Alternatives to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for all platforms with any license

  • Spybot - Search & Destroy

    Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Free for private use....

    • Search algorithm based on symptom not only presence allows it to inspect files that either get created or infected by unwanted programs and *ware to find the problems. Guest • Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Neither always catches everything. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Windows Windows Mobile S60

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  • AdwCleaner

    AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for : Adware (ads softwares) PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program) Toolbars Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage) ...

    • It doesn't have all functions of a proper anti-spyware software. Guest • Jul 2018 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • Windows Defender

    Windows Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time. Windows Defender features Real-Time...

    • I can't access it on my Windows 7 Laptop, and doesn't do much at all. There is only "SCAN NOW" button. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • HitmanPro

    HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional)...

    Commercial Windows

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  • SUPERAntiSpyware

    SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other...

    • Fast , efficient and catches things Malwarebytes doesn't Guest • Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • superantispyware in some ways better than malwarebytes ... cookies today is one of our biggest problems that track your surfing business for hijacking your searches to what they want displayed on your monitor not what you want displayed...etc malwarebytes doesn't get rid of these and is now an annual subscription payment for the pro version ware as superantispyware is a one off payment and cheap at that... after sasw the classic spybot is your best choice.. if you don't want to pay ! Guest • Aug 2015 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • Zemana AntiMalware

    Zemana AntiMalware is an on demand malware scanner designed to clean your PC from all the infections that have taken place on your PC.

    • It has a faster scanner and it removes some of the unknown infections that Malwarebytes misses Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cleans browser hijackers that Malwarebytes doesn't mfurkaneminerDec 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Faster scan times, simple user interface infexiaDec 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • ComboFix

    USE WITH CAUTION! Combofix is a freeware (a legitimate spyware remover created by sUBs), Combofix was designed to scan a computer for known malware, spyware...

    • Combofix must only used with the assistance of experienced personnel to help normal users remove threats. If misused can affect windows functionality. Malwarebytes can be safely used with no help. Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • herdProtect

    herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. Since no single anti-malware program is perfect 100%...

    • Discontinued The program is currently not available on the official website: the download option was removed at the beginning of 2017. Last version,, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

    Free Windows

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  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware, previously a-squared Anti-Malware, is an antivirus and antispyware protection suite developed by Emsi Software. Emsisoft Anti-Malware monitors...

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Dr.Web CureIt!

    Do you have anti-virus software installed on your computer, but still worry about its effectiveness? Run Dr.Web CureIt!® (no need to install it) to quickly scan...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • ESET Online Scanner

    ESET Online Scanner is a user-friendly, free and powerful tool which you can use to detect and remove malware from any Windows PC using only your web browser—no...

    Free Web

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  • RogueKiller

    RogueKiller is an anti-malware able to detect and remove generic malware and advanced threats like rootkits, rogues, worms. .

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Comments

Comment by Reprotected
about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

This currently is the best anti-malware scanner software that exist. It catches a lot of malware, and it has saved my butt a lot of times where any other anti-virus or anti-spyware failed to. Highly recommended as a scanner. I recommend that you install and keep it up to date every week or month so just in case you get infected by a month old virus, you'd be ready to uninstall.

Comment by penmaypa
about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It does the job of removing malicious files on my system. I run it alongside Avast. This Anti-Malware does a great job for a freemium.

Comment by gaxor
about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Removing viruses from machines has been in my job description for years, and my first choice for antivirus is Malwarebytes' Anti-malware. It's quick, it's clean, the user interface is easy to use (a monkey could run mbam), and it's customizable. Both versions (the paid & the free) can scan & clean, but the free version is an on-demand scanner only. The full version can stay in the system tray and scan all executing programs (like any other A-V), but also unlocks the "Flash Scan." Anyway, if you have an infected machine, Malwarebytes is definitely worth trying out.

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Obviously I'm not qualified to accurately test antivirus and anti-malware suites,but I've heard some great things about Malwarebytes, the user interface is easy to handle, and it doesn't screw up my computer when I run a scan. Considering this is just an addon to a normal antivirus, it's good enough for me.