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Malwarebytes has a consumer rating of 2.36 stars from 100 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Consumers complaining about Malwarebytes most frequently mention customer support, credit card and real time problems. Malwarebytes ranks 28th among Antivirus Software sites.

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Positive reviews (last 12 months): 0%
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Positive highlights

  • It is not an anti-virus program and does not provide real time protection.

Critical highlights

  • Your product isn't bad, your customer support and lack of business ethics are the problem.
  • I have been aware of Malwarebytes for ages and I bought premium version.
How would you rate Malwarebytes?
Top Positive Review

“Excellent Software, well worth it.”

Pablo M.

I have been a paid user for the last 2 years and it is definitely worth it. It has detected and blocked so many spyware/virus sites. I'm just glad I got it.

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Top Critical Review

“Scammers. Ripped off.”

Stephen H.

I bought this stupid product. Could not sign in or register the KEY. Certainly not a friendly product. Wasted over an hour of my time.

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Reviews (100)




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customer support (3) premium version (4) program (31) time protection (7) customer service (5) credit card (5) tech support (3) emails (4)
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
October 21st, 2019
I have been a paid user for the last 2 years and it is definitely worth it. It has detected and blocked so many spyware/virus sites. I'm just glad I got it.
1 review
2 helpful votes
March 18th, 2019
• Updated review
So after a few emails from support (*******@malwarebytes.com) I got this straightened out and I gave them the pft duh advice of putting support email on website for free. They thanked me, gave me a free year of MB and I got it all up and going again. All looks good now.
Malwarebytes has no support. Period
February 27th, 2019
• Previous review
Just paid another year but messed up email and now im screwed. No support number or email means i just wasted my money. I will never get this $#*! product again
8 reviews
4 helpful votes
May 14th, 2017
I have been using Malwarebytes for years. Used the free version for quite a few years, always with either Norton or MacFee. Put the free version on over 50 different laptops and desktops in my clients compters. Woried just fine for us.
I am running Norton Security Deluxe 2017 with Latest Malware bytes. Work great together. My Malware was just like Norton, both upgraded the older to the newer with no interaction from me.
I highly recommend this product.
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
October 12th, 2017
Downloaded this mainly to remove the bs comet. Yahoo extension malware. Absolute joke. Sure it scans, the same as any other "malware" software, but basically ends there. Only allowing a quarantine of alleged infections or warning, but won't activate the actual Web protection until actual purchase. Sorry, but I'm not forking over $40 for a scape ghost scan/protection "sampler". Show me that it actually works, and THEN maybe I'll purchase.
1 review
8 helpful votes
March 16th, 2017
Has become a problem product. Protection layers always shutting off. The worst thing they did was to eliminate the free standing product (discs). When I installed the discs, I had no problem, but since using the up-to-date version from download, I have had nothing but problems. Tech support suggests things, but it doesn't resolve issues.
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 9th, 2020
I bought this stupid product. Could not sign in or register the KEY. Certainly not a friendly product. Wasted over an hour of my time.
39 reviews
47 helpful votes
May 1st, 2017
I have been aware of Malwarebytes for ages and I bought premium version. The latest upgrade brought up some false positives for normal programmes. I saw a review on youtube where they offered less realtime protection than Zemana (newer company from Turkey). When there was less competition seemed to be better product.
7 reviews
47 helpful votes
August 28th, 2014
This is a legitimate site, i had tried it and have not uninstalled it since the day i got it

Tip for consumers: good ware

2 reviews
1 helpful vote
December 29th, 2019
Horrible product. Constantly sends me on-screen reminders to install the latest version - every day all day. At first I tried to install the "latest" version but it still reminds me every day of another "newest" version. I even tried to check the box for automatic updates. I have notifications turned off and still constant interruptions to my day. Then it is almost impossible to find someone to contact about this issue. Took me 10 minutes searching just to find a form which probably will not be read by anyone. I dont have time for this.
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 29th, 2018
Any Issue gets fixed pretty much immediately. Today a false positive made the application over use the memory, swiftly fixed.
1 review
7 helpful votes
March 11th, 2016
Malwarebytes saved the day today! Yesterday I had to make a service call to my daughter's store computer to remove Windows 10 (and put it back to Windows 8) which was suddenly installed, because settings were to automatic download and install and than I also run a full scan of Microsoft Defender, it found one Pup and removed it but today when restarting it, a blue screen scared them at the store, so I had to make another visit. The scary display showed to call Microsoft and not try to restart the system because there was the option that it wouldn't load but it also mentioned that this problem is caused by a virus! I managed to download a new version of Malwarebytes which found a lot of more Pups (a quick scan with Defender before didn't show any) and after cleaning them all and I dared to restart it, it loaded without problems!

I always loved to use Malwarebytes and did it today even more! It saved many other computers for me in the past from deleting all data from a hard drive which some professionals recommended!
1 review
6 helpful votes
April 9th, 2016
I have use this program for many years and does a great job. I have installed it on other peoples PC to get rid of virus,... This program work, when others did not. I had the premium version, but let it run out. Thinking of buying it again. I have the free version and it does a good job.
1 review
4 helpful votes
March 6th, 2016
I have used the free version dozens of times to fix coworkers and friends computers. In fact periodically, I download the free version for my own computers on occasion to check my pcs.
Wonderful product.
59 reviews
1,403 helpful votes
February 26th, 2018
I actually kno little about the dot org one except it's in Canada, and Malwarebytes.com is in California. The later is the one I know and like, but this one has terrible reviews, and yet I see some of the same ones it Both Places!

That's the main reason for this review; to clue people that these two separate companies are being confused... And yes. COM has no phone customer service, but thru email I got fast and good service, while this. ORG one does, and from the reviews is useless.

