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Malwarebytes for Windows Malwarebytes for Windows 3.4.5.2467 for Windows

by Malwarebytes Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (2,158 votes)

File Details

File Size 67.0 MB
License Shareware, $39.99
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 16,913,912
Publisher Malwarebytes Corp.
Homepage Malwarebytes
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Publisher's Description

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

Malwarebytes 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.

Latest Reviews

oompoop

oompoop reviewed v3.4.5.2467 on Mar 31, 2018

Installed the "Premium Test for 30 days" and most of my FFBookmarks were "forbidden" now :-(
So I have to wait until the free version returns, then I will rate iz five stars again ;-))

h8red

h8red reviewed v3.4.4.2398 on Mar 17, 2018

Years after trying to use MBAM to remove malware from a friend's computer--and finding it completely useless for that task--I set up a VM and gave it another shot. I purposely found and placed two malicious applications on the VM; both were unknown to all scanners on VirusTotal, except for one generic detection (which was probably just a lucky guess). MBAM was oblivious to both as well. I activated each of the two malicious applications, and saw the resultant network activity, and MBAM remained utterly silent, even after a manual scan. Then I reset the VM and placed a well-known malware sample. MBAM seemed to detect it, but crashed and could not remove it. I rebooted, and the process repeated.

MBAM is pure garbage, but Malwarebytes has an astonishingly aggressive and effective marketing campaign in place. And there is an army of fools who just cannot tell how useless it is.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Gets better with every update. Sure, version 3 was a little sluggish at first, but it seems fairly light now, especially considering that it CAN replace your AV.

A little pricey if you are not grandfathered in on the lifetime updates as I was, but most of the top AV are comparatively priced. You cannot beat it's Malware detection and repair. I have used it for years and have fixed many infected computers with MBAM

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Another Version 3 update today. I haven't had any problems with the last 2 versions myself BUT why so many tries to get this working properly? I don't see many posts on the Malwarebytes forum today about people having problems with this new version. Thankfully I bought a lifetime license when they were available, otherwise I may have moved on to another more reliable released product!

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 11, 2017

Yet another update, still fixing bugs that should have been sorted before the final was released, as I remember last August? The original team who worked on version 3 ought to consider different employment, not nice to say but probably true. Malwarebytes reputation has been flushed by themselves down the toilet.

Read the ongoing issues on their forum. Being kind with three stars, fact that Mbam is no longer a permanent protection on any of my units says it all.

A possible reason for the ongoing problems is that the software engineers at Mbam are incapable of doing the job they are employed to do, trying their best maybe but best but fail - Happens with plumbers, joiners, mechanics too.

With this update I still get web protection not being on when starting the program, not really a problem anymore as Zemana does what Mbam used to do (doh) Not going to review his program again as I now rarely use it.

@DKDude - Agree totally.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 10, 2017

Malwarebytes is a GOOD program, the problem I see right now is the V3 team keeps putting out Beta like versions that are NOT ready for prime time, they are NOT doing a good job of testing and keep asking end users for logs to help them resolve issues, I have a lifetime license but people using yearly licenses I'm sure as pissed off with what Malwarebytes is doing...

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 10, 2017

This program used to be good but has become a bloated nightmare :(

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.6.1469-10103 CU4.1 on Apr 18, 2017

super bad .... worse than a real virus
a shadow of what is was in the past!

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.0.6.1469-10103 CU4.1 on Apr 18, 2017

Go to the forum before you decide to throw $39.99 a year after this.
https://forums.malwareby...orum/41-malwarebytes-30/

I'm a longtime big fan of Malwarebytes, have premium on all my computers, but this V3 has to be the worst they ever made.

It had bugs to begin with, then they managed to minimize them, but now it's a big pile of crap.

So many issues, you would think they have fired the developers and hired a bunch of monkeys for the job.

$39.99 a year to betatest a broken mess, go find a better and working solution.

One of my license is a lifetime license, I'll keep that to see if they ever get this mess fixed, the other 3 is bought after they ended their lifetime plan, they will not be renewed, I'm done, time to find a better solution.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.6.1469 on Jan 26, 2017

Most issues resolved now, & it seems issues on both my home PC's are sorted. It has taken a month & a half though from initial final to do this. Several on the main forum complaining about high CPU use on manual scanning though seems it's intentional, I suspect an option to change the priority with be forthcoming.

Good anti-malware program though whether it is a replacement to running a standard AV along with it is up to the user, I still do.

'Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup' - That's because it was :-)

Avg. Rating 4.4 (2,158 votes)
Your Rating
oompoop

oompoop reviewed v3.4.5.2467 on Mar 31, 2018

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line: Installed the "Premium Test for 30 days" and most of my FFBookmarks were "forbidden" now :-(
So I have to wait until the free version returns, then I will rate iz five stars again ;-))

h8red

h8red reviewed v3.4.4.2398 on Mar 17, 2018

Pros: Makes money for its authors.

Cons: Does not do what it claims. Wastes your time and (potentially) money. Gives a false sense of security.

Bottom Line: Years after trying to use MBAM to remove malware from a friend's computer--and finding it completely useless for that task--I set up a VM and gave it another shot. I purposely found and placed two malicious applications on the VM; both were unknown to all scanners on VirusTotal, except for one generic detection (which was probably just a lucky guess). MBAM was oblivious to both as well. I activated each of the two malicious applications, and saw the resultant network activity, and MBAM remained utterly silent, even after a manual scan. Then I reset the VM and placed a well-known malware sample. MBAM seemed to detect it, but crashed and could not remove it. I rebooted, and the process repeated.

