Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.51.0
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    May 31, 2011
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 126 votes

    • 5 star 69
    • 4 star 45
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • 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

"satisfied with it"

July 13, 2011  |  By ardestword55

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

This product is easy to download and fairly easy to set up. It is very friendly

Cons

No problems at all with this software.

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5 stars

"fantastic program"

July 13, 2011  |  By hpstw

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

finds stuff others miss

Cons

none known yet

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

July 13, 2011  |  By rodmaster0

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

If you own a computer,you need this program.The free version does more than any Antivirus program that you purchase.

Cons

None that i can think of.

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5 stars

"Fixing promblems"

July 12, 2011  |  By super14man1

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

Kills all viruses that Eset misses.

Cons

Nothing to be aware of.

Summary

Malwarebytes is the best antispyware.

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5 stars

"Spetacular."

July 11, 2011  |  By Dee9191

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

Great program to use along side AVG, McAfee, Avast or what ever real time antivirus you have.

Cons

There is none.

Summary

will find what ever your antivirus doesn't. I do not recommend useing Norton.

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5 stars

"It seems to work well with no hassles."

July 11, 2011  |  By msutergib

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

Easy to use and very effective

Cons

none that I can think of.

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4 stars

"I downloaded it purely on reputation, which is good."

July 11, 2011  |  By lundiel

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

Simple to use.

Cons

No detection.

Summary

I can't really say how effective it is because I don't have any spyware running on my pc, but I have looked at some YouTube videos of people testing it and it works very well at finding and removing all kinds of malware.

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5 stars

"Great !!!!!!!!!"

July 10, 2011  |  By amiheretoday

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

Just great program to have on all comps ......

Cons

nota thing for over 3 years i have been using

Summary

catches a lot that other programs don't .. so even if you run a good anti virus malwarebytes is a great back up to your anti/.....

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4 stars

"Does real well for freeware."

July 10, 2011  |  By orkids20

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

Updates and quick scan

Cons

Have to do updates, no automatic.

Summary

Better to have and protect with.

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4 stars

"Quick and simple anti-malware software"

July 10, 2011  |  By MattVu

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.0

Pros

It's simple to use and removes malaware

Cons

The free version does not have automatic update

Summary

It's a great anti-malaware software to use!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.51.0
  • Scheduling has been simplified, including relocation of scheduler.
  • Website Blocking is now disabled when protection is turned off.
  • Logs are sorted by date automatically.
  • Updating is now much more efficient.
  • All HKCU settings can now be set in HKLM to override user settings.
  • Protection module now more efficient in terms of I/O read bytes.
  • 14-day trial of the PRO version is now available. This is optional to all users.
  • Scheduler now has an edit button.
  • User is now notified of program updates awaiting installation.
  • Fixed ignore list not working for default registry data, i.e. for Broken.OpenCommand.
  • Add to ignore list menu item is now left enabled if show tooltip balloon is unchecked.
  • User is now able to update from the system tray even if the scanner is open.
  • Fixed full scan drive list updating issue.
  • Fixed issue with protection module not honoring ignore lis
  • zt after an item is restored from the quarantined.
  • Date format on update tab is now the same as the system tray.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date May 31, 2011
Date Added May 31, 2011
Version 1.51.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, 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 Not available
Price Free

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