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Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta 11 v0.9.20.11

Block ransomware before it can touch your files

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
License:
Free during beta-testing
Developer:
Malwarebytes
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Security
Date Updated:
15 April 2022
Downloads To Date:
2706
Languages:
English
Download Size:
35.80 MB

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is a simple tool which aims to block ransomware - even the very latest, undiscovered variants - before it even starts to encrypt your files.

The package is lightweight, essentially just a Windows service, so can run alongside other Malwarebytes products or antivirus tools without difficulty.

You won't spend any time managing it, either, because there's hardly anything to do. The interface has a "Dashboard" tab where you can turn protection on or off, a Quarantine tab to delete any detected malware, an Exclusions tab to tell the program a particular application is safe, and that's it. You may never need to even look at any of this.

What's the program doing, we wondered - and does it work? Right now, it's too early to say, but the initial signs are good.

Malwarebytes hired the developer of the highly regarded CryptoMonitor to work on Anti-Ransomware, so this isn't some me-too starter product: there's real long-term experience behind it.

Verdict:

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is lightweight, a real set-and-forget tool, and if it performs as well as the company claims then it's going to be a must-have. But it's still a beta, so problems are guaranteed, and even Malwarebytes recommends "you to try it out in a non-production environment first".

Your Comments & Opinion

No problems here
23 March 2016 09:46, Steve Wellcome
I've had it installed for several weeks on a W7 system. No problems at all. I guess it's working, but I don't see any effects from having it. Based on some of the reports from others, I guess I'm fortunate, though it isn't clear what percentage of users are having difficulty with the software.
Be careful with this
30 January 2016 03:27, charles tunis
It borked my Win 10 64biy computer. Malewarebytes makes generally good software, but I would avoid this one until it goes thru more development to clean out the bugs
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