Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

4.5 stars

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malware removal tool Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a simple and straightforward malware scanner that can detect and remove a variety of malicious programs from your computer. The program offers an easy to use interface with several advanced configuration options as well as quarantine of infected files, an ignore list and command-line options. The free version is well suited for on-demand scanning and removal but does not offer any real-time protection or scheduled scans. If you want real-time protection, you will need to purchase the full version. Copyright


Product Details

Publisher Malwarebytes (4) Price Free (paid upgrade available)
Version  history Last updated Apr 23, 2015
File Size 20.5 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars77% 17
4 stars13% 3
3 stars4% 1
2 stars0% 0
1 star4% 1
Based on 22 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Saved my life. twice. 4 stars by kathy025 Feb 18, 2015 (Read all my 17 reviews)
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. show Review details
Functional and competent 5 stars by captaintodger725 May 20, 2014
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. show Review details
It works where others don't 5 stars by SilverFox May 08, 2014 (Read all my 7 reviews)
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. show Review details
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