Malwarebytes is an industry leading desktop scanner that detects and removes malware such as worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more for your Windows PC. All you have to do is start the software and run a scan. It’s that easy. Or if you want even better protection, consider Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC. Either way, you are crushing malware and thwarting hackers. According to OPSWAT, Malwarebytes offline installer for PC is the most popular security product installed by users.
The program is a next-generation antivirus replacement. Malwarebytes for PC, the first of its kind for home users, employs four independent technology modules – Anti-Malware, Anti-Ransomware, Anti-Blast, and Malicious Website Protection – to block and remove known and unknown threats.
Features and highlights
Protects you from advanced threats
Detect and remove malware in real time with advanced anti-malware, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit technology. Automatically scan for threats using artificial intelligence (AI) so you’re protected without having to think about it.
Protect your files from being locked and held for ransom
Stops known and unknown ransomware with state-of-the-art proprietary technology that works proactively to protect your files. This is a powerful and comprehensive defense that blocks ransomware, and not a simple decryption tool. Therefore, you are protected from the headlines of “Ransomware Attack!” In the morning.
Prevent your programs from being used against you
It wraps your web browser and software programs in four layers of defense, stopping attacks that use vulnerabilities in those programs to infect your computer.
It protects you from fake and infected websites
Detect and avoid contact with fake websites and malicious links. You are proactively protected against malware downloads, hacking attempts, and infected advertising. Worried about wandering around a “bad” internet neighborhood? Now you don’t have to be.
Scan faster, scan smarter
Ultra-fast Hyper Scan mode targets only currently active threats. Faster analysis. You still get results. Run a background scan while launching your favorite game. It is done when you are ready to play.
Traditional antivirus is based on outdated signature-based technology that addresses threats at the execution stage of the attack chain. It is reactive, one-dimensional, and apparently not effective. The latest version of Malware Bytes 2019 employs several proprietary technologies that work together to break the chain of attack, from pre-delivery to post-execution. Antimalware Bytes is an amazing security app!
Malwarebytes applies the following layers of protection in real time:
Prevent access to malicious websites, ad networks, scam networks, and bad neighborhoods.
Reduces exploit surface vulnerability and proactively detects fingerprint attempts used by advanced attacks.
Detect and proactively block attempts to abuse vulnerabilities and remote code execution at the endpoint.
Application behavior protection
Prevent applications from being exploited to infect the endpoint.
Proactively identify viruses and malware through machine learning techniques.
Identify entire families of known malware with heuristic and behavioral rules.
Detects and blocks ransomware through behavior monitoring technology.
Note: 14-day trial version. After the trial ends, the app reverts to the free version, where certain features are disabled, such as real-time protection, malicious website blocking, and more.