Malwarebytes is predominately an anti-malware tool not an antivirus package that was first released to the market in 2006. Most people use this tool for scanning their PC for anything malicious and because it’s free it’s a very popular tool.
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Security - 8
Support - 5
Affordability - 6
Again, features are very limited but it’s not a full package, it’s just an anti-malware tool. Saying that it does combat all sorts of malicious software from spyware to rogue security software and if you opt for the free version then you can’t really go wrong!
It’s probably the best anti-malware tool out there. The company only concentrates on this feature and so have more time to master it. Whereas when other companies integrate additional features like browser cleaners, password managers etc. it gives them more to develop and less time to concentrate on anti-malware.
Malwarebyte’s support centre has vast amount of FAQs, plenty of user guides in the form of documents and videos and also a ticketing system. They don’t seem to offer phone or chat support, maybe due to the software being so simple? All you need to do is press scan...
As mentioned above, it is a free tool but you can upgrade from the free version to their paid solution (only available for PC) which adds scan scheduling, real-time protection and flash memory scanning into the mix. Malwarebytes Home Premium is $59.95 per year for 3 devices, quite a lot we think, for the amount of features you get. You could opt for a full antivirus package for similar money.