Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 6062 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.8.1057
  • Total Downloads:
    134,049,227
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    23.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56,375
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Note:

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

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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 Prior to running a scan, Anti-Malware 2.0 looks for out-of-date versions, so you'll be running the latest version without question.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.

Cons

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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"Still big problems with Avast on XP"

June 30, 2015  |  By camacree

 |  Version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.8.1057

Pros

Excellent malware detection and removal. Proven track record.

Cons

Freezes computer for 4 minutes on a custom scan and takes a further 2 minutes to scan a single .png file.
Freezes computer for a 2nd time, (8 minutes), when running a full scan.
Unlike the old 1.75 version there's no context option to scan an individual file when you right-click on it.

Summary

I disabled Avast and the Windows Firewall when I installed this product so don't go there. This is the 2nd time i've tried this product. I had the same problem with an earlier version last year. Avast + Malwarebytes has been a known issue for a long time. Each blames the other, (Google search for it if you wish). I like both. I've given this a neutral grade. It does works with Avast on XP but it works badly. If you're using either Avast or XP I recommend loading the 1.75 version from FileHippo.com.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.8.1057
Issue with Malware Protection addressed.
General
Publisher Malwarebytes
Publisher web site http://www.malwarebytes.org
Release Date June 29, 2015
Date Added June 30, 2015
Version 2.1.8.1057
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.22MB
File Name mbam-setup-2.1.8.1057.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 134,049,227
Downloads Last Week 56,375
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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