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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

February 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  • Fast scanning
  • Effective
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface
  • No real-time protection
  • No scheduler
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is acknowledged by critics as being an effective freeware option for catching spyware. It's fast and easy to use, and reviewers are surprised at how effective it is for a free program. While it offers features missing from other free spyware scanners -- such as multidrive scanning -- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not provide real-time protection or allow updates or scans to be scheduled. Those wanting that functionality must upgrade to the paid version (*Est. $25).

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware doesn't get a lot of press, but those who review it give it a fair amount of praise. The program is among the top picks at and; both sites give Malwarebytes Anti-Malware a laudatory, if brief, review. has a longer review, though its recommendations aren't quite as clear.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware gets an Editors' Choice designation from Seth Rosenblatt calls it "surprisingly effective," praising the software's speed and ease of use. The only negative mentioned is the lack of real-time protection, which is only available in the paid version.

Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1, Seth Rosenblatt, Feb. 10, 2009

2. features Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in a roundup of anti-spyware programs. With a score of 89 percent, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware finishes in second place, behind Spyware Doctor. In addition to a short editorial review, there are more than 140 brief user comments.

Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Editors of


What Ionut Ilascu's editorial review lacks in style and clarity, it makes up for in length and thoroughness. Ilascu's report compares a recent version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (1.37; it's currently at version 1.5) with older ones, and it supplements its evaluation of performance with screenshots and statistics. Ilascu recommends Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as a "second layer" of computer protection.

Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Ionut Ilascu, June 2, 2009

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