Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.46
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 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 639 votes

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    • 3 star 33
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 20
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5 stars

"this is the most effective tool in my arsenal."

June 13, 2011  |  By hotrod682000

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

can do a quick scan which 9 times outta ten takes care of the problems

Cons

i make less money with this out, as now i can just tell my customers to use malwarebytes to fix themselves what i usually charge to do. ;-)

Summary

i have been using malware bytes for several years now in the past 18 months i have used firefox as my browser with add ons to stop popups and malicious code and this once a week to scan my system.

so far no threats (but i dont open just any webpage or attachments)

hope it stays free cause they about put me out of business. but it was well worth it.

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5 stars

"It does the job very well and quickly."

December 02, 2010  |  By noseel5

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

It has found several trojans and isolated them for removal.
The scans are quick.

Cons

I dont see any cons.

Summary

It has found malware that other anti virus programmes didnt detect.A nice simple interface that you can run for a quick scan at any time.

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5 stars

"Does the trick, and I don't have to worry."

November 29, 2010  |  By Budster13

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

seamless integration
works

Cons

no troubles or conflicks with my system

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4 stars

"very thorough, great free program"

November 29, 2010  |  By thecleaner01

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

it worked just like it said it would

Cons

not a great deal to dislike for it works, sure, a full scan takes time - but it has to so as to find the hidden viruses

Summary

when all else had failed Malb found the trojans and worm and data stealer that my fully paid big name a/v let thru. they had completely taken over my machine and Malb sorted it - for that I'm grateful. the new 'system tool 2011' is even more sinister - beware out there!

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5 stars

"The best malware/spyware program out there."

November 27, 2010  |  By texreb59

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

Very easy to install and use. The program has regular updates.

Cons

No complaints.

Summary

This program has found all kinds of malware/spyware that other programs just can't find or eliminate. It will save you hours of headache. Malwarebytes is a must program to help defend your computer from all the trash that is out there on the internet!

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5 stars

"Did what I needed it to do"

November 26, 2010  |  By NikkiC69

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

Completely removed the virus I was hit by a few days ago that had locked up my pc and even hijacked Microsofts security center.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

If you're hit by the ThinkPoint virus, this is what you need to get rid of it.

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5 stars

""STOP" A MUST HAVE PROGRAM."

November 25, 2010  |  By AgabbyWon

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

A trojan.fakealert found it's way on my PC and at the time no Malwarebytes.(I put off the download) It gave me HELL,But I was able to get the program to download. After two runs it found it,and that was that. It's a must have and it's FREE.

Cons

NONE WHAT SO EVER.

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5 stars

"Good AV back up."

November 25, 2010  |  By MrGoodguy69

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

Was recommended by BullGuard antivirus company, when I was having troubles with BG. And it worked a treat.
Its on my pc for ever. Great user friendly product that doesnt cause problems my other software.

Cons

I cant fault this product, it does what its supposed to.

Summary

Great product On my PC for ever now.

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5 stars

"Removed XP Antispyware 2011 (infected 22 Nov 10)"

November 24, 2010  |  By pondhall

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

it works, ran the quick scan: found a few problems, XP AntiSpyware was still there, ran the update and then the quick scan, found 6 issues, cleaned them-no sign of XP Antispyware after the restart :very quick scan (other programs found 0 after hours)

Cons

non found, cant fault it after 3 days trying with other products

Summary

It works - quick ans simple.
no complex menus
clear options ,

the fact that the quick scan took about 10 mins compared to an hour or 2 with some professional products that I have subscribed too.

will be looking at the cost of the paid version

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5 stars

"About the best there is"

November 23, 2010  |  By pipercub194123

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

Pros

Have yet to not be able to clean a PC.

Cons

None that i can see

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.46
  1. Improved database loading speed by approximately 15%.
  2. Drastically improved performance of Website Blocking on Windows Vista and 7.
  3. Fixed various scheduler compatibility issues on Windows 2000.
  4. Fixed issue with quotations around paths passed to /logtofile and /logtofolder.
  5. Fixed issue with detecting certain leftover traces of an infection.
  6. Fixed issue with freeze when adding a shared printer on the network.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date April 29, 2010
Date Added April 29, 2010
Version 1.46
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, 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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