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Richard
16 Oct 2014

Good article, like so many that you write. The latest version of Malwarebytes has a much different user interface from your screenshot. I would recommend updating it. I find that some of my clients (mostly seniors) will be confused if something doesn't look exactly like they expect it to look, and that can be enough of a deterrent so they will not use it. Also, Malwarebytes includes a "free trial," and when it expires, many of my clients stop using the program because they think they have to pay for it to use it. They don't see the End Free Trial option to continue with the free version. And of course they don't want to pay for anything!

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Jim M
16 Oct 2014

I use the free MBAM and Spybot, plus regular antivirus. I've had no problems, so far.

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Richard Christensen
16 Oct 2014

Thanks for another great article Bob. I have been using malwarebytes anti malware (MBAM) for several years. It is excellent! MBAM has helped me to clean up harmful malware on many computers. I have used both the free version and the paid version. The paid version is definitely worth having given the features that it has. The real-time (always on protection) is very effective.

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Jim Goldsmith
16 Oct 2014

Hi
I used the paid for version for the last six months
and it did very well, a few days ago I had a problem with my browser Firefox it kept freezing and would take 10 minutes to start working again.

A few days later a window came up on my screen saying that my version of MBAM was corrupt and did I wish to download another copy. I uninstalled MBAM and I have had no trouble with Firefox since.

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John Dodd
16 Oct 2014

I've been using the free version of MBAM for some time on a regular (weekly or so) and it always finds a few threats and removes them. Just recently after running it I find that my two HP printers are no longer connected to the computer and I have to reinstall both drivers! Any thoughts?

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Rob
16 Oct 2014

I've used MBAM Free for several years and love it,I use it along with my main pc security software, will not change .

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David
16 Oct 2014

I've been using MBAM Premium along with PC Pitstop for several years on 3 machines. I've had no problems in all those years.

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Pete Dewar C Eng. MIET.
16 Oct 2014


I rely on paid-up Avira on my main machine. I was given a neat little VAIO by a relative who had "Moved on". He had relied on Microsoft's A-V software. On its receipt I installed and ran "Spybot" which discovered 38 items. I then ran MBAM which found four more. I'll keep it off the net until I can afford another Avira installation.
Cheers!
Pete D.
PS How much more A-V software do you recommend?

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JP
16 Oct 2014

I got lucky and found a promo code for MBAM Premium -- $19.95 for a lifetime subscription. Now that's a deal! There's also another freebie available from the same people known as Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free that detects malicious web sites and shields against Java exploits. The premium version also adds protection for MS-Office and PDF files. I run both in addition to my regular anti-malware suite.

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Nigel
16 Oct 2014

We use Microsoft Security Expert (Windows 7) and Micros1oft Defender (Windows 8.1) depending on the OS both backed up by MBAM. We've done this forseveral years and so far so good on both PC's and laptops.

Posted by:

wyrmrider
16 Oct 2014

I uses as on demand scanner
Also consider the new and out of beta Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
I also use Spybot Search and Destroy, Avast Antivirus, Comodo firewall, Spywareblaster and Hostman. I update manually every Wednesday and Patch Tuesdays except AV updates regularly.
I have not seen any recent comparison on the real time aspects and overlaps, duplicating functions of the above. I do not use any all in one product as I do not want competing antivirus. Several programs nag about updating applications
so I leave auto update off on them.
I monitor with System Explorer.
Having Scotty around is a good thing.

Posted by:

David Baker
16 Oct 2014

I've used the FREE version over the years on all my computers and have had no problems with it. It really works too. It's a good service tool to have in the wings.
I like it's new easy to use "Dashboard" interface. All your info on one page.
Thank you Bob for all your great information over the years. Sincerely, David

Posted by:

Jim Robson
16 Oct 2014

Will be taking your advice Bob and buying the Premium version of MBAM. I've used the free version for a few years it's discovered a few nasties, use it along with Avast free antivirus. Figure it's well worth the $25 investment for peace of mind.

Posted by:

Dan Morrow
16 Oct 2014

I started with the free version of MBAM several years and quickly upgraded to its Premium version. Prior to using MBAM I would get the occasional problem malware or virus. Although I have always paid for the better version of an Antivirus program, I find the addition of MBAM to be a solid wall against many problem intruders. Highly recommend its purchase and especially the very inexpensive Premiun version.

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Adolf
16 Oct 2014

MBAM on demand for my Computers free version works great. I use it in conjunction with my Norton Security sweep which is provided for free with my ISP. A lot of people are not aware that many ISP's provide free A/V, check and see if yours does.

However they have an android version for Phones and Tablets. This version scans when you turn the device on, also when you go to any website or install an application. It is very fast, scans your entire system in minutes. It shows an icon for the shortcuts. You can run it on demand also.

Posted by:

Jean-Claude
16 Oct 2014

How about MBAM Premium vs Iobit Malware Fighter Pro (both real time)?
How about running them together with Free Avast AntiFirus?
Thank you.

Posted by:

Louis Paul Toscano
16 Oct 2014

Real Time protection is the key to understanding the adequacies of programs like MBAM. SuperAntiSpyware has a core service in its free version that runs all the time unless the user disables it as did I. Malware is a term that I understood to mean spyware and other malicious codes other than viruses. Other than that, I agree with Bob's key point, that a user needs Real Time protection.

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B.A.Geezer
16 Oct 2014

Several years ago,I discovered AVG free and MBAM malwarebytes. I update each daily, and run full scan daily. The full MBAM scan only takes about 10 minutes, and can be completed while I fix a sandwich or take a reliefe break. One of the best features of AVG free is it can be programmed to shut down the computer when finished scanning. I run an update daily, and then a full scan when I go to bed at night, restarting each morning with an updated, clean machine which was done while I snoozed. Great combination with no problems. The people that have problems with these products do not update and/or scan often enough. And it's free!

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Mike Frankel
16 Oct 2014

be careful of price. 9/6 received email for premium and went to website to buy. price was $39.95. store.malwarebytes.org/342/purl-premium-package originally offered at $5 off $24.95. Was going to buy. not now.

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Richard Dengrove
16 Oct 2014

Around 2010, I remember a paricularly vicious bit of malware that took over your screen and demanded payment to get rid of it. I think it hailed from Belarus. I tried quite a number of different security software and nothing worked. Finally, I downloaded MBAM and I said bye bye to that bit of malware. Maybe I shouldn't be grateful this long, but I am.

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