Security Software Spyware Removal Malwarebytes for Windows

Malwarebytes for Windows Malwarebytes for Windows for Windows

by Malwarebytes Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (2,160 votes)

File Details

File Size 180.7 MB
License Shareware, $39.99
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 16,920,070
Publisher Malwarebytes Corp.
Homepage Malwarebytes
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Publisher's Description

Malwarebytes combines powerful new technologies built to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections.

Malwarebytes is an easy-to-use anti-malware application available in both a Free and Premium version. The Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities, and the Premium version uses advanced protection technologies to proactively stop malware infections. Additionally, Malwarebytes offers a host of extra utilities as well as an approachable forum community to help you combat any piece of malware that exists in the wild.

Latest Reviews


LakotaElf reviewed v4.2.3.195 on Nov 13, 2020



johndon reviewed v4.1.1.159 on May 22, 2020

Support at Malwarebytes tells me is the version of the setup program and the version of the Malwarebytes program being installed is


JohnOhan reviewed v4.1.1.145 on Mar 24, 2020

I think we need to wait till this issue is fixed and the new 4.1.1 version really becomes available.
This download's Properties shows version 4.1.1 but it erroneously install version 4.1.0


shroom reviewed v4.0.0.108 on Dec 17, 2019

Not recommended.


SnoBrdr reviewed v3.7.1.2839 v1.0.586 on Apr 30, 2019

Installed it, rebooted and it had wiped out my license info.
When it restarted I entered my license info and it told me that it was being used on too many machines.
I have it on three machines, which is allowed under my service agreement. I purchased the software years ago when they offered a lifetime license for three machines.
No idea what is going on as they have no re0plied to my support ticket.


oompoop reviewed v3.4.5.2467 on Mar 31, 2018

Installed the "Premium Test for 30 days" and most of my FFBookmarks were "forbidden" now :-(
So I have to wait until the free version returns, then I will rate iz five stars again ;-))


h8red reviewed v3.4.4.2398 on Mar 17, 2018

Years after trying to use MBAM to remove malware from a friend's computer--and finding it completely useless for that task--I set up a VM and gave it another shot. I purposely found and placed two malicious applications on the VM; both were unknown to all scanners on VirusTotal, except for one generic detection (which was probably just a lucky guess). MBAM was oblivious to both as well. I activated each of the two malicious applications, and saw the resultant network activity, and MBAM remained utterly silent, even after a manual scan. Then I reset the VM and placed a well-known malware sample. MBAM seemed to detect it, but crashed and could not remove it. I rebooted, and the process repeated.

MBAM is pure garbage, but Malwarebytes has an astonishingly aggressive and effective marketing campaign in place. And there is an army of fools who just cannot tell how useless it is.


kstev99 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Gets better with every update. Sure, version 3 was a little sluggish at first, but it seems fairly light now, especially considering that it CAN replace your AV.

A little pricey if you are not grandfathered in on the lifetime updates as I was, but most of the top AV are comparatively priced. You cannot beat it's Malware detection and repair. I have used it for years and have fixed many infected computers with MBAM


Steve1209 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Another Version 3 update today. I haven't had any problems with the last 2 versions myself BUT why so many tries to get this working properly? I don't see many posts on the Malwarebytes forum today about people having problems with this new version. Thankfully I bought a lifetime license when they were available, otherwise I may have moved on to another more reliable released product!


Music4Ever reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 11, 2017

Yet another update, still fixing bugs that should have been sorted before the final was released, as I remember last August? The original team who worked on version 3 ought to consider different employment, not nice to say but probably true. Malwarebytes reputation has been flushed by themselves down the toilet.

Read the ongoing issues on their forum. Being kind with three stars, fact that Mbam is no longer a permanent protection on any of my units says it all.

A possible reason for the ongoing problems is that the software engineers at Mbam are incapable of doing the job they are employed to do, trying their best maybe but best but fail - Happens with plumbers, joiners, mechanics too.

With this update I still get web protection not being on when starting the program, not really a problem anymore as Zemana does what Mbam used to do (doh) Not going to review his program again as I now rarely use it.

@DKDude - Agree totally.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (2,160 votes)
Your Rating

LakotaElf reviewed v4.2.3.195 on Nov 13, 2020

Pros: not what it use to be, to me it is junk. I use to have it years ago when it was very good and sold a forever license. Since their new version has come on, they no longer honor the forever license and it is way more trouble than it is worth. I uninstalled it with little to no problem and never looked back, it is still nothing but trouble and not nearly as good as IObit's advanced system care and their Malware
fighter. Which is also a antivirus software and a great cleaner. You can try it for 14 days I think, I buy mine and have been using it all for about 5 years now, their software is good, does the job and does it well and I have never looked back. Also are very excellent is Privazer and CCleaner, bleachbit........ Malwarebytes is little more than junk made to look good.

Cons: nothing good to say about it

Bottom Line: Junk


johndon reviewed v4.1.1.159 on May 22, 2020


Cons: confusing version numbering system

Bottom Line: Support at Malwarebytes tells me is the version of the setup program and the version of the Malwarebytes program being installed is


JohnOhan reviewed v4.1.1.145 on Mar 24, 2020

Pros: I downloaded and installed this new 4.1.1 version but it installs the old 4.1.0 version.

Cons: Installs the old version.

Bottom Line: I think we need to wait till this issue is fixed and the new 4.1.1 version really becomes available.
This download's Properties shows version 4.1.1 but it erroneously install version 4.1.0


shroom reviewed v4.0.0.108 on Dec 17, 2019

Pros: None.

Cons: Froze my computer during install, it is now installed but I cannot uninstall it properly.
Calls home way too many times.
Only file reported after the scan I did was a false positive.

Not recommended.

Bottom Line: Not recommended.


SnoBrdr reviewed v3.7.1.2839 v1.0.586 on Apr 30, 2019

Pros: None at this time

Cons: Wiped out my license info

Bottom Line: Installed it, rebooted and it had wiped out my license info.
When it restarted I entered my license info and it told me that it was being used on too many machines.
I have it on three machines, which is allowed under my service agreement. I purchased the software years ago when they offered a lifetime license for three machines.
No idea what is going on as they have no re0plied to my support ticket.


oompoop reviewed v3.4.5.2467 on Mar 31, 2018



Bottom Line: Installed the "Premium Test for 30 days" and most of my FFBookmarks were "forbidden" now :-(
So I have to wait until the free version returns, then I will rate iz five stars again ;-))


h8red reviewed v3.4.4.2398 on Mar 17, 2018

Pros: Makes money for its authors.

Cons: Does not do what it claims. Wastes your time and (potentially) money. Gives a false sense of security.

Bottom Line: Years after trying to use MBAM to remove malware from a friend's computer--and finding it completely useless for that task--I set up a VM and gave it another shot. I purposely found and placed two malicious applications on the VM; both were unknown to all scanners on VirusTotal, except for one generic detection (which was probably just a lucky guess). MBAM was oblivious to both as well. I activated each of the two malicious applications, and saw the resultant network activity, and MBAM remained utterly silent, even after a manual scan. Then I reset the VM and placed a well-known malware sample. MBAM seemed to detect it, but crashed and could not remove it. I rebooted, and the process repeated.

MBAM is pure garbage, but Malwarebytes has an astonishingly aggressive and effective marketing campaign in place. And there is an army of fools who just cannot tell how useless it is.


kstev99 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Pros: Best Malware detector Hands down!
Includes Rootkit and Ransomware Protection

Cons: A little pricey, but well worth the peace of mind

Bottom Line: Gets better with every update. Sure, version 3 was a little sluggish at first, but it seems fairly light now, especially considering that it CAN replace your AV.

A little pricey if you are not grandfathered in on the lifetime updates as I was, but most of the top AV are comparatively priced. You cannot beat it's Malware detection and repair. I have used it for years and have fixed many infected computers with MBAM


Steve1209 reviewed v3.2.2.2018 on Aug 23, 2017

Pros: Working Correctly Finally!!

Cons: Too many releases to get Version 3 reliable

Bottom Line: Another Version 3 update today. I haven't had any problems with the last 2 versions myself BUT why so many tries to get this working properly? I don't see many posts on the Malwarebytes forum today about people having problems with this new version. Thankfully I bought a lifetime license when they were available, otherwise I may have moved on to another more reliable released product!


Music4Ever reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 11, 2017

Yet another update, still fixing bugs that should have been sorted before the final was released, as I remember last August? The original team who worked on version 3 ought to consider different employment, not nice to say but probably true. Malwarebytes reputation has been flushed by themselves down the toilet.

Read the ongoing issues on their forum. Being kind with three stars, fact that Mbam is no longer a permanent protection on any of my units says it all.

A possible reason for the ongoing problems is that the software engineers at Mbam are incapable of doing the job they are employed to do, trying their best maybe but best but fail - Happens with plumbers, joiners, mechanics too.

With this update I still get web protection not being on when starting the program, not really a problem anymore as Zemana does what Mbam used to do (doh) Not going to review his program again as I now rarely use it.

@DKDude - Agree totally.


Steve1209 reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 10, 2017

Malwarebytes is a GOOD program, the problem I see right now is the V3 team keeps putting out Beta like versions that are NOT ready for prime time, they are NOT doing a good job of testing and keep asking end users for logs to help them resolve issues, I have a lifetime license but people using yearly licenses I'm sure as pissed off with what Malwarebytes is doing...


Picasso reviewed v3.1.2.1733 on May 10, 2017

This program used to be good but has become a bloated nightmare :(


CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.6.1469-10103 CU4.1 on Apr 18, 2017

super bad .... worse than a real virus
a shadow of what is was in the past!


DKDude reviewed v3.0.6.1469-10103 CU4.1 on Apr 18, 2017

Go to the forum before you decide to throw $39.99 a year after this.

I'm a longtime big fan of Malwarebytes, have premium on all my computers, but this V3 has to be the worst they ever made.

It had bugs to begin with, then they managed to minimize them, but now it's a big pile of crap.

So many issues, you would think they have fired the developers and hired a bunch of monkeys for the job.

$39.99 a year to betatest a broken mess, go find a better and working solution.

One of my license is a lifetime license, I'll keep that to see if they ever get this mess fixed, the other 3 is bought after they ended their lifetime plan, they will not be renewed, I'm done, time to find a better solution.


Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.6.1469 on Jan 26, 2017

Most issues resolved now, & it seems issues on both my home PC's are sorted. It has taken a month & a half though from initial final to do this. Several on the main forum complaining about high CPU use on manual scanning though seems it's intentional, I suspect an option to change the priority with be forthcoming.

Good anti-malware program though whether it is a replacement to running a standard AV along with it is up to the user, I still do.

'Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup' - That's because it was :-)


CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.5.1299 on Dec 24, 2016

I went back to the 2.7 version it has no bloatware
I only use the scanner


Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.5.1299 on Dec 20, 2016

Still have issue mentioned in changelog above '- Fixed issue where “Real-Time Protection disabled” notifications would display throughout the day (NOTE: this notification may still be seen on reboot on some systems, but we’re working on another longer-term fix to address that separately' (I'm so very happy) This was reported on first beta BTW DKDude.

Seems its mainly with fast SSD's & many others have the same problem along with other unsolved problems, should have stayed in beta longer - Been a fan of this program for many, many years but what idiot thought the version before this was a final?

Solve the bloody problems in beta next time.


DKDude reviewed v3.0.5.1299 on Dec 20, 2016

MBAM is still getting better and better, used this from the very early start, and have never had any issues what so ever, my old lifetime license was added without any problems, and now we have MBAE and MBAR too.

Use Malwarebytes software on my phones and tablets too.

Keep up the good work.


Music4Ever reviewed v3.0.4.1269 on Dec 9, 2016

@Steve1209 - Agree with you regarding beta issues carried on into the final.. I have a problem where the program insists all security setting haven't been set & I get a pop-up on each re-boot. Seems on the forum this is a known problem with the releases build. Not a good idea to release a program with such large problems to the general public as some will try it have problems & never return.

Still needs work & many are having the program use large amounts of RAM among other problems ~ However from memory this has happened several times in the past with early Malwarebytes release builds & betas in the past have always been unusually buggy & more like alpha builds - You might be best to wait a couple of weeks before installing?


Steve1209 reviewed v3.0.4.1269 on Dec 8, 2016

i was trialing the BETA of this program as I have a Lifetime license, the weird thing, this is still a little slow and still has some beta bugs not sure why they released it as a finished product before ALL the bugs were resolved, I think it still needs another round or two to get ALL the beta bugs corrected. I like all the products are included in a single application now. Going to give it a 4 because they released it too early IMHO.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.2.1.1043 on Mar 19, 2016

one of the best detection rates in scanning a drive or single folder,file, use this and BTdefender free or Avira homefree and you have a great defense, If your really want to be safe Zorin Linux run a dual boot with windows surf the web under Linux or use A live DVD ...


kstev99 reviewed v2.2.1.1043 on Mar 19, 2016

The Best defense against malware.


Music4Ever reviewed v2.2.1.1043 on Mar 19, 2016

IMO just about the best anti malware product there is - Not perfect but nothing is, it is still none bloated & coexists with just about all AV solutions - I've used Mbam for many, many years & likely always will, other similar products have been tried but still happy with Mbam.

I recommend each & every person whose PC I fix to use the premium version of Mbam because it's still the best.

(to say Mbam is 'garbage' is frankly just silly)

10 stars :-)


h8red reviewed v2.1.6.1022 on Sep 30, 2015

I don't see any ads for competing software. Nor am I a troll. Some people are just honest and smart enough to know crap when they see it. I'm sorry you're not.


gatorfan95 reviewed v2.1.4.1018 on Mar 20, 2015

Ignore the two trolls below advertising for other software. This is by far the best freeware Malware Cleaner out there and is rated 4.5 to 5 stars by every reputable reviewer I've read. Like others, I'm not over thrilled with the new look, but for what it does, I can live with it. Scans are quick and accurate, the data base updates regularly. Definitely 5 stars


h8red reviewed v2.0.4.1028 on Feb 23, 2015

This software is garbage. The prior reviews are correct in that annoying bugs persist over many months. The poorly-named "malicious website blocking" feature is really designed to block P2P software, and it often fails to work. They refuse to fix this.

The malware protection is a joke. I get lots of malware via email, like I'm sure most people do. It goes straight to the junk folder, and of course I delete it. But I often forget to compact the folder (or I just don't get around to it), which means that technically, malware is on my drive. MBAM *never* detects this. I need to run something like EmsiSoft Emergency Kit to detect things like this, just like it never detects OpenCandy or other crap that occasionally accompanies "freeware" installers.

I hate this useless, time- and money-wasting software, and I hate the authors, because they treat customers with contempt.

The only thing the MBAM author got right is having shills all over the place claim that this crapware is actually worth something.


-1 reviewed v2.0.4.1028 on Jan 13, 2015

MBAM is overrated. I've never had malware on any of my PCs (because I'm not an idiot), so I never knew how well this worked until recently.

I was asked to try fixing someone else's Win7 laptop. It was riddled with adware and malware. MBAM detected some of it, but then started telling me that the PC was clean. It was not--far from it. AdwCleaner and HitmanPro each found nastyware that MBAM missed.

Also, the MBAM authors go out of their way to block non-malicious BitTorrent sites, not out of malware concerns, but for "copyright" concerns. Check their forums--they admit it.

Finally, MBAM repeatedly has aggravating issues where malicious website protection stops working. Sometimes a database update fixes it, other times, you have to reinstall. Search their forums for this issue; it's common and they don't care.


kstev99 reviewed v2.0.4.1028 on Dec 4, 2014

This is simply the BEST malware remover & preventive. My advice to those who I clean their terribly infected computers is to save your money on Anti-virus programs that you are paying for, use a free one.
INSTEAD, Get the FULL PAID version of Malwarebytes instead and you're good to go.

Think about it, while there ARE some viruses in the wild, the majority of people are infected with simple malware, adware, popups etc.not destructive viruses. This is, in my opinion, the best tool for the job.


gatorfan95 reviewed v2.0.4.1028 on Dec 4, 2014

I'm the go to guy around here as most of the people I know want only to turn on their computers and have them work. When I recommend this to them to resolve their issues they think I'm a genius. If you are not running this one your machine every 10-14 days, you should be. Excellent freeware.


ladyanita reviewed v2.0.2.1012 on Oct 8, 2014

I had ads popping up everywhere, had no idea what the hell was going on, or how it happened. Searched the web, found out about yet ANOTHER virus, and everyone recommended this. Used it, and it fixed the problem right away. Highly recommended.


bulbizarre reviewed v2.0.2.1012 on Aug 26, 2014

Amazingly effective.


Blaxima reviewed v2.0.2.1012 on Aug 24, 2014

Yet another great program shoots itself with an atrocious new UI that looks like it was designed by Fischer Price. Not only are there big bars telling me I'm not fully protected(when all I want to do is a simple scan) but it has headlines stream across the bottom bar of the program, and that's with a Pro license. It has also gone the Skype route in that the close button no longer closes the program but instead minimizes it to the tray.


DKDude reviewed v2.0.2.1012 on May 21, 2014

Been with AMB for many years, bought license some years ago, one of the best purchases I have ever done.
The change from the old 1.xx to the new 2.xx was a smooth ride, not a single problem, even the change from old to new license-key was handled automatically, hands down still best.

For those who use the free version, do yourself a favor and go Premium, it's well worth the money.


Music4Ever reviewed v2.0.2.1012 on May 21, 2014

More UI tweaks & lots of program changes, if you have had issues with original 2.x try again.

Full change log:



andy2004 reviewed v2.0.1.1004 on Apr 8, 2014

terrible new gui, if you turn off the web page blocking, you end up with a large window telling you your not protected. uninstalled and reverted back to the 1.75 version. some people are experiencing bluescreen after installing this version, but have no problems with 1.75, I had to turn off the webpage blocking due to the fact it was blocking most of the sites i visit.


Music4Ever reviewed v2.0.1.1004 on Apr 7, 2014

Some good interface improvements after following feedback on their forum, still more improvements in the pipeline but looking & performing very well indeed.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.0.0.1000 on Mar 25, 2014

one of the best detection scanners in it's class runs nice along side with a virus scanner. 1 star removed for removing the option to scan a single file.


kstev99 reviewed v2.0.0.1000 on Mar 25, 2014

The BEST anti-malware program out there just got even better! I actually like the new GUI, and it's packed with more features. MBAM has saved me a lot of headaches in the past and is well worth the purchase.


Music4Ever reviewed v2.0.0.1000 on Mar 24, 2014

The new UI is a bit Win 8ish but I can live with it - Big improvements throughout the program are worthwhile - Still the best anti-malware program out there - I wouldn't be surprised if there is another update shortly but kooks like most of the beta issues were sorted - Now has a 1 year 3 PC licence, so nows the time to grab any lifetime licenses around as they will be honoured for all time.


rotjong reviewed v2.0.0.1000 on Mar 24, 2014

I'm giving version 2 a rating of 3 right now. I ran version 1 and had zero issues. I ran seamlessly and just worked. This new version has a UI that I am not a fan of, feels sluggish and clunky to me, and stopped responding after opening it the first time to tweak the settings. On the plus side you can now set exclusions for the web protection by domain name and IP number. This is probably the only thing that I found missing in v1. So, my review is a 3 star rating for the time being. If things improve so shall my rating. If I didn't have good prior experience with v1 of the software then I'd give it a worse rating. If things don't improve I'll be binning the software altogether.


brendanspaar reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Nov 14, 2013

This software has saved many of my computers. I love it! Brendan Spaar alpharetta GA


raminxxx reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Sep 19, 2013



ranja.sleman reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Aug 30, 2013



tomkelly reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Aug 22, 2013

must have


JoeMORE reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Aug 18, 2013

This is one of my favorite programs for cleaning up an infected system.

Norton 360 is crap. But it is also not the same type of program as MBAM. Norton 360 is a bulky mess of junk. It's also known for slowing systems down to a crawl and messing up internet connections. The only thing worse then Norton is McAfee.


scottiecargo reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Jul 29, 2013

malwarebytes , what can i say , its been the top dog for years


jlmckinney reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Jun 25, 2013

Since this is not a Virus Software..... How does i hold up against Norton 360, for catching Viral Files? I'm a Computer Programmer and would like everyone's "EXPERT" Opinion..... JBird


valentinpascari reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Jun 22, 2013



dmathwizard reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on May 27, 2013

While this program does its job its not very thorough/good. It misses a lot of infectious type toolbars, plugins and general spyware that should have found. I have found that there seems to be an issue with the scanning service on the Pro version but I can't find a rhyme or reason as to why it crashes a computer. Performing a manual scan won't produce the same results.

I don't use it because its too slow and misses too many things.
I gave it a two because the free version is stable.


ramyD1 reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on May 5, 2013



cqercqwe13213 reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Apr 25, 2013

very good


HeilNizar reviewed v1.75.0.1300 on Apr 10, 2013

Its good, but... This is a security program and must be upgraded to new versions and I'm tired of going through upgrading it every time, its time they write a function to do it. And ofcourse a proper portable version directly from the author is a must.


ka3kou3 reviewed v1.70.0.1100 on Feb 20, 2013



dubstepmaker reviewed v1.70.0.1100 on Feb 14, 2013

has a reputation as being one of the best anti-malware programs. and for good reason, this thing works great!


sy828313 reviewed v1.70.0.1100 on Jan 15, 2013



gatorfan95 reviewed v1.70.0.1100 on Dec 29, 2012

Always a 5. If you've used there is no need to explain. If not, do it now.


Music4Ever reviewed v1.70.0.1100 on Dec 28, 2012

Perfect !

Get the lifetime licence for the pro version.


Rat-P reviewed v1.65.1.1000 on Oct 28, 2012



DKDude reviewed v1.65.1.1000 on Oct 17, 2012

The best out there IMO.

If you are using the free version, go PRO, get more secure and support the developper.


Music4Ever reviewed v1.65.1.1000 on Oct 17, 2012

It upgraded quickly & painlessly, the best anti-malware program there is, with frequent daily updates, hardly know it's running.


B__B reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Oct 10, 2012

Very good off-line a/v scanner, quite fast and light. Used for years without a single problem.


Mirage_Etoile reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Oct 8, 2012

The free version works well . The program got better since its birth years ago .
Good job .


Andem reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Oct 3, 2012

Definitely one of the better anti-malware programs!


beatmakershq reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Sep 12, 2012



nvic reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Sep 11, 2012

Probably the best out there.


Music4Ever reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Sep 10, 2012

Brilliant, gets better & better & a must have, the best anti-malware bar none.


gatorfan95 reviewed v1.65.0.1400 on Sep 10, 2012

Nothing better out there, whether you use the free version or pay for the pro version. A must have for any serious computer user


-Lord- reviewed v1.62.0.1300 on Jul 12, 2012

An absolute must have.
Not bloated, or bogged down in anyway. Get this.

HeilNizar: you're an absolute idiot for your review.


Music4Ever reviewed v1.62.0.1300 on Jul 12, 2012

Still bloat free - Still the best anti-malware out there by far.


