Malwarebytes is a antimalware application for home and small businesses, which blocks viruses, malware, hackers, viruses, and malicious websites.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/iO/H1/HB8SVAF84H8S.pngMalwarebytesMalwarebytes: Software That Keeps You Safe2019-01-15T22:21:49.005ZI use Malwarebytes on my work laptop and personal workstation computers. We use Malwarebytes in both Windows and Mac environments. We trust Malwarebytes to protect our computers from any malicious websites and ransomware attacks in real-time. I know it protects my computers beyond what any anti-virus software used to do. It keeps us safely operating without any fear of attacks.,Real-time malware and ransomware protection. I never worry about attacks. Automatic scans that don't affect computer performance. Runs at start-up and periodic scans to not only keep my computers running without a hiccup but also without any delay. Almost hidden from view so I hardly know it's there.,More clarity on the different versions and which is best and why. Before I purchased Malwarebytes the pop-up to purchase in the free version was very annoying.,9,I don't worry about malicious infections anymore. The peace of mind helps me stay focused on more important tasks. I run about 80% of my business in the cloud so I need protection for myself and for my client data. It's imperative that I can protect my client data and that I don't have problems with my computers or website access. Malwarebytes protects my business.,Norton Internet Security, AVG AntiVirus Business Edition and Avast Business Antivirus,Adobe Acrobat DC, Mikogo, QuickBooks Online, Skype, OneNoteJeff HenkelBest Antimalware Software2019-01-10T03:19:59.540ZMalwarebytes is being used on most PCs in our organization and it is a great malware remover solution. Its pros include ease of use and comprehensive malware removal for free. On a personal level, I find it to be an indispensable tool for any OS. Nothing to dislike, I would like more features, but I'm sure they will come with time. During my years of using the software both for personal use and at work, I have successfully removed malware that was causing system instability several times.,Ease of use Comprehensive malware removal Low cost Includes a free version,Update the design to something more modern. Make a dedicated standalone version of the free version.,10,Feel more secure when working/browsing/being connected to the internet Feel more secure when inserting 3rd party storage into my PC Not having to worry about viruses and other,AVG AntiVirus Business Edition, Avira Antivirus, ESET Endpoint Security, Norton Internet Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Avast Business Antivirus,Microsoft Exchange, TrelloRichard MartonMalwarebytes For a Second Set of Eyes in Cyber Security2018-12-14T17:09:13.060ZOur IT Department uses Malwarebytes as an antivirus detect and repair tool as needed for one-off issues that arise. Typically when our antivirus reports an issue, whether it species that it quarantined the problem or not, we follow up with a Malwarebytes scan on the machine to confirm all is well. It's basically used as a second set of eyes to confirm our primary software did not miss anything.,It is one of the best malware testers I've ever used. It finds things others don't. It updates the database quickly so it always seems to be one step of others in a removal or block. It runs quickly, even the full scans take less than and cover more ground than competitors.,I wish it could update its software without admin rights once it is installed so it's always up to date when needed.,10,Malwarebytes offers a FREE version for troubleshooting malware on machines. It is a priceless tool for that alone. Their blogs and articles have provided lots of insight into new threats.,Symantec Endpoint Protection,Cisco Aironet Access Points, iManage Work, SnagitDebbie JohnsonMalwarebytes is what you need for all of your malware/spyware/virus protection.2018-12-14T16:27:45.209ZI use Malwarebytes for all of my computers, for all of my client's computers, and recommend it to anyone that asks. I've used it for over 9 years and have found it to be the best malware and virus protection out there. It's easy to install, and comes in both a free and paid version. Free version you have to manually run your scans, and the paid version has real-time protection. Both are excellent options and the paid version is MORE than worth the money they charge. Everyone I have recommended it to has been extremely happy with it and have NO complaints whatsoever.,Malware protection is top of the line, keep your computer clean of malware and spyware. Virus protection is also top of the line, and I've had Malwarebytes catch viruses that Symantec didn't! Updates are provided quickly and you are always prompted to download the updates as soon as they are available making sure you're always protected. And the absolute best part of Malwarebytes....it won't slow down your computer or interfere with other programs such as some of the big antivirus software companies!,I have not found any cons for Malwarebytes. I have never had any issues with it in the 9+ years I've been using it as my sole malware/spyware/virus protection.,10,Malwarebytes