Malwarebytes Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (2150 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Shareware; $24.95 / 16,907,771 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.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Fixed issue with imaging programs (such as Macrium Reflect) where large artifact files were left in the System Volume Information folder if a backup is created with anti-ransomware protection enabled

    - Fixed problem where Web Protection and Anti-Ransomware may fail to start properly

    - Fixed problem where Web Protection detections were failing on Windows 10

    - Fixed problem where DNS was not resolving properly with Web Protection enabled

    - Fixed problem where Web Protection did not show the proper block page when Bitdefender 2017 was also installed

    - Fixed an issue where certain drivers were not stopped and unloaded in Free mode

  • Other Versions

    Malwarebytes (Beta)

Reviews of Malwarebytes

  1. 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 :-)

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (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.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (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?

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 !!! :)