HeilNizar reviewed v1.62.0.1300 on Jul 12, 2012

Great program, 2 stars less for not being released in portable version.


felixml reviewed v1.62.0.1300 on Jul 11, 2012

The only program that really stops attacks dead, nothing comes close.
No need for additional AV programs


DKDude reviewed v1.62.0.1300 on Jul 11, 2012

Bought the Pro version after testing the Free version for some time. money well spend, great program and awesome support.

gianni buldo

gianni buldo reviewed v1.61.0.1400 on Jul 10, 2012

ok grazie


PapaChuck reviewed v1.61.0.1400 on Jun 5, 2012

I've seen this program at work - it does catch them bugs when other antivirus software can't. I use it together with my main antivirus and run scans with it now and then. A fine piece of software.


LakotaElf reviewed v1.61.0.1400 on Apr 9, 2012

I have the pro version of this software and it is excellent. It perhaps is the best out there for what it does and it does it well. I have used it for a long time now and have never had one bit of a problem with it. I cannot imagine now having this on my computer as it finds bad things others miss. Your gonna like it, so get it if you do not have it. I use windows 7 X64 and it does a real fine job and you can easily find a promo code for their software and get it cheap, I did...


gatorfan95 reviewed v1.61.0.1400 on Apr 9, 2012

Noticeable speed increase on my 64 bit system. A nice upgrade to a fine program.


dotnetnightmare reviewed v1.61.0.1400 on Apr 9, 2012

Excellent software. For those who read the review about installing a service and no portable version for usb drive go to
They have a portable version that does not install a service. In fact they have alot of software for portable use.


Music4Ever reviewed v1.61.0.1400 on Apr 9, 2012

I've sorted so many PC infections out with this gem - Well worth the the insignificant sum asked for the full version ~ Gets better with each release.

One hundred trillion stars.


BGrant1 reviewed v1.60.1 on Feb 11, 2012

this aleays seems to secure my pc when I need it


bobad reviewed v1.60.1 on Jan 31, 2012

MBAM is 1 of the best programs to use after you are already infected. The bad news is, many infections go straight for MBAM and block it. Sometimes renaming the EXE file something else can make it work. Always install MBAM in a custom folder, which can sometimes prevent malware from finding and blocking it. 1 point off for using a Windows service, even though you choose not to run it as a real time scanner. It really should have a portable option so you can run it from a USB flash drive. Also, why does MBAM not allow VirusTotal to use it in their group of scanners? Despite these problems, MBAM is still 1 of the best.


Peter_the_pie_eater reviewed v1.60.1 on Jan 31, 2012

I am pleased to report that v has remedied the problems I experienced with v 1.60.0


HeilNizar reviewed v1.60.1 on Jan 31, 2012

All you need is a program like DeepFreeze to restore your computer to a saved state on startup, these antiviruses and anti-spywares will only slow your computer down.

And why isn't this portable?!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.60.1 on Jan 30, 2012

I had problems with the auto-update cycling over & over, this was quickly sorted by a full uninstall, & removing all registry entries and all folders & a reinstall.

This is by far the best anti-malware program there is. With the full program & a decent AV such as Eset ot Webroot SmartSecurity your pretty well covered. The full version can be got for in the UK £12 - Worth each & every penny.

@HeilNizar - 'All These AV's etc '- Garbage, my total start-up memory use is a shade over 700 meg. Mbam in real-time uses 5,140 k & Webroot SmartSecurity 4,472 k - Hardly a huge amount? 10 Meg or so for all my security.

Use AutoRuns & you can sort out what you want to start.


nilst2006 reviewed v1.60.0 on Jan 26, 2012

I give it a one because every time i update it, it find items already added to the ignore list.....


lion7718 reviewed v1.60.0 on Jan 7, 2012

I run XP Pro with Avast & have no problems, but there is a problem with XP Pro & ZoneAlarm with's all over the Malwarebytes forum.


Peter_the_pie_eater reviewed v1.60.0 on Jan 1, 2012

Been using free MBAM since the early days never so much as a single problem UNTIL updating to 1.60.

Like asaenz I have experienced significant problems requiring MBAM to be uninstalled to remedy them.

The most annoying being that the avast! antivirus service will not start unless MBAM is uninstalled, hopefully this is a bug that will be fixed shortly.

XP Pro all updates


asaenz reviewed v1.60.0 on Dec 28, 2011 is giving me problems (BSOD) on some of my computers ... not sure why ... so keep the previous copy handy when you update ... doesn't always happen ... just when I do certain unusual things like try to view contents of shared folders ... already changed contents and deleted them and re-set them up as new but get the same results otherwise great product ... especially like ip protection.

Good idea to keep all your sales/purchase receipts in a easily accessible place because problems happen and you can't rely on vendor to have good records. Once I made a sizable deposit with telephone service and when it was time for me to have it returned they said they had no record of it so I had to find my receipt otherwise more money in their pockets ... beware buyer cause hungry wolves are out there trying to get your last dollar from before birth till after death.

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Input Overload reviewed v1.60.0 on Dec 28, 2011

If you only ever buy one piece of anti-malware software in your life this is the one.

How you can lose information in this day & age eludes me totally - And then have the temerity blame the company!

@asaenz - I have only had time to update Malwarebytes on the main desktop PC. When I update the laptops I'll see if I have the same issues as you have, regarding sharing etc.

Edit - No issues with networking or anything else after being installed on my other PC's on my home network.I haven't heard of issues from others either who use this program.


eaves reviewed v1.60.0 on Dec 28, 2011

Excellent software. it does what it says it will do. I have used it to clean up some relatives' computers that I watch over.


karenk reviewed v1.51.2 on Nov 28, 2011

Purchased a plan less than a year ago to cover several computers. Call up to activate a computer and they have no record of me. All my information is gone and now I have to go dig thru my files to find my receipt to prove I purchased the plan. Will NOT renew my coverage. reviewed v1.51.2 on Nov 27, 2011

I have recommended Malwarebytes to my readers, for years! Lost track of the number of infected computers I have recovered with it. It is one of the best programs in my toolbox!


btowed reviewed v1.51.2 on Oct 19, 2011

Well everyone should know by now When it comes to malware the number one product world wide is Malwarebytes Period..Thank You for the use of this high end product..And by the way i love your new website


Kujay reviewed v1.51.2 on Oct 17, 2011

that is very powerful tools for me, when i integrated with AVAST this tool very effective.. And like this, but the price is not friendly for me...

I Hope, malwarebytes gives promotion like not long time ago to win malwarebytes pro... hm


razzs reviewed v1.51.2 on Oct 10, 2011

simply want to say thanks malwarebytes staff for creating such a simple yet very powerful software.simple interface,fast scannig,light on resources and frequent database updates with fast download makes it to top.It is simply best of the best antimalware/antispyware in the market.I have used it's 14 days trial and simply love it.It doesn't crash or slows your pc neither does it interfere with any other software running in your pc such as antivirus.I would personally like to recomend this software to every other pc owners.just awesome tool.Beats every other top rated antispyware single handed.5/5 simply 5 star.NO DRAWBACKS.

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Input Overload reviewed v1.51.2 on Sep 13, 2011

Anyone who does not use this should be boiled in oil. A must have & never let me down.


kstev99 reviewed v1.51.2 on Sep 12, 2011

Unparalleled real time protection against 0-Day threats.
A small price to pay only ONCE for the registered version considering that a lot of commercial AV programs charge big $$$$ (nearly twice the amount of MBAM) just for a yearly virus definition subscription.

I use this in combination with Avast Free AV, and have never had a problem. Updates are quite frequent in order to catch the latest threats. Great Software.


rangoya reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Aug 28, 2011

a very good anti-malware


pagiasso reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 23, 2011



garaninsl reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 16, 2011

very good

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Input Overload reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 15, 2011

A brilliant program. Used for years, unobtrusive & does what it says on the tin. IMHO a must have in layered protection.


Jambon reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 15, 2011

Seriously overrated product.
Updates takes more MB than the actual product.
Instead of testing other antimalware tools and run MBAM afterwards, you better first run MBAM and run to the other last, and you'll see MBAM ain't a good product at all.


cmotdibbler reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 15, 2011

Because of this program I've been running without a dedicated antivirus for a couple of months. No problems.


Cooledit reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 15, 2011

Very good so far,
just untick the Protection/Show tooltip balloon...
It's kind of annoying


kstev99 reviewed v1.51.1.1800 on Jul 14, 2011

This is A-1 protection against Malware. I would not want to be without this program. I only wish there was a portable version (on demand scanner) available. The Best there is.


kamal_haciyev reviewed v1.51.0.1200 on Jul 14, 2011



wenwenwen reviewed v1.51.0.1200 on Jun 17, 2011


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isaiah4031 reviewed v1.50.1 on May 27, 2011

Very good


TTim43 reviewed v1.50.1 on May 23, 2011

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51 has been released!
Some highlights of the new release include:
A 14-day trial of the PRO version is now available. When the program first starts, click Start Trial to see for yourself. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware PRO protects your system in realtime, smoothly and efficiently with the full power of Malwarebytes technology. Our free scanner is great, we hope you'll agree, but it does not protect you in realtime. If you've had to use our free version one too many times to clean up after a bad infection, please consider giving our PRO version a try.
The Protection Module (PRO only) now notifies you when a new program update is available, so you can schedule updates and forget about it -- let Malwarebytes protect you behind the scenes. Just choose "Notify me when a program update is ready for installation" in the Settings > Updater Settings tab.
All program settings in HKCU can now be set in HKLM, for our corporate users and system administrators who would like to deploy machine-wide and system-wide settings.
The Scheduler (PRO only) now has an Edit button so you can edit existing scheduled scans and updates.
The Updater has been rewritten to be more streamlined, efficient, and robust.
The Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Protection Module (PRO only) is now lighter-weight than ever. An issue in 1.50.1 with high I/O read bytes has been addressed.


