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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works as expected"

    May 4, 2010  |   By fred64ha

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    Easy to use, free, recommended by most boards

    Cons

    no scheduler or real time protection

    Summary

    It would be nice if you could schedule scans to happen over night or any specific time. Probably available in the pay version

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fixed all my problems"

    May 3, 2010  |   By oreoash123

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    This is an all around good program for the price (free)

    Cons

    i found nothign wrong with this program

    Summary

    In a quick scan it found 42 infected files and on command quarantined all but a few that needed reboot. my mcafee works again and i can go to all my antivirus websites.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Would not know how to evaluate."

    May 3, 2010  |   By hpostal

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    It installed effortlessly and worked.

    Cons

    I did not find any cons.

    Summary

    It installed, scanned and determined my computer did not have any malware.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Seems OK so far"

    May 3, 2010  |   By bigpics

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    Uneventful install, ran as advertised, found no problems and the company has informed me of an update.

    Cons

    As a free program, user options are minimal - the norm on such programs - and for those who worry or should, the key missing function in the free V is running resident. However I prefer to keep the overhead on my PC low anyway, so no prob for me.

    Summary

    I always run AVG Free anti-virus, run behind a strong router password and try to avoid "social engineering" schemes that get me to open the door to malware. On previous machines I've run Spybot, Ad-aware and other anti-spyware programs, but never on this newer one. When most of my Hotmail disappeared, MS informed me it couldn't be recovered and suggested the problem was not theirs and the cause was likely malware on my machine.

    I regard this as classic "passing the buck," i.e., "it couldn't have been us. We're Microsoft!" I had no signs of malware and my computer runs fine, but I decided it couldn't hurt to install a program. This one seemed to have good reviews and was a CNet choice, so I tried it. It found nothing and told me so. So, so far, so good.

    Conventional wisdom is that none of these programs finds everything, so running multiple programs (not concurrently!) is often recommended. That advice probably applies here and I've nothing bad to say about my previous programs mentioned above for those who are dealing with active malware already on their PC's

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Cleaned my computer under attack!"

    May 3, 2010  |   By EnchantedMage

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    Quick scan took 5 minutes and found 5 viruses and rootkits after my computer had the blue screen of death and had to be restarted in safe-mode! afterwards I could run things like normal!

    Cons

    None so far really. The only probably is running the full scan is a tad-bit lengthy... but, same with all virus-scanners that work.

    Summary

    Saved my computer during a rough time :) was quick and efficient in getting rid of the bad stuff. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Wonderful Security Program"

    May 1, 2010  |   By manmur

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    *Able to get it to work on an infected PC. that blocked all other anti-malware programs.
    *Frequent up-dates.
    * Quick scan lasts 10 minutes

    Cons

    No real-time protection in the free version.

    Summary

    This program helped me get rid of XP 2010 anti-virus virus off a Friend's computer.
    I am using it in my laptop as part of my security programs.
    The quick scan is fast at about 10 minutes on average. The full scan is not that bad as it takes only about 2 hours to get done.

    I am recommending this to my friends and family. This is a great product!

    manmur

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Necessary software these days...being free helps"

    April 30, 2010  |   By ziggyf

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    Free, great product used with another spyware and AV software

    Cons

    flagged a few unnecessary websites (ebay for one)

    Summary

    just remeber to use it once a month along with other products, combined they do a fine job

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent as always"

    April 30, 2010  |   By AleksicDalibor

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    the scanner is one of the best i've ever seen

    Cons

    some kind of bug with shortcut after update

    Summary

    a must have malware cleaner

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Thorough but slow"

    April 29, 2010  |   By genej313

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46

    Pros

    Thorough scan.

    Cons

    The update didn't replace its own shortcut, had to manually delete the shortcut icon and create a new one. Program should do that automatically.

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