Obviously they are Not the same, so check out Malwarebytes. COM, the one in California.
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
December 12th, 2012
Malwarebytes is a site that offers Anti-Malware software for cleaning up those little nasties that creep through. I have used the Free version of this software and always seems to get the PC running smoothly again after any hiccups.
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
September 21st, 2015
I was promised a refund. Never got it... stopped working 6 months into the year I paid.
Good luck all you 5 stars people! (I gave 5 stars so I wouldn't be at the bottom to warn you)!
1 review
0 helpful votes
September 17th, 2020
There was a time when Malwarebytes was the go-to save for most if not all spyware problems I had. For many years it saved me from windows 98 thru windows 7 bugs. It could even smash the ransomware hold on my system the handful of times I got it.

But that was many years ago.

Today I installed what is says after installation as " Premium Trial 4. 2. 1., even though all I wanted and downloaded was the "free version" option and wanted nothing to do with the Premium, thats how it installs anyway.

And it still like past few years versions not only never detects anything (like it used to) but it's become a pain with the forced trial of the Premium that you can no longer opt out of like in previous versions I tried. I check back about once a year or two to see if it's actually become a working program again but only the interface changes - - becoming more bloated & annoying every year.

I don't need another un-helpful program sitting on my pc constantly accessing the web all day. Go back to the old program and update it. For me it's just another useless program among the many that find nothing.
1 review
8 helpful votes
March 18th, 2017
I used to like Malwarebytes Anti-malware and recommended it to clients. After finding out that they removed Iobit Advanced Systemcare 10.2 from my computer since they seem to think that it is a PUP. I removed MBAM from my pc and am not going to recommend their product to my clients anymore unless they fix their mistake. I trust Iobit and use several of their products. Malwarebytes is no-longer trustworthy. It piss's me off that their software which I still have a Premier membership for at least 140 something days is now useless. Buyer Beware!
1 review
10 helpful votes
January 16th, 2018
I purchased Malwarebytes Premium about 7 months ago. Lately, I keep getting a pop-up window every few minutes alerting me that Real Time Web Protection is turned off. However, I am unable to turn it back on! Now my computer has been compromised by a virus and will cost me about $250 to rectify! Of course, Malwarebytes does not have a telephone number for help. Hey, Malwarebytes: BYTE ME!
2 reviews
0 helpful votes
November 11th, 2018
It used to be amazing when it was on V2. Now it interferes too much. It locks you out of harmless websites for no reason and throws annoying pop-ups that also interfere whenever you're gaming or working.
1 review
4 helpful votes
July 17th, 2014
I downloaded the latest free version 2 with no trouble. It required a re-boot and did a scan when re-booted. I have been using this program along with my paid for program for years and it is very reliable. I use the add-on Chameleon for this to work safely without being hacked it must be put into the same folder as Malwarebytes. I dont have any trouble with it or other protection programs as apart from my paid one none are run in real time but only on demand. Its the one hackers fear as a high tech. Hacker tried to disable it but couldnt so caused my PC to switch off. I wouldnt be without it.
1 review
10 helpful votes
September 13th, 2015
I bought and paid for Malwarebytes and ran it. It cleaned the computer apparently including its own executable, which couldn't be found in any folder, directory, or registry search after running. So I'm a sucker. The company wanted to fix the problem but I had spent over half a day fussing it and I was very done with it. Moving on...
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
January 28th, 2018
Wrangled with "Stew" over cancelling automatic renew.
Claimed he couldn't find my account.
Wanted the license number and key.
I deleted it and the program long ago.
The website as NO WAY to contact a real person.
EMAIL: *******@malwarebytes.com
It was a shot in the dark that paid off.
I reminded "Stew" I now had email evidence for my credit card company to cancel all future transaction attempts.
Suddenly he found my account.
Cancelled everything per my request.
Stay FAR away from this company.
1 review
4 helpful votes
June 23rd, 2013
The program is not a virus. It is truely a legit website and will help clean your computer from the fake ICE virus.
1 review
3 helpful votes
November 26th, 2017
I had it for almost 9 month. Last week I got malware that ruined my pc (blue screen),
While my premium malwarebyte was running. I do not recommend it.


Q&A (28)


As I wrote in my review, the freeware version deleted an important file from my PaintShop Pro program. My worry about downloading and using Malwarebytes is that it might inadvertently remove a file critical to my operating system.

By William S.
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If you get an email eluding to something you've done on your computer, then YES. If you have Windows, go to task manager, go to the Processes tab and read every line. Look for a suspicious process (unsigned) running on your computer. Google Search anything you don't understand, or are unfamiliar with.

By Nan M.

MalwareBytes is installing Windows 10 files in to incompatible Systems. If you HAVE Windows 10, and still get hosed, please let me know. Thanks. Nan

By Nan M.

RE: my previous question. I checked again and my Malwarebytes Premium 3.0 states on the icon "Its disabled."...

By Suzanne S.

Download=Malwarebytes anti-rootkit remover and run it once it clears the infection install=Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit -powerlinks infection is a powerful trojan not easy to remove.

By duncan l.

I had all the similar problems as you 2 years ago, the company was going through a complete change over, don't drop this company as they are the tops in the country for what they do, I can send you the company Techs e-mails to me that walked me through the very same problems and she fixed it, yea, I know, been to the "India" thing too, you don't need to go there trust me on that one, stay clear of that. If you want that fix, here's my e-mail address and give me yours plus your exact problem and I'll send you the very same e-mails I got that got me all squared away, I've had no problems for 2 years now. My e-mail is tonydeleano@cox.net I'll see if I can help you.

By tony d.

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