Malwarebytes is a great product but it does have some problems that prevent it being a great choice for all users. It costs more for a single-device subscription than its competitors. It’s also not as robust in terms of features as other competitors.

Malwarebytes provides several layers of protection, including protection for the web, ransomware Adware protection, malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) detection and removal. It also has strong real-world security capabilities, with results in AV Comparatives tests that consistently rank it among the top programs in its class (August 2022 to October 2022).

Customers who pay for the service get access to these features as well as numerous others. Clicking on the corkscrew at the bottom right corner on the dashboard will allow them to manage the settings for the software. It opens a tab with seven sections that let you modify the program according to your preferences. These include notifications, how often and when it is checking for updates to threat intelligence, a number of scan options, and other visual preferences, including the theme.

The premium version is loaded with advanced features like exploit protection. This helps to stop attacks that exploit weaknesses and bugs within applications and systems. Malwarebytes can also identify and block browser lockers, block in-browser Cryptojackers, and stop other scams which try to steal data or money from your account online. It also can identify and stop phishing websites. It’s not as able to provide the same degree of identity theft protection like its rivals but this is likely to change following the acquisition of Cyrus Security.