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.
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.