Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free has been offering a good track record in detecting threats and removing them without compromising the security of a system. It does so, by staying abreast of the latest developments and combining a number of new technologies to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware.
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The ‘Settings’ tab allows you to selectively pick the objects you want to scan, including memory, startup items, registry, file system and others. As such, you can find
Threat Scan – Looks for threats your computer may encounter. Area of jurisdiction cover
Memory Objects: Memory which has been allocated by operating system processes, drivers, and other applications.
Startup Objects: Executable files and/or modifications which will be initiated at computer startup.
Registry Objects: Configuration changes which may have been made to the Windows registry.
File system Objects: Files stored to your computer’s local disk drives.
One positive for the GUI of v2 is the threat scan shows what its currently doing and what is pending on the left of the window.
Heuristic Analysis – Analysis methods which we employ in the previously-mentioned objects — as well as in other areas — which are instrumental in detection of and protection against threats, as well as the ability to assure that the threats cannot reassemble themselves.
Custom Scan – completes scanning as per specifications inputs given at the time of the scan.
Also, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit has been integrated with Anti-Malware. However, It’s turned off by default. You need to enable it from Settings. To do so, click ‘Detection and Protection’, check ‘Scan for rootkits’.
It is to be noted that Malwarebytes Anti-malware Free doesn’t include any real-time protection. Moreover you can’t schedule regular scans with the free version and you need to update it manually. But it’s nevertheless, a great antivirus softwareto have around as a second opinion on-demand malware scanner
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