Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6024 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.51.1.1800
  • Total Downloads:
    131,179,939
  • Date Added:
    July 14, 2011
  • File Size:
    18.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    107,176
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Note:

The Malwarebytes Free edition offers users the option of installing a trial version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro.

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 137 votes

    • 5 star 69
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6024 votes

    • 5 star 3971
    • 4 star 1404
    • 3 star 230
    • 2 star 135
    • 1 star 284
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5 stars

"Excellent free anti-malware software"

September 12, 2011  |  By MosaicPassion

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

It works efficiently and takes up few resources.

Cons

The full scan can be a little long to run but appears to be worth it since it seems to be quite good at finding "hidden" nuisances.

Summary

I already have a good anti-malware software program installed on my computer so it is more than sufficient to run the freeware version of this software manually every few days. It only takes a few moments to obtain the updates which appear every day to keep the software running smoothly. If it has been more than 7 days, the software will remind you to look for new updates. All in all, this appears to be an excellent freeware product and I would recommend it as a backup tool to look for problems which are just waiting to crash your computer.

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2 stars

"It kept crashing"

September 12, 2011  |  By SassyCait

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

Maybe if I could have used the program, I could have found a "pro."

Cons

This program crashed repeatedly. I'm guessing there was a conflict it the security suite update I ran.

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5 stars

"The best malware detector i have used."

September 11, 2011  |  By Hyper Recon

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

Fast and easy to use.

Cons

None that i can think of.

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3 stars

"Good for a long time but.."

September 11, 2011  |  By cheap4kids

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

It does what it should as well as any.

Cons

It can be extremely over sensitive especially as of late.

Summary

I enjoyed this product for a long time and it was a very efficient product up until a month or so ago. At that time it started blocking all my favorite and frequently used and well trusted websites. No warning , just straight blockage. I actually did not know that was a problem until I visited the forums and found that other people had the same problem.

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4 stars

"Very Good Software"

September 11, 2011  |  By bellanco

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

First scan, found a problem.

Cons

a little slow.

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4 stars

"Works fine as far as I can tell..."

September 11, 2011  |  By tekidiot

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

I've had this on my pc for just over a year, when the tech guy did a home service to remove a virus. He installed this for me and since, have had no malware probs. Tho I do also have other anti-malware stuff now on my pc as well.

Cons

The full scans take super long.

Summary

This program has never interfered with other safeguards on my pc, not even the recently installed - Norton's Anti-virus. It has also caught problems that were not made aware to me by Norton's. I like it as an extra protection, and, its free!

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5 stars

"Great help"

September 11, 2011  |  By Minnz

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

Fast
Easy to use
Updates frequently

Cons

sometimes updates do not work behind corporate firewalls

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5 stars

"Goes after the hard stuff."

September 09, 2011  |  By olddogjack

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

Easy to use, and effective.

Cons

Could be a little more expansive, and updates should be automatic.

Summary

A big bang for the buck!

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5 stars

"A must have installed on PCs before going online!"

September 09, 2011  |  By tbninmn

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

This must be installed before going online first thing. This SW has saved me time and money! I am old school and used to remove infections manually line by line, step by step, and area by area.

Cons

None really. Would love to see an auto update feature.

Summary

I load this on all of my clients (family and neighbors ~25 PCs) computers that I regularly tune up and remove viruses!

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5 stars

"One of the best downloads i have seen"

September 09, 2011  |  By kapuloni

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800

Pros

Very easy to use

Cons

none that i have had

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.51.1.1800
  • Fixed minor updating issues.
  • Fixed issue with trials expiring too early.
  • Fixed GUI language bugs.
  • Fixed issue where Ignore List was not honored by the Protection Module.
  • Fixed issue where limited users were prompted to update an outdated database.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date July 14, 2011
Date Added July 14, 2011
Version 1.51.1.1800
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.91MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.0.3.1025.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 131,179,939
Downloads Last Week 107,176
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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