Overall Score

7.8
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Malwarebytes is predominately an anti-malware tool not an antivirus package that was first released to the market in 2006. Most people use this tool for scanning their PC for anything malicious and because it’s free it’s a very popular tool.

  • Features - 6
  • Security - 8
  • Support - 5
  • Affordability - 6
Features

Features

Again, features are very limited but it’s not a full package, it’s just an anti-malware tool. Saying that it does combat all sorts of malicious software from spyware to rogue security software and if you opt for the free version then you can’t really go wrong!

Security

Security

It’s probably the best anti-malware tool out there. The company only concentrates on this feature and so have more time to master it. Whereas when other companies integrate additional features like browser cleaners, password managers etc. it gives them more to develop and less time to concentrate on anti-malware.

  • AV Test - 99.20%
Support

Support

Malwarebyte’s support centre has vast amount of FAQs, plenty of user guides in the form of documents and videos and also a ticketing system. They don’t seem to offer phone or chat support, maybe due to the software being so simple? All you need to do is press scan...

Affordability

Affordability

As mentioned above, it is a free tool but you can upgrade from the free version to their paid solution (only available for PC) which adds scan scheduling, real-time protection and flash memory scanning into the mix. Malwarebytes Home Premium is $59.95 per year for 3 devices, quite a lot we think, for the amount of features you get. You could opt for a full antivirus package for similar money.

  • Overall rating

Dennis - 03/24/2019

WARNING, If you get a Ransomware Attack, you have less than 5 seconds to close that tab, after that, You Must Force A PC Shut Down, hold down the power button till your PC shuts down. Should take about 3 to 7 seconds to do a total shut down. After that, you can do a normal restart. If you have your bronzer set to open all previous tabs, you have to do one of two things you can do, make sure that it opens on a different tab or close that tab in less than 5 seconds after it opens, or you will have to repeat everything again.

Noel Dunn - 03/02/2019

Has proved to be a life saver in the past

Lynn Marie - 02/19/2019

I have had the free version of malwarebytes on my mac for about 5 years. It works great. No complaints.

Lucie P - 02/11/2019

Instantly found the nasty malaware I could not get rid of and deleted it. One week in, the hourly scans have not slowed down my computer (vs a huge McAfee type program). Will likely pay up and get peace for mind.

JackdaShack - 01/23/2019

I've used Malwarebytes Free for years. Now in an instant it can't seem to be removed from running. So when I start to get frustrated with a program I just delete it. Which I will do and depend on SuperAntiSpyware. Why do you programers do such things? Power? We don't have to use your programs. Too many out there it one gets dumb all of a sudden.

Helena - 01/12/2019

I don't have malwarebytes, I don't want malwarebytes I will NEVER have malwarebytes. Yet 15 + times a day you come up on my computer asking me to take Malwarebytes. I have grown to HATE you. I am so sick of your ad appearing on my computer & there os no way I can get rid of you. What an invasion on my computer. PLEASE STOP!!!

Jordi Rivero - 01/10/2019

Has worked well. It has blocked to attacks and quarantined the intruder.

John Hudson - 12/14/2018

The Free version of MalwareBytes does NOT offer ROOTKITS scans, as listed on this review page, unless the CUSTOM SCAN is chosen & appropriate blocks checked. It does NOT matter that the Protections Tab says that Rootkits is "checked" to be scanned... it will Not Happen. In fact, my free version doesn't work at All now except on Custom Scan mode (and yes, it is fully 'updated' with the latest FREE version definitions, but refuses to do even the Monthly* 'Normal' scan...). I have tried working with Support but for some reason I just can't seem to explain things so they understand what I mean. I would still recommend the AV (even the free version) but they seem to have turned Mine 'OFF'.

Johanna R - 12/08/2018

It seemed to work great, no problem

Larry Nazimek - 11/28/2018

I had the free version, but it did not stop malware; it only took it off after I did a scan, which would last quite a few minutes. There were times when I tried to do the scan while working, when the computer was running poorly, but it said there was no malware; after I stopped what I was working on and did a scan, it finally detected the malware. Since I was getting malware very frequently on my laptop, I decided to upgrade to premium, but it still did not stop the malware. About the only difference is that it would start a scan when I would turn on the computer.

Marcus Graham - 11/27/2018

The software blocked access to the internet

C M - 11/25/2018

I paid for your premium but you keep telling me when logging on that it has expired and I need to buy it. You charged me what was it for???????

Astrid Tholens - 11/19/2018

Dear Sir...I cancelled this Malwarebytes Premium when my computer crashed and I ahd to restore it again...I puchased a AVG program soon after...Please cancel my subscription, and reimburse me for the $59.99 that I ahve been charged...It's still on pending in my account...I don't know my ID...but my emaila ddress is astridtholens@gmail.com....URGENT....Kind regards, Astrid Tholens

Marlies - 11/16/2018

This is the second time in a year that Malwarebytes has shut down its protection. I have a 2 year subscription and after one year it was inactivated and I had to call the company. Now the same thing again after 6 more months. Once it runs out I will not renew. I am very dissatisfied.

Bob vom Saal - 11/10/2018

This is bait-and-switch at its finest. It's advertised as free but is NOT - you only get a free trial which you could get from most other vendors, only 14 days, and requires substantial effort to NOT buy it at its somewhat outrageous price. It makes your site seem useless.