MalwareBytes... Try This!

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@kdmlrys (399)
United States
April 24, 2009 5:01pm CST
I think you should try this anti-spyware/virus program which I recently stumbled, upon visiting Download.com. It's called MalwareBytes. I just finished scanning my computer with MB and it detected 6 viruses which my current anti-virus didn't detect. What the hell! But it was a relief because now they were deleted and I was quite surprised to see that my computer runs a bit faster now. Cool! It got some pretty nice reviews as well - straight from the users and from the editor himself. You can download this program @ http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html Thank me later after you finish scanning.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 09
Do i need to delete my anti-virus before i could install that completely?
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
24 Apr 09
You don't have to do that. MalwareBytes works well even if you leave your current anti-virus running in the background.
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• China
10 Jun 09
Rearly?it is so powerful!!!
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@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Hi kdmlrys, I have just read your post and looked at the link. what you have found looks great. there is a lot of things going out there on the net and you can be too carful. I have Norton securiy for my computer. for now it is good enough for me, once it exprires I may god with some other security system, but for now I will keep what I have. It is good that you have put this info out for all of us myloters.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
24 Apr 09
MalwareBytes will work even if you have Norton because the main feature of MB is not meant to replace your current anti-virus program.
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• United States
25 Apr 09
ok thanks for the info.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
26 Apr 09
You're welcome, SOW!
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
That's a good information man! I haven't used this kind of anti-virus. I'll check it out for myself and download it. I might have some viruses in my computer, that my current anti-virus wasn't able to detect, because my computer is a bit slow.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
25 Apr 09
That is a possible sign of virus infection. You might as well download the program as soon as possible.
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@rosdimy (3935)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 09
Many of us here have been using MalwareBytes long before you stumbled on it. So there are less people who are going to give thanks to you after running a scan using the program. This should not discourage you to post links which you think are useful. They will benefit some people because there aremany programs in cyberspace, and we do n ot know all of them. all the best, rosdimy
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I know that, that's why MalwareBytes is one of the most downloaded programs on Download.com. But of course, not all people that are using MB are myLot members. I don't care if they'll thank me or not, I just want to share this cool program to those who haven't used it yet.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 09
Thanks for the information and I'm going to try tonight because I'm going to a conference this day.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Sounds cool, take care!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
24 Apr 09
thanks for the tip. have a happy weekend.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
Well here is my thanks. It is scanning as we speak. If it works well I will install it on my old computer because that one has been a bit sluggish lately and could do with a clean up.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Good idea!
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Hi kdmilrys! I have tried to create an account with MalwareBytes but I'm having problems. Every username I try seems to be already taken. I will keep trying until I finally get registered and I will let you know what I think Kathy.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
25 Apr 09
LOL you don't have to create an account on MalwareBytes. All you gotta do is download the software, install it, then run a scan. If the program detected a virus infection, then get rid of it! As simple as that (but may take some time though - scanning may last for hours depending on the number of files you have on your PC).
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@Tko2020 (266)
6 Sep 09
I use malwarebytes its good, and i also use "a-squared Free", both are free to download and use.
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
4 Jun 10
I used a-squared a few years back, but on new computer could not find the free download so went back to my Panda. It is paid for with one my privacy memberships.
• United States
17 Jun 09
I've never had trouble with viruses. But it might be because they haven't been detected.I never worry about it much.But What you got must be pretty good because it detected 6 viruses and your computer runs faster since they were deleted! It sounds really cool. I'll go on Download.com tonight. And I'll thank you later.
• United States
18 Jun 09
Thank You so much!!!
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Mine says file is corrupt . could you please help me on this?
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Oh thanks I got it downloaded. And when I did a quick scan, I had 6 spywares. Thanks very much, it made my computer run faster.
• Canada
26 Apr 09
OK, so I did the scan...146 malware, spyware, and trojans. Didn't make my comp any faster, BUT I did get rid of all that junk. I am pleased as it did take less time than AVG does, so thanks :))
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
29 Apr 09
146 nuisanses? Wow, that is one infected system!
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
26 Apr 09
Okay! I am not thnaking you. But I will definitely download the setup and check my pc for viruses but what is the cost of serial key or patch?
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
26 Apr 09
For now you can use it for free but there's an upgrade option so you can enable the real time protection. I don't know what's the price of it. You better find it yourself.
@fsound (757)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
I'm currently using MalwareBytes and pretty happy with the features. It is best coupled with your antivirus and ccleaner.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I'm a CCleaner fan myself. I use it right before I shut down my computer.
@AKMEDIA2 (328)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I might try this but the last time I tried Spyware Doctor though it worked well on one computer, it slowed then finally shut down the other computer. I think the other computer had a virus on it anyway. The other virus ripped apart the Spyware Doctor software though and messed up different parts of the program so it couldn't really open thoroughly anymore.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I've tried Spyware Doctor before. Well it detected a medium-threat spyware from my computer and I was happy about it. However, the problem with Spyware Doctor is that it's a memory hog. Totally a waste of memory and it takes ages before it'll open itself up.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
25 Apr 09
Yes, i too used this software before i purchased Kaspersky anti virus.Now i am using kapersky antivirus and it removes my all virus and trojan in my computer.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Sorry to say but Kaspersky sucks. I've tried it before and it just didn't work for me. But since it worked for you, congrats. On the other hand, I prefer ZoneAlarm.
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
4 Jun 10
Aw fudge, I didn't read each of the discussions. I use a program called Panda and love it. Have used it for years. Have never seen anything get through it, however...I downloaded MalwareByte and checked. It found NUTING. However, I deleted it before I read it doesn't fight with my anti-virus. So now I can reinstall it and use it as a back-up. Harrumph.
• United States
22 Aug 09
Hi, Malwarebytes is awesome, I found and installed it months ago and used it to clean my computers at both home and work. Thanks for suggesting this to us. Steve
@piya84 (2589)
• India
20 Jun 09
kdmlrys Thanks for putting this information here.My virus scan is working good so far.Still i am going to try this out.May be i too will find something hiding in my PC even after having good scan.I will try in the night and let you know.Just curious!
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
Really...I hope this anti virus will work like magic on my computer because it's slow and there maybe some virus already hidden in my pc. I already downloaded it. Waiting for it to finish. Thanks for the info.