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)
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Back3

Level 5
I have a lifetime license of MalwareBytes Premium...but did not install it on my latest computer. Too heavy.. Virus protection average..I prefer Windows Defender with Configure Defender. I installed MalwareBytes Browser Guard extension ( add tracking disabled) ( Chrome and Edge) after reading this review:
It's a little heavy but the protection is good!
 

Burrito

Level 23
I used to be a fan of MBG.

And it's "MBG" rather than "MBBG." :)
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It reminds me of my early enthusiasm for Cylance.

And Cylance does absolutely have great 0-day and ransomware protection.

But it's chuck full of false positives.

They are both full of false positives.

MBG breaks websites. Lots of websites.

Example: Costco.com

The way it is supposed to look --

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With MBG enabled --

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Title missing, additional pics missing, reviews missing, purchase button missing...

And it's often like this with MBG.

And like Cylance... it's pretty good at some things... but there are a lot more false positives than actual threats.

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BVLon

And it's "MBG" rather than "MBBG." :)
I thought Malwarebytes was stylized MalwareBytes... didn't realise they've changed that, but then again, they are not the most important business on this planet for one to keep current with them :D.
Their MBG is quite good, but needs some work. I noticed it's a whole thing to bypass a warning. It opens 10 additional tabs, before opening the blocked site. It's good for novice users tho, as it blocks quite a lot of scam pages and it might be great for elderly people as well. Few broken pages are a tolerable toll to pay in the name of keeping finances secure.
BB Cylance is one product that I've never tried and I should.
 
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Nightwalker

Level 20
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
I used to be a fan of MBG.

And it's "MBG" rather than "MBBG." :)
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It reminds me of my early enthusiasm for Cylance.

And Cylance does absolutely have great 0-day and ransomware protection.

But it's chuck full of false positives.

They are both full of false positives.

MBG breaks websites. Lots of websites.
Yeah, so true.
Does it still break webpages if you disable the adblock functionality ? Personally I dont bother with it, just the malware/phishing/scam protection.
 

Burrito

Level 23
Yeah, so true.
Does it still break webpages if you disable the adblock functionality ? Personally I dont bother with it, just the malware/phishing/scam protection.
Hey Nightwalker,

Good question. In this case, it's the "Scams" toggle that causes the issue.

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In this image, the additional pictures show up... and other things hidden by the MBG GUI.

And that's exactly the thing.... I got tired of things not working, and I learned to always suspect it was MBG, and then I'd start the process of trying to figure out what part of MBG is breaking a website..

If you have the patience and tolerance to do that... you are probably safer.

But like SO many other products over time... ultimately I want my security products to be really smart. I don't want a lot of extra work to get the browser to function correctly.

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sg09

Level 1
Hi, I can see from the feedback that scans can be quite slow, but how much?

I recently installed the latest build and found that it was awfully slow! It took nearly 3-4 times the time it took in earlier v3.

Now, I am confused! Is the scan supposed to be this much slow, or the software is suffering some interference from F-Secure Safe! F-Secure has the habit of making us uninstall every other resident software before installation, but is actually compatible with many. Has anyone tried this combo lately?

Disc: I have a lifetime MBAM license.
 

Nightwalker

Level 20
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Hi, I can see from the feedback that scans can be quite slow, but how much?

I recently installed the latest build and found that it was awfully slow! It took nearly 3-4 times the time it took in earlier v3.

Now, I am confused! Is the scan supposed to be this much slow, or the software is suffering some interference from F-Secure Safe! F-Secure has the habit of making us uninstall every other resident software before installation, but is actually compatible with many. Has anyone tried this combo lately?

Disc: I have a lifetime MBAM license.
In my machine Malwarebytes 4 is far from being slow at scanning, it doesnt take more than 30 seconds to be complete.
 

Nightwalker

Level 20
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Yes, I am using Windows 10. Why are you suggesting that?
Because rootkit as a threat is essentialy dead, save for some hardcore targeted attack that you will never be infected with and that Malwarebytes wont help anyway.

Otherwise, you dont need to full scan your system, the default mode is optimal because it is targeting active infections and common potential infected directories.
 

sirius777

Level 1
Hi, I can see from the feedback that scans can be quite slow, but how much?

I recently installed the latest build and found that it was awfully slow! It took nearly 3-4 times the time it took in earlier v3.

Now, I am confused! Is the scan supposed to be this much slow, or the software is suffering some interference from F-Secure Safe! F-Secure has the habit of making us uninstall every other resident software before installation, but is actually compatible with many. Has anyone tried this combo lately?

Disc: I have a lifetime MBAM license.
Did you white list (excluded) Malwarebytes in your other security software? I see you are using Malwarebytes Premium together with Emsisoft Home Premium and Rogue-Killer Antimalware.
 

sg09

Level 1
@sirius777 today I again installed Malwarebytes but this time I excluded all folders & drivers of MBAM in F-Secure settings. Still, I faced the same painstakingly long scanning times. Also, I noticed that MBAM interfered with the functioning of Adguard, for example Adguard Assistant wasn't showing up and a number of ads & pop-ups were thrown, (which normally adguard blocks & in fact did after I uninstalled MBAM), which were then blocked by MBAM. I used to use MBAM v3 with Adguard before without issues.
 
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