Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.45
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 29, 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

    4.5

    out of 179 votes

    • 5 star 118
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • 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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1 stars

"Lousy customer support."

April 28, 2011  |  By timchev

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

None at this point...

Cons

Software will not update it's self...CS passes the buck...buy it and you are left with whatever version you purchased. Company has no venue or desire to help you update the version you bought to whatever version is current (in their mind).

Summary

If I don't get some relief in the next 24 hours... (and I've been trying to contact them for months),,,I'll seek a refund and go with another supplier.

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5 stars

"Superb utility and free - what can I say?"

August 21, 2010  |  By GERRY RAINS

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

In theory this doesn't specifically take care of viruses but when I first used this program several years ago, Norton would periodically report a virus that didn't show up in their scans. One run of mbam and it was history, as is Norton I S.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

See pros.

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4 stars

"easy to use and thorough"

May 12, 2010  |  By Jacqui2763

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

it's ease of use and how thorough it is

Cons

none as of yet

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5 stars

"A stunningly effective program.!"

May 02, 2010  |  By DrMuraliRaj

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

Has detected malware and Trojans four other AV apps did not seem to pick up.Effortlessly fast and light.

Cons

None at all,far as I could see.

Summary

Something I would recommend without reservations!

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3 stars

"So Far So Good"

April 30, 2010  |  By lynsking

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

Easy Download and Install

Cons

None so Far

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5 stars

"the best free anti-spyware"

April 29, 2010  |  By davincimona

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

it's free, easy to use and gets the job donne

Cons

it doesn't have any cons

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2 stars

"Always reboot my computer for nothibg while scanning"

April 29, 2010  |  By Hydrogae

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

Nothing in particular, looks like many other spyware remover.

Cons

I runned free version for month, almost every time I run a full scan, it reboots my computer without any advice that a spyware or somewhat else is caught. I'on on Windows 7. So I decided to unsinstall Malwarebytes....

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5 stars

"excellent program"

April 29, 2010  |  By edsdad

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

Thorough and easy to use.Scan results are easy to understand.

Cons

none whatsoever.

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4 stars

"Fixed my computer"

April 29, 2010  |  By mare27

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

Fixed my computer fast and easy

Cons

Cant find any yet. Had it for a while now

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5 stars

"powerful and always up to date!"

April 28, 2010  |  By scurtj257

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45

Pros

easy to download

Cons

none that i have found

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.45
  1. 1. Added new scheduling engine for our customers featuring realtime updating, more finely-grained scheduled scanning/updating, and a streamlined interface.
  2. 2. Added new flash scanning option which searches for malicious objects in memory and load point locations.
  3. 3. Added compatibility with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for our corporate customers.
  4. 4. Added a brand new advanced heuristics detection module named Shuriken that will be integrated into both scanner and protection module.
  5. 5. Integrated website blocking options and other customizable policies into the main program interface.
  6. 6. Heavily improved command line interface allowing customers to scan and remove automatically and silently.
  7. 7. Heavily improved updating module which should solve various updating issues. Also added full proxy support including authentication and integration into the GUI.
  8. Fixed a large number of various issues and enhanced overall stability of the scanner and protection module.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date March 29, 2010
Date Added March 29, 2010
Version 1.45
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista
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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