. The PC works well now. No problem left..

Cons

Nothing that I know.

Summary

Even though the program is not free, you can still use it when your pc is infected with a virus.

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5 stars

"Actually Gets rid of viruses"

August 03, 2009  |  By sheawerner

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Only product I found that get's rid of real troublemakers.

Cons

not real time so have an Anti Virus program for that.

Summary

Great product for when you've become infected or even think you might be infected. You need a regular Anti Virus too like NOD32 from eset.com (currently the best at keeping them out)

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5 stars

"Found a lot of things others would'nt"

August 03, 2009  |  By cbeer01

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Quick and easy

Cons

Don't know yet

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4 stars

"Great for Trojans"

August 03, 2009  |  By toddgrim

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Very effective in finding Trojans! Found several on various computers in my house that my anti spy-ware and anti-virus missed.

Cons

None I've found

Summary

highly recommend as an extra line of defense. . .and even possibly front line.

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5 stars

"Simply the best anti-spyware application out there!"

August 03, 2009  |  By waleedfi

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Works like a charm!

Cons

None that I'm aware of

Summary

I had a problem with some nasty spyware on my computer. Spybot was useless, it only removed a few cookies on my computer (thanks!). Same for the Anti-virus software (Avast and AVG), I gave up and was going to format my computer but thought I'd give another anti-spyware a try, now I'm glad I did. Malwarebytes is the only program I tried that was able to detect the the spyware and remove it. For any spyware problems, I highly recommend this program.

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4 stars

"Premier Anti-Malware Remover"

August 03, 2009  |  By david j s

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Recent update has significantly improved the full scan time. Frequent updates, but here lies the twist! Read on.

Cons

Limited customisable updates

Summary

This software has one of the most frequent updates of all anti-malware products, so why is the update feature in the paid version restricted to once a day? It would be great to have this amended to specified intervals, say, 2 hourly or to individual needs. As it stands, manual updating is still a requirement to maintain maximum security. Why????

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4 stars

"nice and robust thing, thanks to the producers"

August 03, 2009  |  By ogoltsoff

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

it found nasties overlooked by common antiviruses

Cons

no cons, beg your pardon

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4 stars

"Good but where's the auto-update feature?"

August 02, 2009  |  By byu1980

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39

Pros

Successfully quarantined one "bot" infected file.

Cons

Haven't been able to determine if this can be set to automatically update. So far have had to update it manually every few days - free version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.39
Version 1.39 adds protection module that logs errors and threats to a log file; scanner returns error codes (error levels) for batch file users and fixes a few bugs.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date July 13, 2009
Date Added July 13, 2009
Version 1.39
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.91MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.0.3.1025.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 131,179,939
Downloads Last Week 107,176
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Realtime protection disabled
Price Free

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