Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version 1.50 running under Windows 7
Developer(s)Malwarebytes Corporation
Stable release1.65.0.1400 / September 11, 2012; 30 days ago (2012-09-11)[1]
Preview release1.65 / August 28, 2012; 44 days ago (2012-08-28)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Size10.1 MB[2]
Available in36 languages
TypeAnti-malware
LicenseProprietary
Free: Freeware
Pro: Commercial
Enterprise: TBA
Websitewww.malwarebytes.org
 
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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Malwarebyes' logo
Screenshot
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version 1.50 running under Windows 7
Developer(s)Malwarebytes Corporation
Stable release1.65.0.1400 / September 11, 2012; 30 days ago (2012-09-11)[1]
Preview release1.65 / August 28, 2012; 44 days ago (2012-08-28)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Size10.1 MB[2]
Available in36 languages
TypeAnti-malware
LicenseProprietary
Free: Freeware
Pro: Commercial
Enterprise: TBA
Websitewww.malwarebytes.org

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a computer application that finds and removes malware[3]. Made by Malwarebytes Corporation, it was released in January 2008. It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware when started manually, and a paid version, which provides scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash memory scanner. MBAM does not scan files contained within an archive file (ZIP or other type)[4].

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Overview

MBAM is intended to find malware that other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs generally miss, including rogue security software, adware, and spyware. MBAM scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if on-demand anti-malware software is also running on the computer[5][6].

MBAM is available in both a free and a paid edition[3]. The free edition must be run manually, while the paid version can automatically perform scheduled scans. The paid version also adds real-time protection, IP-based blocking to prevent access to malicious web sites and a flash memory scan option, which only scans the open services, programs and drivers[7].

MBAM is available in English, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese[2].

Reception

Dispute with IObit

On November 2, 2009, Malwarebytes accused[14] rival IObit of incorporating the database of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (and several products from other vendors, which were not named) in its security software IObit Security 360. IObit denied the accusation and stated that the database is based on user submissions, and sometimes the same signature names that are in Malwarebytes get placed in the results. They said they did not have time to filter out the signature names that are similar to Malwarebytes. IObit also stated that Malwarebytes does not have convincing proof, and promised that the databases were not stolen[15]. After the declaration from IObit, Malwarebytes replied that they are not convinced of the argument from IObit[16][17]. Malwarebytes claims to have served DMCA infringement notices against CNET, Download.com and MajorGeeks.com in order to have the download sites remove the IObit software. IObit said that as of version 1.3, their database has been updated to address those accusations of intellectual property theft made earlier by Malwarebytes[18].

See also

References

  1. ^ Kline, Rebecca (2012-04-09). "Malwarebytes 1.61 Released". Forums.malwarebytes.org. Malwarebytes. http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=108391. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO". http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_pro. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b c "Editorial review of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware". PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,70033-order,4-page,101-c,utilities/description.html. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  4. ^ Malwarebytes forums answer: "Doesn't scan archives!!!" Malwarebytes staff: "No we do not scan within an archive".
  5. ^ "Malwarebytes Corporation". MalwareBytes. http://www.malwarebytes.org/company. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  6. ^ Neil J. Rubenking (2009-12-02). "Free Antivirus and Antispyware". PC Magazine. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356509,00.asp. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  7. ^ a b Seth Rosenblatt (2009-02-10). "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware". Download.cnet.com. http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  8. ^ Rosenblatt, Seth (2008-09-24). "Take a 'byte' out of malware". The Download Blog. CNET. http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10050473-12.html. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  9. ^ "CNET Editors' Choice Awards 2009 Winners". Reviews.cnet.com. 2009-06-02. http://reviews.cnet.com/editors-choice/. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  10. ^ "How to remove Antivirus 2009". Bleepingcomputer.com. June 28, 2008. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/uninstall-antivirus-2009. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  11. ^ "How to remove Spyware Protect 2009 (Uninstall Instructions)". Bleepingcomputer.com. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-spyware-protect-2009. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  12. ^ Gibbs, Mark (2009-01-07). "Malwarebytes finds pesky Trojan". Gearhead (Network World): p. 2. http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2009/010709-gearhead.html. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  13. ^ Rubenking, Neil J. (2010-05-07). "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46". PC Magazine. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363514,00.asp. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  14. ^ IOBit Steals Malwarebytes' Intellectual Property.
  15. ^ Declaration from IObit.
  16. ^ IOBit’s Denial of Theft Unconvincing.
  17. ^ Malwarebytes accuses rival of software theft. CNET.
  18. ^ IObit Malware Fighter.

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