I remember having a nasty malware infection in my laptop on two different occasions and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware killed it where other popular free contenders failed. Saved me from a reformat twice.
From my experience this is the best anti-malware software currently available. It has kept my computer clean of malware and viruses for over a year now. I have been saved a lot of hassle and frustration by using malwarebytes. I was so impressed with the software that I upgraded to the premium version almost immediately after testing it out. The free version is more competent than most paid antivirus systems. It never makes you feel like your antvirius is malware istelf. I sound like I'm advertising for these guys lol but I just really dig the software a lot, It is not often I am this satisfied with a digital product. If you get the paid version it is money well spent and extremely fair in terms of the use you get. Do it, support good and honest software developers.
I had a problem crop up out of the blue with random words on a page of text being underlined, forming hyperlinks. When the mouse was hovered over the underlined words, a small advertising box would pop up. Clicking on the boxes redirected the browser to gambling and porn sites and the like. Not nice.
Suspecting a malware infection I scanned the computer using a freeware malware detector I had installed. Nothing. I tried Windows Defender - Nothing. I then scanned with my antivirus. It picked up a couple of infected files, sent them to the "chest", and called for a computer restart and boot scan of all the files on the computer. A lengthy process. During the boot scan, several more infected files were detected and again (on prompting) sent to the Ches. I went online and the problem was still there.
Reading the recommendations of SnapFiles users I decided to try Malware Bytes Anti Malware. It picked up 74 infected files and recommended they be quarantined. One click carried out the quarantine. A couple of seconds later the computer was clean. No reboot was asked for as with the antivirus, and repeated scans turned up nothing. I'm glad to report that the problem has not returned.
The program prompts for an update of definitions when started - easy to do. The interface is clean and easy to understand. Scanning is quicker than the other freeware malware detector I have installed.
Quick and thorough, I'm very impressed with this program.
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