Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a very effective application especially designed to keep malware away from your computer. It can fight off trojans, rootkits, worms, spyware, rogues and more.
The program sports a tabbed interface that provides a simple way to browse among the main features. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware enables you to perform three types of scan, 'Quick'', ''Full'' and ''Flash'', with the last one specifically designed to analyze memory and autorun objects.
The scanning process is pretty fast, regardless if there's something wrong with your computer or not. When the operation is complete, the application automatically generates a report in which you're informed about the files affected by malware, so that you can safely take the most appropriate action.
Cleaning the threats found by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is again a straightforward process that takes only a few seconds and has an efficiency rate close to perfection, as we found out during our tests.
The 'Settings' tab allows you to pick the objects you want to scan, including memory, startup items, registry, file system and others. The software also comes with a heuristics engine that increases the detection efficiency, but you should note that it can just as well flag safe processes as potential threats.
All in all, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is one of the most powerful security tools on the market, and it's definitely a keeper for anyone trying to add a supplemental layer of protection to the system.
WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.00.0.0502 BETA:
Completely redesigned user interface to make the product easier to use, more informative, and providing quicker access to key functionality
Quick Scan has been renamed to Threat Scan, our recommended scan type
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit integrated into the scanner (available under Detection Settings)
Malwarebytes Chameleon driver integrated to provide self-protection for the Premium version (available under Advanced Settings)
Enhanced version of Malicious Website Protection for Windows Vista SP2 and above (better performance, added ability to exclude processes such as BitTorrent clients from Malicious Website Protection, ability to manually exclude IP addresses and individual URLs/websites by domain name)
Native x64 system location scanning, detection and malware removal
Substantial improvements to core detection and removal technology
Performance issues when streaming audio on Vista SP2 and newer when using Malicious Website Protection should now be resolved
License: Freeware / FREE / 23.59 EUR
Size / OS: 9.8 MB / Windows XP-Vista-7-8 / Vista-7-8 64 bit