Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  • Published on : 08 April 2013 at 19:33 UTC
  • By Lionel Eppe
  • Publisher : Malwarebytes Corporation
  • System requirements : Windows XP SP2 or later (32-bit), Vista SP1 or later, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 / 64-bit)
  • Licence : Free
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is the leading anti-malware that allows you to remove and block malware on your computer and on the Internet.

Indeed, the Premium version of the program also offers a real-time protection against :
- malware (as was already the case before)
- rootkits (as was already the case before)
- ransomwares (thanks to the integration of Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta)
- exploits (thanks to the integration of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit)
- spywares.

Malwarebytes is a company specialized in the fights against malware and exists for around 10 years.
Moreover, Malwarebytes has been rewarded with several security companies.

In the free version, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will allow you to scan your computer for malware and other malicious software.
For this, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware analyze :
- the RAM of your computer.
- Your computer startup files
- The registry and files present on your computer.
- Your computer's behavior (heuristic analysis)

In the paid version (Premium), Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium will also protect you in real time against all threats on the Internet (including malware, new ransomwares, ...) through :
- a real-time protection against malicious software to protect your computer against malware that it would find on it.
- a real-time protection against malicious websites to block access to malicious sites and blocks malware before they reach your computer.

Does Malwarebytes replace my antivirus ?

Up to version 2 (included) of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, this program was not intended to replace your antivirus.
You can use it at the same time as your anti-virus.

Source : Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?

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Since version 3 (in Premium version only), Malwarebytes considers that you can also replace your antivirus by the Premium version of Malwarebytes.

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Although this is not mandatory.
Indeed, Malwarebytes leaves you the choice and will adapt automatically if necessary.
Source : What is an antivirus replacement, and how can Malwarebytes 3.0 replace my antivirus?



PS : in case of problems with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or during its installation/uninstallation, use the MBAM Clean Removal program created by Malwarebytes.



Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is also available for :
- Windows : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Mac OS X : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac
- Android : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile

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