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February 16, 2017
Malwarebytes is a software dedicated to prevent virus infections in computers. It can detect and remove Spyware, Trojans and many other malicious code variants. We must emphasize that the free-cost version doesn't include some functions, such as scheduled scans and real-time protection; anyway, this product in its free version can be very useful for regular users.
In relation to the installation, it is simple task and follows the same procedure as antivirus products; once downloaded the setup module is required to start it, below the deployment wizard will start the installation routine automatically, performing the first virus-database upgrade; and finally, will be started a deep scan. It is recommended during the installation process to disable another antivirus as they could cause problems.
The Malwarebytes's user interface is simple, and the entire application can be operated from its home screen called 'Dashboard'; it details basic information about the program, including the type of license, the version of the virus-database, the status of the scan process and the real-time protection availability. On Dashboard's bottom is placed the 'Scan Now' button enabling users to start the process without having to navigate across the program.
The 'Scan' Dashboard presents viruses searching options, including 'Threat Scan', which explores the areas where malwares are commonly housed, such as memory, startup items, registry, and eventually specific file-system objects. It is advisable to run this routine regularly. The 'Custom Scan' performs an exploration processes in specific areas of the system; this option is recommended for experienced users; other options are enabled but only for premium users.
Finally, we have performed various Malwarebytes Anti-Malware's tests, and we conclude that it is an effective program, even in its free-cost version; it has the required elements to detect and remove viruses. In addition, the virus-database is updated continually with new definitions as they are reported by the wide Malwarebytes's community. The product's performance, is good, and we should note that the scanning time depends on the number of files in the system and comparing it to other similar programs it is acceptable.
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- OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Win7/8, and Win 10.
- Processor: 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above.
- RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended).
- Free Hard Disk: 30MB space for installation.
- Graphics Card: Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher.