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Malwarebytes

$39.99
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 6111 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.4.1269
  • Total Downloads:
    143,996,503
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription (14-day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    49.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    112,035
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Note: After the 14-day trial expires, Malwarebytes reverts to a free version without the full real-time protection.

Editors' Review

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is a substantial update to the famed malware-killing machine; the latest version integrates rootkit detection directly into the software and sports a more streamlined interface.

Pros

New design: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 sports an upgraded look that's more approachable. The more modern design is also an improvement -- larger boxes, fewer tabs, touch-friendly buttons, and adaptive windows. The program tucks nicely into your system tray when not in use and feels sleeker overall.

Features and utilities: Anti-Malware 2.0 has improved 64-bit support and now comes with built-in Anti-Rootkit. Access managers, automatic schedulers, exclusion options, and other utilities are still available, tucked away in the Settings tab.

Security: Malwarebytes tweaked the user flow to improve protection. Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question. And while infected computers sometimes block anti-malware apps, Malwarebytes' Chameleon tech stubbornly gets Anti-Malware installed and running, whether or not the PC has malicious programs on it.

Cons

Subscription model: Although existing Lifetime owners will be grandfathered in, new users who want the premium version must get an annual subscription. However, the free version will still exist for all users.

Bottom Line

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 maintains its excellent track record as a strong anti-malware application. The visual refresh, interface tweaks, and inclusion of built-in rootkit detection make it a more modern competitor. While the subscription model may not be for everyone, it's becoming a more widely accepted standard for many security programs.

 
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5 stars

"Easy to use and very effective"

December 10, 2016  |  By Baconator420

2016-12-10 11:59:05  |  By Baconator420

 |  Version: Malwarebytes 3.0.4.1269

Pros

This version has a much nicer UI. I really like it, nice and simple so even an idiot like me can figure it out LOL. But it's already found a bunch of malware on my machine and blocked some websites so it must be working. The scans do seem faster than the version 2 also.

Cons

none that I can tehink of.. Maybe a longer trial period, like a month, would be nice.

Summary

I've used the older versions of Malwarebytes and they were good. Looks like they've improved it a bunch in this version. Definitely worth a look and try.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.4.1269
  • Added signature-less anti-exploit and anti-ransomware protection (Premium only)
  • Up to 4x faster scan speeds, including even quicker Hyper Scans
  • Removed non-essential reboots after certain malware removal events
  • Advanced Heuristic Engine (Shuriken) now enabled by default
  • Self-Protection now enabled by default (Premium only)
  • Redesigned user interface for improved usability
  • Now configurable to integrate with Windows Action Center / Windows Security Center (Premium only)
  • Update checks are done automatically so they do not need to be scheduled
  • Improved support for keyboard navigation and screen readers
  • Added ability to lock down My Account screen via User Access Policy
  • Added ability to collect enhanced logs when directed to do so by Support
  • Fixed issue where Scheduler did not adjust for Daylight Saving Time changes
  • Fixed issue where Scheduler defaulted to hourly Threat Scan instead of Daily
  • Fixed issue where Chameleon reported error messages numerous times to Windows Event Viewer
  • Changed 'Recover if missed by' setting in Scheduler to Off by default
  • Prevented rootkit scanning in Custom Scans if full system drive is not selected
  • Updated to latest version of 7-Zip DLL
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site https://store.malwarebytes.com/342/cookie?affiliate=3322&redirectto=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.malwarebytes.com%2F&redirecthash=28CE88E9A44D092166AC736AD07CD352
Release Date December 08, 2016
Date Added December 08, 2016
Version 3.0.4.1269
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 49.56MB
File Name mb3-setup-download.35891-3.0.4.1269.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 143,996,503
Downloads Last Week 112,035
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $39.99

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