Note: This review covers v1.44 of the
If you’ve got only one piece of anti-malware software on your
system, you’re not protected well enough. Most anti-spyware
programs can’t detect and kill all spyware, so it’s a good idea to
run two on occasion, and sometimes more. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
is a worthwhile addition to anyone’s anti-spyware arsenal, because
unlike some overly complex programs, it’s easy to configure and
Using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is simplicity itself. After you
run it, click Scan, and it checks your system for infections, and
you can either do a quick scan, or a more comprehensive scan. For
an initial scan, a comprehensive scan is a good idea.
After the program reports what it finds, it will clean the
infections for you, and can also place them in quarantine before
killing them, a feature common to most pieces of anti-spyware.
There’s also an Ignore List, so that if Anti-Malware incorrectly
identifies software as malware, you can put it on the list, and the
next time around, it won’t be identified as malware.
Note that you can run Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware program for
free to scan and disinfect your system. But if you want to enable
real-time protection to stop your PC from being infected in the
first place, and to schedule scans, you’ll have to register it.