Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and Anti-Malware PRO is not a new entry to the spyware removal and anti virus market.  Malwarebytes has been around for over 7 years and has been downloaded more than 200 million times.  We have used it on hundreds of home and corporate PCs.  Here is our Malwarebytes review:

Anti-Malware Free Review

The free version of Malwarebytes is primarily for after the fact spyware removal.  It lacks any real active protection modules (which is why you should really buy Pro) but does a great job removing malware.  It uses powerful technology to find and remove spyware, malware, trojans, worms, rootkits, rogues and more.  Here are some features:

  • Sophisticated spyware detection and removal
  • Cleaning of existing infections
  • Fast updates
  • Chameleon technology to get Malwarebytes running even when a virus blocks it

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    The Malwarebytes Scan Control Window

Anti-Malware PRO Review

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The paid version (which is very inexpensive by the way) really takes the next step in fighting spyware.  It detects and removes spyware when the best known anti-spyware programs can’t.  Pro monitors each process and will stop any malicious processes before they can start.  The proactive protection module is not found on the free version and is reason enough to go for the PRO version.  It uses advanced heuristic technology and proactively blocks spyware threats.  It also works well with any existing anti-virus software you may have without conflict.  Here is a breakdown of the main features you get with PRO over free:

Anti-Spyware /Anti-Malware Features:

  • Proactive scanning system
  • Minimal system resource use
  • Blocks malicious websites
  • Three different scan modes
  • Compatible with other security software
  • Configure automatic scans for spyware and malware
  • Configure automatic definition updates
  • Comprehensive  malware definition database
  • Faster scan times
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Malwarebytes Protection Module

Any Negatives?

The only issue we have ever encountered with Malwarebytes is a slight scan start lag as the program begins enumerating registry objects at the beginning of the scan.  If you have a decent computer this will be unnoticeable.  If you have scheduled scans running periodically in the background, you will never notice this brief lag.  Lastly, Malwarebytes Free does not prevent malware, it can only remove it so make sure to get the paid version.


Malwarebytes Review Overall:

We STRONGLY recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.  While the free version can get you out of a jam, PRO will save you from even getting into a jam in the first place with it’s automatic protection module that actively blocks malicious websites.  Remember, a regular anti-virus software such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, Etc. is NOT enough to protect your computer.  You also need solid malware protection.  Normal anti-virus programs will detect regular viruses but do not do a great job of detecting and removing spyware and malware.  Malwarebytes has pricing for home and corporate users with quantity discounts.  Remember to get one license for each computer you have.  Check out Malwarebytes here today.

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