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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Anti-Malware Program"

    October 17, 2012  |   By WillComputerGuy2015

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    I have the free version of Malwarebytes and it is great! My computer was really slow and had redirecting issues and Malwarebytes found 156 pieces of malware and now my PC is fine.

    Cons

    The only cons are sometimes while updating it can freeze or stop.

    Summary

    In all I think Mbam is a great tool to have from removing malware.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not so good for me..."

    October 17, 2012  |   By BrazilianBoy2

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    found 3 malware don't detected by avast and avg. Fast scan.

    Cons

    after install, need to restart, then my windows seven 64bit professional get problems! error message: bootmgr not found!

    Summary

    Good option to additional scan, but unhappily after install and restart need the original windows setup disc to restore bootmgr.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "second best free scanner"

    October 16, 2012  |   By cnetguy7

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    -good detection and removal rates
    -free
    -low fps
    -regular updates
    -tried and tested, trusted software

    Cons

    -may crash on older systems

    Summary

    MBAM is a good to have scanner on the system particularly if you're using free AVs.
    If you're scanning with Malwarebytes, it's advisable to be off the internet a while, disable your proactive AV temporarily as the AV intrudes upon MBAM 's detection.
    The paid version works well with most AVs as a second line of real-time defense and it's not too expensive.
    In my opinion, Emsisoft anti-malware free version exceeds malwarebytes in scanning speeds. Emsisoft's detection and removal rates far exceed anything out there, free at least. The drawback is that Emsisoft does have slightly higher false positives than MBAM but lower than Comodo cleaning essentials. Emsisoft's detection is lauded by industry experts consistently having 98% or better detection rate. it saved me lots of headaches.
    I am not pushing any product but I know the headaches everyone feels, the valuable time wasted on fixing infected systems, reformatting so i am merely offering my opinion.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE BEST PROTECTION YOU CAN GET!!!!!!!"

    October 15, 2012  |   By revmarkmignery

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    This program found over 3000....Yes 3000 bugs on my system that Microsoft's wanaware didn't even bother with!!! Then it did keep my system safe...I see it as the "SHOCK" you pour into your pool every year (or more if you have kids...lol) Then back off and let your usual software take over. Cause the total scan takes a long time..Time I just don't have..But once a week...It's time worth spent!

    Cons

    Long scan times....

    Summary

    Best Malware program of the year!!!!!!!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Generally good."

    October 14, 2012  |   By Leveritas

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    The program actually did its job, which is rare in partially free software. It wasn't much of a hassle to install and the program doesn't force you to install other material from sponsors.

    Cons

    The program doesn't FORCE you to install programs from sponsors, but it is pressed on several times in the download and installment, which can get a little annoying. The program works perfectly, even in the free version, but I have one point of criticism. Malwarebytes does not ask your permission to block programs or websites, it simply does. I'm perfectly aware of the programs I use and I want to be asked if Malwarebytes should block it, not the other way around. If that isn't what most other users think, simply put up a screen in the installment, asking whether you're a new user (The program will decide what it does or doesn't block) or an advanced user (The program will instead ask you for permission to block a site or program).

    Summary

    Great program, little hard to keep in check.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice n easy!"

    October 14, 2012  |   By dadd222

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    easy to install and great self updating

    Cons

    none at this time

    Summary

    quick and easy to use and efficient at what it does best removing MALWARE!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Win 7 Black screen after re-boot"

    October 14, 2012  |   By quadlock13

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    none - observe great caution with Win 7 SP1 - read Cons

    Cons

    Biggy - After download and install to Win 7 SP1 got black screen of death with mouse cursor active and nothing else after re-boot. Booted to safe mode not using f8 but after forcing power off (hold in on/off until computer powers off) I chose safe mode as option on re-start and computer booted to it - removed malwarebytes using control panel and the computer rebooted normally - Did scan with AVG Free computer was clean - guess this does not work with Win 7 - probably says that somewhere but I didn't see it!

    Summary

    Didn't work for me and Google search shows I'm not alone

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Malwarebytes is good"

    October 13, 2012  |   By pauly1651

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    Works for me without any problems.

    Cons

    None none none

    Summary

    Don't know about he others, but this product works, and has saved me and my PC's from some nasty stuff.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Anti-Malware Tool"

    October 12, 2012  |   By JonathanPDX

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    Exceptional piece of software that makes detection and removal of most malware a breeze. While provided for free, which in itself is wonderful, with the Licensed version, real-time protection is added, and at such a low cost, it should be on everyone's PC. It's interface is simple yet effective, and it even runs in Safe Mode.

    Cons

    Not perfect...yet.

    Summary

    A necessary tool in any Windows-based user or technician's arsenal against malware. Constantly being updated and improved to help prevent the infection and spread of many, many types of malware.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "appears to have removed the 'fedex' trojan - excellent"

    October 9, 2012  |   By keithofhanwood

    Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65

    Pros

    easy to use, good speed

    Cons

    cn't think of any

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