stops the malware/spyware/trojans/viruses and many other questionable nasties for all of my computers, keeping me up and running. Malwarebytes even makes virus removal easy should you get one, and from my experience has virus updates faster than some of the big antivirus companies. Malwarebytes has been a huge plus for my business that depends on having a running computer at all times.,Symantec Advanced Threat Protection, McAfee Data Center Security Suite and AVG AntiVirus Business EditionJen Garfinkel-CansecoGuaranteed Protection2018-11-28T17:54:52.333ZI started using Malwarebytes a few years ago after I suffered the infection of a ramsonware (police type) on my laptop, and with it I lost almost all the information stored on my desktop and my disk c. The truth is that on that occasion I tried by all means to recover my S.O and my files, but there was nothing to do, it was a total disappointment. After formatting my disk and reinstalling the whole system, I dedicated myself to searching in several forums about a program that will help me improve the defenses of my laptop and finally I decided on Malwarebytes and the truth is that it is an excellent protection measure, from that I have not had incidents with malwares, rootkits or any other malicious code since it detects them quickly and eliminates them without any problem.,There is a free version and paid version. The installation process is very easy and quick to perform. You can choose the type of analysis that the program performs (threats, personalized, fast). Of course you can also program the system to perform the analysis at the time you want and so do not have to perform manually. After executing the analysis, Malwarebytes generates a quite complete report where you can see all the problems, violations and others that have been detected.,When Malwarebytes is updated the consumption of CPU increases considerably generating a slight decrease in the performance of the PC, which can be uncomfortable when you occupy PC with low memory and an old processor.,9,Since I installed Malwarebytes I have not had problems with malicious files like malware, rootkits, ramsonware or anything similar. I have not lost information again, nor have I reinstalled the system due to infections or faults caused by malicious elements. I navigate with greater security and tranquility, since not only I count on my antivirus, but also with Malwarebytes, and with only analyzing your PC once a day you keep it clean and without problems.,ESET Endpoint Security,Avira Antivirusgeorge wilson
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January 15, 2019
I use Malwarebytes on my work laptop and personal workstation computers. We use Malwarebytes in both Windows and Mac environments. We trust Malwarebytes to protect our computers from any malicious websites and ransomware attacks in real-time. I know it protects my computers beyond what any anti-virus software used to do. It keeps us safely operating without any fear of attacks.
- Real-time malware and ransomware protection. I never worry about attacks.
- Automatic scans that don't affect computer performance. Runs at start-up and periodic scans to not only keep my computers running without a hiccup but also without any delay.
- Almost hidden from view so I hardly know it's there.
- More clarity on the different versions and which is best and why.
- Before I purchased Malwarebytes the pop-up to purchase in the free version was very annoying.
Read Jeff Henkel's full review
Malwarebytes works great on both Windows and Mac computers. My laptop is a middle of the pack late 2017 Dell running Windows 10 i7 with 8GB RAM 250GB Hybrid Hard Drive and I don't have any noticeable slowdown issues. My Mac is a mid-2010 Mac Mini running MacOS Sierra and I have no issues with Malwarebytes on that platform either.
January 09, 2019
Malwarebytes is being used on most PCs in our organization and it is a great malware remover solution. Its pros include ease of use and comprehensive malware removal for free. On a personal level, I find it to be an indispensable tool for any OS. Nothing to dislike, I would like more features, but I'm sure they will come with time. During my years of using the software both for personal use and at work, I have successfully removed malware that was causing system instability several times.
Read Richard Marton's full review
Whenever anything goes wrong on my PC, my first instinct is to immediately fire up Malwarebytes in order to launch a full system scan. I usually am hopeful that Malwarebytes finds at least one piece of unfriendly malware because it usually means that it can be removed by Malwarebytes and then all the problems that came with it in the first place seem to go away as well.
December 14, 2018
Our IT Department uses Malwarebytes as an antivirus detect and repair tool as needed for one-off issues that arise. Typically when our antivirus reports an issue, whether it species that it quarantined the problem or not, we follow up with a Malwarebytes scan on the machine to confirm all is well. It's basically used as a second set of eyes to confirm our primary software did not miss anything.
- It is one of the best malware testers I've ever used. It finds things others don't.
