Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.40
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 03, 2009
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade avaialable; $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

    4.3

    out of 209 votes

    • 5 star 129
    • 4 star 51
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 17
  • 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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4 stars

"Great Software for the price"

February 04, 2010  |  By dgjacquin

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

Works well at removing commonly found malware.

Cons

Higher load on lower level hardware.

Summary

I would rate this the top of the line software for freeware.

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3 stars

"Malwarebytes helped me get rid of malicious programs"

November 06, 2009  |  By vallerywhite

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

It had consistantly kept my computer virus free

Cons

It is blocking a website by saying it has malicious address. I know the website is OK. I cannot find a phone number for support from Malwarebytes. I need to override this and I am unable to

Summary

I like the product, but they should have a contact phone number for support.

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5 stars

"Paid version appears to be keeping my pc clean."

September 22, 2009  |  By nweissma

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

the cost of the paid version is neglible. i feel secure with it because it (paid version) has caught malware from sites that i would not have suspected of being malicious.

Cons

at the moment, i can think of no cons.

Summary

but i am not a power user, i am careful what sites i visit, and i have not compared MBAM to other products.

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5 stars

"malwarebytes protect our bites and bytes"

September 13, 2009  |  By gidogido46

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

I have to manage 7 pc's all of them a regulary scan keep's the malware away, this is a must on all my pc's. Fantastic malwarehunter.

Cons

After years of use i can not find cons, on the contrarary without malwarebytes i can not surf freely on the net.

Summary

When sometimes malware get inside by fail from other protection, i send malwarebytes after them, when others talk about strange behaviour i order them to do a quick scan it takes 20 minutes and they have a free version, it keeps my pc's clean for years now i trust it and have faith in it.

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5 stars

"My software hero!"

September 12, 2009  |  By rubyrose

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

This program restored my computer to full health in just one use after 2 days of trying every other program I could find to clear a really nasty infection. I wouldn't be without it and I recommend it to everyone.

Cons

Haven't discovered any downside so far.

Summary

This program works where others fail. An absolute must-have.

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4 stars

"I suspected at least 1 but it came out zero"

September 11, 2009  |  By SweetPeaTNT

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

Easy to download

Cons

I haven't used it enough to find what I may not like

Summary

I am paed user of the AVG, and when I saw it approved by AVG I was sure I could trust it. I have used nearly all of the paid and free versions of Anti-virus and I literally hated most of them, especially Norton. It was too confusing and complicated and definately not user friendly. I had to search through ever minute word on the Norton site for a phone number and finally found one after nearly 2 hours. It made me feel it wasn't a very trust worthy program if they aren't willing to put their contact information in plain view. I uninstalled Norton and ALL of the associated hidden files before my time was expired and bought the AVG. I have not had a single complaint after 4 years of use of the paid version, and I trust them 100%. If AVG put their support behind a program, I am going to trust them too.

After running this Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40 free version, and it did not find any malware, I took a look at all of the features. Kudos to the designers of an easy program to understand. I now wonder if the designers were the same who designed the AVG. THANK YOU for designing this user friendly program.

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5 stars

"Fast, efficient, and catches most spyware and adware"

September 11, 2009  |  By mirkwood

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

This is the fastest spyware program I've ever used, and it doesn't seem to miss much.

Cons

I would like to have automatic updating instead of manual.

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5 stars

"The Best malware program"

September 11, 2009  |  By GBTrevor

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

Finds latest Trojans and Fake Virus Alerts that mose AV packages miss, also found it removes many Rootkits. Has never let me/my customers down. Will remove registry entries left behind by other removal software

Cons

None that I have come across,

Summary

Do not waste time with other spyware removers (I have tried most) and just use this one, a good 'second opinion' scan for your Anti Virus program!

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4 stars

"Very easy to use"

September 10, 2009  |  By ctsnider

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

this has not crashed my computer and really diggs deep

Cons

none so far

Summary

would recomend this product

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1 stars

"A Massive Waste Of Time!!"

September 10, 2009  |  By tr3bl3r

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40

Pros

Trust me, there is nothing good at all to say.

Cons

Demonstrates on behalf of the developers that very little research goes into this software as they continuously publish software that simply does not work, especially as advertised.

Summary

Don't believe the developer's hype and all these fake 5 star reviews. This software is abominable and highly ineffective. I have heard nothing but negative things about this software from the people I know who have heard of it and tried it. I have experienced nothing good with it from any of the previous versions and I can confirm this one is no better. Don't even bother downloading it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.40
Version 1.40 adds an IP blocking module, two new languages, and fixes a few bugs.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date August 03, 2009
Date Added August 03, 2009
Version 1.40
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003
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
Limitations Realtime protection disabled
Price Free

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