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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 5,935 votes

    • 5 star: 3926
    • 4 star: 1388
    • 3 star: 225
    • 2 star: 129
    • 1 star: 266
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 639 votes

    • 5 star: 418
    • 4 star: 157
    • 3 star: 33
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 20
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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "It does the job very well and quickly."

    December 2, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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