FrankHolmes reviewed v1.50.1 on May 22, 2011

6 Months ago I got the windows security 2010 virus that warns repeatedly about your computer being infected and being attacked by various programs. This was obviously bogus since when I unplugged my Cat5 cable, it would still tell me that I was being attacked. I went on-line with another computer and searched for the text that I was receiving. I found Mawarebytes' free Anti-Malware program. I downloaded and put it on a memory stick. I started the infected computer in safe mode. Restored to a previous time, and then installed the Ant-Malware program to eliminate the infected files.
This time, a similar message occured. I downloaded the latest free version of Anti-Malware. Previously, I had also Resored Windows to a previous time. This time that did not work. The only previous time was the time I became infected. I am assuming that is an "enhancement" with the new virus. When I restarted Windows, I came up in Safe mode with networking. This seemed important because when I installed Anti-Malware it needed to update it's data base. The first time I didn't come up with Networking and it didn't eliminate the virus. Anyway, after installing anti-malware and running the smaller scan, it found a number (about 16) infected files. I had anti-malware remove them. Everything has been fine since.


toosiik reviewed v1.50.1 on May 19, 2011



debbie@chelmsford reviewed v1.50.1 on May 17, 2011

what a pain E-set Antivirus FRUADULENT software is. ESET is a legit program but this E-Set would not allow me to do anything and it kept popping up that my computer had Trojan.injection virus, China IP address was hacking into computer etc. But had another computer and found this Malwarebytes Free download. It worked GREAT and got rid of that E-Set mess. I have not subscribed to complete software but will most likely - THANKS Malwarebytes


valerko reviewed v1.50.1 on May 4, 2011


evilharris reviewed v1.50.1 on Apr 30, 2011

After being infected by security tool and finding no way of getting rid of it, I searched around youtube and found a video that told me to get malwarebytes,I'd already tried spyware doctor but it wanted me to pay and that didn't help me, so I turned off my laptop booted it up in safemode after downloading malwarebytes and ran it, it cleaned everything and my computer worked again, way better than anything I've ever had, 5/5


roshansriram reviewed v1.50.1 on Apr 22, 2011

All of a sudden my computer got infected by "windows security 2011" and was automatically scanning my computer or purporting to be scanning and was loudly telling m that my PC was infected with 30 odd viruses.My browsers were all blocked.I browsed the internet and saw the raving review by Cnet about Malwarebytes.Without much hope honestly, I installed Malwarebytes,But boy was I surprised! Malwarebytes removed the Fake Security suite.Full version is not much just $ 25.00 one time fee!! I have not bought it though. Way to go Malwarebytes!


ucaroglu1981 reviewed v1.50.1 on Apr 20, 2011

hi thanks malwere bytes for this security kiss


nofatalto reviewed v1.50.1 on Apr 20, 2011

this is best

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frog hair reviewed v1.50.1 on Mar 28, 2011

amazing program, after my version of AVG expired i downloaded a trial version of mcafee to replace it. minutes later mcafee claimed there were over 3,000 infections on my computer. after deleting mcafee i (foolishly) wandered around the interwebs for a month or two w/o malware protection. one day i turned on my computer to a slew of infection messages from vista. i opened internet explorer (i normally use firefox, but at this particular point firefox was being blocked by my computer as an "infected program") to see if i could download something to get rid of it, but it would only take me to a microsoft warning site telling me that i had to download their extremely expensive anti-malware program.
I called my uncle who works as a contractor manually removing malware and other programs from corporate and personal computers, and he told me to get a copy of malwarebytes. so i got borrowed my brother's computer and downloaded malwarebytes onto a flash drive. i installed it on my computer and told it to start running the quick scan, then an infection message popped up for malwarebytes and was immediately closed as malwarebytes found all of the viruses (6 of them) and disabled them until the scan was complete and i told it to remove them. since then i have used it to remove various problems from not only my brother's computer (mcafee protected) but also from several of the computers at work and two of my friends' computers.

while malwarebytes may not have real-time malware protection, i still prefer it to other anti-malware programs.
in my opinion, malwarebytes is the ninja of the anti-malware world. keep up the good work, malwarebytes!


Musicollector reviewed v1.50.1 on Mar 21, 2011

I make a career in I.T. The person I replaced recommended Malwarebytes to me. Before MWB, I (foolishly) tried a bunch of other so-called "free" software that purported to help you by scanning the machine only to pull a nasty surprise at the end asking me to buy if I wanted to clean my machine! Do these people ever seriously consider the fact that trying to get customers this way only alienates potential customers and make them spiteful? Like hell I will buy their crap!

This is what I use to clean every known type of malicious entities out there. THANK YOU!


klawfinger reviewed v1.50.1 on Mar 19, 2011

Without a doubt, one of the finest anti-malware scanners programs available anywhere. It is a comprehensive and thorough scanning system that has, of yet to miss any malware that has infested any computer I have used it on. Great at any price, incredible to be free!


Enchantnet reviewed v1.50.1 on Mar 16, 2011

We are an I.T. managed services provider and get numerous requests for virus and malware removal services. We've tried the rest...and this ones the best!

Malwarebytes finds viruses, worms, threats, spybots, trojans, and just about everything else "nasty" that the other over-priced services won't detect. Easy to setup and use and has saved my butt many times. Great job! Well worth the money.


john.almosa reviewed v1.50.1 on Mar 11, 2011

Been trying to fix my yahoo messenger for like 3 months, cant seem to find the malware that affected the way it functioned. BUT! got it to finally work when Malwarebytes detected it and removed the virus! KUDOS to the highest level! Highly recommend this product!


tommy123 reviewed v1.50.1 on Mar 6, 2011

LOving it :D


Punkgoth666 reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 28, 2011

My computer has been recently disconnecting from the internet then not being able to connect at all! I have tried many anti-virus programs such as Avast, AVG,
Mcafee, etc etc. When I ran a full system scan it said I had many objects infected that none of the other anti-virus pointed out. And after that I have never had a problem with not being able to connect to the internet.


vet1964 reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 26, 2011

I had SpyBot S&D for many years, a very good anti-malware application from PepiMK, and always free for personal use. Ran into a malware problem about 2 months ago, SpyBot S&D and Norton A/V could not detect anything on my PC, scanned several times with both software programs. Finally my friend Larry told me about Malwarebytes" Anti-Malware, downloaded the free version, ran the slow scan (Fast Scan comes with the paid version only) and it found 5 infections, it took about 56 minutes, removed the infected items and quarantine the malware, "ALL" my PC problems were solved. Bought the paid version about a month ago. Love it, hope they keep up the good work.


randyhs reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 26, 2011

My computer had a nasty trojan. Microsoft level 1 support worked on removing it for almost 5 hours over 3 days. Essentials, SunbeltSoftware,, and a few others could not stop it. I found my OS installation disks in preperation for a 'clean' re-install. But MalwareBytes Anti-Malware found and fixed it on the very first running. I scanned my network drive and it found 9 viruses - whew! Kudos to the Malwarebytes team..


mmmmpower reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 25, 2011

much like "norton antivirus" this 'tool' does an excellent job at licensing enforcement.. but is not good at much else

consider instead completely free: Spybot Search & destroy


javajah reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 16, 2011


munirjuegos1 reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 11, 2011

thamksss to lall :D


kapilnanda reviewed v1.50.1 on Feb 9, 2011

Thanks, it is a good tool


qwsae10 reviewed v1.50.1 on Jan 31, 2011

I love it. It saved my computer and it works great


luskas reviewed v1.50.1 on Jan 31, 2011

Best anti-malware so far!


hihi217 reviewed v1.50.1 on Jan 30, 2011

Nice anti malware!


diegopagliari reviewed v1.50.1 on Jan 27, 2011



elektroprofi reviewed v1.50.1 on Jan 14, 2011



psycros reviewed v1.50.1 on Jan 5, 2011

This is the best anti-malware program you've never heard of. For detection It might well be the best, period. MWB is fast, simple, updated constantly and has detection rates that are at least as good as the best paid solutions. It has two minor shortcomings: first, it seems to have no repair capability at all. That's a sad trend that seems to be overtaking the entire A/V software business. The other is a lack of control over when MWB auto-updates - also becoming more common in security programs. If you can overlook these limitations you'll find a bulldog of an antivirus/antispyware program that runs smoother and finds more intrusions that anything I've seen for a long time.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.50.1 on Dec 22, 2010

I have used 'Malwarebytes' for some time & IMHO it's the best 'Anti-Malware' product around. It's also low on resources if you have an older PC. Brilliant program!


nvic reviewed v1.50.1 on Dec 21, 2010

The best out there. Does was it says it will do. Had to use it the other day after downloading a fake Firefox update...

AVG and Spybot found nothing, but this app hammered the infection.


s1s2 reviewed v1.50 on Dec 16, 2010

I just had this program downloaded by iYogi this afternoon after having my system attacked then restored. I thought I had the best before (Norton and McAfee) but this seriously found 6 objects/infections that Spybot-Search & Destroy and Super Spyware Removal (which the computer repair experts used) did not detect. In addition, iYogi informed me that using this along with Microsoft Security Essentials is the best combo out there. CNET also makes a really great recovery program.


Spudley reviewed v1.50 on Dec 6, 2010

I have been using this Software for many years and it has saved me so much money and time, it is a must have program for anyone who owns a PC and wants to be MALWARE free. This thing is honestly worth it's BYTES in GOLD.


justonecrony reviewed v1.50 on Dec 3, 2010

thanx betanews


bobad reviewed v1.50 on Nov 30, 2010

This is my "go to" program once the mule is out of the barn. It's over 90% effective at finding and cleaning malware, including the various "scareware" "fake AV's", and "system tools". That's no easy feat, as the target is always moving.

I wish it would install and run in Safe Mode, and was portable, but wouldn't change anything else.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.50 on Nov 29, 2010

Brilliant software. 6.5 Billion stars.


pfaliriotis reviewed v1.46 on Nov 28, 2010

It's simply the best program ever!!!!!


lokuazmarmua reviewed v1.46 on Nov 21, 2010



hejhej reviewed v1.46 on Nov 14, 2010



lehenryjr reviewed v1.46 on Oct 24, 2010

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is one of my favorite malware tools. I like to use two malware scanners in conjunction; just as one would do with ClamWin— it's always nice to have a second opinion. This application does a great job of weeding out the bad elements and making corrections where others won't.

This is on my short list of first aid tools for a PC.

Until next time,
Larry Henry Jr.


WhiteZero reviewed v1.46 on Oct 10, 2010

The best AV supplement. I've used it on hundreds of PCs.


wew21 reviewed v1.46 on Oct 9, 2010



manolitooo reviewed v1.46 on Sep 22, 2010

nice free ware


friendalda reviewed v1.46 on Sep 4, 2010



madzap63 reviewed v1.46 on Aug 31, 2010

I use Malwarebytes all the time in my Internet Technical support position.

It is the best when it comes to finding and removing malware. I recommend using it all the time and always recommend keeping it on the desktop for later use.


ysnore reviewed v1.46 on Aug 23, 2010



thekillr666 reviewed v1.46 on Aug 9, 2010

just better scans than my normal virusscanner:D

i love it and saved me and my pc i dont know how many times

big thanks for the developers:D:D:D

greetz from the netherlands


beansprout reviewed v1.46 on Jul 14, 2010

superb free anti-malware app!

BUT... i think it has issues on it's interface beacause whenever i use different theme/visual style in my winXP machine except for the Default/Luna Theme, because instead of the word "Exit" on the exit button it only displays "Exi"...

here's an example image:


jacqueslittle reviewed v1.46 on Jul 9, 2010

This it one of the best antimalware software to date. This software have saved me many times working on client"s system. This software is a MUST BUY..


jimbojet2009 reviewed v1.46 on Jul 3, 2010

MalwareBytes Anti Malware........
Do I have to say more?
It helped me and a lot of my friends to a spyware free system with one (two) single clicks :-)
Keep up the good work guys!

Greetings from Holland "The Netherlands" where the soccer players kicked Brasil to home in Africa


shantanu reviewed v1.46 on Jun 10, 2010

Excellent software ... but the update downloads ~4+ MB every time!!! WTF!!!

Deltas anyone?!?!


jerrypg reviewed v1.46 on Jun 9, 2010

Awesome software, its saved my arse and my friends so many times. I feel like they are doing us a public service by offering a free version. Thanks again and keep up the good work.


dotnetnightmare reviewed v1.46 on Jun 9, 2010

Resource wh***!! This will suck your Dual Core down to Pentium 3! Antiviruses use less resources than this. As an on-demand scanner it's great! If you pay for this & it activates it background scanning YOU WILL PAY! Iobit's Security 360 has an amazingly fast & light scanning engine. I think they should steal Malwarebyes virus definitions again as they know what to do with them.


khar76 reviewed v1.46 on Jun 6, 2010

Malwarebytes succeeds where all others fail! I have been using this for years and recommend it to all my friends, family and clients!


maryanna reviewed v1.46 on May 17, 2010


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Input Overload reviewed v1.46 on Apr 30, 2010

Excellent software. The slowdown Internet problem with my 50 Meg Bit connection has been resolved. They only ask for a one off payment & it's well worth it to have the background guard & malicious IP blocking.


boelectronic reviewed v1.46 on Apr 29, 2010

yet lack of incremental updates... not good for an scanner with real-time protection...


plasticpig72 reviewed v1.46 on Apr 29, 2010

This program has always worked for me, works exceptionally well.

zapatero, I suggest you install and re-install, it works fine for me in win7 64.


zapatero reviewed v1.46 on Apr 29, 2010

Does not work -"Run time error" when it is launched (Windows 7 x64)..
Solved, http://www.wilderssecuri...showthread.php?t=271475


j031 reviewed v1.45 on Apr 8, 2010


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Input Overload reviewed v1.45 on Mar 30, 2010

Good improvements, a must have for anyone interested in PC security, a one off payment for background guard is good value too.

