For $19.95 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Munches Your Malware

Twenty bucks might buy you a beer or three, which would soon be flushed away – water under the bridge – so to speak. But, that same $20 will allow you to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your computer – with a lifetime license no less.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a justified reputation as a first class security application – based on it’s ability to identify and remove adware, Trojans, key-loggers, home page hijackers, and other malware threats.

Both the free version, and the commercial version, deserve the significant kudos regularly offered by seasoned security technologists. This application definitely munches on malware!

The free version of this outstanding application has always made my recommendation list as an integral part of a  layered security approach. But, since real time protection is disabled in the free version, I do not recommend the freeware version of Malwarebytes as a stand alone primary security application. Additionally, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating are also disabled in the free version.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO:

A simple, intuitive, and easy to use interface, makes Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware straightforward to setup, customize and run – for both less experienced and expert users alike, as the following screen captures indicate.

Select preferences.


Choose a scan type.


And – quick as a bunny – you’ve got the results. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware really is a speed demon.


A supplementary log is handy for a quick review.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Features include:

Flash – Lightning fast scan speeds

Thorough – Full scans for all drives

Works Well With Others – Cooperative functionality

Puts YOU first! – Priority database updates

Puts Malware in the Slammer – Quarantine function holds threats and lets you restore at your convenience

Talk to the hand – Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module

For Your Pleasure – Customizable settings enhance performance

Lock It Down – Password protect key program settings

Chameleon – Gets Malwarebytes running when blocked

Toolbox – Extra utilities to help remove malware manually

Nitty Gritty – Command line support for quick scanning

RPP, Yeah You Know Me – Realtime Proactive Protection Module

Hablamos Everything! – Multi-lingual support (Klingon still in beta)

Support for XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Systems Requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later. Internet Explorer 6 or newer.

Multi-lingual support: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Download at: MalwareBytes

As a full fledged security application, with all of its features unlocked; real-time protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is a terrific value at $19.95 USD. Malwarebytes products come with a 30 day money-back guarantee.

Reader comments from previous MalwareBytes reviews –

G – I would definitely place Malwarebytes at the top of the list. I have had it find nasties when others have failed. I run it once a week on all of my machines.

Liam O’ Moulain – I’ve been using MBAM since you first recommended it sometime ago. I’m very satisfied.

Ranjan – Same case here as G. It took out a spyware which KIS is unable to detect even till now.. Many malware removal experts, in fact most, also recommend it.. So, it definitely deserves a place in one’s toolbox…

Kingpin – What can say!MBAM Pro is best that has happened to me. Like I said before I have the Pro version on all my 3 systems. MBAM Pro hasn’t let me down yet. The speed of scanning all files is pretty good too. On my regular system it plays along well with SAS Pro.

Mal – Not much to add, I have been using it a while now, great app. And I use SAS as well. Usually run them both just before I shutdown the computer for the night.


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12 responses to “For $19.95 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Munches Your Malware

  1. hey there bill
    i just downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware last night a give it a try. but i wouldn’t run it unless there was plenty of downtime. it did hit every file on C
    drive, i got to take it around the blocks a few times.

  2. John Bent

    Hi Bill,

    I’ve been using MalwareBytes Pro for quite a while. I did have a few problems a while back and found their support guys very helpful. The latest version runs quietly and smoothly in the background and updates definitions automatically.

    No hesitation in recommending it.

    Kind regards,

    • Hi John,

      Good to get your input on this. Particularly your experience with “their support guys.”

      BTW, I haven’t forgotten about BootMed. Actually, I sketched out a working draft the day I got your initial email. Filling in the blanks is something I need to get to soon (I hope).



  3. I love this program i have it myself!!

  4. Daryl A. Szady

    As I have tried on several occasions, the pro version of Malwarebytes while in active mode on a win7 64bit machine will not work well with Bitdefender 2013.

    [quote from Bitdefender forum]
    I now have a final answer for you: you can use now use MBAM near Bitdefender 2013 and only near this product. The older versions are not compatible.

    Also there is one more condition for this: you can use only the FREE version(the one that doesn’t have the protection turned on).

    Our beta testers reported some situations when both products were detecting the same file and this can cause slowdowns or crashes.

  5. Mal

    Hey Bill,
    Sometimes spending a few bucks for great security software is priceless. I’ve spent a few dollars in the last few months on some great apps, including Mamutu, Spyshelter, and more recently a monthly subscription to Cyberghost (no way am I using any USA VPN now, what with PRISM and all that). Another thing is Cyberghost now has unlimited free traffic (no 2GB monthly limit), which is limited to 1M/S. I wanted faster, so I subscribed.

    • Hey Mal,

      For sure – “Sometimes spending a few bucks for great security software is priceless.”

      Haven’t thought about Emsisoft’s Mamutu since 4/11 (last time I reviewed it). Great replacement for our long time favorite ThreatFire.

      Great comment. Thanks.



  6. As a veteran MBAM user myself (I’ve used it on hundreds of systems as a computer repair tech in the last 5-7 years) I endorse this software. I believe (don’t quote me) that this is also used by professional companies like Best Buy’s Geek Squad as well. It’s quite a handy piece of software. When I have an infected computer I start by scanning it with tried and true software first, and recently that has been “MalWarebytes”, “Norton Security Scan” and “SUPERAntiSpyware”. My experiance is that there is no ONE security software that catches everything, so “until that day”, I recommend multiple scans. MBAM is on my “short list” or my “Starting bench”. For daily use, I’m a fan of Avast! Antivirus.. this year.

    • Hey Tepid Penguin,

      Great comment! Thanks.

      IT professionals, such as yourself, frequently mention both MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware when commenting on security issues. Not a coincidence, I don’t think. 🙂