- It updates the database quickly so it always seems to be one step of others in a removal or block.
- It runs quickly, even the full scans take less than and cover more ground than competitors.
- I wish it could update its software without admin rights once it is installed so it's always up to date when needed.
Read Debbie Johnson's full review
It does a fantastic job when attempting to confirm if a user machine has malware or not. It does a great job at cleaning most things or telling you if it can't clean it completely. It's easy to understand and doesn't leave you wondering if the PC is clean or not.
December 14, 2018
I use Malwarebytes for all of my computers, for all of my client's computers, and recommend it to anyone that asks. I've used it for over 9 years and have found it to be the best malware and virus protection out there. It's easy to install, and comes in both a free and paid version. Free version you have to manually run your scans, and the paid version has real-time protection. Both are excellent options and the paid version is MORE than worth the money they charge. Everyone I have recommended it to has been extremely happy with it and have NO complaints whatsoever.
- Malware protection is top of the line, keep your computer clean of malware and spyware.
- Virus protection is also top of the line, and I've had Malwarebytes catch viruses that Symantec didn't!
- Updates are provided quickly and you are always prompted to download the updates as soon as they are available making sure you're always protected.
- And the absolute best part of Malwarebytes....it won't slow down your computer or interfere with other programs such as some of the big antivirus software companies!
- I have not found any cons for Malwarebytes. I have never had any issues with it in the 9+ years I've been using it as my sole malware/spyware/virus protection.
Read Jen Garfinkel-Canseco's full review
Malwarebytes, although mostly marketed for malware and spyware, has an excellent virus protection as well. Over 9 years ago when I first started using it, I had gotten a nasty virus on my laptop. t locked out Symantec (which never blocked it, and never recognized it). I tried half a dozen other virus programs to determine what virus and to fix it, and NONE worked. Someone recommended trying Malwarebytes, guess what, first scan it caught the virus, gave me info on what virus it was and helped me remove the virus from the laptop, as well as from all of the executable files it had attached to. I have been a loyal Malwarebytes customer since!
November 28, 2018
I started using Malwarebytes a few years ago after I suffered the infection of a ramsonware (police type) on my laptop, and with it I lost almost all the information stored on my desktop and my disk c. The truth is that on that occasion I tried by all means to recover my S.O and my files, but there was nothing to do, it was a total disappointment. After formatting my disk and reinstalling the whole system, I dedicated myself to searching in several forums about a program that will help me improve the defenses of my laptop and finally I decided on Malwarebytes and the truth is that it is an excellent protection measure, from that I have not had incidents with malwares, rootkits or any other malicious code since it detects them quickly and eliminates them without any problem.
- There is a free version and paid version.
- The installation process is very easy and quick to perform.
- You can choose the type of analysis that the program performs (threats, personalized, fast). Of course you can also program the system to perform the analysis at the time you want and so do not have to perform manually.
- After executing the analysis, Malwarebytes generates a quite complete report where you can see all the problems, violations and others that have been detected.
- When Malwarebytes is updated the consumption of CPU increases considerably generating a slight decrease in the performance of the PC, which can be uncomfortable when you occupy PC with low memory and an old processor.
Read george wilson's full review
Malwarebytes is totally recommended in almost all possible scenarios as an excellent measure of protection for your PC, allowing you to clean your PC of rootkits, malwares, avoid annoying ramsonwares infections, trojans and many other threats that are found on the internet today. Unfortunately, Malwarebytes can give some problems if you occupy an old or low-end computer since sometimes the consumption of resources goes up a lot and can cause slight system freezes, but that happens only occasionally and it seems that it is mainly a product of the version that is taken care of since in previous versions and other PC that did not happen to me.
December 18, 2018
I have been using Malwarebytes for years in my home computer and work computer, all telecommuters at work have Malwarebytes installed on their notebooks. Malwarebytes is a great option to protect your computer whether for home use or your business. Malwarebytes has been my go-to security software when thinking of the best anti-malware software out there.
- Keeps your computer clean of malware, blocks and removes all malware extremely well.
- There is a free version.
- There are updates to the database definitions frequently.
- Simple interface and easy software to use.
- Effeciently quarantines and removes threats.
- Scanning is slow to complete.
