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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not update your version unless you want to pay"

    January 10, 2012  |   By incurableinsanity

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    Still does what it used to do if and only if you pay them.

    Cons

    There was no warning my current version would be updating to a paid version. Very bad. Also they do not allow you to update the database without paying. These are horrible strong-arm techniques used to try and manipulate people into buying things they may not really need.

    Summary

    This used to be a great free program. I've even donated to them for many years of a great product. Now it's useless without updates. Thanks for taking my money and running. I certainly don't mind paying for a good product but their business tactics are nothing I would ever engage.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Extremely Bad!!"

    January 10, 2012  |   By ThatGuy90

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    None besides its fast scanning times.

    Cons

    extremely bad detection and ugly UI

    Summary

    needs improvements, just use panda cloud because it's 100% better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Painless and very good for what's it's supposed to do"

    January 10, 2012  |   By darnellhughes

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    It's has a free version and is relatively quick in downloading updates and running scans

    Cons

    None detected

    Summary

    Still the same great product. Was originally recommended by a Geek Squad friend and I'm glad he did.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Malware Defeater"

    January 9, 2012  |   By mullisf

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    I've had the free version for years and enjoyed the ability to remove infections from my own computer as well as others computers [I carry it on a CD so I can upload it to an affected machine and remove all types of viruses and malware]. I recently bought the Pro version and it works right along side with Norton Internet Security; both stopping malware sites from infecting my machine [especially MalwareBytes']. Thanks a bunch guys!

    Cons

    Had problems running it with Avast Antivirus.

    Summary

    This software is a powerful tool for removing infections and I'm sure I just begun to scratch the surface. One PC had 1000+ infections and I thought it was a goner, but Malwarebytes' cleaned it up nicely, and the client was forever grateful, :))

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Do not order full download version - NO REFUND!"

    January 9, 2012  |   By mgolda

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    Free version found some virus but not the main virus that been plaguing my computer!

    Cons

    Free version found some virus but did not fix all the problems so I paid for the full download version ($25). I ran the full scan but it did not find the rootkit virus that was causing my web search to be redirected to other sites. I had to pay another $35 for TDL Rootkit Detector which did find the infected file and deleted it. I'm trying to get a refund from Malwarebytes but their website doesn't indicate their refund policy for downloads anywhere on their website or disclosure statement so I'll probably have to dispute it through paypal or do a credit card charge-back.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great - it found 4 on my computer."

    January 9, 2012  |   By malenybill

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    It works nicely

    Cons

    Don't know of any

    Summary

    Really great - it found 4.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Scans my 160 GB drive in about 9 minutes."

    January 8, 2012  |   By Fritz-CNET

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    Does a relatively quick scan

    Cons

    Identifies a root kit but I am uncertain if it is actually malware.

    Summary

    Useful. Would be more useful if identified what it found specifically by a name with details.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Version 1.60 Update a Disaster on Win XP SP3"

    January 8, 2012  |   By ememkai

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    Normally a rock-solid, dependable anti-malware program, with frequent signature updates.

    Cons

    After several years of use and many program and signature updates, version 1.60 would not install properly under Win XP with ZoneAlarm Internet Security and had to be removed from my system.

    Summary

    I highly recommend this program, just not this version. Wait until there is an update to a higher version.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "A DO-NOTHING Utility"

    January 8, 2012  |   By tajsdca

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    None
    Nil
    Nada

    Cons

    Detects nothing

    Summary

    I've been using the free version for several months, alongside CCleaner, Wise Registry and Disk Cleaners, Ace Utilities, Windows Defender, and Norton 360.

    Malwarebytes has NEVER detected a threat. I run it at least twice weekly along with the others in random sequence. I'm ready to Uninstall, as this product has provided zero benefits - - just wasted a lot of my time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Really bytes..."

    January 8, 2012  |   By ellywolf01

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60

    Pros

    none at all

    Cons

    doesn't work
    comes with 2 free viruses
    slow

    Summary

    The quick scan took 45 minutes. I downloaded this file from c/net. While it was running, Microsoft Security Essentials detected 2 dangerous files. This is the first time I have received any messages from MSE! I did not write down the first file name, but the second was Trojan:Win32/Bamital.E. At the end Malwarebytes said it detected 2 files (the ones it downloaded?) with no specifics as to filenames or locations. Moreover IT COMPLETED FAILED TO DETECT RegClean Pro! Not impressive, and possibly dangerous. Epic fail...

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