Malwarebytes Overview

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies built to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware application and uses advanced protection technologies to proactively stop malware infections. Additionally, Malwarebytes offers a host of extra utilities as well as an approachable forum community to help you combat any piece of malware that exists in the wild.

In 2008, Malwarebytes was founded on the belief that you and everyone have a fundamental right to a malware-free existence. Every product they make is built on that premise.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is designed and coded by folks like you. Folks who have stayed up all night trying to rescue an infected machine. Folks who have dealt with the after effects of a hacked email account or a compromised network.



Manufacturer: Malwarebytes
Platforms: Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 (32 bit or 64 bit)
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Later
Android Jellybean 4.2.x or later, iOS 6.1.3 or later
Requirements: 1024MB of RAM (256MB for Windows XP)
800MHz CPU or faster
30MB of free hard disk space
800x600 or greater screen resolution
High-speed Internet connection recommended
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Product Details

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium

Detects and removes malware your antivirus will miss.
• Detects new (zero-hour) malware your antivirus will miss
• Removes even the most deeply embedded malware
• Doesn't cost you a dime
• Compatible with most major antiviruses

Finds what antivirus doesn't

Three proprietary technologies (signature, heuristics, and behavorial) automatically protect you and your online experience from malware that antivirus products don't detect.

Removes what antivirus can't

Employs malware removal techniques so innovative that computer technicians often recommend Malwarebytes when an antivirus can't finish the job.

Practices self-defense

Proprietary Malwarebytes Chameleon technology protects Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium against malware's attempts to disable it, so you're always protected.

What it does for you

  • Detects and protects against malware in real-time
  • Blocks hacking and phishing attempts
  • Schedules automatic scanning
  • Offers three flexible scanning modes

How it works for you

  • Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware
  • Malicious website blocking
  • Real-time protection
  • Heuristic detection
  • Integrated Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
  • Hyper Scan mode
  • Scan/Database update scheduler
  • Integrated Malwarebytes Chameleon
  • Advanced malware removal
  • Antivirus compatibility

Finds even deeply embedded rootkits

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit technology drills down and removes malicious rootkits, one of the most dangerous forms of malware.

Protects you from fake websites

  • Blocks malicious websites that can steal your credit card information or identity, or that can install malware.

Works faster and leaves a small footprint

  • Offers lightning fast Hyper Scan mode and takes up less space on your hard drive than 10 digital music files.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile guards your identity and personal data on-the-go.
• Detects and eliminates malware, including spyware and Trojans
• Scans your apps for malicious code
• Stops unauthorized access to your personal data
• Scans your Android device for security vulnerabilities
• Identifies applications that are tracking your location

Powerful, lean protection for your Android device

The people you trust to protect your computer now protect your Android device. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile guards your identity and personal data on-the-go. So you and your Android smartphone or tablet are safe from malware, infected applications, and unauthorized surveillance. Wherever you are. Whenever you go.

Security Audit

  • Identifies security vulnerabilities on the device, suggests remediation
  • Links seamlessly to Android Device Manager's device location features so the device can be located, locked, or reset if it is lost or stolen

Application Manager

  • Identifies which applications are currently running
  • Identifies installed applications
  • Enables custom whitelisting of approved apps

Privacy Manager

  • Identifies every application's access privileges in detail
  • Breaks down access privileges by category: Contacts, Identity Information, Simple Message Service (SMS), and Security Settings

Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

  • Proactively scans applications and files for malware and spyware
  • Scans native memory and SD card
  • Identifies Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) for removal

Process Automation

  • Schedules automatic scans
  • Updates the protection database automatically

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium

Is your best protection against zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities

• Protects browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera
• Protects browser components, including Java and Flash
• Shields vulnerable applications, including Microsoft Office, PDF readers, and media players
• Defends against drive-by download attacks
• Blocks unknown and known exploit kits
• Employs powerful patent-pending technology

Blocks dangerous exploit-based malware and prevents the damage it can do

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium protects you from zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities. Its proprietary technology guards you in that critical period between the release of a new exploit and its security patch. And, unlike antivirus products, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium proactively prevents the exploit from installing its payload. Before it can do damage.

Gives you the most complete exploit protection

No other anti-exploit technology (including Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) provides four layers of protection. These layers work together to block exploits instantly, in both in the first stage of the attack, preventing shell code execution, and in the second stage, memory calls and sandbox escapes and memory mitigation bypasses.

Doesn't slow down your computer

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit technology doesn't use a signature database like traditional endpoint security, so it doesn't require frequent updating. And it only takes up three MBs on your hard drive—the size of one large high-resolution photo.

How it works for you

  • Four layers of exploit protection (application hardening, protection against Operating System security bypasses, memory caller protection, application behavior protection)
  • Proactive technology
  • Protection for older Windows operating systems, including Windows XP
  • Ability to add and manage custom shields
  • No signature database
  • Small footprint
  • Anti-malware and antivirus compatible
  • Blocks unknown and known exploit kits

What it does for you

  • Protects browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera
  • Protects browser components, including Java and Flash
  • Defends against drive-by download attacks
  • Shields vulnerable applications, including Microsoft Office, PDF readers, and media players

Protects older, vulnerable programs

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium secures even programs associated with older Operating Systems like Microsoft Windows XP, that are no longer patched and protected by their makers. So you can keep the Operating System you like without being exposed.

Works alongside your antivirus

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium operates at a different level from and independently of anti-malware and antivirus programs, so you can install it without worry.

Malwarebytes Secure Backup

Malwarebytes Secure Backup automatically backs up your documents, music, photos, and videos to our state-of-the-art online data center.

• Backs up your files to a secure cloud server
• Scans files automatically with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware*
• Shares only malware-free files with your friends
• Manage backups from the web and mobile devices
• Offered in convenient 50, 100, and 200 GB plans

Stuff happens

Malwarebytes Secure Backup automatically backs up your important documents, music, photos, and videos to our state-of-the-art online data center. And these files are transmitted using military-grade encryption for complete safety.

But before Malwarebytes Secure Backup uploads a file, it scans the file for malware using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. So now you can confidently save files that you know are clean. And you can share these clean files with friends by simply sending URL links to the files stored at our data centers.

Unlike other backup services, Malwarebytes Secure Backup won't allow you to backup, restore, or share infected files or malware. It's just a good idea...made better.

Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium or Free)

  • Detects zero-hour and known viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, adware, and spyware to ensure only clean files are backed up.

Backs Up Unlimited Devices

  • So you can save every file on every device with the convenience and economy of one Malwarebytes Secure Backup license.

Web Management Portal

  • Allows you to share, access, and download your backed-up files from any web-browser.

Military Grade Three-Tiered Encryption

  • Protects your files at three critical levels (locally, during upload, and in the online data center) so you are safe from hackers eavesdropping on your WiFi connection.

Deleted File Recovery

  • Ensures that deleted files are automatically archived so you'll never lose an important file again.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free)

Detects and removes malware your antivirus will miss.
• Detects new (zero-hour) malware your antivirus will miss
• Removes even the most deeply embedded malware
• Doesn't cost you a dime
• Compatible with most major antiviruses

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Free)

Popular software programs contain millions of lines of code. Bad guys exploit flaws (vulnerabilities) in the code to deliver malware. Except when they can't. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit wraps four layers of security around popular browsers, preventing exploits from compromising vulnerable code. Not an antivirus, but compatible with most antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a small, specialized shield designed to protect you against one of the most dangerous forms of malware attacks. And it's free.