Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.61
  • Total Downloads:
    131,670,580
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $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' 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

    4.5

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star 72
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • 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

"It works as described, great!"

July 11, 2012

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

Easy to use and scans fairly fast.

Cons

I have no cons to list

Summary

I've used the free version and the paid version. They are both great and easy to use. I will continue to use it and install it on all my computers.

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5 stars

"nice anti malware"

July 10, 2012  |  By khuck31

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

it is always blocking and protecting you if you buy it.

Cons

none that I have found.

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5 stars

"I absolutely LOVE this program!!"

July 10, 2012  |  By cnetica

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a Free and excellent-superior program when compared to others, imo. I've used it for many years now and found that it outperforms McAfee,Norton & Kaspersky in finding every type of malware on the web today. Also, it's much lighter, and won't bog down your system.

A few years ago, a friend's computer was infected with almost 16,000 viruses/malware. No, that's not a typo! Malwarebytes (a.k.a. MBAM) was the main program I used in disinfecting the system successfully. I use it on a daily basis, and am a proud user of the program.

Those "in the know" realize early that it's a must-have for the security tech or enthusiast's toolbox!

After installation and opening of the program, it offers a trial period to use the Professional version which isn't necessary, but helpful in keeping your computer much more secure on the web. Recommended to the planet!

Cons

Doesn't provide the Professional version for free :(

Summary

One of the ultimate security programs in existence!

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5 stars

"still a good free one click program"

July 09, 2012  |  By palsdad1946

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

as a free program it takes care of your computer with one click

Cons

after 5 years still waiting

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4 stars

"Free and effective"

July 09, 2012  |  By irdaneel

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

Easy to update. Easy to run.

Thorough and relatively speedy scans.

Clear and understandable interface.

Reliable operation (the program never hangs).

Cons

No automation. No active scanning. (Hence the 4-Star rating. Otherwise it would be a 5-Star)

Summary

Malwarebytes is an easy to use, effective, manual malware removal tool. The lack of resident support leaves you at risk of getting hit now and again, but it also consumes no resources. If you are religious about updating and running the program, your chances of catching and eliminating problem software is good.

I have not purchased their paid versions yet, but am very close to doing so, just to get the realtime protection, and to have automatic scans. (I'm tired of being "religious" on 5 computers.)

If I weren't so cheap, I'd have probably bought this years ago.

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5 stars

"Works great but slow in Windows 7 64 bit"

July 06, 2012  |  By Dad_of_4

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

Found Malware that Virus Scan missed.
Sped up system

Cons

Slow in Windows 7 64 bit OS in full scan mode.
Program cannot utilize speed of multicore processor

Summary

I used this program because it came highly recommended, but it took 4 hours and 29 minutes to do a complete scan my desk top computer with Windows 7 pro and took 1 hour 38 minutes with the lap top with Windows 7 home premium, both are 64 bit systems. The desk top has a terabyte black cavier drive that is 10% full, so I was surprised at how long it took since the desk top is a quad-core processor at 3 Ghz.

With that said, Malwarebytes found 154 Trojans/etc that were slowing dowm the desktop and found 51 on the Lap top. The lap top has been in service only since Dec 2011 or 7 months.

I have yet to scan the netbook, the children use for homework. It has Windows 7 basic. Not sure if it is 64 or 32 bit OS. But the ACER netbook has some quirks in Windows 7 and may not be a fair comparison.

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1 stars

"NOT FREEWARE! - THIS IS TRIALWARE!!!"

July 04, 2012  |  By SaintlyMic

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

NONE!
DELETED THIS CRAPPY SOFTWARE AS SOON AS IT TRIED TO INSTALL OTHER SOFTWARE!!!

Cons

THIS IS A COMPLETE CON!

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5 stars

"#1 HITMANPRO #2 MBAM! PERIOD! I CAUGHT 100k VIRUS TODAY"

July 03, 2012  |  By superantivirustester007

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

USE IT AND ULL C 4 URSELF....

Cons

AW CUMON.....OK- NONE!

Summary

ONCE U USE THIS U WILL C 4 URSELF HOW IT CHASES AWAY MALWARE/VIRUSES...BUT WHAT MALWAREBYTES MISSES GETS CAUGHT WITH HITMANPRO...GOOGLE IT>(HITMANPRO)

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5 stars

"Best anti malware!!!!!"

June 29, 2012  |  By games_onlys_1997

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

Detect and remove most of the virus.

Cons

Don't think so.

Summary

Light anti-Malware and does not slow down your PC.

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5 stars

"First time user"

June 28, 2012  |  By mimilew

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61

Pros

Great! Appears to have solved my problem.

Cons

None that I've encountered.

Summary

Thanks for a great program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.61

1. Up to 25% faster Quick scans for 64-bit operating systems.

2. Chameleon usability enhancements.

3. Enhanced reliability of program updates with additional security checks.

4. Password command line enhancements (paid version only).

General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date April 09, 2012
Date Added April 09, 2012
Version 1.61
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, 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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