Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6012 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.60
  • Total Downloads:
    130,827,888
  • Date Added:
    December 28, 2011
  • File Size:
    18.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90,611
  • 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 106 votes

    • 5 star 64
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    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 6012 votes

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    • 4 star 1404
    • 3 star 230
    • 2 star 133
    • 1 star 283
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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, and the best of the rest"

    October 18, 2014   |   By georgesorina1

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.3.1025

    Pros

    It gets it (adware and spyware) every time

    Cons

    none, and I have been using for more then a year

    Summary

    The best out of everything that is up there.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.60
    v1.60 Changelog

    New Features:
    • Malwarebytes Chameleon technology gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running even when blocked by infection.
    • Incremental updates (paid version only).
    • Ability to password protect key program settings. (paid version only)
    Improvements:
    • Improved reliability and performance of the update process.
    • Detection and removal engine enhancements.
    • System tray icon now dynamically displays selected language.
    • Settings for Protection Module behavior can be changed without protection being active.
    • Improved DOR (Delete On Reboot) technology to enhance threat removal process.
    • Restructured log formats to include greater detail on system information and detected threats.
    • Improved error messages to make them more user friendly.
    • Scheduled updates now occur within 15 minutes of scheduled time.
    • Custom log locations now displayed in Logs tab.
    • Protection logs can be saved in custom locations.
    • Program version release date now displayed on About tab.
    Issues Fixed:
    • Fix for database not updating properly on Czech installations of Microsoft Windows.
    • Fix for certain scenarios where scans failed to complete.
    General
    Publisher Malwarebytes
    Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
    Release Date December 28, 2011
    Date Added December 28, 2011
    Version 1.60
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 18.91MB
    File Name mbam-setup-2.0.3.1025.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 130,827,888
    Downloads Last Week 90,611
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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