Malwarebytes Review

Malwarebytes, as you can probably guess from it’s name, is a tool that concentrates on the removal of malware. This differs from all the other companies we review as it’s not a full anti-virus package and so lacks some of the features that you usually get from a package like Total AV or McAfee. Do you need a full package though?

Malwarebytes Review


Apple Mac

Reliability and Security

Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top-rated anti-malware tools out there. As the name suggests it’s an anti-malware tool but it also deals with spyware, adware, trojans – you name it! It’s a very basic program and therefore doesn’t have a lot of features to trip over on and so you’d expect great reliability and that’s what you get!

Removes Malware
Removes Malware

Detects and removes malicous software on your computer like viruses, adware or spyware.

Removes Spyware
Removes Spyware

Spyware secretly monitors what you do on your computer. Its aim is usually to capture passwords, banking credentials and credit card details.

Web Protection
Web Protection

Detect which websites are safe and can be trusted. Block malware websites and downloads.

Removes Adware
Removes Adware

Adware is malicous software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups.

Scheduled Scans
Scheduled Scans

Set your own scheduled for system antivirus scans including what locations to scan.

- 99.20%


We’ve made it clear that the software isn’t a full anti-virus package and so you can’t expect a whole host of features, can you? If you are after a quality, reliable virus removal tool then this could very well be the one! It’s very good at doing what it’s been designed for.

Value For Money

Malwarebytes tend to push their free software but this is fairly limited and we feel it’s only good for a one-time scan. There are no virus preventative features in the free version. Upgrading to their paid version will cost you £34.99 but enables real-time scanning, scan scheduling and flash memory scanning. Even though it’s one of the best malware removal tools on the market, you’re paying a lot for a very basic program.

Support and Customer Service

To be honest there’s not a lot of support in terms of talking to someone but they do offer support in the form of FAQs, How to guides and videos and also email/ticketing support. The software is very simple so we hope the end-user shouldn’t run into many issues.

Customer Reviews For Malwarebytes

bob - 05/10/2019

great for the price topnoch in my thinks but yeah good i gess.

Chasbro Chas - 25/09/2019

Had a major problem with getting rid of misc adware. I am a long time user of Norton AV which did not get rid of my issues. I looked into malware bytes, purchased it, and it removed the adware and solved the problem. Almost a year later and it caught many Trojan attacks. So I will be renewing my subscription which is about to expire. It is well worth it for me.

Shirley Hines - 06/09/2019

The paid protection is great-the free version not so great.The free version doesn't protect you against the malware or ransomware.Personally there are better programs out there that does it all for free.

Jen - 07/06/2019

Quirky on the download of Premium. I noticed real-time protection turns off and doesn't turn on. I sought help on Google. Guess what? It's a download error. It took me two uninstalls and three re-installs to get internet protection that I purchased in the package. Once Malwarebytes installed properly, it was worth my frustration. Quarantine doesn't delete viruses. It isolates them for the user to manually delete. Real-time protection is superior. Malwarebytes doesn't harass customers like other companies with ads. It works 100x better than AVG, which scans but doesn't kill viruses. No regrets.

Lewis R. Keith - 16/03/2019

Please cease any and all notices on my PC for free or paid premium Malware Bytes upgrades. I am aggravated by the seemingly constant interruption with on my screen of your services! Thank you for your cooperation as of immediately! Thank you!

Mr Doo - 09/03/2019

its great.. but i always have more than one antivirus on my laptop anyway...

John - 12/02/2019

WAS A GREAT PROGRAM....Had it for years with lifetime license, log on this morning and it's back to trialware and I go to website to get my registration info and find out that it's now 59.99 a year to keep it registered and my lifetime license is now invalid? Well bye-bye Malwarebytes, not worth 59.99 a year and I'll find another solution that is FREE, just lost another customer ....great business model morons.

Christine Chamberlin - 30/01/2019

It seems to do a great job! Very happy with it. However I can`t afford to buy it as someone else has stated it`s way to much money. And if you get all the things you need for your computer, all the different things that you need to buy to stay safe. Dang it would cost you more than your computer did and even more so if you have more than 1 computer. SAD!

fake comments - 04/08/2017

these comments are fake, Malwarebytes is the best

Steven Denger - 25/07/2017

I had used Malwarebytes for a few years but since the 3 version, I all of sudden cannot open it up to check to see if it still scanning and working. The support sucks and it took them days to get back. They gave me a download link and said to reactivate another version. But their download would no open up - I got an error popup window. I will be finishing out my subscription and never consider using them again. Save yourself headaches and do not use this service.