Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application developed by Malwarebytes Corporation. First released in January 2008, this application aims to find and remove malware and other threats like worms, trojans, spyware, rootkits, and more. The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program is available as a freeware (Free version) and a shareware (Pro version).
The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware offers three different types of scans – Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Flash Scan. The Quick and Full Scans check the computer for possible threats while the Flash Scan is used for analyzing auto-run objects and memory. After each scan, an option to remove all or selected detected threats. A full report about the threats and what files are affected are also provided. Users can also choose which system to scan (e.g. registry, start-up items, etc). The program also features Chameleon technology. This feature ensures that the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program runs on your computer without interruptions from malware.
The program also offers Protection Module. This module runs in the background, ensuring that your computer is safe from possible threats. If the Protection Module detects a threat, the file/files will automatically be stored in the quarantine section of the program preventing it from being installed on your computer. The program also offers a scheduler allowing you to manage the scanning schedules. Protection Module, Scheduler and Flash Scans are only available in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro version.