Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malware detection and removal software but the free version doesn't offer real time protection


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Detected files other programs missed, light and simple.
No real-time protection, no scheduling.

Our Review:

Malwarebytes is a malware detection and removal software. When the program first installs, it will ask you if you want to update to the free Pro trial, update definitions and launch the program. I selected to update the definitions and launch the program.

The program launched with a configuration menu providing the options to perform a quick scan or full scan. I performed the quick scan which surprisingly detected 7 malware files the previous programs failed to recognize.

Unfortunately the free version doesn't offer real time protection. Updating definitions is a good feature, and quarantined files can be manually deleted. A history of the logs is kept in an easily accessible history.

There are several options for configuring how the program scans but scheduling isn't one of them. Rootkit scanning requires a separate file download.

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