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Malwarebytes is well suited for home and business users to keep their computers free of malware. Malwarebytes is easy to use and great at keeping my computers safe, even the free version is great. This is truly a must-have for anyone.
August 03, 2018
When it comes to malware, malwarebytes is great for cleaning and detecting issues. We have it for users who access/download many webpages daily, and those who download attachments and get emails from sales or customers outside the organization. It helps ease my mind when dealing with infections. When it finds something, it's extremely easy to clean it.
- Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
- Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
- Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
- A few years ago they changed their license model and now have different products. They no longer have lifetime subscriptions, you have to buy it monthly. I really dislike monthly charges, but I understand this is how they make money.
- It would be nice if malwarebytes had a management console for business/enterprise clients. One place/program to manage all the others.
- Enabling premium features when the free version is downloaded is annoying, just give me the free version if I download that one.
Read Kenji C's full review
I think all users could benefit from it. Bigger clients with thousands of users might be more tough, but once it's installed and running, it doesn't require much user interaction. Really works well, always finds what is infected and cleans them with no issues. Almost never have issues on my PC, with the premium version it will block the site entirely so you won't even get to the page to download the malware. It's pretty good, and i'll be using it for years to come.
May 18, 2018
We are utilizing Malwarebytes across the whole organization as a critical component of our security posture. We currently have gateway anti-virus as well as System Center Endpoint Protection client, however, our protection was not as well rounded and comprehensive as it is now with Malwarebytes added to the layers. We have seen a significant decrease in infections across the enterprise, which is a good sign of an effective product. As with any IT Manager, my goal is to maintain as close to 100% uptime for every user in the company and with Malwarebytes in the mix that goal is possible.
- Work without knowing it's there.
- Undetectable silent operation
- Easy management & configuration
- Highly effective in eliminating daily threats to our organization
- Plays well with other products
- I chose Malwarebytes because I couldn't find anything significant for them to improve on at this time. (As far as functionality goes)
- I would like to see the reporting improve as far as exporting data.
Read Joe Spradlin's full review
I believe that Malwarebytes fits into any environment and would compliment a layered approach.
April 27, 2018
We use the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for Business. It is installed on all of our company computers as well as some servers. We use the enterprise addition to help us keep track of all computers and protect us against any security threats since we are a software company.
- The Enterprise console manager is very nice
- Very easy to install
- Very light program
- Logging is great
- A better UI
- More solutions for data security
- Have an email logging mechanism to send system admin alerts for any computers in the fields with threats
Read Pritesh Patel's full review
Malwarebytes is great for any size company. We are a small company and it works well with us. Each user was easily able to install the software and get it registered. If you are a very large company, you may look into a better enterprise security software that can give you more controls and options.
August 08, 2018
We deploy Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection to all staff. We find that malware/spyware/adware issues become simply non-existent when the client is installed on a computer. It is incredibly easy to deploy and we find that we rarely, if ever, need to address any problems with the installations. It dynamically updates malware definitions in the background and is completely silent. Most users are not even aware they have it installed on their system...which is a good thing!
- Malwarebytes blocks and removes ALL malware extremely well. We simply do not have malware/adware/spyware issues any more.
- Malwarebytes runs silently in the background. The last thing we want is something intrusive that shows constant popups and annoys users.
- We are able to quickly and easily deploy and monitor Malwarebytes installations from a central server. This is incredibly nice from an administration standpoint. We almost never have to remote into a user's computer or visit them to make any changes or adjustments. It also gives us peace of mind being able to see all implementations listed in a central application and know that they are working and updated.
- The central server management software was rather difficult to install. This was mostly due to a permissions issue with SQL server. Malwarebytes support helped us out and we were able to get past this ok.
- We really have no other complaints with this software.
Read Matt Rogers's full review
Malwarebytes is well-suited to most environments. I can only speak for a small-sized company. In our environment of 20 users, it is very manageable and trouble free. I would imagine it would work equally well in a large company. I cannot think of a scenario where it would not be appropriate. I have it installed on my personal machine at home and do not have any spyware/adware/malware issues.
June 13, 2018
Malwarebytes began to be used two years ago by the team in charge of the maintenance of the equipment (pc) because many users of the company navigated without precaution through the network in search of files and materials. This constantly infected their browsers with various malware that in the end freeze the browser, opened popup pages and changed the home page. As you cannot always eliminate the infection with only an antivirus and we could not be constantly formatting the system, we started using this program after reading several forums and comments about the advantages it has over other similar programs.
