Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Fast & Simple Malware Removal Tool

  • Malware Scanner


  • Internet Security


  • Email Scanner


  • On-demand Scanner


  • Firewall Controls


  • Parental Controls


  • Virus Database


  • Version


  • Type

    Business, Personal, Professional

  • Publisher


  • OS Compatibility

    Windows 7 / 2003/ Vista/ XP/ Server 2008

  • File Size

    10.18 MB

  • Price

    Free 14-day trial; $24.95 paid upgrade

Although Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free hasn’t had any major updates in recent years, it is still an effective anti-malware tool.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s primary feature is to scan your computer for “the bad guys”, otherwise known as malware. On that level, it is quite successful. It offers a quick scan, a full scan, and a flash scan to analyze memory and autorun objects.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free also supports multiple drive scanning, including network drives, context menu options including a scan-on-demand function for individual files, and the FileAssassin option to remove locked files.

The only downside to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free is the fact that it’s a one-hit wonder. It scans & removes malware—but that’s all it does.

The paid upgrade version does include a few more features, but still doesn’t extend very far past the malware removal tool. Two features of note on the paid upgrade are Protection controls to block zero-day infections from malicious sites and files, and a scheduler.

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