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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Review


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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (I shall refer to it as MBAM throughout this review) is a anti-malware that removes malware. There is a free version and a paid for version.

 

Let's take a look at the features..

 

•Support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit).

•Light speed quick scanning.

•Ability to perform full scans for all drives.

•Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware protection module. (requires registration)

•Database updates released daily.

•Quarantine to hold threats and restore them at your convenience.

•Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module.

•Settings to enhance your Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware performance.

•A small list of extra utilities to help remove malware manually.

•Multi-lingual support.

•Works together with other anti-malware utilities.

•Command line support for quick scanning.

•Context menu integration to scan files on demand.

 

Reception..

 

PC World's Preston Gralla wrote that "Using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is simplicity itself".

CNET cited Malwarebytes as being useful against the MS Antivirus malware.

CNET awarded it April 2009 Editor's Choice along with 25 other computer applications.

Bleeping Computer has listed Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as a method of removing fake security applications such as MS Antivirus

Mark Gibbs of Network World gave Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 4 out of 5 and wrote that "It does the job and only the lack of a detailed explanation of what it has found stops it from getting 5 out of 5."

PC Magazine gave Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 3.5 out of 5, pointing out that although the product is good at removing malware and scareware, it fell short on removing keyloggers and rootkits.

Summary..

 

MBAM, is a small file size and is very effective at removing viruses and malware on demand. I often reccomend it to friends and family, if they have a virus as it 9/10 clears them up, quickly and efficiently. The premium versions gives you added capability of scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash memory scanner (which is awesome!)

Geeksoup.net's Score - 9/10

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I've had this program for years now and it is by far the best program for Malware removal - I use it as a secondary shield, Bitdefender to stop them getting in and if they do MB to get rid of it :o

It solves almost all the problems other virus programs don't see and it's free so it's an essential to have.

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