Malwarebytes (a.k.a. MBAM) is one of the most powerful anti-malware application available for Windows systems. This software is one of the highly rated security software across the web. To know why let’s take a look on the feature and the capability of the application. But first of all take a look on supported operating system and requirements.
Supported Systems: Malwarebytes will run smoothly on Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista, Windows 7 or 8. If we talk about Hardware requirement you should have at least 800MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 20MB hard disk space with a monitor of 800×600 resolution. An active internet connection will be required for database and software updates.
Features: Malwarebytes is not a multi-feature application. It is just most powerful malware protection application. The user interface of the tool is simple and do not require any customization to protect your system. We have only to install it on our PC and keep it updated. But here is a string attached.
Let’s take a look on the functionality of the software. The software has inbuilt auto updates, which may be scheduled. There is also option to disable the auto-update. You may also protect the application with a password so no one else can change settings.
Now come to its core features. It is the most powerful yet light weight application I have ever seen. The malware detection is no doubt awesome. It blocks all types of malware including some most dangerous viruses.
It successfully blocks all types of malware sites. But sometimes it blocks lagimate site, which is acceptable. It might be possible that there were some malware in the recent past.
Torrents are one of the easiest way to spread viruses, spywares, Trojans and other types of malware. This application can make the difference. It will block such IPs. You can see the difference ones you install the application.
When it detects a malware, it asks for what to do? This is also one of my favorite feature.
Difference between the two versions:
Malwarebytes (Free): The free version of the application provides basic protection and is file scanner. It will not provide real-time protection and thus protection from internet. However, if you do not visit Pirate Torrent sites or download free or cracked application then this version might be good enough for you.
Malwarebytes Pro: Malwarebytes Pro is a full featured pack and works on real-time. It also protects from malicious IPs and block malwares. Another good thing about Malwarebytes is its price. Surprisingly the price of this application is just $24.95 (~ Rs. 1550) for lifetime. Yes, there is no monthly or yearly charge. Malwarebytes also allows you to upgrade (change) your system or lappy. If you want to change your device, first uninstall the software from old computer and then install on a new system and register. You may also contact their support team for any suggestion or request or support you want.
- Free (for not real-time protection) and,
- $25 (for Malwarebytes Pro, real-time protection)
- Amazing Malware detection and removal
- Good online protection
- Low price
- No yearly charges
- Lifetime updates
- Very low impact on system performance
- You may change your system.
- This application is not a replacement of your regular antivirus, firewall or Security suite.
- Rarely blocks legimate sites.
This program is most worthy to buy in its category (or even in all categories). If you want to buy single security software for your windows pc in your entire life, then this one is the only option. With this software you will get lifetime updates and has option to change or upgrade your system.
If you don’t want to have the pro version then the normal Malwarebytes must be installed on your PC. However this version does not comes with real-time monitoring and do not scan flash drive. But running a weekly scan will definitely increase your system security.