Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware is a simple and easy-to-use application, which can help people fight against malware. According to its creators, people should choose the PREMIUM version, which provides a real-time protection, faster scanners, and allows scheduling scans or database updates. It also includes a completely refreshed user's interface (UI) and ability to protect 3 PCs at once. However, it seems that Malwarebytes free version is also capable of competing with the industry-leading products that promise to detect and remove all types of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and other cyber infections. If you decide to download this program, you will download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 - the latest its version, which was released in March 24th, 2014.
After testing Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware on our computers, we noticed that it's a very customizable tool, which has some extra utilities for manual malware removal. The program is available in many languages and it doesn't have problems with running next to other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Malwarebytes scan stands out by its speed. However, it doesn't have a visible impact on CPU usage. Because of its advanced technology, malware is not capable to block Malwarebytes scanners and prevent its removal.
The latest, Malwarebytes Anti-malware 2.0, version now allows users to scan within archives and get rid of spyware more quickly. Besides, starting with 1.70 version, program identifies Microsoft Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 in its scan logs, automatically by default quarantines detected spyware and eliminates it. Users can allow a threat to run temporarily or add a detected item to the Ignore List if its a harmless application. It is promised that Tools tab will be enhanced with more of the new content in the future.
To sum up, Malwarebytes Anti-malware is a powerful security tool, which can be used for keeping your system safe. Unlike most of the security programs, it provides a live protection and full scans for all drives in order to give user ability to fix PC with Malwarebytes without a problem. The database of this program can be updated as frequently as you want. Nevertheless, there are some drawbacks we have noticed: Malwarebytes bonus, the live protection, comes only with the PREMIUM version and, well, it’s a program to fight against malware only, so it can’t be compared with the more serious software out there.
Information added: 2008-02-26 08:26
Information updated: 2014-08-07 20:45