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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 5,937 votes

    • 5 star: 3927
    • 4 star: 1388
    • 3 star: 225
    • 2 star: 129
    • 1 star: 267
  • Current version:

    4.4 stars

    out of 125 votes

    • 5 star: 73
    • 4 star: 42
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5.0 stars

    "I recommend the Pro version"

    March 15, 2011  |   By Toma2021

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    Very good and fast antimalware program.

    Cons

    I can not see.

    Summary

    It does not interfere with other antivirus programs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great improvement!"

    December 21, 2010  |   By ddunkel

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    It is MUCH faster to scan than previous versions!

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Summary

    Give it a try!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked with just one "complete" scan."

    December 21, 2010  |   By evensen22

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    It found eleven related problems, and removed them.

    Cons

    None.
    I like that it closes and does not start up unless you start it.

    Summary

    Superb opportunity- a free program that works great and you are downloading from CNET, so you know it is safe.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works GREAT!!!"

    December 20, 2010  |   By LoganIII

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    Ease of use.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great - cleaned off my issue. No problems since."

    December 20, 2010  |   By ValerieSzakovits

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    Free, worked the first time

    Cons

    None that I'm aware of

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Malwarebytes WORKS!"

    December 20, 2010  |   By realtorjim2

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    It Works! My computer almost was at a stand still from spyware, adware. Malware cleaned it up and now the computer works great. Save me many dollars having to have my tech guy come in to clean it up.

    Cons

    for some reason in order to get an update I have to redownload the program. I am guessing it is because I am using the free version.

    Summary

    I like the fact that the program is easy to use. It works! It is straightforward and does what it says it will do.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great software with only one major CON....."

    December 20, 2010  |   By chinnavignesh

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    Very nice Anti Spyware and Anti Malware product. Accurate malware detection.Malware Site blocking is good.Simple interface.Smaller updates.Faster scans.
    FileASSASSIN tool is effective.Above average support team.Low price.

    Cons

    Very very very high memory consumption(Ver.1.50). Slow UI startup.Support could have been better.Classic user interface.HTML help doesn't has enough details.

    Summary

    This product serves very good. But if you don't have high memory(RAM)(Alteast 1GB),don't even think of this product.Detection rates are very very accurate.I recommend Malwarebytes' AntiMalware.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good but mischevous"

    December 20, 2010  |   By gslv

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    I presume it is doing its job like everyone says. It hasn't found anything significant for me so far, but it does block unwanted sites from accessing my computer too.

    Cons

    When a fresh version is installed it creates a malware file by itself and then finds it just to impress you. It installed the dll file for NoAdware in a Program folder, then detected it and quarantined. (Didn't install entire NoAdware, just one file)

    Summary

    Keep up the work but grow up first.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THIS IS THE DADDY OF THEM ALL."

    December 19, 2010  |   By T00

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    This is the Ghostbuster of malware.Its never let me down. Very easy to use.its a set and forget.I never get any malware now,it beats them hands down.
    Nice interface.Its plain simple to use.

    Cons

    Fortunately no Cons at all.

    Summary

    MalwareBytes does the job for me.Never let me down and it never will.I have the payed for version.Its the same as the free version.Only difference the payed version has REAL time scanning.I have been computing for near on 20 years and this is the best piece of defense I have ever used.It also updates daily.
    Blocks malicious sites asap. What more could you ask for.It truely is the Daddy of them all.
    Thank you MalwareBytes!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best software I have used by leaps and bounds."

    December 19, 2010  |   By Cali102587

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50

    Pros

    Scans whatever you want and wherever you want and hardly ever misses harmful objects.

    Cons

    Full system scan takes forever.

    Summary

    Ever since I first discovered this software it has become a must have on every machine I will sit down in front of.

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