Expert Malwarebytes Review 2018

Overview

Malwarebytes provides products both for home and business protecting PC, Mac, and Android devices. The Malwarebytes PC protection has both a free download as well as paid, premium subscription. Their premium home features include PC cleanup, threat prevention, blocking malicious websites, fast scans, and hiding your computer from malware. The premium package includes additional features such as scheduling scans and updates.

Their business protection suite provides advanced remediation and prevention against threats. Business antivirus features include endpoint security, anti-malware, anti-exploit, and breach remediation.

Compatibility

Malwarebytes’ protection suite is compatible for Windows, Mac, and Android devices. Malwarebytes Malware Protection for PC computers is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Internet Explorer 6 or newer. Malwarebytes PC protection has a 14 day free trial download as well as paid, premium subscription.

Mac users can download Malwarebytes for free. The Mac protection specializes in adware removal. It also scans and removes malware from Macs, restoring the computer system to its optimal performance.

The Malwarebytes Mobile Protection safeguards Android smartphones and tablets from malware and infected applications. The mobile protection suite also protects the privacy of your mobile device.

Spyware, Malware & Ransomware Scans

Malwarebytes offers both free and paid spyware and malware protection for PC, Mac, and Android devices. Their home product cleans spyware and malware including worms, Trojans, rogues, bots, and rootkits while also preventing future infections with automatic scans. They also provide one of the most innovative approaches to blocking dangerous variants of Ransomware. Their products offer high detection rates against threats.

Email Scans

Malwarebytes focuses on spyware and malware protection detecting and removing harmful software from your hard drive. While their product line does not specialize in email protection, the software blocks malicious email attachments.

Download Protection

Because Malwarebytes continuously runs in the background, the software will immediately block any malicious files from downloading. In this way, users can safely download files and programs without worrying about threats to their computer.

Real-time Scanning

After purchasing or downloading antivirus software, most of us will forget to run routine scans. Therefore, it is better to find an antivirus software that runs automatic scans. Malwarebytes antivirus products run scans automatically so you don’t have to worry about getting infected. Their real-time protection detects and protects against the more harmful forms of malware.

Privacy Policy

Malwarebytes contributes to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other organizations devoted to protecting online privacy. However, the company does collect information from users on their website using cookies. They do not share any of this information with third parties. Rather, they use this information analytics to improve their product.

Customer Support

The Malwarebyte online support center encourages self-service with online guides, forums, release history, security blog, and webinars. Customers who need to get in touch with a representative can do so via the online contact form.

Anti-malware for PCAnti-Malware + Anti-Exploit
Price per year £19.95 £39.99
Devices 1 1
License duration 1 year 1 year
Anti-Ransomware
Virus Removal
Anti-spam
Anti-spyware
Anti-adware
Anti-malware
Real-time protection
Email protection
Supports Mac

Joe Schwartz | Antivirus UK Editor

Our chief content editor, Joe manages a diverse team of content writers. He holds a degree in online communications and his writing has been featured in a wide range of online publications.

Pros
  • Free trial
  • Mac, PC, & Android protection
  • Excellent malware detection
Cons
  • Slow scans
Bottom Line
Malwarebytes offers free Mac protection that scans and removes code that slows down computer performance with a specialization in adware removal.
Compatibility
Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, MAC OS x, Android
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