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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium Antivirus Software

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Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Threat blocking

Threat blocking

Threat blocking shows how well the product protected automatically against live exploits from websites and local drives.

 /  5
Protection

Protection

Shows how well the product protected against live exploits from websites.

 /  5
Malware scan

Malware scan

Malware scan measures effectiveness scanning the PC on demand for malware, both online and offline.

 /  5
On access

On access

Shows how well the product protected automatically against live exploits from websites and local drives.

 /  5
Firewall

Firewall

Firewall shows how well the software and its firewall stopped rogue connections to and from the Internet. For products without a built-in firewall, the default Windows firewall was enabled.

 /  5
USB drive threats

USB drive threats

Shows how well the product detected, blocked and removed malware on external drives.

 /  5
Anti-phishing

Anti-phishing

Anti-phishing measures the ability to block websites known to host malware or fraud.

 /  5
Response to threats

Response to threats

Response to threats indicates effectiveness of the suggested or default response to a detected threat.

 /  5
On demand

On demand

Measures effectiveness scanning "on demand" for malware, both online and offline.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use covers installation, changing settings, interacting with the software.

 /  5
Messages, interface

Messages, interface

Provides easy to access, clear and concise messages.

 /  5
Help

Help

Provides clear, useful instructions on a particular setting or activity in the software.

 /  5
Anti-malware

Anti-malware

Measures effectiveness for scanning "on demand" for malware, both online and offline.

 /  5
Use of resources

Use of resources

Measures the software's use of memory, boot-up time impact and tendency to slow computer operation during a scan.

 /  5

About

The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is part of the Antivirus Software test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Antivirus for Windows models like the Anti-Malware Premium are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Threat blocking Threat blocking shows how well the product protected automatically against live exploits from websites and local drives.

Protection Shows how well the product protected against live exploits from websites.

Malware scan Malware scan measures effectiveness scanning the PC on demand for malware, both online and offline.

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