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

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jollydan

Level 1
Verified
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?
Let me tell you about my experience with MBBG. (2 days ago)
I reinstalled Windows and installed Google Chrome with MBBG extension.
After that, I installed Adguard without success (Web installer). I didn't know why even though I removed Adguard and reinstalled it.
I did it many a time and I gave up without knowing what caused this bug. I couldn't even install the new Microsoft Edge. It showed the error code.
Finaly, I removed MBBG and reinstalled Adguard as well as the new Mcrosoft Edge without any gitches.
In conclusion, If you use MBBG, don't use Adguard. If you use MBBG, don't install the new Microsoft Edge.
You guys can give it a try and correct me if I'm wrong.

Regards,
 

blackice

Level 27
Verified
Let me tell you about my experience with MBBG. (2 days ago)
I reinstalled Windows and installed Google Chrome with MBBG extension.
After that, I installed Adguard without success (Web installer). I didn't know why even though I removed Adguard and reinstalled it.
I did it many a time and I gave up without knowing what caused this bug. I couldn't even install the new Microsoft Edge. It showed the error code.
Finaly, I removed MBBG and reinstalled Adguard as well as the new Mcrosoft Edge without any gitches.
In conclusion, If you use MBBG, don't use Adguard. If you use MBBG, don't install the new Microsoft Edge.
You guys can give it a try and correct me if I'm wrong.

Regards,
I’ve used both together installed through the chrome web store. I didn’t have any problems as I recall. This was prior to edge chromium being in full release, so I can’t speak to that.
 

Antus67

Level 9
Verified
I have the paid version and MB claims you don't need a antivirus that MB does it all......well IMHO that's far from the truth. Their heading in the right directioin but have a long way to go yet............... marketing talk can be pursaive to say the least.:cautious:
 

jollydan

Level 1
Verified
When I remove MBBG extension from Google Chrome, my browser runs as smoothly as silk!
Besides, I decided not to reinstall Malwarebytes Premium though I have a lifetime license.
I use WD only.

EDIT: Believe it or not, I used to be a long-term fan of Malwarebytes Premium, but I'm not any longer now.
 
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BVLon

TM is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.
I was provided with a license by one of my mates... before that I've only used TM once, like 8-9 years ago...it wasn't brilliant. Now I am playing with it and might decide to keep it. You can say I've been "converted" :D
So far I can't trigger a TM failure. It was picking up the *.txt files that the ransomware dropped.
 
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DDE_Server

Level 21
Verified
Let me tell you about my experience with MBBG. (2 days ago)
I reinstalled Windows and installed Google Chrome with MBBG extension.
After that, I installed Adguard without success (Web installer). I didn't know why even though I removed Adguard and reinstalled it.
I did it many a time and I gave up without knowing what caused this bug. I couldn't even install the new Microsoft Edge. It showed the error code.
Finaly, I removed MBBG and reinstalled Adguard as well as the new Mcrosoft Edge without any gitches.
In conclusion, If you use MBBG, don't use Adguard. If you use MBBG, don't install the new Microsoft Edge.
You guys can give it a try and correct me if I'm wrong.

Regards,
i use both Adguard Desktop application and MBBG together without any problem but in google chrome browser

I just put my TrendMicro to an extreme attack and it did more than great.

View attachment 234898

It was fighting with active sodinokobi ransomware. None of my files have been encrypted. I disabled TM to activate the ransomware.
Really initiative interface i liked it but it is price very high for me and cannot get good deals for it as i had for Emsisoft in the previous black Friday
 
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BVLon

How do you rate it in a comparison with Norton? Possibility of customization? Is the firewall valid and configurable like Norton?
Norton offers better protection (thanks to its backup and VPN components) and better customization. Trend Micro doesn't have a firewall, but offers better ransomware, scripts, privacy and web protection. I believe that the product price should be the ultimate factor in taking a decision here. As I was given a free 5-year license for Trend Micro, once I confirm it is effective enough, I might decide to stay with it and save some quids.
 
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