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What is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and how to use it? [Guide]

If you don’t want to get a full version of antivirus software by paying a considerable amount of money, but are bothered by widespread Trojan viruses [1], Malwarebytes comes to the rescue. Malwarebytes (full name: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) has an easy-to-use, concise interface and is an examples of efficient antivirus software. The main purpose for which to use Malwarebytes is to save your computer from being severely sabotaged by some malicious viruses.  You may have viruses if you don’t use any antivirus software; even if you do use antivirus software, some viruses are good enough to get past it. Since computer viruses like worms, Trojans, zombies, malware, and spyware are evolving and developing rapidly, even a powerful real-time protection antivirus software cannot do a thorough job to detect and destroy all types of viruses. To compensate for this disadvantage, Malwarebytes, which uses a specific database, can quickly scan your infected computer and destroy the viruses permanently.

Malwarebytes, while not intended to replace your current/main antivirus, complements your existing computer defenses splendidly.


First, let’s take a brief look at Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware supports multiple language users and can be used in all versions of Windows systems (both 32bit and 64bit). Malwarebytes comes in two versions, Free and Premium ($24.95 per year). Free comes with on-demand scanning and protection against malware while Pro adds the following features:

  • Real-time active malware prevention engine blocks known threats
  • Heuristic protection prevents new zero day malware infections
  • Malicious website protection blocks access to known and zero day malicious web content
  • Automatic priority updates and scheduled scanning
  • Blazing fast flash scans


Now we will show you how to install Malwarebytes and quickly scan your computer to detect if there are viruses.

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Now we will show you how to set up a quick scan and deal with any detected viruses.

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Malwarebytes provides you a free and concise tool to save your computer from being destroyed by malicious viruses like Trojans. Malwarebytes can be a good companion for your secure internet journey. If you ever feel like upgrading to a premiere version to get full web- and real-time protection you can always purchase the Malwarebytes Premiere version for in-depth use.