I you have a very fast internet connection above 20 Meg Bits do a speed test with website blocking & on & with it un-ticked as with me I get half speed with malicious website blocking on (25 Meg Bits instead of 50 meg Bits),. Easy now to permanently disable this feature in the program. It seems Malwarebytes are working on a fix.


scaredofgirls reviewed v1.45 on Mar 29, 2010

The new flash scan is really good.. and the ability to run a scan as soon as it receives an update (which can be in realtime).. is really good.. !

Excellent protection.. probably the best :)


elitegangsta reviewed v1.44 on Mar 29, 2010

Apps that provide comprehensive malware scans are a must these days, but apps that fail to include preventative measures as well are pretty much useless. I will stick with and continue to support SpyBot instead. Immunization is everything!


auto reviewed v1.44 on Mar 19, 2010

This program is more a malware removal tool, not a full Anti-Malware product.


d123 reviewed v1.44 on Mar 4, 2010



scubamuppet reviewed v1.44 on Feb 22, 2010

Had a major malware problem Spent ages trying to sor it. A friend recommended this product so I tried it. Ran it twice and it completly sorted the problem. I give it 6 stars+!! Although I tried the free version I am going to buy the full version now.


redweaseldgi reviewed v1.44 on Feb 21, 2010

What keyloggers has this been tested against that it missed?


AngryRich reviewed v1.44 on Jan 19, 2010

Got infected through a family member unwittingly running an email attachment, despite running Symantec AV and firewall. Symantec found part of it and I found most of the rest but it took Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to find and clean one dll that I hadn't spotted which kept partially reinfecting us. After 2 days battling malware it took 10 mins with this to win.


dcdon reviewed v1.44 on Jan 13, 2010

Your scanner hangs much too long. Any paranoid, who has founds several commercial keyloggers it flies right over the top of.

sorry, was hoping you had great new approach.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.44 on Jan 8, 2010

Brilliant little program. Requires a brain to set-up & use though. Well worth buying. Often 4 or 5 updates a day. I run it with Eset & A2 full, a good layered combination.


darth reviewed v1.43 on Jan 7, 2010

Very useful little utility, simple to use and to keep up to date.
Scans fast and resolves a lot of problems!


radiomaffia reviewed v1.43 on Jan 2, 2010

Good design, allways up-to-date! What else can you wish for? Highly recommended 5*


xxvic25xx reviewed v1.43 on Dec 31, 2009

okay so i got all the way up to when it is removing the viruses and as its deleting them the process just randomly stops and closes the window...therefore not finishing the process,,, atleast i think its not finished... i need HELP!!!


boelectronic reviewed v1.43 on Dec 31, 2009

software is almost fine and good, detection of rogue software is very good, it has caught some rootkit and nasty malware which Avira and avast! failed to detect. just I wish they were providing offline-updater more often and also more customizable settings for IP Blocker and notification and also more customizable scan. I mean layered scan like PC Tools Spyware Doctor.
the very bad part is update system which is growing every day and every time we update it download whole database which is about 3-4 MB, it need to patch database when it update.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.43 on Dec 31, 2009

A very nice piece of software, it's updated many times a day. Never caused any issues, if only all software was as bloat free & hassle free as this is. A must have for anyone who cares about security. Great stuff!


Tallpaultn reviewed v1.43 on Dec 30, 2009

Have been using this program for some time now without any problems. I update the program daily & run a scan. It is doing a good job for me & I appreciate the developer(s) providing & updating on an ongoing basis a great product that serves a very worthwhile purpose. Kudos & cheers to the developer(s) - keep up the great work.


iggih reviewed v1.42 on Dec 29, 2009

This software is an excellent example of how an antimalware software should work! Two months ago I had some nasty infection on my laptop and I tried 7 - 8 different antimalware applications (all with high review scores) and even some tips&tricks found on internet, but they couldn't detect it. When I was just about to format and reinstall OS, I decided to try this one - and that was it! Infection was finally detected and removed!
I have only one (for me, big) negative remark about this software - missing support for proxy with authorization (therefore, no updates). I really don't understand why is it so hard to add username and password field for a proxy. Such feature is implemented in many other, much simpler applications by default. Since this application relies on updates, and to update you need an internet connection, I believe that this problem shouldn't be overlooked.

New Doraemon

New Doraemon reviewed v1.42 on Dec 25, 2009

A very very good product indeed. I'm buying the autoupdate and scheduled scans and real-time protection today!
It detects most of the worst malwares out there. Obviously, not everything gets caught by it, but there's no 100% effective antimalware. To me, the most important thing about an antimalware product is that it catches the really bad malware. Cookies or other silly things that i.e. Ad-Aware or Spybot detect are plain useless when a real infection comes along.

Necron 99

Necron 99 reviewed v1.42 on Dec 25, 2009

I'm not sure what happened with your experience "emanresU deriseD", but I've found this to be a very nice--free--tool. It does it's job, and it does it's job well. Thanks to them for making such a kick arse piece of freeware.


dhry reviewed v1.42 on Dec 7, 2009

Man, Dingledoo, where'd you download the trial version from? Apparently only the *cracked* version doesn't detect that stuff. (expressionless)

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v1.41 on Nov 28, 2009

This software is a bad joke. Not only is it buggy, its detection sucks. I run commercial keylogger/monitoring software on my system (for a good reason, which is nobody's business but my own). This turd doesn't notice it one bit. Nor does it notice most of the NirSoft utilities that can be used to grab passwords, intercept network traffic, and so on. (Don't try telling me that it should NOT detect those things--if someone tries downloading/running one of those things on my computer, I WANT an "anti-malware" application to be able to catch it.)

I have no idea why the hell anyone would use this useless piece of garbage.


osubuck reviewed v1.41 on Sep 11, 2009

Great little piece of software for detecting nasties, top of the line software, even more so since its freeware!

To Sammo - That's a very strange problem you're having, never heard of that before. But i assure you this program is not crap, thousands of others are out there that can verify that as well.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.41 on Sep 11, 2009

not a bad scanner nice speed good detection rate. One of the betters ones , for a windows based system.


bobad reviewed v1.41 on Sep 11, 2009

This is one of the best at not only detecting malware, but removing it. After using it for nearly a year, I have yet to get a false positive.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.41 on Sep 11, 2009

I had issues with version 1.40 & contacted support who replied in less than 30 mins & I was told they were aware of the IP module blocking sites that are OK & a new version will sort it. within the week, this was 3 days ago

I put version 1.41 on last night & have no problems, all issues I had are now fixed. I just ran a full scan which went smoothly. A great program with the best support I have ever had with any program ever, & that's in 14 years of running a IBM PC clone.


leofelix reviewed v1.41 on Sep 11, 2009

Simply the best.
Now isdrastically improved product load speed on slower machines and Improved malware removal capabilities.
IP addres blocker protect you by drive by download and will block websited engaged in malware distribution.


Sammo reviewed v1.41 on Sep 10, 2009

I used to love this program until this recent update. It just gave me over 600 false positives (confirmed by submissions to Virustotal). This stupid program wanted to delete my entire Windows directory and many, many system files. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is now officially crapware as far as I am concerned. I hope the developers can get this program back to where it should be. I might use it again if they do. Until then I would advise anyone to stay away form this release.


Blot reviewed v1.40 on Sep 3, 2009

I personally found the program quite useful. I have had some problems with various systems arriving with viruses etc. This program combined with Hijackthis have worked many times when Spybot, Adaware and various antivirus programs are blocked from starting. This should be in you toolkit. I gave it 4 stars because I have found it most useful as a step in a process.


JCookes reviewed v1.40 on Aug 3, 2009

This tool is updated regularly, alwys up-to-date for the latest nasties, and it SHINES where other suck, that it : Properly getting rid of malware and their nasties in our registry in system folders.


D. Son

D. Son reviewed v1.39 on Jul 25, 2009

An idiots version of Ad-Aware. Not really impressed with performance, I found it to be quite slow and less effective than the more reputable scanners I use everyday as a technician. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.39 on Jul 14, 2009

One of my better purchases, the signatures are updated several times a day, light on resources, I run it in the background along with Super Anti-Spyware. They reside happily together and seem to catch all Spyware etc between them. Highly recommended.


Tenoq reviewed v1.39 on Jul 13, 2009

Currently the best, single anti-malware solution. But, like all it's competitors, it doesn't catch everything.

Performance is adequate - despite what other reviewers have said its scanning speed is average (particularly when compared to AV products like the new Norton - Malwarebytes takes 2x-3x as long on a machine).


FailedCRC reviewed v1.39 on Jul 13, 2009

Not too terrible for cleaning standard bits of malware, but if a machine is rooted it will almost always be blocked from starting anyway making it somewhat neutered.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.38 on Jun 19, 2009

good detection rate and good scanning speed one of the top 5 in my opinion


Grandpas reviewed v1.38 on Jun 18, 2009

Clearly one of the best antispyware that I've tested. I'm regularly cleaning infected computers. Usually Kaspersky + Malwarebyte + Autoruns are doing the job. In some cases, I made use of other tools like sdfix, smitfraud (mainly)


coover reviewed v1.38 on Jun 17, 2009

If I could give this 5 Star application 10 Stars, I would. It cleans Viruses and Trojans off computers that other applications will not, and does it easily and well.

My wife clicked on a file from Facebook that claimed to update a viewer necessary to see a video. The result -- a virus that sent out emails to all her friends to see the video, loads of popup advertisements on her desktop, and a hijacked browser, that went to advertising sites rather than to the security sites requested.

I checked "Startup" applications and removed two that should not have been there. I then used Spybot S & D to try and clean the computer. 4 files and registry items were cleared. The popups stopped, but the browser still was hijacked. I then downloaded and ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which found 25 files and registry items, and it cleaned them all. Everything was back the way it was before. The computer has now been running for a couple of weeks with no problems.

Thank you, Malwarebytes.

By the way, Malwarebytes is shareware, but the trial version will work at no cost. And if it does work, you may wish to say "Thank You' to the author by a purchase.


Kelly-Bone reviewed v1.36 on Apr 9, 2009

it seems good app
but i face a bad experience with mbam team

i put testing tool for their application , but they delete it without reson
they said its clean with all AVs , so i see there isn't any reason for delete it

this is the link for the tool
password: test

ps: admins , please if you find this harmfull delete it now
but in the same time , if you test it with know infection, don't do what mbam team did with me :)


roj reviewed v1.36 on Apr 7, 2009

Excellent removal tool and far more useful and up-to-date than the forever behind-the-times Spybot Search and destroy. I use this to augment antivirus programs of various types and find that the defs it uses are generally far more current that Spybot's.

FIVE stars for a relevant and above all current weapon in the arsenal.


