Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.43
- Quick specs
- Price: Free; paid upgrade available $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
- Operating system: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
- Date added: December 30, 2009
- Total Downloads: 30,533,437
- Downloads last week: 558,914
CNET editors’ review
Reviewed by: Seth Rosenblatt on February 10, 2009
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a surprisingly effective freeware antimalware tool. It’s a relatively speedy malware remover, with the quick scan taking about 8 minutes even with other high-resource programs running. The heuristics engine proved on multiple computers during empirical testing that it was capable of determining the difference between false positives and dangerous apps.
The app has some nice features rolled in, too. It supports multiple drive scanning including networked drives, context menu options including a scan-on-demand for individual files, and the FileAssassin option under the More Tools section for removing locked files. The interface is simple, but pleasant-looking and well-organized. Tabs live just below the oversized logo, with few options per tab to keep down the clutter. The installation process was fast enough, but interestingly offered up the well-kept changelog and an instant definition file update.
Do note that the real-time protection is restricted to the paid version, as is the scheduler for updates and scans. Overall, though, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a responsive malware remover that does what it should with a minimum of fuss.
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From Malwarebytes :
Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. With one of the fastest, most effective quick scans and malware removal capabilities on the market, this program is the perfect addition to your PC’s defenses. The full version of the product includes a number of key features, including the ability to schedule updates and scans and most importantly, a real-time malware protection module that blocks malicious processes before they even start.
What’s new in this version:
- (FIXED) Minor issue with crash during scans.
- (FIXED) Minor issues with 704 (0, 0) errors.
- (FIXED) Problems with memory usage spiking in protection module.
- (FIXED) Problems detecting certain types of malicious software.
- (ADDED) Support for Belarusian language.