Most effective anti-malware protection any program can provide. It detects all those malwares that a good anti-virus program fails to detect. it monitors every processes and stops any malicious processes from being executed.
malwarebytes anti-malware premium provides advanced threat protection with 4 malware-fighting modules. (Features as per program developer)
4. Malicious Website: Detects and prevents contact with fake websites and malicious links. You are proactively protected from downloading malware, hacking attempts, and infected advertising. Worried about wandering into a “bad” Internet neighborhood? Now you don’t have to be.
5. Protection: Lightning-fast Hyper Scan mode targets only the threats that are currently active. Faster analysis. Still gets results. Run a scan in the background while you boot up your favorite game. It’s done by the time you’re ready to play.
Developer’s claim in regard to the features of program is almost accurate, but when it comes to the execution of these modules, there is slightly difference between the developer’s claim and actual performance of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.
Real time protection works quietly in the background & stops external malware attacks automatically, but in 10 percent cases it blocks good programs & quarantine them automatically.
Threat scan is set as application default & is very good. it runs very fast, which is a positive and very welcome feature, but despite of being one on the top most recognized good anti-malware program it still needs some improvements. there are three different modes available for scan.
web protection exploit protection malware protection & ransomware protection which works silently as a part of real time protection feature of the premium version of program which is not available in free version.
on the left side of the program, you can find different section into which program’s function is divided.
at the right side of dashboard section, every important features of the program is shown, which enables users to have to have a bird view on the kind of protection this program is offering to the users .
Threat scan: It performs the several actions that includes the followings.
users can check the list of malwares detected and action taken by the program along with threat name, date of detection, file type of threat detected and location where threat was existed in quarantine section.
Users can see the list of action taken by the app in the background, which has been performed silently by the application including scan report, malware attack blocked and suspected website blocked by the application.
In settings/application, users can set on/off to automatic security database updates download and install . application update notification can be also set to on/off for program updates. users can also set notification on/off for system tray.
Notification for real time protection settings when turned off, is available. users have variety of options available to choose from, which is an additional feature of this application. Users can set notifications on/off based on their priorities.
Impact of scan on system can be also set, but it is set to “Manual scans have high priority and will finish more quickly” by default. however users can also set it to “Lower the priority of manual scans to improve multitasking” but this will take more time to complete the scan than the first one.
Windows context menus users can set it to on/off, if they like or don’t like the option, to scan any files manually directly from context menu.
and Application settings list goes on. There are list of application settings that users can set it manually according to their preferences including program’s language, Event log data, Proxy Server, other user’s access to all the features of program & usage and threat statistics.
there is a separate setting for Windows action center, where users can choose to “let malwarebytes apply the best windows action center settings based of the user’s system” which is by default set by the application, or users may choose to “never register malwarebytes in the windows action center” or “always register malwarebytes in the windows action center”.
In Settings/protection section users can see web protection, Exploit protection, malware protection & ransomware protection, which is shown on the dashboard of the application. Users can turn on/off any of these features directly from dashboard or from protection section in settings.
users can also turn on/off scan options including scan for rootkits, scan within archives & use signature-less anomaly detection for increased protection. under potential threat protection potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) can be set to always detect PUPs (recommended) or users may simply choose to ignore detections or warn users options.
similarly for potentially unwanted modifications (PUMs) users can either choose option 1: ignore detections, option 2: warn users or option 3: always detect PUMS (recommended).
in startup options users may choose to start malwarebytes with windows startup, delay real-time protection when malwarebytes starts, enable/disable self-protection module & enable/disable self-protection module early start. users may also choose to quarantine detected malware automatically or manually by enabling/disabling automatic quarantine detected malware option.
users can schedule scans as and when they want to & certain programs, files or file types can be excluded from scans in case any program that is trusted by the user, is being detected as threat by the malwarebytes. subscription details can be checked in my account section under settings that includes the license key currently being active and the period of subscription remaining for the account.
and finally at last in about section under settings users can see additional information about the version of program they are using as well as database update version and details about the developer company.