MalwareExposer reviewed v1.33 on Jan 24, 2009

Good removal tool for AntiSpyware 2009, if you are stupid enough to install it, other than that it has poor detection rate. My system had several trojan infections and Malwarebytes only removed one of them. However Avast saved my system and removed the worst 11 of them except 5 infections, and F-Secure's online scanner got two of them and Spybot removed the other 3. I thought Malwarebytes was the best trojan remover but found it is highly over rated. I wouldn't buy a product with this poor detection when Spybot can find more trojans.


wiak reviewed v1.31 on Dec 30, 2008

Excellent Anti-Malware Tool
It finds and removes Vundo, Windows Defender detected one but cant remove it but MalwareBytes Anti-Malware found 16 and removed them all!

on older PCs (Celeron/Sempron 2ghz, 1Gb mem, 5400rpm HDs) it cant take upto 2 hours to scan


lucas3x reviewed v1.31 on Dec 27, 2008

i think this is a very effective anti-malware for free especially when scanning from safe mode in windows pc. I had my problem with a rogue known as spyware guard 2008 which always pop-up. It detected and deleted all its infection on my pc. Thanks to Malwarebytes for helping me get rid of this rogue. I recommend this for malware removal especially for malware infected computers. This is the best i think that you could rely on when you are in need from malware infections. Simple but very effective compared to spysweeper and counterspy.


Bubba reviewed v1.31 on Dec 20, 2008

I'm a continual computer builder and the one everyone else brings there computer to for fixing. My niece came home from school with her computer loaded with malware. I've never seen one so bad. I tried Spysweeper (that I paid for and used to swear by) and it didn't do much. Adaware and Spybot, nothing. A computer tech where I work recommended trying MalwareByte's anti-malware and it's my new favorite. Took a while to scan, but much faster than reinstalling her operating system. And found/cleaned everything in one shot with no problem. I know nothing usually finds/fixes everything, but the "name brand" products I tried didn't even come close.
I don't usually join forums, I'm not a "beta tester", and though I know as much or more about computers than half the techs at the University I work at I don't consider myself a professional in the computer industry. But had to join this forum to give this product a good review. Hopefully they'll keep up the good work better than Spysweeper did. If so, I will seriously consider getting the payed for version and taking Spysweeper off my box.


saku4me reviewed v1.31 on Dec 17, 2008

OK. I was somewhat skeptical of this program when I first downloaded it because of the problems I was having. I kept getting all these pop ups even though I was using FireFox and had installed Ad-Block Plus. The pop ups wouldn't stop even after I scanned my whole system with symantec AV, SpyBot S&D, Ad-Aware and Windows Defender. Everything came back clean even though the problems persisted.

So I decided to contact Microsoft and the lady gave me a link to Malwarebytes saying that might help solve the problem. I was thinking to myself "I've never heard of this program and I used Spybot, Ad-Aware, and Windows Defender and everything came back clean. This no-name program won't do me any good BUT I guess it won't hurt". I downloaded the program and scanned my entire laptop and tada, it found 28 problems that were missed by these three "top" anti-spyware programs. I had the Vundo trojan (a bunch) and some other bug and that was what caused all the problems.

So all in all, I can't give this program anything less than a 5 and I am deciding whether or not I should upgrade for the paid version. When a program is able to find problems that was missed by three leading programs, you can't say it's not effective.



eclipsingdivinity reviewed v1.30 on Dec 3, 2008

I guess I've been living under a rock since my days of getting spyware and viruses. Back then we'd have Spybot and Ad-Aware and even then we'd have to have something like AVG to make sure we're clean.

Things have changed. Spybot is old and rusty, and Ad-Aware of broken and bloated. Viruses and spyware are mutating into malware and the what we need now are malware scanners.

After just lightly testing this scanner (along with NIS 2009) on a virtual machine, I'm starting to appreciate how powerful MBAM is. It's this generations Spybot or Adaware. It did a great job of sweeping up what NIS missed during its cleaning process and deleted the infections without a hitch.

what planet r u from

what planet r u from reviewed v1.30 on Nov 14, 2008

I am a computer tech in the trenches everyday for the last 19 years, I found Malwarebytes to be the best tool so far. I used to swear by Spy Bot Search and Destroy, but it is so S L O W and it is now missing infections that Malwarebytes not only detects but also removes. I know that no one-removal tool is perfect but I have found that I can protect my clients if they use both Malwarebytes and AVG free, at least for today that is.
PS: MediaHater right on, truth of experience :}


MediaHater reviewed v1.30 on Nov 1, 2008

Never have I felt compelled to 'defend' or review any product as I am doing today. I am in no way an experienced IT nor do I have ANY technical experience with computers, but I have been using corporate computers since 1976 and owning and using several personal ones since the early 90's and have learned the hard way how important it is to have security protection installed and running, and installing manual security programs to run, because as has been said here, no one program seems to do it all. Several members of my family have their own computers and they come to me when they have a problem. Not because I'm a technician but because I do try to stay up to date with the latest, best security programs and can usually help them identify and install free security apps to "cure" their problems. NOW .. to the point ... My husband's computer had been running very badly for the last few days even though he has 3 resident security programs installed and running (Ad-Aware, SpyBot S&D, and Avast). After a little research I found some info. stating possibly a problem with having an old version of the JAVA app so I updated JAVA, but of course, that in itself did not "cure" the problem. So then I went online looking for reviews of the latest, greatest FREE security programs and found many recommending Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. When the editors of such tech sites as CNet, PC World, and many 'tech forums' recommend a product, I tend to listen and trust such advice since, as I stated, I personally have no technical experience. Very long story coming to a close .... I installed and ran Malwarebytes' Anti-malware and IT WORKED! It found 6 issues and fixed them. That computer now works as fast as the day it was born. I don't understand the bad reviews on this forum. As a non-technical person, I HIGHLY recommend MALWAREBYTES' ANTI-MALWARE to ALL others, especially non-techies, who want to keep their machines pure and running at top speed. And to MBAM, THANK YOU for this wonderfully EASY TO USE and EXCELLENT program and for also providing a FREE version!!! I truly hope this post will sway someone who may be 'sitting on the fence' to go ahead and install and use this beautiful security software! Today, because of the wonderful results it achieved, I am purchasing the RESIDENT version. The cost is minimal and MALWAREBYTES' ANTI-MALWARE has PROVEN to me it is worth it !


Tenoq reviewed v1.30 on Oct 26, 2008

A good WinAntivirus removal utility. Certainly doesn't have full coverage: nothing does. Arguably the best freebie cleaner at the moment, and it's real-time protection in the paid version is fair to good.

Not a patch on SpySweeper for serious spyware protection though, I'm afraid. It still detects far more than any other product, and offers the most comprehensive protection systems. Unfortunately it also costs a small fortune in system performance. :P


aszure reviewed v1.30 on Oct 23, 2008

I don't think any 1 program is perfect at cleaning out spyware. But this is one of the ones that I use in my toolbox. I think anyone who scoffs at this program is either an idiot, or has no clue about what they're taking about.


clyfton reviewed v1.30 on Oct 23, 2008

Actually this program works like it says it works, I am a computer tech and we get machines in all the time with fake anti-virus malware and all the main virus/spyware programs wont clean it off. Programs that get better ratings then this one has been getting. about 80% of the time now I don't have to re-install windows just because of a malware virus.


Genital.Joe reviewed v1.30 on Oct 23, 2008

Positive reviews for a positive product. 'preinterpost': Show proof this software fails where others do not?

MAB has spared me countless hours of frustration.
Used since early betas, without a single issue.


ir0nw0lf reviewed v1.30 on Oct 23, 2008

preinterpost, your opinion of the product being crap is just that, *your* opinion. I love this program, it's one of the few that actually gets rid of the PITA Winantispyware 2008/2009 crap. I'm giving this a 4 simply because of that.


preinterpost reviewed v1.30 on Oct 23, 2008

The positive reviews here smell of fakes (just compare to reviews of any other product). That alone, besides the product being crap, should make you highly suspicious of considering this for your security.


phiber0ptik reviewed v1.28 on Oct 16, 2008

All right. I don't like all these anti-malware softwares in the first place just so you know :) But since I play around with all kind of viruses, malware and so on I decided to put this one up for a neat dropper. This dropper installed several softwares, like antimalware09, rapid antivirus, another antivirus, two rootkits, some other dropper. All done on a virtual machine so no cows were harmed during these tests... anyhow, I installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and let it run thru the whole computer. 37 infections found, all of them deleted! I must admit that I am very impressed. For the record, S&D couldn't remove it all, SUPERAntiSpyware made the computer crash on each reboot, after it deleted some of the infection :) So a flawless victory for this piece of fresh air. Sure it took a few minutes to run thru the computer, but who cares, the program did a very good job.


leofelix reviewed v1.28 on Sep 24, 2008

the best antimalware i aver used.
It detects and remove the most of rogue, trojans, spyware and rootkit


Trickyrick2 reviewed v1.26 on Sep 8, 2008

Just spent 2 days trying to get rid of the "Win32/Privacy Remover M64" virus. I tried close to a dozen virus remover programs (including Mcafee). Nothing worked until I found a forum (not this one) where someone had downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and it worked immediately and it was FREE. I'm glad I didn't give up and head over to the "Geek Squad" (I almost did) ..... Malwarebytes worked fast and removed that pesky virus without any problems. Thanks ...


darin12 reviewed v1.25 on Aug 27, 2008

I fix computers for a living. I have used malwarebytes on several occasions. It has always performed well in using it. I have used it mostly for removing winantivirus2008-2009 as well as many other nasties.


sorlag reviewed v1.25 on Aug 20, 2008

neat, but very low detection rate :(
personally im sticking with mamutu and a-squared, as theire still unreached in therm of detection rates...

i hope malwarebytes does some homework on its rates in the future...


JeanInMontana reviewed v1.25 on Aug 18, 2008

Paid or free versions have the same removal capabilities. Only the paid version has a tray icon.

Vundo is a mutating trojan and no program will always remove it. The newest version of Vundo must be added to the definitions first. MBAM is always on the cutting edge of removal and often updates several times a day. All issues with BSOD will be corrected for the small percent of machines affected in the next three weeks max.

We just keep getting better and we don't have to bad mouth another program to do that.


ninjeratu reviewed v1.21 on Jul 19, 2008

Reviewing the free version here, of course.

It's one of the better tools for finding trojans like Vundo (mentioned below), but the quarantine and removal is, at best, terrible. Sometimes it actually tells you it removed something - when in reality it failed and the infection is still there. Most Vundo infections are good examples of this program's fundamental issues. This is not acceptable.

Want to find stuff quickly? Use this and SUPERAntiSpyware.
Want to be able to actually remove what you find, use HiJackThis.

And, unfortunately, both Spybot and Ad-Aware are competely useless when it comes to serious malware/adware.


MHJ reviewed v1.20 on Jul 8, 2008

As of now, i have mixed emotions about this program (v1.20). Finding and removing malware like Trojan.Vundo is quite good, if i had to rate just that it would be a 4-5, but when it comes to the "Protection Module", the rating drops to a clear 1, and that's since v1.10 when i started testing it. I did NOT experience a BSOD yet but several error messages that caused the module to crash, and that was only caused due to loading some portable apps i use, and/or messing with the settings a little bit, which is unacceptable. Also the load times of several programs are inappropriate when you are using the protection module. I've read several threats in their forums and the developers keep saying "developing takes time" and such, but after testing 10 new versions with no real improvement, i start losing my faith. For now, not recommended to spend your money on this, unless u have enough of it and don't care. Otherwise, you better stay away from purchasing it, because it's just the same as throwing your cash out of the window, sorry.


