Software
Malwarebytes Premium 4.0.1
Installation
3.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Relatively fast installation, no bundles altough it is trialware and does not allow you to use it as a scanner unless you have used it for 14 days when the trial ends)
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Very modern but a bit difficult to navigate.
Almost non existant customization of the protection quality (except for the exploit protection)
Usability
4.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
The scan, altough fast, makes the product use 100% CPU and 600 megabytes of memory, which is way too much, however it is only for a couple minutes
Performance and System Impact
1.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
The resource usage while idle is one of largest out of any product, only Bitdefender is heavier (or equally so), and the performance impact is the highest ive seen, it caused the VM to start with a black and white screen for ~10 seconds. (note: shouldnt be that bad on a high end system)
Protection
4.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
The detection of zero day malware is probably one of the best and altough it missed two samples it prevented them for doing damage (in this case it blocked the payload and stopped ransomware from encrypting and then deleting the old files)

Web protection is quite good, it managed to block all 10 of my malicous sites, however, it only managed to block half or so of the 10 phishing sites (The extension did not improve the detection rate)
Real-time file system protection
4.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
3.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
4.00 star(s)
Pros
  1. No setup required
  2. Lightning fast scans
  3. Easy to use
  4. Simple and non-intrusive
  5. Ransomware protection
  6. Blocks even brand new malware
  7. Effective malware removal
  8. Well designed, clear interface
  9. Multiple layers of protection
Cons
  1. Advanced users may want more control
  2. Short on configuration options
  3. Noticeable system impact
  4. Can be resource-hungry
  5. Not as many features as some competitors
  6. Can be complex in some situations
  7. Can slow down your browsing speed
  8. Slows down browsing the Internet
  9. Opening, copying or saving a file is noticeably slower
  10. Browser extension extras can be unreliable
  11. Significant impact while playing games
Software installed on computer
Less than 30 days
Computer hardware
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Intel Core i5-6400RAM

16 GBGPU

geForce GTX 1070

Lenovo 364A (U3E1)

C: drive
Manufacturer: SanDisk
Interface: SATA
Capacity: 119 GB

D: drive
Manufacturer: Seagate
Interface: SATA
Capacity: 931 GBMonitor (Display)PnP
Recommended for
  1. All types of users
Overall Rating
4.00 star(s)
Disclaimer
  1. 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.

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EndangeredPootis

Level 8
Verified
Altough having pretty much no flaws, I find their practice of calling normal antivirus "dumb" and the performance impact the only reasons I wont recommend their product, considering "normal" antivirus not only have the same features (and more) as MBAM, like AI/Machine Learning, exploit protection, ransomware protection etc, they still have a lower performance impact and better protection.
 

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blackice

Level 28
Verified
If you only tested in a VM I would say that may be an issue with performance. I’ve run Malwarebytes with WD and the only thing it slowed down dramatically was file transfers. It also slowed down programs loading, but it didn’t seem like what you experienced. But, I am on an i7, so it that probably fits your comment on it’s impact.
 

EndangeredPootis

Level 8
Verified
If you only tested in a VM I would say that may be an issue with performance. I’ve run Malwarebytes with WD and the only thing it slowed down dramatically was file transfers. It also slowed down programs loading, but it didn’t seem like what you experienced. But, I am on an i7, so it that probably fits your comment on it’s impact.
I have personally used it on my host system aswell because I have a one year license for it, and it slowed down that a lot aswell, the most out of any antivirus infact, and ive used many.
 

Mahesh Sudula

Level 17
Verified
PROS: Good matured signatures, Great anti phishing with extension, PUP detection is good
Cons:
Ransom protection is slow n delayed, triggers upon encryption in most cases | Sophos
Poor self protection + seen ransom encrypting some of the MBAM files itself | Sophos
Not enough powerful to use as standalone AV.Need to combine with some AV.
Free version is enough + Free av + MBAM extension delivers better results over PRO VERSION
 

Nightwalker

Level 21
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
I like Malwarebytes Premium and I think it is much better than people give it credit for, imo it is much better at keeping a machine clean than most antivirus solutions nowadays.

The problem with Malwarebytes Premium is it ridiculous system performance impact, it is noticeable even in my Ryzen 5 3600 + 16 GB ram 3200 mhz + SSD NvME machine.
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
I have personally used it on my host system aswell because I have a one year license for it, and it slowed down that a lot aswell, the most out of any antivirus infact, and ive used many.
Ah, that makes sense then. If it’s bad on the host it is terrible in a VM I’m sure. Not a good look for them.

I like Malwarebytes Premium and I think it is much better than people give it credit, imo it is much better at keeping a machine clean than most antivirus solutions nowadays.

The problem with Malwarebytes Premium is it ridiculous system performance impact, it is noticeable even in my Ryzen 5 3600 + 16 GB ram 3200 mhz + SSD NvME machine.
I didn’t realize the system impact until I loaded a game and iTunes without it, while testing Bitdefender of all things, and moving a big folder. It was night and day! I was very surprised.
 

Protomartyr

Level 6
Verified
I didn’t realize the system impact until I loaded a game and iTunes without it, while testing Bitdefender of all things, and moving a big folder. It was night and day! I was very surprised.

Did you have Malwarebytes Premium running alongside Bitdefender?

I'm currently running Windows Defender (with ConfigureDefender set to Max) and Malwarebytes Premium (lifetime license) together on this laptop that has 8 GB of RAM. I run VMs on this machine so was wondering if perhaps disabling some of the real-time protection modules could help regain some performance.

What modules would you recommend I disable? At the minimum I'd like to keep the Web Protection module enabled at least.
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
Did you have Malwarebytes Premium running alongside Bitdefender?

I'm currently running Windows Defender (with ConfigureDefender set to Max) and Malwarebytes Premium (lifetime license) together on this laptop that has 8 GB of RAM. I run VMs on this machine so was wondering if perhaps disabling some of the real-time protection modules could help regain some performance.

What modules would you recommend I disable? At the minimum I'd like to keep the Web Protection module enabled at least.
I ran it with WD and only tried Bitdefender after the slowest file transfer ever using MB and WD. I think the web protection module is the most worthwhile module. If you are running it with something else you could probably disable everything else. I’m not sure if the ransomware protection slows things down or not, but you could try it too. I find programs launch much faster without the real-time protection on.
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
I ran it with WD and only tried Bitdefender after the slowest file transfer ever using MB and WD. I think the web protection module is the most worthwhile module. If you are running it with something else you could probably disable everything else. I’m not sure if the ransomware protection slows things down or not, but you could try it too. I find programs launch much faster without the real-time protection on.
To clarify, I have not run Malwarebytes Premium with Bitdefender, or anything other than WD. I do wonder how it is running on it’s own. @Nightwalker may know as he’s been using it recently.