Malwarebytes has plenty to offer, but there are a few problems that prevent it from being the best choice for everyone. It is more expensive for a single-device subscription than its rivals. It’s also not as robust in terms of features as some others.
Malwarebytes has multiple layers of protection, including protection for the web, ransomware, adware protection, and malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) detection and removal. It is a solid security product with real-world capabilities. AV Comparatives tests consistently place it among the top products in its field (August 2022 – October 2022).
Paid subscribers can access all of these features and more. They can alter the settings of the software by clicking the corkscrew symbol at the lower-right corner of their dashboard. This opens a tab that includes seven sections where you can alter the program to meet your needs. These include notifications, the frequency and when it is checking for updates to threat intelligence as well as a variety of scan options, as well as other visual preferences, including the theme.
The premium version of the program comes with advanced features such as exploit protection, which stops attacks that exploit bugs and vulnerabilities in systems and applications. Malwarebytes also detects and blocks browser lockers, prevents in-browser cryptojackers, and halts other scams that attempt get your information or cash online. It also identifies and block phishing websites. It’s not offering the same degree of identity theft protection like its rivals however this will soon be changed since it bought Cyrus Security.