For years, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was a hidden treasure to professional computer repair personnel. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is and was always a free and lightweight utility that would remove virtually all malware from a system. Recently, Malwarebytes has made their software even easier to use than it was before and marketed it more directly to the consumer. Users will find that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an essential addition to their computer's security and that a scheduled Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan will usually pick up virtually anything that could be harmful to their computer.
While there are many anti-virus suites available, Malwarebytes targets software that might not directly damage a computer but might simply make it inconvenient to use. These programs usually have no value to the user, but simply impede the user's progress. One such example is a software program that replaces advertisements in websites with their own ads. A user may never notice this program because they think the ads actually are in the website, and an anti-virus suite may simply think it's a form of advertising blocking that the user accepted. Malwarebytes, however, will have this program in their dictionary and will remove it quickly. Malwarebytes is presently the most popular form of malware removal and has won many awards.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is extremely easy to run and install. It requires almost no disk space and very limited memory. It can be either scheduled or run at once, and problem items can be directly removed or moved into quarantine. It usually works best when used in conjunction with other antivirus software suites. Those that are having problems with a computer system can quickly download the free version from a website, scan the system and remove all of the problematic items. This can be a fast and efficient form of computer repair.
The software suite is available as a one-time free download, but it can also be purchased through the publisher's website. Purchasing the software allows the user to receive updates as new malware comes along, whereas the free download will only be able to catch malware that was known at the time of the download. Users that use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will usually be using the same type of malware protection that professionals are using.