- Its analysis system is quite fast and efficient, finding and detecting the infected files and also those that are suspicious.
- its system of heuristic analysis allows detection of potential problems or infections in the system
- complements in a very good way the use of antivirus, since it blocks and detects all that the antivirus does not detect
- I think they should improve the update system to be more constant and not just once a day
Read Benjamin Cornejo's full review
It is suitable for use in all spaces where the security of computers must be taken care of, and even for the home, I also use it on my personal laptop. I have been able to install the Malwarebytes on several computers (some new and others with more than 5 years) and in all it has run well without producing any problem with the system.
May 28, 2018
Our company has two locations, one in Illinois and one in New Jersey. We normally use Malwarebytes to pick up PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that are not normally caught by our virus software. This is installed on all of our computers. It is very reliable and user friendly. We first started using MWB about 8 years ago. They are constantly running updates to better the program.
- Picks up PUPS that other programs don't.
- Picks up adware that other programs don't.
- Picks up root kits that other programs don't.
- Very user friendly and easy to navigate.
- Easy to renew license.
- Very good price for licenses on multiple computers.
- Make it easier to find the area where you enter the activation code or key code. Sometimes it's hard to find, too many clicks to get to it.
- Offer a rewards program for renewals.
- Offer reward points.
Read Elena Jackson's full review
Malwarebytes is best suited to run in the background and set to start scanning upon reboots and start ups. I like that it runs flawlessly in the background and doesn't interrupt my running programs. It is also best suited to run after a major scan of your primary virus scan. It tends to find additional stuff that other virus scans don't pick up on.
May 22, 2018
Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) uses Malwarebytes across our entire organization. Malwarebytes is an integral component of our risk mitigation strategy to address the following threats: malware; block ransomware attacks; malicious website blocking; prevent exploits. Malwarebytes provides a solution that stays current with new attack vectors but works in the background without affecting or disrupting library staff operations or patron services. Malwarebytes also provides capability for centralized management significantly improving IT staff efficiency.
- Centralized management saves travel time for remediation. IT Staff covers 14 locations covering 2300 square miles.
- Malwarebytes is a partner as PPLD has ramped up its security posture to better protect employees and patrons while walking the fine line between enabling freedom of information and maintaining online safety. Using Malwarebytes has enabled PPLD to increase protection without hindering access to information and materials.
- PPLD integrates Malwarebytes with new system builds and scheduled maintenance updates. The Malwarebytes Management Console simplifies staff task to push Malwarebytes to remote machines. The console saves time for technicians and eliminates staff downtime when compared to the old process requiring computer retrieval for updates.
- Integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning to release IT staff to perform other activities.
Read Richard D. Peters's full review
Well suited for our environment comprised of over 1300 computers (450 for staff and 850 patron) spread over 2300 square miles at 14 locations.
May 21, 2018
It is being used by the organization as a way to mitigate Malware and keep network machines clean. It is easy for users to run, remove threats, and keep updated.
- Easy to update. Program gives clear indication when updates are available and makes it easy to do with a few clicks.
- Allows user to decied how to deal with identified threats. Quarantine all but allows selective removal.
- Allows automated scans based on a user controlled schedule.
- Pricing for upgraded features could be better.
Read Eric Pohlabel's full review
Malwarebytes seems to do an excellent job of cleaning up malicious software.
May 18, 2018
We had for a number of years implemented Malwarebytes throughout our entire Los Angeles office. I also install & use Malwarebytes on my computers at home. Malwarebytes does a very good job in catching potential malware infections when visiting various websites or when addressing various email attachments.
- Detecting potential malware infections while surfing the web using your web browser
- Catching malware that may spawn when opening email attachments
- Stopping programs you attempt to run that may generate a malware attack on your entire network
- There was one time in recent months when Malwarebytes installed an update automatically on its own that started to replicate itself over and over again causing the computer to slow to a halt. But it was good that Malwarebytes addressed the problem quickly and within hours another update was rolled out which fixed the problem.
- There should be an option where when aftter computers are automatically scanned, a report can be sent out via email to designated recipients emails.