MBAM is pure garbage, but Malwarebytes has an astonishingly aggressive and effective marketing campaign in place. And there is an army of fools who just cannot tell how useless it is.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Pros: Best Malware detector Hands down!
Includes Rootkit and Ransomware Protection

Cons: A little pricey, but well worth the peace of mind

Bottom Line: Gets better with every update. Sure, version 3 was a little sluggish at first, but it seems fairly light now, especially considering that it CAN replace your AV.

A little pricey if you are not grandfathered in on the lifetime updates as I was, but most of the top AV are comparatively priced. You cannot beat it's Malware detection and repair. I have used it for years and have fixed many infected computers with MBAM

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Pros: Working Correctly Finally!!

Cons: Too many releases to get Version 3 reliable

Bottom Line: Another Version 3 update today. I haven't had any problems with the last 2 versions myself BUT why so many tries to get this working properly? I don't see many posts on the Malwarebytes forum today about people having problems with this new version. Thankfully I bought a lifetime license when they were available, otherwise I may have moved on to another more reliable released product!

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 11, 2017

Yet another update, still fixing bugs that should have been sorted before the final was released, as I remember last August? The original team who worked on version 3 ought to consider different employment, not nice to say but probably true. Malwarebytes reputation has been flushed by themselves down the toilet.

Read the ongoing issues on their forum. Being kind with three stars, fact that Mbam is no longer a permanent protection on any of my units says it all.

A possible reason for the ongoing problems is that the software engineers at Mbam are incapable of doing the job they are employed to do, trying their best maybe but best but fail - Happens with plumbers, joiners, mechanics too.

With this update I still get web protection not being on when starting the program, not really a problem anymore as Zemana does what Mbam used to do (doh) Not going to review his program again as I now rarely use it.

@DKDude - Agree totally.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 10, 2017

Malwarebytes is a GOOD program, the problem I see right now is the V3 team keeps putting out Beta like versions that are NOT ready for prime time, they are NOT doing a good job of testing and keep asking end users for logs to help them resolve issues, I have a lifetime license but people using yearly licenses I'm sure as pissed off with what Malwarebytes is doing...

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 10, 2017

This program used to be good but has become a bloated nightmare :(

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.6.1469-10103 CU4.1 on Apr 18, 2017

super bad .... worse than a real virus
a shadow of what is was in the past!

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.0.6.1469-10103 CU4.1 on Apr 18, 2017

Go to the forum before you decide to throw $39.99 a year after this.
https://forums.malwareby...orum/41-malwarebytes-30/

I'm a longtime big fan of Malwarebytes, have premium on all my computers, but this V3 has to be the worst they ever made.

It had bugs to begin with, then they managed to minimize them, but now it's a big pile of crap.

So many issues, you would think they have fired the developers and hired a bunch of monkeys for the job.

$39.99 a year to betatest a broken mess, go find a better and working solution.

One of my license is a lifetime license, I'll keep that to see if they ever get this mess fixed, the other 3 is bought after they ended their lifetime plan, they will not be renewed, I'm done, time to find a better solution.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.6.1469 on Jan 26, 2017

Most issues resolved now, & it seems issues on both my home PC's are sorted. It has taken a month & a half though from initial final to do this. Several on the main forum complaining about high CPU use on manual scanning though seems it's intentional, I suspect an option to change the priority with be forthcoming.

Good anti-malware program though whether it is a replacement to running a standard AV along with it is up to the user, I still do.

'Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup' - That's because it was :-)

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.5.1299 on Dec 24, 2016

I went back to the 2.7 version it has no bloatware
I only use the scanner

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.5.1299 on Dec 20, 2016

Still have issue mentioned in changelog above '- Fixed issue where “Real-Time Protection disabled” notifications would display throughout the day (NOTE: this notification may still be seen on reboot on some systems, but we’re working on another longer-term fix to address that separately' (I'm so very happy) This was reported on first beta BTW DKDude.

Seems its mainly with fast SSD's & many others have the same problem along with other unsolved problems, should have stayed in beta longer - Been a fan of this program for many, many years but what idiot thought the version before this was a final?

Solve the bloody problems in beta next time.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.0.5.1299 on Dec 20, 2016

MBAM is still getting better and better, used this from the very early start, and have never had any issues what so ever, my old lifetime license was added without any problems, and now we have MBAE and MBAR too.

Use Malwarebytes software on my phones and tablets too.

Keep up the good work.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.4.1269 on Dec 9, 2016

@Steve1209 - Agree with you regarding beta issues carried on into the final.. I have a problem where the program insists all security setting haven't been set & I get a pop-up on each re-boot. Seems on the forum this is a known problem with the releases build. Not a good idea to release a program with such large problems to the general public as some will try it have problems & never return.

Still needs work & many are having the program use large amounts of RAM among other problems ~ However from memory this has happened several times in the past with early Malwarebytes release builds & betas in the past have always been unusually buggy & more like alpha builds - You might be best to wait a couple of weeks before installing?

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v3.0.4.1269 on Dec 8, 2016

i was trialing the BETA of this program as I have a Lifetime license, the weird thing, this is still a little slow and still has some beta bugs not sure why they released it as a finished product before ALL the bugs were resolved, I think it still needs another round or two to get ALL the beta bugs corrected. I like all the products are included in a single application now. Going to give it a 4 because they released it too early IMHO.

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