Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.42
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 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 217 votes

    • 5 star 129
    • 4 star 68
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • 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

"Super-Fantastic"

January 05, 2010  |  By jc4marty

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

Found issues and viruses/malware that AVG didn't and removed them. Quick and thorough. Very user friendly. Best of all-free.

Cons

Only that I can't afford to purchase the pro version at this time.

Summary

If you are looking for the best all around Anti-Malware product....this is it.

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5 stars

"Great antimalare/virus"

January 04, 2010  |  By themofam

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

worked great user friendly picked up 5 virus' that AVG didnt

Cons

there was on virus that it didnt pick up but once I downloaded new version it pick up a redirect virus that had been buggin me for months..

Summary

love this application very easy to use no guessing everything from the interface to the explantion of what each tab does .. very user friendly maybe an autoupdate would be nice but never the less program worked for me and I will continue to use it!!

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5 stars

"Great addition to your security strategy"

January 01, 2010  |  By cdbob

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

Because it does not have to run in real time, you can use it as an adjunct to your resident security software without conflicts, Run it whenever you changing sked suits you. Every upgrade is an improvement and best of all, free.

Cons

Not a thing.

Summary

Does what it claims. Free. Accurately.

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5 stars

"Malwarebytes best freebie"

December 30, 2009  |  By joarchbr

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

Great software, works great

Cons

No auto updates

Summary

One software I would recommend having

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5 stars

"spectacular"

December 30, 2009  |  By crickro

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

easy to use - nice interface - free version , scan and remove malware - pro has real time protection and ip protection .

Cons

no cons. nothing to say

Summary

excellent anti malware . i use the pro version . plus cleaning my pc . it protect in real time ( prevent malware from being install ) + ip protection that will prevent you from enterimg bad website

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4 stars

"Great product"

December 30, 2009  |  By dlock2

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

Fast and efficient.

Cons

Doesn't automatically notify when an update is available

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3 stars

"does what says it will do"

December 30, 2009  |  By joyceabennett

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

does what says it will do.

Cons

no dislikes so far.

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5 stars

"The best anti-malware tool, bar none"

December 30, 2009  |  By John L. Galt

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

Thorough scanning, easy registration, and a slew of tools to assist in the fight against Malware

Cons

None whatsoever

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5 stars

"A very nice piece of software. Easy to use and reliable"

December 30, 2009  |  By enroc59

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

Love it because it's freeware and it's easy to use interface

Cons

there's not one single point out why i shouldn't like it

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5 stars

"Made my computer run 10x faster within minutes!!"

December 30, 2009  |  By marflo1983

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42

Pros

I like that fact it only takes a few minutes to scan your computer and remove all this mess that it has picked up. also its free

Cons

I love it.

Summary

I would recommend this to all of my friends and family. I like the fact that its free and you can trust this product. The instructions are easy and the informations is easily understood,very easily controlled. Excellent Product!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.42
Version 1.42:

  • (FIXED) Minor issue during reboot after malware cleanup.
  • (FIXED) Various errors during scan.
  • (FIXED) Improved multiple heuristics.
  • (FIXED) Minor issue while removing items from ignore list.
  • (ADDED) Internet Explorer version included in scan logs.
  • (ADDED) Protection logs now show on Logs tab.
  • (ADDED) Ability to ignore blocked IP addresses permanently.
  • (ADDED) 64-bit compatibility for context menu.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date December 03, 2009
Date Added December 03, 2009
Version 1.42
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
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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