- Perhaps there can be a web portal where an admin user can logon to keep track of all the users in the organization that has Malwarebytes installed
Read Paul Li's full review
Since it's a fairly simple process to download, install & then run a scan using Malwarebytes, an end user can quickly evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
August 31, 2018
Malwarebytes is used in the department where I work to keep computers free of harmful files. This allows computers to keep running smoothly and deliver jobs without setbacks.
- I have used this program for some time. I have found it to be very effective at removing malware.
- It does a very thorough scan of your hard drive and pretty quickly.
- Also, I like to see that there are updates to its database definitions frequently
- This program gives false positives sometimes and the scanning is slow to complete.
- I don't like the constant reminders for updates.
Read Isabel Huamani's full review
This software is fast when scanning. It also works in the background while you can perform other tasks in the meantime. It is excellent to make backup copies with the guarantee that these do not contain viruses.
May 18, 2018
I have had Malwarebytes installed on my home and work computers for years. I love that it is very user-friendly. I can set up a daily scan or I can go in a run a scan when my computer is not performing normally to rule out a virus. In the 8 years that this has been on my computer I have never had a virus that disrupted my computer.
Read Roxie Kirk's full review
Any home or business setting.
January 08, 2018
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free version is one of the best free programs available. It is not an anti-virus program, nor does it prevent infection but it does do a great job in identifying and removing potentially unwanted programs such as adware and spyware. For this reason, a great number of IT professionals turn to Malwarebytes when a problem arises that current anti-virus solutions fail to fix. The company does a good job of keeping the table of threat signatures up-to-date and the program can be run with virtually no impact on performance. Neither does it interfere with conventional anti-virus programs. Malwarebytes has cured many problems with computers over the years and I thoroughly recommend it. If you want to pay for the premium version you'll benefit from real-time protection but the free version has always served me well.
- Identifies adware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs.
- Efficiently quarantines threats
- Does not interfere in any way with anti-virus software
- Has a good, up-to-date library of threat signatures
- Scans take some time. If they could be made faster it would make the product more attractive.
- Once the scan schedule has been set, it is not possible to change in the free version.
- When running individual scans, Malware threat signatures are not updated automatically.
Read Alan Wheeler's full review
No anti-threat software is perfect but Malwarebytes, by and large, does everything it claims to do and it does it particularly well.
October 27, 2017
Malwarebytes is currently being used by our Fresh Fruit Division in North America. We are looking at deploying throughout our enterprise.
- Provides endpoint protection from malware.
- Provides endpoint protection from exploits.
- Works great for removing malware from infected systems.
- Protects against ransomware.
- Would like to see an improvement in legitimate applications being detected as PUP.
Read Tom Parker's full review
It is great for endpoint protection in cases of malware, ransomware, web protection, and exploits. I am not sure I would necessarily use it as a complete replacement for an antivirus program. We are running it in tandem with Trend Micro.
February 09, 2018
Score 7 out of 10
I started using Malwarebytes on my personal client to evaluate the effectiveness of the protection and monitor whether the library at its disposal was actually complete and functional. For a client of mine, it is mainly used for the control of the single client and to, therefore, have a controlled and centralized control of the part of security.
- Real-time protection
- Control of malicious sites and threats
- Ransomware detection
- Stylish and attractive platform but [less] effective on the management side
- For poorly performing clients, it can consume a lot of CPU
- A reduction in the license cost would make the choice easier than the competitors
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For what is my experience in the security sector it's a good endpoint protection [solution] but it really has many competitors. For this [reason] I do not advise actively as a choice. I can instead advise to analyze well all the requests and needs of the customer and choose the best and least expensive solution.
July 10, 2017
The free version of Malwarebytes is part of an effective suite used to clean an infected PC and/or determine if the PC has been compromised. The paid version is a bit more proactive and can prevent malware. However, my main use case has been in the case of confirmation and cleanup of already compromised systems.
- Efficient targeted scans
- Cleanup of malware and adware
- Have run into one or two infections in the past that it had trouble removing once detected
- No individual anti-malware is perfect in my experience - I have certainly found infections it could not detect
- Updates in the free version were not always smooth and/or quick
Read Chris Putnam's full review
Great as part of a suite for detection and cleanup of infections. Fairly low-profile and runs efficiently in my experience. A very good start for you in-depth cleanup.
