Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.50.1
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 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

    4.3

    out of 568 votes

    • 5 star 329
    • 4 star 170
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 28
  • 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

"Avast misses a great deal"

April 04, 2013  |  By GERRY RAINS

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

When I installed avast several years ago I wondered why I was getting virtually no positive. I uninstalled it and installed AVG. AVG picked up 6 positive. I did not remove them. I uninstalled AVG and installed Avira. It picked up the same 6 positives. However it only was able to delete four of the six so I uninstalled Avira and went back to AVG which eradicated the two files that Avira had found but could not delete. I stayed with AVG for awhile and then went with an entire suite, Kaspersky with malwarebytes running twice a week.

Cons

I have no complaints against Malwarebytes. I think that it's an excellent program.

Summary

It never hurts to "get two opinions" and I use Malwarebytes to check what Kaspersky may have missed. It usually picks up something. Of course I also use CCleaner which IMHO is one of the best free pieces of software on the market.

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1 stars

"It may efficient but it isn't free is it ?"

January 29, 2013  |  By BLACKORCHIDuk

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

It hasn't wiped all of my files ...that's about it

Cons

Took 2.5 hours to run and then the free version couldn't fix anything ...Also straight after registry changes crashed my system ...maybe not their fault but I wouldn't again

Summary

I Wouldn't

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1 stars

"sucks very much"

August 08, 2012  |  By snipingassassin

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

don't work good

Cons

buying may work but not sure

Summary

lies to me! i had a pirated file and it said it was malicious and when i scanned with avast it said the file was clean!

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5 stars

"Can't be beat for free!"

October 11, 2011  |  By Youngfan75

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

I use the Verizon Internet Security by McAfee which is just OK. Also clean up after every browser session with CCLeaner. Mal-ware bytes usually finds things the others didn't. Would not be without it!

Cons

Really cannot think of any.

Summary

Use it with another anti-virus software package-get the best of both worlds.

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4 stars

"Excellent product"

May 31, 2011  |  By bigmac462

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

Locates problems that other software misses.

Cons

no problems noted

Summary

Excellent

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5 stars

"Excellent Software"

May 31, 2011  |  By Rhea52

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

My computer was slow & freezing; at one point I thought I needed a new computer. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1 discovered the bug and removed it at my request. My computer works like new again. I highly recommended this software

Cons

I have no complaints.

Summary

It a no brainer-FREE-the best Anti-Malware anywhere

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4 stars

"Fast, easy, cheap (Like the best dates)"

May 31, 2011  |  By ThinBear

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

Ran quickly, caused no problems

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

Didn't detect malware but I don't know that I have any.

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5 stars

"It's better than I anticipated."

May 30, 2011  |  By TVaraphant

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

I was surprised when Malwarebytes detected a virus, my installed Avast AntiVirus Free received "the ball" and took immediate action. What a surprised co-ordination.

Cons

Understandably missed real time guard.

Summary

It's must be 5 stars for a free antimalware.

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1 stars

"Malwarebytes Sucks, it is Not what it USED to BE ."

May 30, 2011  |  By genmal

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

It Cannot do anything anymore.

Cons

if you buy it , it might work.

Summary

not worth the money or what it used to be... better off with stopzilla or something like that.

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4 stars

"Great Initial Clean up"

May 30, 2011  |  By high_desert

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1

Pros

Does a great job for a great number of Malware critters. Easy to use, updated on database often for current and new nasties, and does the job quickly.

Cons

While it catches most of the lines of infection and secondary anti-malware tool is recommended. Does not remove all root kits, and occassionally a more in depth removal process will be necessary.

Summary

Recommend it to customers along with a capable Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware program, Microsoft Security Essentials comes to mind. If you use the free version it will require manually running but if on a budget it will definitely do the job. Anything not removed by this program will required a level of expertise that may require a trained professional.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.50.1
  • Fixed issue with the scheduler not performing realtime updates.
  • Fixed multiple issues with product crashing during a scan.
  • Fixed issue with log not saving on certain command line scans.
  • Fixed various issues with Finnish, Italian, and Norwegian languages.
  • Fixed formatting and misspelling issues in product help file.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date December 21, 2010
Date Added December 21, 2010
Version 1.50.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003
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 Not available
Price Free

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