Free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is Spybot - Search & Destroy. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are AdwCleaner (Free), Microsoft Defender (Free), Avast Free Antivirus (Free Personal) and Kaspersky AntiVirus (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • Online
    • Android Tablet
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Amazon Web Services
    • PortableApps.com
    • Windows Mobile
    • Linux

    Features

    • Portable
    • Heuristic Detection
    • Real-time protection
    • System Cleanup
    • Lightweight
    • Cloud based
    • Rootkit
    • Zero-Day Protection
    • Automated Malware Scan
    • Bloatware Remover
    • Malware analysis
    • Email security
    • Optimal performance
    • Multiple languages
    • Neuroanalyzer
    • Distraction-free UI
    • No Tracking
    • Works Offline
    • On-screen Keyboard

    License

    × Clear
    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. View 59 alternatives to Spybot - Search & Destroy
      Most users think Spybot - Search & Destroy is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • PortableApps.com
      Spybot - Search & Destroy vs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      5
      Neither always catches everything.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      -8
    • AdwCleaner is an easy-to-use OS security utility that allows you to get rid of adware on your computer in seconds, by quickly scanning the system. View 57 alternatives to AdwCleaner
      Most users think AdwCleaner is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      AdwCleaner vs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It doesn't have all functions of a proper anti-spyware software.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      6


    • Microsoft Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time. View 109 alternatives to Microsoft Defender
      Almost everyone thinks Microsoft Defender is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Microsoft Defender vs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I can't access it on my Windows 7 Laptop, and doesn't do much at all. There is only "SCAN NOW" button.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -28
    • Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software. View 99 alternatives to Avast Free Antivirus
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Avast Free Antivirus vs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
      pros, cons and recent comments
      AvengedSahib It is the best free antivirus for home users for Windows OS by protection and usability categories (according monthly testing and comparing of the best antiviruses on https://www.av-test.org/en/). And also, it has only 50 likes more than "Anti-Malware" here.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -7
    • Kaspersky AntiVirus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure. View 82 alternatives to Kaspersky AntiVirus
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows


    • SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful... View 51 alternatives to SUPERAntiSpyware
      Most users think SUPERAntiSpyware is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      SUPERAntiSpyware vs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It doesn't catch anything but only cookies and PUA's. People who don't know what is a cookie or PUA can think their system is full of spyware. Also, it updates almost everyday and it tends to freeze the system, very annoying. If I want to remove cookies I can't do it through my browser settings or through an specific extension.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      2
      Fast , efficient and catches things Malwarebytes doesn't
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
      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 !
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      2
      altersoft its antispy, not antimalware
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
    • Zemana AntiMalware is an on demand malware scanner designed to clean your PC from all the infections that have taken place on your PC. View 48 alternatives to Zemana AntiMalware
      Most users think Zemana AntiMalware is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Zemana AntiMalware vs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
      pros, cons and recent comments
      mfurkaneminer Cleans browser hijackers that Malwarebytes doesn't
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
      It has a faster scanner and it removes some of the unknown infections that Malwarebytes misses
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      0
      infexia Faster scan times, simple user interface
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
    • Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware. View 57 alternatives to Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
      Most users think Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    • 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. View 42 alternatives to Emsisoft Emergency Kit
      Almost everyone thinks Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a great alternative to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
    • herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. View 59 alternatives to herdProtect

      Discontinued

      The program is currently not available on the official website: the download option was removed at the beginning of 2017. Last version, 1.0.3.9, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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