Eldar reviewed v1.20 on Jul 8, 2008

@Undesired Username: If you do experience a BSOD, just send your minidump file to their support.
They are very responsive to possible problems and a fix will follow shortly after.
A previous version produced a BSOD when performing a scan, which was fixed pretty quick when it was reported.
As for the icon it does show when you're using the paid version. (= realtime protection & automatic updates)
I'm not saying it's a perfect program, but they're doing their best. Also most spyware warriors are recommending it today, instead of the previous AVG AS, which does tell us something about the quality of this software.
Problems can always arise with protection software, but I applaud them for their swift response to those concerns.
I say well done & keep up this excellent work. :-)

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v1.19 on Jul 3, 2008

normishmael--It DOES have a tray icon, as a matter of fact. The icon only appears when you use the REAL-TIME component, which is for paying users. I can see you really know your way around the program.

As for knowing what the cause of my machine "biting the dust" is, well it's pretty clear, since it happened (1) The instant I performed an action with the program, and (2) the name of the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware driver was listed right in the BSOD text!


normishmael reviewed v1.19 on Jun 30, 2008

Undesired username:
what the hell are you talking about?
this program does not have a tray icon!
Just the open window tabs.
I am toggling these from restore,move,size,minimize,maximize and close,
with no problem.
Just because your machine bites the dust while a certain program is installed or active,does not mean its the cause.
My machine is the most skittish,nurosis ridden,
tempermental twit to ever escape from CastleGates,but it has no problem with this one.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v1.18 on Jun 28, 2008

Want a BSOD? Start a scan and then right click the tray icon and exit the application. Fun stuff! Does ANYONE test software these days?


Genital.Joe reviewed v1.17 on Jun 10, 2008

Outstanding software, with the best results, (for me) at fully removing the crapware others like Ad-Aware (


[deXter] reviewed v1.15 on Jun 6, 2008

Used this on many machines to clean as many as 7 different variants of Vudno. Worked like a charm. This alone speaks volumes about this program, considering that Vundo is such a pain to remove.

Malwarebytes shines where all other AVs and antimalware apps fail.


esr reviewed v1.15 on Jun 6, 2008

I won't speak towards the fights below- I will offer my direct experience with this tool.

I finally got tagged by one of the java trojans this week. Random slowness & attempts to open various ips in the 85. range meant to be adverts of some sort. One of the Vundo varients.

Was unable to clean with ad-aware, which did not find a thing or spybot, which found parts of it, but was unable to clean it. Nod32 3.0 never alerted. Manual instructions for cleaning were mostly accurate, but not overall helpfull.

MBAM found it, and a second that hadn't even been hinted at prior to it's scan. Cleaned everything with two reboots.

In short- it found & cleaned, for free.

May not be perfect, but it worked for me...


bobad reviewed v1.14 on May 30, 2008

Exactly what thejaffe said.

Scanning is a tad slow, detection is average, but removal is well above average. It detects and removes some very nasty (I assume) Smitfraud variants that hide and morph. 1 point off because the better freeware scanners have resident protection. MBAM's best use is to disinfect after the fact, and shouldn't be relied on as primary protection.


thejaffe reviewed v1.14 on May 30, 2008

I am a frequent visitor here, never felt compelled to write a review until now. Oddly, I had never used this product until last week, and not really knew much of it. But I used the free version after MANY hours of fighting with a machine I was repairing. I own a computer service and have 1000+ clients, am no way a newbie/weekend warrior. This machine was filthy and infected; and kept re-infecting at a ridiculously insane rate. I had run full scans with avast home, spybot, and several rootkit removers, and they mostly identified and did their "trys" at removal. After many rounds of this; I Googled the specific infection that was causing me A LOT of stress, and in some forum, this product was suggested. I installed, ran and it not only found the demon I was fighting; but a few more the others had missed. 1 reboot later and some small cleanup; and all was finally well. So I have to rate this a 5 because it did so well. Also to offset some harsh criticism as "worthless". Maybe it's not going to cure world hunger or AIDS, but it worked perfectly well for me, and was FREE, so to say it has no value is unfair. Some people get a bit crazy and bent about authors wanting to profit from their labours, and maybe even authors go to far trying to profit (based on comments here). But if they spend a great deal of time developing something; why begrudge them the ability to make a buck or two? They still offer a free version, of which saved me from smashing things and generally going nuts.

Like I stated, I am a professional and skilled repair tech, and even I need tools to help sometimes. Especially with things I don't see every day and has variants that replicate and hide. This tool helped me weed out a nasty one.

This review only applies to the free version, I have no experience with the pay version. I plan on adding this to my toolkit, and recommend it to anyone to try. Free is free. If you don't like it, or it's not for you, no harm done right?


leofelix reviewed v1.12 on May 22, 2008

do you speak italian?
Take a look here, if you do no not speak italian you can see the pictures:)

nobody asked (one of the most important italian security related researcher) to write very good opinion about MalwareBytes'Antimalware.


jofin reviewed v1.12 on May 7, 2008

I too was a beta tester and what oldcodger claims is absolutely true. The author did send the email and request beta testers leave positive feedback here.
I think oldcodger has been more than fair in his comments telling people to make up their own minds.
Left to me. I would say that malwarebytes is useless, worthless and if anyone pays for it, they need their heads examined.


oldcodger reviewed v1.12 on May 7, 2008

In response to lurkingatu2 who claims he did not see me downloading the software. Unless I used the same download name and he was part of the administratiuon for this program he couldn't possibly have known I was downloading it!
Just to put him clear, I also received the email from the author hitting out at this website for bad feedback and requesting beta testers to leave positive ones.
Unlike him, I can only leave feedback based on facts - Superantispyware and Spybot are vastly superior to this offering and I am absolutely certain that there will be paid software which is also superior.
I shall shortly reproduce the authors email here, confirming the above.
In addition, there is not a doubt in my mind that the author continues to try and manipulate this forum ( and probably others ).
In my earlier post, I suggested that potential users try this and compare it to the others suggested above and then make up their own minds. This surely, is a fair and just comment. Just what is the author so scared of ? Why did he request others to leave positive ratings ? Could it be that he desperately wants our money for an inferior product ? Why are comments left giving great ratings when I and many others think they are unjustified. Make up your own minds - don't let me or others influence you.


johnnyutah97 reviewed v1.12 on May 6, 2008

Malwarebytes' has created a very impressive product - it was able to detect a malware instance on my wife's machine that no other competing product was able to identify. I hope Anti-Malware starts getting the positive press that it deserves. It is a great, simple to use product and the team was very helpful and responsive!


lurkingatu2 reviewed v1.11 on Apr 13, 2008

i beta tested for mbam and did not see oldcodger there downloading the software
in hopes of getting it free is not beta testing you have to give feedback also

and if it's that bad why are hjt log readers using it look around and i doin't
think finding cookies are better detection rates as you doin't need a malware tool to get
them off your pc


leofelix reviewed v1.11 on Apr 9, 2008

one of the best antimalware I ever used.
pros: it's freeware too (with no real time module and some feature)
light, efficient, it removes rookits, rogue utilities, spyware and trojans.
MalwareBytes' Antimalware is compatible with the most of antivirus and firewall.

King of Holland

King of Holland reviewed v1.11 on Apr 8, 2008

If a (worthless) tool costing $25 is this far and still have to fix these kinds of bugs, I really wonder the few poor souls that hand over their money. Besides, I think it only detects a handful of nasties, and not even able to fix them too.

Even if this was freeware, it still wasn't worth the download.


preinterpost reviewed v1.10 on Apr 2, 2008

1 extra poing for posting a change list
5 minus points for manipulating the forum and trying to push this security risk onto unsuspecting user's PCs.

Stay away.


oldcodger reviewed v1.09 on Mar 20, 2008

I was a beta tester for this program and defended it vigorously thro the beta stages.
It does work but only to a limited extent compared to some other similar programs. After the beta testing was over it was then necessary to pay for the program and frankly, there is no way I would pay for this.
Both the freeware and professional editions of Superantispyware are vastly superior as is Spybot freeware.
As I said earlier, I have defended this program thro its beta testing stages but, as others have indicated, they are sceptical about where some of the comments left here have come from. I now have to admit that I too feel that the comments are being manipulated either by the author or his friends. The program is most definately not as good as some of the comments would indicate.
My impartial advice would be to go for one of the free spyware removal programs I mentioned earlier.
If you must try this program, then run it first then run the others afterwards. I think you will find that the detection rate is far lower than the others.


OvrDriVE reviewed v1.09 on Mar 20, 2008

Gotta give this a 5. It found and removed what symantec's removal tool could not. decent program for what it does.


gismo409 reviewed v1.08 on Mar 11, 2008

IMHO this program has potential, it does have fast scans, it updates frequently.
It has not found anything on my system, but I use this only as a back up scanner.
Seems light, does'nt have alot of running processes, like some other programs.

The only thing I noticed that it said I should uninstall all other previous versions before going to 1.08, I did this, cleaned registry, and I found I still had all my log files from previous scans!

Like I said before , this program has Great Potential


Malwarebytes reviewed v1.05 on Feb 25, 2008

@De Julien,

1. I am not controlling anybody's responses. I am not a moderator here. I understand it is not about how many updates are released but the detection rate. I was simply defending comments below stating that we did not update our database and that our scans were slow.

De Julien

De Julien reviewed v1.05 on Feb 22, 2008

The mafia author is controlling people's responses here, all negative reviews will be removed !

@Malwarebytes, it's not the ammount of updates that's important, it's the detection-base.

@Malwarebytes, it's not the scanning speed that's important, it's recognizing malware.


radiomaffia reviewed v1.04 on Feb 19, 2008

Haven't tested it and read enough allthough I must say I'm surprised that a developer of Malwarebytes has the cutts to be critical on a comment. It shouldn't surprise me that if you purchase and are not satisfed the same funny devoloper is making fun of you then. Devoloper, let the comments the comments it isn't your job to get involved here, who ever you are. Make a good product that is worthfull the money and you will see the ratings are getting higher and that is for both advantage, to get rid of malware&make same money to devolop. Good luck


preinterpost reviewed v1.03 on Feb 11, 2008

If you check the reviews of this product you will see the high rating simply originates from the developers and their friends (beta testers).

Security is serious business. Go with something established. There are plenty of free alternatives.


Malwarebytes reviewed v1.02 on Feb 5, 2008

Funny how we update our definitions 2-3 times a day and our scans are faster than the products you listed yet you still give a 1. Great rating!


Michelle reviewed v1.02 on Feb 5, 2008

Having tested Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.02 fully I can tell you the people at have a lot of work in front of them. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.02 FAILED big time at detecting some test trojans. I wanted to see if Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.02 could detect some test trojans that AVG Anti-Spyware the free version detected right away. Also Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 Free version DID NOT have a problem detecting the test trojans either. Lets face it Malwarebytes is small compared to the big boys like Lavasoft and Grisoft just to name a few and Malwarebytes definitions arent up dated daily they have a very small and limited database. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.02 scans are very slow all in all I would say dont bother with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.02


Winkler reviewed v1.02 on Feb 4, 2008

bobad, i don't get what is your problem? this is free program. don't use it if you don't like it. i don't have nothing against malwarebytes. maybe you are just like metshrine who tries to bash dvdfab all the time. and preinterpost, malwarebytes is free. and use i spybot all the time too.


preinterpost reviewed v1.02 on Feb 4, 2008

Get SpyBot or something well established (and free) instead.


bobad reviewed v1.01 on Jan 27, 2008

I just D/L and tested the latest release. There is still no realtime scanner, so there is still no reason to choose it over fully functional Freeware programs such as Spybot or Spyware Terminator. Detecting Spyware after the fact is too late and pretty useless. Therefore the program itself is pretty useless. My advice is to find a Freeware AS program with a realtime scanner, and avoid such programs.


