Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2015
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    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Anti-Spyware

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The Malwarebytes Free edition offers users the option of installing a trial version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro.

Editors' Review


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is a substantial update to the famed malware-killing machine. This new malware hunter also integrates rootkit detection directly into the software and sports a more streamlined interface.


New design: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 sports an upgraded look that's more approachable. The more modern design is also an improvement -- larger boxes, fewer tabs, touch-friendly buttons, and adaptive windows. The program tucks nicely into your system tray when not in use and feels sleeker overall.

Features and utilities: Anti-Malware 2.0 has improved 64-bit support and now comes with built-in Anti-Rootkit. Access managers, automatic schedulers, exclusion options, and other utilities are still available, tucked away in the Settings tab.

Security: Malwarebytes tweaked the user flow to improve protection. Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question. And while infected computers sometimes block anti-malware apps, Malwarebytes' Chameleon tech stubbornly gets Anti-Malware installed and running, whether or not the PC has malicious programs on it.


Subscription model: Although existing Lifetime owners will be grandfathered in, new users who want the premium version must get an annual subscription. However, the free version will still exist for all users.

Bottom Line

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 maintains its excellent track record as a strong anti-malware application. The visual refresh, interface tweaks, and inclusion of built-in rootkit detection make it a more modern competitor. While the subscription model may not be for everyone, it's becoming a more widely accepted standard for many security programs.

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5 stars

"passed new testing done on product."

April 20, 2015  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


it was put to the test verses iobits malware fighter and came out the uncontested winner. 3 test, all passed.


none. its an excellent product. but i wish the lifetime lic was still around.


it hard to find testing done on this class of products. here's a new one where malwarebytes shines.

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5 stars

"Best Malware Fighter Software"

April 18, 2015  |  By cars3112348051

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


Best Malware Detection/Database
Fast Scanning,
Great Fixed/Clean Interface
Worth Buying For Real-Time Protection (I Have Full Version)
Great Reviews On Most Certified Websites
Runs Lightly In Background ( When Purchased )
Won't Slow Down Computer Or Games.
Doesn't Advertise Bloatware/Adware Or Junky Software. ( Only Their Software )


On A "SLOWER" PC/Laptop, Computer Might Freeze Up A Little, During Malware Removal. But WILL Still Remove The Malware.


Everyone Should Have This Software!

The Software Has A VERY Wide Database/Detection-Rate.

It also catches Adware, Trojan Viruses, And More.

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5 stars

"Lab Tested as the BEST of all of the malware fighters."

April 15, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Pros says this free program "Excellent results in malware removal tests" it a rating of 4.5 out of 5. Pcmag does their own testing of programs.
Easy to use interface, takes about 2 hrs on my pc for a complete scan. Last time it removed a Trojan in the registry.
Easy to update the virus definitions, takes a few seconds.


One cannot schedule scans with the free version.,,,but, it's free.


The IOBit Malware Fighter has quite a reputation for not having any good tests performed on it's claims of being the best! Another review mentioned this also. says it has not been tested by independent labs, had a terrible score on their on hands-on malware blocking testing, (1.3 out of 10), and zero-percent protection in malicious URL testing. says it's very good, but does NOT offer any testing of their own. says it's just another free malware program that does not provide what they claim, by it's own testing.
Thanks to the person who mentioned part of the above, which got me interested in doing my own research, before downloading IOBit Malware......the wrong one!

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1 stars

"Not for Netbooks"

April 04, 2015  |  By Wijono

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


Used to work great in the previous versions.


Version 2.1.4 requires 1024x768 or greater screen resolution, meaning many netbook with screen resolution of 1024x600 will not be able to update to this latest version, SAD!!!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Admin users should no longer see a prompt to login as admin to perform a program upgrade
  • Fixed issue where the web protection service (MWAC) was not restarting properly
  • Fixed numerous issues with scheduled scans, including showing the correct date for "Next scheduled scan" on the dashboard
  • Fixed issue where mbamscheduler was starting on boot when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was set not to start with Windows
  • Fixed issue where any non-English language selected during installation would not be applied after installation
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not always automatically update the database on installation
  • Fixed issue where the "Delay Protection at startup for 15 seconds" setting showed as enabled, but was actually disabled. (We recommend reviewing this option to ensure it is configured as you intended.)
  • Fixed issue where "Error Code 6" displayed at the end of scans
  • Fixed issue on Windows XP where scheduled scans on reboot would not start if the "Enable self-protection module" was checked
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now honors self-protection settings detected from a previous installation
  • Fixed issue where context menu scan was not honoring user selection under detection and protection setting
  • Several issues with notification were fixed
  • Several enhancements were made to the user interface to address accessibility issues
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented
  • Updated user interface design that showcases a much cleaner look and toned-down color scheme
  • Improved scan flow so all scans now automatically check for and apply the latest database updates
  • Simplified quarantine flow so only one action button is presented when threats are detected
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities, including enhanced detection and removal of rootkits
  • The Minimize button now minimizes the main program window to the taskbar instead of to the tray
  • The default display timeout for notifications was changed to 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds
  • The default value for "Show notification after successful update" is now set to "Off" for all scheduled updates
  • Removed informational/marketing message from main dashboard view
  • Removed support for Thai language due to quality issues with the translation
  • Installation of a Consumer/Home version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware over a Business version is now blocked
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site
Release Date March 19, 2015
Date Added March 19, 2015
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.54MB
File Name mbam-setup-
Total Downloads 133,390,509
Downloads Last Week 75,947
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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