Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 2.1.4.1018 Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (2133 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Shareware; $24.95 / 16,895,449 downloads

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies built to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware application available in both a Free and Premium version. The Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities, and the Premium version uses advanced protection technologies to proactively stop malware infections. Additionally, Malwarebytes offers a host of extra utilities as well as an approachable forum community to help you combat any piece of malware that exists in the wild.

Reviews of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 2.1.4.1018 (Mar 20, 2015)

    Ignore the two trolls below advertising for other software. This is by far the best freeware Malware Cleaner out there and is rated 4.5 to 5 stars by every reputable reviewer I've read. Like others, I'm not over thrilled with the new look, but for what it does, I can live with it. Scans are quick and accurate, the data base updates regularly. Definitely 5 stars

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    h8red

    Reviewing 2.0.4.1028 (Feb 23, 2015)

    This software is garbage. The prior reviews are correct in that annoying bugs persist over many months. The poorly-named "malicious website blocking" feature is really designed to block P2P software, and it often fails to work. They refuse to fix this.

    The malware protection is a joke. I get lots of malware via email, like I'm sure most people do. It goes straight to the junk folder, and of course I delete it. But I often forget to compact the folder (or I just don't get around to it), which means that technically, malware is on my drive. MBAM *never* detects this. I need to run something like EmsiSoft Emergency Kit to detect things like this, just like it never detects OpenCandy or other crap that occasionally accompanies "freeware" installers.

    I hate this useless, time- and money-wasting software, and I hate the authors, because they treat customers with contempt.

    The only thing the MBAM author got right is having shills all over the place claim that this crapware is actually worth something.

  3. 2 out of 5 stars
    -1

    Reviewing 2.0.4.1028 (Jan 13, 2015)

    MBAM is overrated. I've never had malware on any of my PCs (because I'm not an idiot), so I never knew how well this worked until recently.

    I was asked to try fixing someone else's Win7 laptop. It was riddled with adware and malware. MBAM detected some of it, but then started telling me that the PC was clean. It was not--far from it. AdwCleaner and HitmanPro each found nastyware that MBAM missed.

    Also, the MBAM authors go out of their way to block non-malicious BitTorrent sites, not out of malware concerns, but for "copyright" concerns. Check their forums--they admit it.

    Finally, MBAM repeatedly has aggravating issues where malicious website protection stops working. Sometimes a database update fixes it, other times, you have to reinstall. Search their forums for this issue; it's common and they don't care.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    kstev99

    Reviewing 2.0.4.1028 (Dec 4, 2014)

    This is simply the BEST malware remover & preventive. My advice to those who I clean their terribly infected computers is to save your money on Anti-virus programs that you are paying for, use a free one.
    INSTEAD, Get the FULL PAID version of Malwarebytes instead and you're good to go.

    Think about it, while there ARE some viruses in the wild, the majority of people are infected with simple malware, adware, popups etc.not destructive viruses. This is, in my opinion, the best tool for the job.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 2.0.4.1028 (Dec 4, 2014)

    I'm the go to guy around here as most of the people I know want only to turn on their computers and have them work. When I recommend this to them to resolve their issues they think I'm a genius. If you are not running this one your machine every 10-14 days, you should be. Excellent freeware.

Discuss Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

  1. Sep 12, 2012 - 12:52 AM
    beatmakershq

    this is one of the best anti spyware tools there is. i combine this with a couple of other tools but this one is definitely one of the most diligent monitors of incoming system activity!

  2. Nov 29, 2010 - 9:32 PM
    phonedoctor

    While recently trying to download the latest printer driver for my mother's printer which i wanted to print a few items with from my laptop, i inadvertantly downloaded the hardware helper program, and after a scan, not only did it ask for $29.95 to fix several driver's that it said needed updates, but it has changed my access level internally. I am still listed as Administrator, but am unavailable to un-install this as i am prompted that I do not have administrator access. Also, There are several minor things that Kasdpersky found, that i also am not being allowed to correct for the same reason that I dio not have administrator access ... PLEASE HELP ! I run SpyBot Search and Destroy, which only finds cookies, and Malwareware Bytes ... PLEASE HELP I NEED THIS REMOVED, and Administrator access restored.
    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED !
    THIS IS A GATEWAY- NV79 WITH THE i-3 PROCESSOR,
    RUNNING WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM, 64BIT, AND I-E8

  3. Sep 11, 2009 - 9:08 AM
    FFreestyleRR

    @Sammo => you can post all FPs here =>

    http://www.malwarebytes..../index.php?showforum=42

    They will be fixed immediately !

    The program is the best in its class !!! :)