Malwarebytes has plenty to offer, however there are still some issues that prevent it from being the best choice for everyone. One of them is that it charges more than many of its competitors for a single device subscription. It’s also not as comprehensive in terms of features than other models.

Malwarebytes has multiple layers of protection including protection against ransomware on the internet Adware protection, malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) detection and removal. It also offers solid protection capabilities in the real world, with results from AV Comparatives testing that consistently rank it among the top programs in its class (August 2022 to October 2022).

Paid subscribers can access all of these features and more. They can change the software’s settings by clicking on the corkscrew symbol at the bottom-right corner on their dashboard. This opens a tab with seven sections that allow you to modify the program according to your preferences. This includes notifications, the frequency at which it checks for threats intelligence updates, as well as a variety of scan options.

The premium version of the software has advanced features, such as exploit protection, which blocks attacks that exploit bugs and vulnerabilities in systems and applications. Malwarebytes also blocks and detects browser lockers, prevents in-browser cryptojackers, as well as halts other scams attempting to steal your data or money online. It even detects and stop phishing websites. It’s not able to provide the same level of identity theft protection as its competitors however, this could soon change following the acquisition of Cyrus Security.