Malwarebytes Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (2156 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Shareware; $39.99 / 16,909,927 downloads

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.

Reviews of Malwarebytes

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (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.

  2. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (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...

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 10, 2017)

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

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing CU4.1 (Apr 18, 2017)

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

  5. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing CU4.1 (Apr 18, 2017)

    Go to the forum before you decide to throw $39.99 a year after this.

    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.

Discuss Malwarebytes

  1. Sep 12, 2012 - 12:52 AM

    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

    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.

  3. Sep 11, 2009 - 9:08 AM

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


    They will be fixed immediately !

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