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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Reviews

No portable version + free version nags with every boot

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The free version must be installed, there is no portable version.
The nag to "update" (not upgrade to PRO) is very irritating and in spite of settings I still get nagged.
Ridiculous considering free version does not auto-scan, you have to pay for that
What MBAM really mean is "upgrade"
Goodbye MBAM, this is the end of a v.long relationship, I don't like being nagged

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I installed this, ran a scan, and it gives me a warning about a Potentially Unwanted Program. That was handy, but once the scan was done, MB stayed resident. It also slowed my Internet (and the computer) to a crawl. It's already not the fastest Internet connection, but as long as MB stayed resident, nothing worked correctly. Like I was running Windows at 4 MHz, not 4 GHz.

As soon as I forced it to quit, the slowdown stopped.

It doesn't always accept the settings you set, either. I set it so it would NOT start on Windows startup, and, next boot, it started on Windows startup. Uninstalled it right after that.

This may not happen to you. Folks on Reddit have reported this behavior as random. However, I can state that whenever it's loaded, everything slowed down. To me, it was not random at all.

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Although Malwarebytes premium finds some legitimate issues while browsing web that other products have not alerted, the real time protection significantly impacts performance despite exclusion rules. In other words, you absolutely do not want to run this product while gaming or developing (my code changes take twice as long to refresh with this product enabled so I have to turn it off every morning).

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Latest modules need much more polish. Overall good product, used to be much more stable than now. As it has fiddled with its protection modules, it becomes little bit shaky. Every now & then getting error or compatibility problem with other security softwares. Manytimes it fails to auto-start itself during pc startup.That's really worrisome.

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The latest version uninstalls the free Anti-Ransomware......

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.....and adds it to the premium version so you no longer get free anti-ransomware protection!

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They get popular when WannaCry ransomware started to spread,
since Malwarebytes catched it (others not that much).

Now they took out the feature 'ransomware' from the Free plan,
and place it to the Premium package.
This behavior worth only one start for me (instead of 5).

I would recommend AVG Antivirus Free, that catches ransomware as well.

[Edited by absURD, July 18]

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I used to absolutely love this software. It had saved my computer from some really nasty things until it went nuts a year or two ago. I had to uninstall it as it started flagging perfectly good programs as unwanted. Those were programs I had trusted and used for years and still use to this day. Can't rate it more than 3 stars now, as it forced me to stop using it altogether.

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Not compatible with my android device. I am on 5.1 Android version.

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detects adwares & is an great alternative for antivirus.

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One of the best clean up tools for your computer.

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It is reviewed as one of the best security apps for Windows. I recommend.

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Premium user here. Proof above.
What can I say about this program?
No, it's not antivirus. It's something between antivirus and no antivirus at all.
It's really good against website malware, and also really great against scanning really infected PC's with different unwanted apps, different adware, and etc trash shit what we can find on the internet.

Also, it can detect really a lot of hidden "viruses" "trojans" and other garbage while browsing while other products do not find it at all.

But I decide to remove this program for the next reasons:

  • LAGS, LAGS, the slow-down performance of PC (my PC is 4 CPU 3.2Ghz + 8GB ram + SSD on clean windows, without any 3rd party tools running in the background).
  • I notice huge issues while playing games and when someone tries to talk to voice chat, or by many other different conditions.
  • I notice a lot of delays while writing software in Visual Studio
  • I notice a lot of problems and freezes of my system with this tool. Without the tool, I do not have any issues at all.

No, I can't recommend based on my experience with the tool to use it as the main tool against malware etc trash for an infinite amount of time. It's a great scanner, but not a tool for 24\7 protection. Otherwise, you will suffer a lot of pain with freezes while working with the tool.

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I think MWB more like a on-demand malware removal tool, for this reason I never saw the 24/7 scan a good selling point. What did you end up using that works well with Visual Studio while being still reliable? Im now using GData Internet Security, sometimes it acts weird and drain a lot of resources, just looking around.


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Actually works! Very fast, and very efficient. Found things even my antivirus missed :)

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Very Powerful

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This application I install on every machine I have, I catch the malware if they are there. Its great. I would support by buying.

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