in couple of my previous posts I already talked about this software and how important it is,
I think this software deserves a post of its own.
I will be doing this anti malware software review, and of course I am talking about Malwarebytes
It’s the best anti malware software that I know and basically its all that you need in this category, and the best part, its free.
They also have a paid upgraded version and we will talk about it as well and if you should or shouldn’t get it. so lets’s begin.
first things first.
What is a Malware ?
Malware is a short for “malicious software,” its a term that describes any malicious program or code that is harmful to your computer or any other system for that matter.
Malware can sneak to your computer in many ways and all it does only nasty things inside.
Basically the ultimate intention of the creators of the malware is to make money,
they can steal your data and get your personal information like credit cards or bank details, or lock your files and ask for money to unlock them, like the ransomware,
or simply as using your computer and its processor power as a bot to mine cryptocurrency.
How you can get infected with malware ?
Well potentially anything you do on the internet can get you infected with malware,
the list is very long and it includes surfing in hacked websites, clicking on suspicious links, downloading music files that are infected, installing some unfamiliar software or toolbars, opening an email with malware attachment , or pretty much anything that you download or click on in the Internet can get you infected with malware.
Sounds scary right ? well to be straight here, usually if you surf on trusted and maintained sites, the risk of getting malware is reduced almost to 0, the admins scan everything and test all the files in their site, so most likely you will be fine, it can not be guaranteed 100% though, malware can hide also in legit apps and software and you won’t even know about it until you infected.
Protecting yourself from malware
By now we established that no matter what you do on the internet, you can get infected with malware , and it can be very nasty thing to have, all your information stolen and sold, or even an identity theft .
So how to protect yourself?
Windows 10 comes with windows defender software and firewall that can be first layer of defense and stop some malware, but let me tell you guys, windows alone can not find and recognize all the malware that is being created DAILY , its just not enough, you have to have a designated software that can find and stop all the malware.
Here Malwarebytes come to the picture, its a very strong anti malware software, it finds and eliminates all malware up until this day, the developers of the software put themselves a goal to make a malware free user experience to everyone,
and they are doing a great job at it !
Check this video from the Malwarebytes developers:
Malwarebytes is the best and strongest software out there to stop all of these malware threats , its lightweight , very easy to download and install, and very easy to use .
The software uses uses the latest technologies to find a stop all the new malware that get sophisticated every day, to bypass your firewall and to bypass your anti virus, Malwarebytes stops them all, and its not just my opinion, it was tested by experts in the field and they all say the same.
I myself using Malwarebytes for the past several years, and being a pretty advanced PC user, sometimes I find myself on some shady websites, maybe you do not do this, but if you do, and find yourself browsing in some suspicious website, you have to be protected,
it might be already too late and you are infected with malware.
that’s why you always have to know that you have the latest and most recent protection and security.
Malwarebytes offers all of that protection and security.
Free or premium?
Malwarebytes is free to download and use.
Now with the free edition all you can do is scan your computer for threats and remove them,
Well you think isn’t that exactly what I need ?
The answer is not simple, while yes you can use the free version and that what I was doing also for a long time, and you can run a daily scan on your PC.
Malwarebytes will find all the threats and eliminate them, and it’d doing an excellent job, it will find any threat and any malware no matter how much sophisticated it is.
The problem with that is, that it might be already to late, until you run the scan, the malware is already inside your PC and maybe its already steal your data, so it doesn’t matter if you remove it now, its already did what id was supposed to do.
It gets worse with something like ransomware, if you don’t have real time protection, ransomware will lock your computer and files instantly, and its already too late to do a scan and remove it, if you want your files back you need to pay to the attacker,
usually in bitcoin, to get back your files.
So while the free version is great, and you can start by downloading and using it daily,
see if you like it, and think seriously if you want to get the premium version ,
it might be better be safe than sorry, and its defiantly get you value for your money.
Also it contributes the developers of the software, so they can continue working and updating and developing this great piece of software, its truly what you only need in terms of protecting your computer from viruses and malware.
in the next section I will discuss a little what you will get from the premium edition.
What Malwarebytes does
Protects you from emerging threats –
Detects and removes malware in real-time with advanced anti-malware, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit technology. Scans for the newest and most dangerous threats automatically, so you’re protected without having to even think about it.
Crushes the latest scams –
Detects and blocks phishing scams used to steal your identity or hack your banking account. Stops cryptojacking (malicious cryptomining) software that hackers install on your computer to “mine” for cryptocurrency (bitcoin and others) without your knowledge.
Scans faster, scans smarter –
Lightning-fast Hyper Scan mode targets only the threats that are currently active. Faster analysis. Still gets results. Run a scan in the background while you download a video. It’s done by the time you’re ready to watch.
Protects your files from being locked and held for ransom –
Stops unknown and known ransomware with proprietary technology that works proactively to shield your files. This is a powerful, complete defense that blocks ransomware, and not a simple decryption tool.
Protects you from fake and infected websites –
Detects and prevents contact with websites used by scammers and malicious links. You are proactively protected from downloading malware, hacking attempts, and infected advertising. Worried about wandering into a “bad” Internet neighborhood? Now you don’t have to be.
The price of premium Malwarebytes subscription is 39.99$ for one year
and 69.98$ for a two years subscription.
You can pay in several different ways, including PayPal. unfortunately payment with cryptocurrency is not available ( that’s my favorite way of payment).
You might think its a little pricey , but let me be completely honest here , its well worth it, again its better be safe than sorry,
just think if your files were to be locked by ransomware, the attacker usually ask something like starting from 150$ up to 400$ to release your data, and if you will not pay, you will lose all of your files and data, and of course time, by restoring everything back.
so if Malwarebytes can prevent this even 1 ransomware attack its already worth tit.
I subscribed to the premium edition myself, not only because its excellent protection, but also because I just love this software, been using it for years, and its also a good way to give back to the developers that doing excellent job.
Malwarebytes is must software in every computer and device, just like a VPN, no matter who are you and what you doing, you have to have this layer of protection from Malware that is everywhere today.
Get the free version, scan your computer daily, and if you like it, think about getting the subscription for a strong real time protection.
Download : Malwarebytes ( free, subscription available )
That’s it for tor today guys, stay safe.
If you have any questions or comment just leave them below, and I will be happy to answer anything.
Best Regards ,