Software
Malwarebytes Premium V4
Installation
4.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Fast, no hickups
No bundles
Interface (UI)
3.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Attractive with lots of colours
Can be hard to navigate for a new user.
Usability
2.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
Many features, including exploit and ransomware protection, but all of these features are underwhelming
Performance and System Impact
2.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
For a add-on/second opinion scanner it uses a ton of resources, ~100 megabytes when idle, this is more than window defender
The whole computer slows to a crawl when scanning, even when its idle its noticable.
Protection
1.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
Ransomware protection is slow and clunky, most ransomware has time to encrypt your files before being detected
Detection ratio of less than 40% is the lowest out of any security product.
Good, not great, web protection.
Real-time file system protection
1.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
3.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
1.00 star(s)
Pros
Easy to use
Simple and non-intrusive
Ransomware protection
Works alongside other antivirus software
Effective malware removal
Well designed, clear interface
Multiple layers of protection
Cons
Advanced users may want more control
Noticeable system impact
Can be resource-hungry
Antivirus capabilities are average at best
Weak protection against zero-day threats
Limited web protection
Not as many features as some competitors
Scans can be rather slow
Can slow down your browsing speed
Slows down browsing the Internet
Opening, copying or saving a file is noticeably slower
Significant impact while playing games
Software installed on computer
Less than 30 days
Computer Specifications
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Intel Core i5-6400
geForce GTX 1070
C: drive
Manufacturer: SanDisk
Interface: SATA
Capacity: 119 GB

D: drive
Manufacturer: Seagate
Interface: SATA
Capacity: 931 GB
Recommended for
All types of users
Overall Rating
1.00 star(s)
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plat1098

Level 11
Verified
Was the 4.0 premium the only real time software on your machine when you tested it? The on-demand scanner was optimized with hyper-threading way back when 3.0 first came out. So this, of itself, should not be particularly "slow," relative to one's hardware and other installed software taking up room on the drive.

I totally wonder about its marketing approach in calling itself an antivirus replacement. :unsure: But in general, most vendors consider software optimization on various hardware a priority. So, conflicting real times may be an underlying culprit sometimes. Just trying to be fair here.
 
Your cons will certainly not apply to everyone's computer.

It does poorly in AV tests becaue it does not detect all the same malware, in the same way, as other AV's. They base their detection's on behaviour based techniques rather than signatures. Saying it is an anti-virus is nonsense, its a anti-virus companion if its anything.
 

Cortex

Level 13
Malwarebytes seem to think it's a full replacement, but seem to say different things in different places, this says you need for example WD?

'You don't need to pay for a traditional AV anymore! At Malwarebytes, we have always approached things differently and, as many people know based on their own positive experience with Malwarebytes finding and remediating malware that gets past AVs, we know a thing or two about zero-day malware and their infection tactics. We have always believed that no one product can do it all, and the free AV that comes with modern operating systems, in conjunction with Malwarebytes is all you will ever need'

Mbam Blurb

I'm very unimpressed & have 4 (unused) lifetime licenses.
 

Cortex

Level 13
Malwarebytes did say with the previous version it is an AV replacement, but the latest blurb means nothing whatsoever - Though Emsisoft Anti-Malware is product in it's own right & as I recall Fabian did say it's all he uses, Mbam seem to be hedging their bets now - I can't think of a reason to use Mbam anymore but a while ago it was IMHO it was a must - Most badware is now Malware as opposed to viruses, although in essence they are the same? There was quite a few threads some time ago on their forums (stuff you don't want running on your systems that mess things up ware)
 

Umbra

Level 14
Verified
MBAM is just a signature-based real-time scanner, how can it block modern malware, it doesn't have any default-deny mechanism which is mandatory those day.
All malware aren't exploit so it's anti-exploit module won't do much, unless they widen its scope, things I not heard.
 

Robbie

Level 29
Verified
Content Creator
Malware Tester
MBAM is just a signature-based real-time scanner, how can it block modern malware, it doesn't have any default-deny mechanism which is mandatory those day.
All malware aren't exploit so it's anti-exploit module won't do much, unless they widen its scope, things I not heard.
I will second this. Since Kaspersky 2017 was launched and I very first tested and understood the magnitude of Application Control, anti-execution modules and restriction policies, I never again used any security suite or combo that didn't include at least on type of default-deny mechanism. Refusing to use a default-deny mechanism is just hoping you will never face a zero-day. It's just a stupid practice, blindly trusting signatures is ridiculous nowadays.
 

LDogg

Level 30
Verified
Malwarebytes seem to think it's a full replacement, but seem to say different things in different places, this says you need for example WD?

'You don't need to pay for a traditional AV anymore! At Malwarebytes, we have always approached things differently and, as many people know based on their own positive experience with Malwarebytes finding and remediating malware that gets past AVs, we know a thing or two about zero-day malware and their infection tactics. We have always believed that no one product can do it all, and the free AV that comes with modern operating systems, in conjunction with Malwarebytes is all you will ever need'
Above I have highlighted two quotes which is a complete alphabet spaghetti, which looks like a squirrel threw a nut at someones keyboard typing out a load of pseudo-intellectual mental gymanastics. This company used our members as bait, then through them back out to sea like by-catch. This companies products are factually only ever good as a web browser extension, Windows firewall companion or as a second opinion scanner.

Negative opinion to make, but like many companies of old; the nostalgia only goes so far.

~LDogg
 

Umbra

Level 14
Verified
Signature based is becoming obsolete
Not becoming, it is. I keep telling it here since half a decade lol.
But the reason why it will never disappear is that the masses aren't capable to handle anything else. AI thingies were an attempt but failed as well.

The big winner is Microsoft, they slowly pushed WD and people now don't even bother use anything else, even me who heavily dislike AVs let WD run on my system, reason: it is there already, seems quite efficient, so why bother removing it or adding something else?
 

Dave Russo

Level 9
Verified
Running it next to webroot,I can sleep easy knowing,I have the 2 best programs known to PC magazine,Signature based autograph, I believe from the owner of the company is considered a collectors item,maybe worth a little something for a rainy day
 
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