An on-demand scanner to find and remove trojans alongside other malware.
Pros & Cons:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is an on-demand scanner which can be used to find and remove trojans, along with other malware such as viruses, worms, rootkits, diallers and spyware.
Since the launch of version 2.0, in March 2014, the GUI has been drastically altered and long-term users' of MBAM might take a while to get used to the new layout. Quick scan has been replaced by Threat scan, but the program is still intuitive and simple to use.
As well as ditching the former utilitarian interface, MBAM now has a Progress Scanner bar and the ability to review any detected items during a scan - previously users' needed to wait until the scan had completed to see the items.
As there are daily updates, always ensure the software has been updated prior to scanning your PC. For those of a forgetful nature, you can set the program to warn about the database being outdated.
I would strongly recommend that you turn on Scan for rootkits. This can be found under: Settings > Protection > Scan Options.
Other features include: multiple-drive scanning; custom scanning; malware exclusions; quarantine (to hold threats prior to deletion or restoration), and application logs.
Another plus point is that MBAM rarely causes any conflicts with other anti-malware utilities. If you encounter problems that are not covered in the comprehensive online guide: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/guides/mbam/ then you can visit the Malwarebytes forum: forums.malwarebytes.org/
NB Since version 3 MBAM has, by default, become a Premium Trial software, which means that for the first 14 days Real-Time Protection is enabled along with Anti-Ransomware. After this aforementioned period of time MBAM reverts to an on-demand scanner.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 126.96.36.1993.