I would not suggest relying on Malwarebytes alone as your security system. No individual free A/V software that I have found is 100% enough for prevention, detection and effective cleanup.
I would not suggest relying on Malwarebytes alone as your security system. No individual free A/V software that I have found is 100% enough for prevention, detection and effective cleanup.
June 20, 2017
It is being used in sections to provide an additional layer of security for employees using desktop computers. It provides a great way to scan a desktop and identify threats to that device.
Read Greg Jones's full review
It is great for desktop computers in our agency. I cannot think of a situation where it not appropriate.
April 19, 2017
We use Malwarebytes company-wide. We are a smaller company that does big business. We are a general contractor that does commercial and industrial construction. Keeping our files safe is important. Protecting our client's information is even more important. In the course of a standard day I can spend hours surfing the net looking for bits of information pertaining to jobs or subcontractors. Sometimes this sends me to some sketchy sites that I normally wouldn't go. We also get an insane amount of email traffic. And they ALL must be opened, and most of them have attachments. So, needless to say, computer security is very important to our company. Malwarebytes is part of that security system.
- My tech guys tell me it's important to our security. I like knowing it's there as a back-up in case I open the wrong email. (Which has happened--more than once.) I don't know much about the different viruses out there, but I know they can be bad. Malware was one of the things that saved us this last time. Our guys told us it was chewing its way through and got stuck on Malware before I could unplug the machine. Saved our company server.
- Excellent at removing adware. I know it sounds small, but having your information out there and being tracked or sold is more than irritating. Besides, certain ads slow down your computer, which is also frustrating to no end.
- While I don't personally use it, I do like that there is an option to put the Malware button on your task bar to make things nice and simple. Who doesn't like simple?
- I would love a clearer description of all the techno-babble. Too many products these days take for granted that we are all tech savvy millennials who understand this stuff. We are not.
- My tech guys take care of most of this kind of stuff for us, so I don't have any other complaints!
Read Christin Wirkner's full review
I wish I had it on my home laptop. Perhaps my husband would not have been able to infect our laptop repeatedly by not paying attention to what he was doing online. I know that it works very well in conjunction with the rest of our computer security here at work to protect our most sensitive files and information. We have never suffered a successful hack into our office server.
March 30, 2017
Several people across different departments at my organization have used Malwarebytes as needed. It's been a handy solution when we suspect that our individual work PCs may have become infected with malware or some type of malicious code. It was suggested by our IT director, but I had already been using independently for several years, including on my home computer. It's been very effective in both settings.
- It scans for malware or viruses that other software products miss. Everyday anti-virus software doesn't always detect everything.
- It removes malicious files from my PC, making it safe for me to continue using my work computer and reducing risk to the rest of the network.
- Malwarebyte's database of malware, viruses and other threats seems to be very up to date, enabling it to protect against new risks as they come along.
- The scans can be a bit time-consuming, but that's certainly not unique to Malwarebytes.
- It can sometimes pick up cookies and other harmless items are potential threats.
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Malwarebytes, at least in my experience, would be good to provide spot solutions for workstations that become sluggish or show other signs of being infected with malware, viruses or other threats. It is especially useful when conventional anti-virus software runs a scan and does not find a threat, even though there are signs that the PC in question is still infected. It is also appropriate when dealing with newer threats that other anti-virus software has not yet "become aware of". It's probably not as appropriate for everyday background scanning.
September 08, 2017
Malwarebytes helps with protection from viruses immensely. It will detect real time threats and also gives you an option to do a quick scan or full scan. The quick scan is great if you just want to do a quick check up to make sure there's nothing bad on your computer. The full scan is great is you have more time and really want to do a 'deep cleaning' of all the files on your computer. In addition, the program is great at blocking webpages you might click on that can potentially give you a virus.
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It's great for business use or even just personal use. It's also not super intrusive like some security softwares can be. I feel safe using my computer knowing I have it and if I'm worried there might be an issue with my computer I can run a quick scan just to put myself at ease.
Malwarebytes Scorecard Summary
Malwarebytes is a antimalware application for home and small businesses, which blocks viruses, malware, hackers, viruses, and malicious websites.
Malwarebytes Technical Details
|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Mac|