Software
Malwarebytes 4.0.4 Free
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
The installation is so easy. One click and you're ready to go. No bundled software, nothing, it's just a basic web installer that works.
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
The interface can be somewhat difficult for new users since they have a lot of settings, but they can be learnt in a few minutes.
Usability
4.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
Not bad. But I can't say more about this since it's everyone's opinion.
Performance and System Impact
3.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
Malwarebytes is a great product, but when it comes to performance, it goes down. When scanning, it gets very heavy in resources. If you have real-time protection enabled (if you have Premium version of course), it won't be better.
But overall, when it is idle, the performance was great and I didn't find any issues at all.
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
Protection is absolutely excellent. At least, that's my opinion. I've tested a lot of antiviruses (Kaspersky, Avast, Avira, and more...) but, at the end, I've outclassed them by Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes seems to detects less false positives and more real threats in general. I've used everywhere to clean infected computers and it worked like a charm.
Pros
It's a free software
Lots of great features
Highly configurable
Easy to use
Simple and non-intrusive
Strong and reliable protection
Works alongside other antivirus software
Accurate and reliable antivirus engine
Virus signatures are updated very often
Effective malware removal
Well designed, clear interface
Cons
Noticeable system impact
Can be resource-hungry
Limited web protection
Includes links to paid-for components
Scans can be rather slow
Can slow down your browsing speed
Software installed on computer
More than 1 year
Computer Specifications
QEMU/KVM Virtual Machine (using virt-manager) on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS.
VM specs :
Intel Core i7 9xx Nehalem, IBRS update
Integrated graphics
2 GB RAM DDR3
~40 GB SATA HDD
Windows 7 SP1 x64
Overall Rating
5.00 star(s)
Disclaimer

Any views or opinions expressed are that of the member giving the information and may be subjective.
This software may behave differently on your device.

We encourage you to compare these opinions with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
Before buying a product you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.

B

BVLon

You've ticked lot's of features??? In MBAM free...? Highly Configurable? Accurate and reliable Antivirus engine? Really?
Then you've said limited web-protection. MBAM's Browser Guard is actually a monster in web-protection. It is probably the best tool I have ever seen. It also doesn't slow down the browsing speed. I personally do not find this review accurate.
 

Tiamati

Level 6
Verified
MBAM's Browser Guard is actually a monster in web-protection. It is probably the best tool I have ever seen. It also doesn't slow down the browsing speed. I personally do not find this review accurate.
There is a thread in our forum comparing web-protection extensions. Last time i saw their posts, MBE did a good job, but BTL was lighter and more efficiente. EMSISOFT browser security did an excellent job too (and keep the best level of privacy protection)
 
B

BVLon

There is a thread in our forum comparing web-protection extensions. Last time i saw their posts, MBE did a good job, but BTL was lighter and more efficiente. EMSISOFT browser security did an excellent job too (and keep the best level of privacy protection)
Bitdefender TrafficLight blocks only what it KNOWS as bad. MBAM goes one step further and blocks anything that might look as a scam, fake av/optimiser, etc. On synthesized test maybe BTL is the best. But day-to-day definitely, MBAM BG wins.
 

AnErrupTion

Level 1
You've ticked lot's of features??? In MBAM free...? Highly Configurable? Accurate and reliable Antivirus engine? Really?
Then you've said limited web-protection. MBAM's Browser Guard is actually a monster in web-protection. It is probably the best tool I have ever seen. It also doesn't slow down the browsing speed. I personally do not find this review accurate.
For web protection, I was talking about Malwarebytes Free, not the Browser Guard (but I do use it and yes it's a monster).
Accurate and reliable Antivirus engine, it's personally my opinion. I said that I had Malwarebytes since version 2.0 and it NEVER EVER disappointed me.
Well, maybe it doesn't have that much features, but it is highly configurable.
 
B

BVLon

For web protection, I was talking about Malwarebytes Free, not the Browser Guard (but I do use it and yes it's a monster).
Accurate and reliable Antivirus engine, it's personally my opinion. I said that I had Malwarebytes since version 2.0 and it NEVER EVER disappointed me.
Well, maybe it doesn't have that much features, but it is highly configurable.
Neither it's accurate, nor is it reliable. It's got good removal capabilities and erases threats in their entirety, but it's a galaxy away from being reliable. I do respect your personal opinion however.
 

Robbie

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
Malware Tester
I don't understand the thread. You're comparing MBAM Free version (on demand scanner) with antiviruses that provide real time protection. MBAM Free is just an on demand scanner. What are we comparing?
 

AnErrupTion

Level 1
I don't understand the thread. You're comparing MBAM Free version (on demand scanner) with antiviruses that provide real time protection. MBAM Free is just an on demand scanner. What are we comparing?
I never did that. I think you didn't understand it. I said that I had tested a lot of antiviruses that all got outclassed by Malwarebytes at the end (my personnal opinion here).
 
B

BVLon

I don't understand the thread. You're comparing MBAM Free version (on demand scanner) with antiviruses that provide real time protection. MBAM Free is just an on demand scanner. What are we comparing?
I think he is taking protection as "raw malware detection" and he finds it to be great, so he is right in a way (even though I wouldn't say the same about it and neither will independent labs. Outclassing many AVs... like which? McAfee? The free version obviously won't offer any protection. It is what it is - a second opinion scanner.

I've heard a lot of people saying that MBBG is heavier than other extensions... with significant impact in performance and in loading websites. What are your experience with that guys?
It is a bit heavy, so it should be avoided on slower systems, but bear in mind it also blocks ads and trackers. Bitdefender TL doesn't block any content on the page itself, so I don't even think the comparison is fair. To be fair, you have to turn off the ad and tracker block and then test the extensions.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

AnErrupTion

Level 1
Oh, okay, I apologize for the misunderstanding. I find it to be a very good scanner; but wouldn't pay for the full version - not worth it.
The paid version will just bring real-time protection (malware, web, phishing and ransomware protections). You can use Malwarebytes with MBBG and you basically have the Premium version of MBAM. (Except you don't have the anti-ransomware protection.)
 

Dave Russo

Level 11
Verified
I have a lifetime license for pro version,and install it now and then(I keep uninstalling)Web protection blocks Movies 123 and even after I make exception keeps blocking,Kaspersky on the other hand blocks,what ever it is and I can still watch, Symantec same,Windows Defender no alert what soever???and I can still watch, Any way Malwarebytes seem to be improving,but Its gonna be for me just a secondary scanner for now.
 

Nightwalker

Level 19
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
You've ticked lot's of features??? In MBAM free...? Highly Configurable? Accurate and reliable Antivirus engine? Really?
Then you've said limited web-protection. MBAM's Browser Guard is actually a monster in web-protection. It is probably the best tool I have ever seen. It also doesn't slow down the browsing speed. I personally do not find this review accurate.
Same experience here, MBAM web protection is one the best if not the best in the market, it really is a cut above the rest.

If MB Premium was lighter I would use it with my "traditional" antivirus solution.