Malwarebytes – it's worth taking this one for a spin

Malwarebytes
Destroying malware, one byte at a time

We like to share the applications we’ve used and found to be effective. There are so many programs out there it’s very difficult for people to test all of them. Over the past few months we’ve been using and found Malwarebytes to be a very effective program for removing malware and other system risks.

Have you ever considered what makes an anti-malware application effective? Ease of use tends to be an important factor for most people. Malwarebytes has created an easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-malware application. Whether you know it or not your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove these malicious programs from your computer.

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is being touted as the next step in the detection and removal of malware. They’ve compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. We’ve proven this repeatedly by running scans with some of the major antivirus engines that report no problems found then we run Malwarebytes and identify and remove many instances of infected files. And all of these tests were completed using only the “Free” version.

If you decide to upgrade and purchase the full registered version, Malwarebytes monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start. The Realtime Protection Module uses advanced heuristic scanning technology which monitors your system to keep it safe and secure. In addition, there’s a threats center which will allow you to keep up to date with the latest malware threats.

Activating the full version unlocks the real time protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating. For consumers and personal use, there’s a one-time fee of $24.95. For corporate and business customers, licensing is required.

As more and more exploits are released on the web, it’s becoming very important to protect your computer with high quality detection and removal tools. I feel Malwarebytes is one application of this caliber. I’m not saying that this is the end all-be all of anti-malware programs as we have encountered a few “false positives”. I am saying that it is worthy of your time and money.

Here’s the site where you can download the fee version as well as purchase the full blown registered application.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

CNet gave this program its’ editor’s choice award in April 2009 ranking it 4 ½ Stars out of a possible 5.

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