Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.41
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 10, 2009
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $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

    4.4

    out of 363 votes

    • 5 star 229
    • 4 star 91
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 21
  • 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

"Best product for viruses out there"

January 10, 2011  |  By ConstantCrisis

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

I got rid of the constant probem riddled Norton and MacAfee and now just have Malwarebytes and Spybot. The best protection team bar none. And the hackers know it. I had a virus so bad it wouldn't allow me to run Malwarebytes or Spybot & I know why

Cons

It is slow, but I'll take that.

Summary

Malwarebytes and Spybot. The best protection team bar none. And the hackers know it. I had a virus so bad it wouldn't allow me to run Malwarebytes or Spybot. Every time I tried to start Malwarebytes, I got a message that it wasn't compatible with OS and then I got flooded with new screen tabs in the hundreds. I finally figured out in task manager that the virus was looking for the execution files of the good malware detectors. I renamed those execution files and changed the registry names and MalWarebytes found the virus and eliminated it. Awesome program . My Norton was a pain in the rear, and ineffective to real threats to the system. I removed the Norton and installed Malwarebytes and Spybot, and they are a great team

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4 stars

"worked fine"

December 04, 2009  |  By olecabin1

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

used on a friends PC . done what it said , pretty simple

Cons

no problems

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5 stars

"Good Stuff!"

December 03, 2009  |  By ricktoye

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

Deep scan, nothing quick about this. Cleans up some hard to kill junk. I'm impressed and I recommend it to all of my friends.

Cons

slow but thats o.k. as long as it kills viruses and trojans!

Summary

I like the product. It really KILLS trojans, viruses, and malicious ******** that slows down your computer.

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4 stars

"Pretty Thorough"

December 03, 2009  |  By KenJorB

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

Thorough. Easy to use and updatable.

Cons

A little bit on the slow side.

Summary

I used Anti Malware to take care of a particularly nasty Trojan that had infiltrated my laptop. The laptop had Norton Anti-Virus on it, yet even though it assured me my system was clean, it wasn't. The pop ups only disappeared after running Aniti Malware. I am considering buying the full version.

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4 stars

"Thorough, finds items others miss"

December 03, 2009  |  By tabby90

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

After running full scans with two other programs, Malwarebytes was still able to find 59 items of risk and eliminate them.

Cons

Took 12 hours to scan whole computer.

Summary

Definitely worth it, but carve out the time.

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3 stars

"Program works as good as list in spec's"

December 03, 2009  |  By russ c

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

I wanted this program after being recommended by a techie that uses it
I found that it is very easy to use,an cleans out all malware

Cons

There is none

Summary

Go to download site and download install,run program now!!!

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5 stars

"great software!"

December 02, 2009  |  By kb9mjy

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

this product worked great!

Cons

it took a long time to get it to download & run

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5 stars

"It's a great program!"

December 02, 2009  |  By bcgamble

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

Easy to: download, install, and use! Got rid of virus/malware that Super Anti-Spyware (another good program) and McAfee couldn't find.

Cons

Not much on the downside that I know of.

Summary

It's so easy to use and it is thorough.

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5 stars

"This is such an easy program to install."

December 02, 2009  |  By oregonman

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

It is intuitive and thorough in it's search. It found malware that other programs and antiviruses did not. Somehow my internet connection sped up also. I would recommend this program in a minute

Cons

None that I can think of other than the time it takes to scan the hard drive.

Summary



Updated on Dec 2, 2009

it saved my neighbors computer from doom......it crawled until he tried this and now he feels as if he has a new computer after the program found and dealt with 44 items of malware.

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5 stars

"Great Anti-Malware"

December 02, 2009  |  By puppydog56

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41

Pros

I do not have any.

Cons

This great anti-malware. It catches things that my Norton 360 Premier does not.

Summary

Because I feel that it makes my computer safer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.41
  • (FIXED) Drastically improved product load speed on slower machines
  • (FIXED) Issue with IP Protection blocking certain IPs it should not
  • (FIXED) Improved memory usage in scanner and protection module
  • (FIXED) Improved malware removal capabilities
  • (FIXED) Scan detecting items that did not exist (junction issue)
  • (ADDED) Support for Hebrew language
  • (ADDED) Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date September 10, 2009
Date Added September 10, 2009
Version 1.41
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows
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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