Malwarebytes CU4.1 Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (2153 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Shareware; $24.95 / 16,908,554 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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (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 :-)

  4. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Dec 24, 2016)

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

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (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.

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 !!! :)