Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.44
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 08, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; $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 386 votes

    • 5 star 243
    • 4 star 104
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 14
  • 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

"Best free Malware removal tool I have used."

March 30, 2010  |  By ryanfast

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Easy to install, update and run a scan. Relatively fast, depending on the # of files and speed of the machine. Once updated, it does a great job of identifying & removing Malware

Cons

Nothing really. Sometimes it can be a struggle to get it installed, due to current infections trying to block it. Often times, it need to be run in Safe mode, as Malware may prevent it from installing/running in normal mode.

Summary

Great Malware removal tool, I highly recommend it. Don't have too much experience with the paid version (runs in the background to actively protect you against Malware infections).

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3 stars

"Seems like good product but couldn't fix my infection"

March 29, 2010  |  By jasperg

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Didn't make matters worse. Free.

Cons

Couldn't fix the infection I was trying to remove even though others said it had solved what seemed to be the same infection for them. However, none of the other "solutions" I found worked either, so ended up restoring system from backup.

Summary

Will probably keep using it... just in case.

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5 stars

"Malwarebytes is outstanding."

March 29, 2010  |  By ncousmc

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Malwarebtes has cleaned up my computer everytime without fail.

Cons

No cons to speak of...

Summary

Malwarebytes is quick and easy. Simple interface and does an excellent job of zapping the bugs.

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5 stars

"Very good, easy to use product"

March 29, 2010  |  By mkirkmiller

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Downloads quickly and easily, very good at finding and removing malware

Cons

There is nothing that I dislike about the product.

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2 stars

"Difficult to install once malware is in your system"

March 29, 2010  |  By JigenIII

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Better detection than Ad-Aware; AA didn't even see what I was infected with.

Cons

I got reinfected after it removed most of the malware.

Summary

I recently got infected by "Antivirus XP" (deceptive name). When I attempted to install this Anti-Malware, the virus kept deleting the software's executable file (even in safe mode); so I couldn't even launch it. After several tries (fast clicking during installation and ending suspicious processes in Task Manager) I finally got to run it. It successfully removed most of the malware, but as everything seemed fine IEXPLORE.exe suddenly launched itself and redownloaded all the viruses/malware again. I was surprised that it failed to detect a hidden malware downloader/installer. I ended up doing a clean install of XP.

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5 stars

"Easy, fast and effective."

March 28, 2010  |  By Intheway 1

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Does a thorough job and catches things other programs miss.

Cons

I wouldn't change anything.

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5 stars

"Very effective!!!"

March 26, 2010  |  By amaljaiyn

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Light, user friendly and very effective in removing malware.

Cons

coudnt find any

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5 stars

"Helped me immensly"

March 26, 2010  |  By jndigrnmo

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

Free for the things it did for my computer. Plus it saved me more time that I was going to have to expend to get rid of a major problem. Cost, Cost, Cost!

Cons

Only con that I can think of is the time it took to download and run. And, I take some of that blame due to my attachment to the internet. A full scan does take a long time.

Summary

I would continue to use this software because I think it is effective in what it's claims are that it will do for a computer system.

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5 stars

"Best antivirus ever!"

March 26, 2010  |  By martinkort

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

It's detecting more viruses more then other antivirus softwares, like AVG.

Cons

The bad thing with malwarebytes is there is none firewall.

Summary

Everyone must get this!

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5 stars

"Malawarebytes free version Rocks !!"

March 25, 2010  |  By RobrtPDoyleSR

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44

Pros

The free version worked, and the come-on wall for other products and this Trend Micro
full version took no for an answer with no tricky re-directs. Beware Chinese on Facebok, for that is where it came from.

Cons

There were no negatives to even the freebie use. SURPRISE !! There are none, other than, in three hours, it did the job and taught my existing program how it works.

Summary

This Trendmicro freebie came in the format of "Just Answer", self help that was quick, responsive, knowledgable and stayed with me to the successful result. The IT guy on JustAnswer even helped me with some good direction to prevent a re-occurence by some Far East Hijacking freebooter. Being a Tampan, I love Bucaneers, it is in our blood. What is obnoxious is a paid for program that failed and then when queried, wanted more money at $100 minimum to get help with their system that failed. Full circle sweep/protection failed to protect and is never going to get renewed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.44
  • (FIXED) Minor issue with /runupdate displaying dialogs on errors.
  • (FIXED) Saving bug report to initial directory failed silently.
  • (FIXED) Issue with protection module not starting on Windows 2000.
  • (FIXED) Censored license key on About tab.
  • (FIXED) Protection module leaking memory on certain machine configurations.
  • (ADDED) New command line parameter.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date January 08, 2010
Date Added January 08, 2010
Version 1.44
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
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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