Malwarebytes reviewed v1.00 on Jan 22, 2008

Nope, the program is one process. The monitor is a separate one and can be purchased. It does not run until requested.

Let us know if you have any more issues.

Point Zero

Point Zero reviewed v1.00 on Jan 22, 2008

Does this tool dump a lot of resident processes on your system, and a few services that run constantly ?


joe53 reviewed v0.89 Beta on Jan 13, 2008

When I beta-test a scanner, I ask myself the following questions:

1) Does it come from a respected source?
2) Does it have a good user-to-user support forum?
3) Is the author personally involved in trouble-shooting on this forum?
4) Is the GUI intuitive/user-friendly?
5) Is it easy to install/uninstall?
6) Do all my other resident defenses continue to perform well?
7) Does my PC/browser performance remain unaffected?
8) Is (manual) updating trouble-free? (No automatic updates for beta-ware for me!)
9) Does the scanner remove (not merely detect) infections?
10) Is there a quarantine/restore option (in case of false positive detections)?
11) Are false positive detections infrequent?
12) Are deletions of FPs benign?

Having beta-tested MBAM from the beginning, I can state that the answer to all the above is a definitive "yes". The only glitch I encountered was that Comodo Firewall Pro 3 would generate benign 0 byte files during an MBAM scan that subsequent scans detected. Deactivating CFP Advanced+ (HIPS) prior to scanning prevented this.

Disclaimer: Apart from beta-testing, I have no association with the author of this product.


bobad reviewed v0.89 Beta on Jan 9, 2008

Works fine. However, because it has no real-time scanning, there is no compelling reason to choose it over Spybot or Spyware Terminator. I do like the light, simple GUI and the updates that installs quickly and cleanly.


Travasaurus reviewed v0.88 Beta on Jan 9, 2008

I'm an independent consultant who has been beta testing this product for several months now, on Vista Business and XP Professional (both of which are "production" machines, I might add).
Aside from some minor glitches which were so insignificant that I can't even remember what they were, this little jewel runs like a striped-ass ape.
I went to the trouble of joining this forum just so I could put my 2 cents worth in, with no axe to grind whatsoever, because some Bozo out there who obviously DOES have an axe to grind tried to falsely denigrate this great little program.

It works like a charm, in my estimation...


jofin reviewed v0.88 Beta on Jan 9, 2008

I get really fed up with some of the negative responses, not only about this program but others listed on this website. If a program deserves a negative review I would do it in a minute. However, I have downloaded the last few releases of Malwarebites and used them. There is absolutely no justification for others to state that it is spyware or any other type of "negative ware". My installation and use has not brought about viruses or spyware appearing because of it.
As for the program itself, it runs quickly, even on the deep check and if there is anything found, it notifies you of this.
Readers may not believe this review or may even be sceptical of its source but my best advice would be to download it, install it and try it for yourself. Ignore the negative reviews and make up your own mind.


mickjj reviewed v0.88 Beta on Jan 9, 2008

Have tested MBAM since it began, no issues running on either Vista or XP. Am impressed by speed of both scan and update.
I run antivir (the paid for model)and I clicked on the link and guess what?NOTHING!


p3t3rb0na reviewed v0.88 Beta on Jan 8, 2008

I have Beta Tested MBAM for the get go. Apart from a minor problem with the Update feature early on (resolved very quickly)I have found MBAM an excellent addition to my Malware arsenal. Extremely easy to use GUI a fast and efficient Malware Program.
Thanks to Malwarebytes for the use of this highly effective Malware Program.


Malwarebytes reviewed v0.88 Beta on Jan 7, 2008

You are ridiculous. The posts below are all legit. I am the only developer of MBAM, no 'developers' are posting reviews. You can ask FileForum, they are all unique IP's. As for you, you are providing NO USEFUL feedback. PLEASE stop posting to this download, nobody is gaining anything from it. We have over 6,000 beta testers and not one has reported a problem except you with your false threats.


hurzx reviewed v0.88 Beta on Jan 7, 2008


It's not you...¨Positive reviews are from the developpers. Once, just after I posted a negative review, a very positive one appeared. In that post there was a link; I clicked on it and I immediately got a virus which was detected and stopped by Antivir. Strange no ?


kbsoftware reviewed v0.85 Beta on Jan 5, 2008

I'm not impressed by this program.

And is it me or does anyone else notice something suspicious with the positive reviews below ?


nerrad reviewed v0.85 Beta on Jan 4, 2008

MBAM is shaping up nicely. The quick and full scans are very fast. It does NOT cause any system damage (as claimed by a couple of reviewers) and can be uninstalled cleanly. MBAM can actually remove any malware it finds. It is being developed by reputable people in the anti-malware community. MBAM will replace Ad-Aware on my machine.


GSMAN reviewed v0.84 Beta on Dec 27, 2007

At least one person speaks the truth [prm753].

Application is coming along nicely, updated often, very fast initial process scan to stop running malware and IE instances if checked in config., offers a PRO version which uses scheduling for updates and scans.
Keep up the good work!


CyberDoc999 reviewed v0.83 Beta on Dec 27, 2007

it is very bad .... it messed up my system


lurkingatu2 reviewed v0.80 Beta on Dec 17, 2007

i like and trust malwarebytes antimalware and the people behind it
it scans fast and it has not messed up my system (hurzx lol)


prm753 reviewed v0.80 Beta on Dec 17, 2007

Well, that review by hurzx was a waste of space.

MBAM 0.80 scans quite quickly for me and is not (as our friend hurzx would like to claim) malware. In fact, our friend hurzx doesn't even have any evidence to back up his claims - but he spouts nonsense anyways.

Malware Bytes' Anti-Malware is brought to you by the same folks who created About:Buster and RogueRemover, two highly respected pieces of software in the anti-malware community. That fact alone would point to the fact that MBAM is anything but malware.

5 stars.


hurzx reviewed v0.80 Beta on Dec 17, 2007

It is not even a malware tool, but a malware itself. Just a bad joke.

Scans slowwwwwwwwly, finds nothing and mess up your system.

To avoid absolutely.


sho-dan reviewed v0.79 Beta on Dec 12, 2007

Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware is user friendly, the graphical user interface (GUI ) is clean and arranged in the right order and the general settings are not complicated to use.
You can perform either quick scan or a full system scan to detect and quarantine/remove the malware found on your computer,the Quick and Full scan speeds are quite fast. Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware is one excellent program.


adchia reviewed v0.79 Beta on Dec 10, 2007

Installation is fast and smooth.

The GUI is nicely organized by easy to read tabs. Numerous settings are available for the user to browser through. For example, the user can decide whether they want a context menu item from MBAM.

As for the actual scan, lightning fast. Marcin has said that he'll continue improving the scan speed. The only con I can think of regarding the scanner is that it does hog some resources, although this seems to have improved from past versions.

One would think that the scan isn't very thorough since its fast, but MBAM is already taking down stubborn malware. I'm confident that its database will catch up to other top notch antimalware applications, especially since nosirrah, a respected malware hunter, is building up the database.

The real-time protection is still being implemented. It looks promising, however, with a MBAM system service in the works.

Scheduling will be allowed in the pro version. I think the limitations are fair, similar to those of the popular SUPERAntiSpyware.

In addition to the basic scanning, removing, prevention aspects of MBAM, the program also has FileASSASSIN included, which allows removal of tough to remove files. From the looks of it, additional tools like fixes to common problems (like broken system restore, fixing broken LSPs) will be included. Sometime in the future, the list of targeted malware will be included, according to nosirrah, but since MBAM is just beginning to build up its database, removal is more important- a logical conclusion.

Overall, this is a promising product. Watch out for a final release before the end of the year. Its fast scan times promote frequent scans and its database is sure to be strong later on. False positives may appear in the beta stage, but the time MBAM is released, false positives probably won't be very frequent.


Malwarebytes reviewed v0.78 Beta on Dec 9, 2007

Hello, my name is Marcin Kleczynski, and I am one of the developers of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. If you find and bugs or any features you would like included, do not hesitate to contact us on our website


2Ton reviewed v0.78 Beta on Dec 9, 2007

Scans superfast. Quick scan = 1 minute 57 seconds and Full Scan = 15 minutes 04 seconds. I like the interface, it is simple and self explanatory. Runs well, no system crashes or bugs for me.


bobad reviewed v0.78 Beta on Dec 8, 2007

Nice, simple GUI. Very light, clean, and intuitive. I don't know how effective the scanner is, because the Spybot and Spyware Terminator's realtime scanners keep my system clean. The bad news is, the scanner is a bit slow, and if you try to un-check the context menu in "Settings", it causes an error and eventual program hang. I consider the program a demo, because it's not very useful without a realtime scanner.


hurzx reviewed v0.78 Beta on Dec 7, 2007

Incredibly fast. It took only 1h 35mn 51s to not even perform a full scan of 48 300 files and less than 20Mg! I stopped it before the end, it would have last one week to complete.

Whatevet I scan C,D or E drive, results are the same ! The same 5 false positive as winlogon in system 32 or taskmgr !

It also messed up the system so that I had to make a restore.

Perfect malware product. I strongly recommend not to install and try it and urge Betanews to be more vigilent with what is posted on the site.


2Ton reviewed v0.77 Beta on Dec 6, 2007

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 0.77 is a good peace of software. It is easy to install. The interface is simple and not clattered. The buttons are easy to understand even for newbies, which I am one of them.

It scans pretty fast. It scanned my 80gig hard drive very fast, the quick scan took only 2 minutes and 19 seconds and the full scan took only 16 minutes and 9 seconds.


JeanInMontana reviewed v0.77 Beta on Dec 6, 2007

As a tester for this program from the start and member of the moderating team at Malwarebytes, I know first hand just how good it is. It's GREAT!! The people behind this program are well known malware researchers and highly respected in the security community. This program will continue to improve and will stay on the cutting edge of detection.


Supacoo reviewed v0.77 Beta on Dec 4, 2007

MBAM is a fast scanner that packs a punch against some tough viruses. I can't wait to see it keep updating and improving. So far I like what I see.


Galifray reviewed v0.76 Beta on Dec 3, 2007

It's smaller than the pre-2007 Ad-aware, and works quickly and without grabbing huge amounts of RAM and processor time. The tabbed interface is arranged logically, though it may be a bit large with too much padding, as it takes up half the screen. I like it.

Point Zero

Point Zero reviewed v0.76 Beta on Dec 3, 2007

It's free and concurrency for SS&D, that's not bad !


ltsnow reviewed v0.73 Beta on Nov 25, 2007

.74 Beta is now out and it has major changes. This is extremely fast and is updated regularly.


preinterpost reviewed v0.71 Beta on Nov 13, 2007

With VORTEX technology! Must be good then!


ltsnow reviewed v0.71 Beta on Nov 12, 2007

I have been using this program for about a week now and I really like it. It has frequent updates and is very fast. Excellent program.


Methsrine reviewed v0.71 Beta on Nov 12, 2007

Not bad


bellgamin reviewed v0.69 Beta on Oct 31, 2007

Anti-Malware (MBAM) is not an antivirus. I'm not sure exactly WHAT MBAM is. It's too new, even for the folks at Wilders Security Forums.

At Wilders, MBAM's proponent described MBAM as follows (quoted in part):

"MBAM uses a lot better, and safer, heuristics scanning. ...It is not an AntiVirus, it is an AntiMalware program...."

Security programs can be VERY hard to uninstall. If you aren't an experienced beta tester, I'd say leave it alone for now. If you do decide to test it, I recommend you install it to a separate image or VM.


DatabaseBen reviewed v0.66 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

do we need another antiviral on the market? what would meke this software better to use than those on the market already?

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