Malwarebytes has a lot to offer, however there are still some problems that prevent it from being the best choice for everyone. For one, it charges more than some of its competitors for a single device subscription. It’s also not as comprehensive in terms of features compared to other models.
Malwarebytes offers multiple layers of protection, including protection against ransomware on the internet Adware protection, malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) detection and removal. It also has solid real-world protection capabilities, with results from AV Comparatives testing that consistently place it among the top programs in its class (August 2022 to October 2022).
Subscribers who pay for the service get access to these features in addition to many others. They can alter the software’s settings by clicking on the corkscrew icon at the bottom-right corner on their dashboard. This opens a tab that has seven sections that let you modify the program according to your preferences. 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 preferences for visuals, including the theme.
The premium version has advanced features, like exploit protection. This stops attacks that exploit bugs and vulnerabilities within applications and systems. Malwarebytes also detects and blocks browser lockers, stops in-browser cryptojackers and stops other scams attempting to take your information or money online. It can also detect and block phishing websites. It’s not able to provide the same level of protection against identity theft as some of its competitors however, this could soon change following the acquisition of Cyrus Security.