Malwarebytes is an anti-malware software for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS that finds and removes malware. Made by Malwarebytes Corporation, it was first released in January 2006.

 It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware when started manually, and a paid version, which additionally provides scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash-memory scanner.

It is available in both a free and a premium paid version. The free version can be run manually by the user when desired, whereas the paid version can perform scheduled scans. And automatically scan files when opened, block IP addresses of malicious web sites. And scan only those services, programs and device drivers that are currently in use.

Is Malwarebytes safe and legit?

Yes, It is safe. It has a decent antivirus scanner, real-time protection that offers multiple layers of protection against malware, system vulnerabilities. And online threats, and a browser extension that provides additional protection against phishing and malicious sites.

Is Malwarebytes free good enough?

No it isn’t, it’s a very good checker, but there’s always some disgruntled IT genius out there trying to make a buck and writing malware specifically designed not to be picked up by them. Having 2x malware checkers is a better safety net.

Is this better than Windows Defender?

Windows Defender is free, whereas Malware offers several excellent premium security products. Independent lab tests show that both software provide good malware protection with minimal impact on system performance. But Malware has a better user interface than Windows Defender.

Does this protect against viruses?

This offers one of the best antivirus programs to protect computers against malware, hacks, viruses, ransom-ware. And other ever-evolving threats to help support a safe online antivirus experience. Plus, it’s the world’s first browser extension that blocks tech support scams.

Can this detect rats?

For RAT threats that involve links to websites or drive-by downloads. It has active web protection that uses signature less anomaly detection and a database of known bad actors. MBAM is available for free and automatically includes a 14-day trial of its premium edition.