After you download and install the free version of the tool, you are greeted with a 14-day trial of the Premium version. After this time period expires, you will find out that you are stripped of the real-time protection which consists of Web, Exploit, Malware, and Ransomware protection.
But after the trial ends, you still have a powerful scanner capable of hunting down malware already present on your machine. The Premium version relies on machine learning as the primary functionality, instead of checking for known virus signatures, making Malwarebytes one of the most advanced tools for malware recognition.
An amazing thing about Malwarebytes Free is that its scans are quick and efficient. However, its ruling days are over as other antivirus tools have improved their technologies. Its lack of real-time protection means that it can never be a replacement for your current antivirus, but it's definitely a tool worth keeping on your computer.
Besides that, downloading the Free version with the Premium trial is the best way to get rid of the virus infestation, which has gotten past your main antivirus. It's not as powerful as it used to be, but it still lives up to its name.
Reviewed by Vedin Klovo
(editor rating 4 out of 5 stars
Sooftware editor's pick
Having a great security scanner is a must and some antivirus tools simply fail to provide sufficient protection when it comes to that part. Malwarebytes provides several layers of protection, but is widely known as a very efficient malware scanner with a great database.