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Michelle Taylor
Michelle Taylor

Cyber security columnist


Malwarebytes was only useful as a cleaning and scanning tool for getting rid of malware in past years. Malwarebytes had to be used in conjunction with another antivirus to ensure complete protection. This thing is still valid in the digital world for Malwarebytes free version. Traditional antivirus is losing the battle against malware while, on the other hand, Malwarebytes is doing a great job. It has a ratio of 39% to find malware of devices where antivirus is already installed. It can remove viruses, malware, and other threats from your devices in seconds, and it will stop cyber threats and infections with real-time protection that will work 24/7 in the future. Malwarebytes will protect you and your network from ad companies, hackers, and internet service providers because they try to look over your shoulder every time. Its privacy is next-generation VPN will help you protect your privacy, information and secure your WIFI connection, delivering speeds ways faster than older VPNs. Malwarebytes privacy gives you the ability to make it appears like you are connecting to the internet from a different country so you can explorer new content and get information from all around the world.

Malwarebytes includes signature-based detection as one of its layers. However, the company's researchers continuously remove unnecessary signatures to reduce the scanning time of the product. Web detection blocks traffic to known dangerous addresses, whether by the browser or by a malicious application. Exploit attacks take advantage of security loopholes infamous applications, using the security vulnerabilities to take control. Malwarebytes shield several popular applications against attacks. This is generalized protection of Malwarebytes against exploit behaviors, not protection against specific exploits.

Pros and Cons:

 Every antivirus product in the digital world is presented with Pros and Cons. The specialized authorities of cybersecurity highly recommend Malwarebytes. It allows users to do work without fear of stolen data and information, passwords, and viruses that would negatively impact computer speed and working time.


Block and quarantines viruses

Regularly and automatically scans the computer for threats.

Real-time malware detection

Remove many malware infestations


Few and low independent lab test scores

Lack of features to inspect emails and not no option of a quick scan.

Missed some installed malware in testing


Malwarebytes Premium is an entirely highly capable and secure antivirus. It will provide a scan schedule; let's run a full, quick, or custom scan regularly. You can choose an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly scan. Malwarebytes used to perform some clever tricks with the security center to let it work with Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center. Including configuration options to let it work along with other third-party solutions. Malwarebytes is also missing some critical internet security features like a firewall, network scanning, parental controls, and a password manager.

Malwarebytes will help you to stay in your way. Many cybersecurity products work to protect you, but on the other hand, Malwarebytes does it without spamming you or hogging your system's resources with annoying notifications. The primary key of cyber protection is that put safety first without putting performance last. It has some of the best security features I have used, scoring excellent removal rates and detection across all of the test malware. The scanner of Malwarebytes is pretty aggressive in flagging legitimate files and programs as dangerous. 

Platform and Devices Compatibility

     Malwarebytes is available freely on Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and PC websites. 

Android: Malwarebytes for Android automatically detects and remove dangerous cyber threats like malware and ransomware, so you do not need to worry about the most used device being compromised. Potentially unwanted programs and aggressive detection of adware keep your Android phone or tablet running smoothly. It will also tell you which apps are monitoring your every move. All of this protection in a lean package of Malwarebytes.

App Store: Malwarebytes for Apple in App store block scams and protect your privacy. Phishing scams, tech support scams, and other malicious sites. It detects and reports calls from known and suspected scammers. Ads and ad tracker of Malwarebytes watch your behavior online and offline. It has now improved iOS 13 support. It has improved the stability of the security news widget. 

PC: Malwarebytes is specially made for personal computers, and it can detect cyber threats and attacks. It can detect viruses, malware, phishing, and ransomware downloading from a website or coming from other storage devices on the computer. It has excellent scanning and cleaning strategies for malware and cyber threats.

User Experience

  According to past research based on user reviews, Malwarebytes antivirus got 4.5 points in the protection of user data and security. Malwarebytes got 4 points in performance and 6 points in the usability of threats. According to a person they said that malware blocked 89% of the cyber threats, which is a decent result.

Support and Customer services

      Malwarebytes has an outstanding response in customer services and support. It provides customer support in business solutions, Malwarebytes for windows, mac, android, app store, privacy, and browser guard.


Personal: Malwarebytes is offering three categories for personal use, and these are as follows:

  • Premium offer with one device login and this offer will cost USD 3 per month.
  • Premium offer with five devices login and this offer will cost USD 6.67 per month.
  • Premium plus privacy offer with five devices login, and this offer will cost USD 8.33 per month.

Business: Malwarebytes for business is also offering three different categories for business, and these are as follows:

  • Malwarebytes for teams will charge USD 119.97 per year with three login devices. This offer for windows, mac, android, and Chrome OS.
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection will charge USD 699.90 per year with ten login devices. This offer for windows and mac.
  • Malwarebytes Detection and Response will charge USD 849.90 per year with ten devices. This offer is for Windows and Mac.


 Malwarebytes is an excellent tool for defending your device from hackers. It can protect devices from malware, phishing, and ransomware. It has an additional feature that consists of a VPN that provides services from all over the world. It can remove and delete ransomware and malware from devices. Malwarebytes is secure antivirus that can also detect cyber-attacks on devices. It has a dual-mode. You can also use these tools for personal use and organizations. It is an efficient work rate in an organization because it can secure your organization's data and information.

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