This is a very common question, and I am pretty sure that at some point, you have either asked yourself or you got asked that question. Well, to start with, let me give you some background information as to how Malwarebytes came around.
Malwarebytes Inc. is an American Internet security company that majors solely in protecting any internet enable appliances such as computers, and smartphones. The company was founded in 2004, and the first anti-malware software was first released in 2006, and from then till now, numerous updates have been done and are still done regularly. The company recorded a massive increase in their user base with about 10 million users in the space of one year (between 2014 to 2015), and this also sparked an increase in their revenue by 1653% in 2014. And by 2015, it is said that Malwarebytes had helped in fixing over two hundred and fifty (250) million computers and over five billion Malwarebytes threats across the world. Given this, numerous Malwarebytes’ products including software became very popular in the world of computers.
From the name Malwarebytes, one thing I’d like to let you all know is that there is a difference between an “anti-malware” and an “anti-virus” software. Of which this Malwarebytes is anti-malware software. Although the term “malware” comprises a range of infection programs which includes viruses but then, there is still a difference.
That said, it is important to note that Malwarebytes is not an antivirus; instead, it is a scanner with an inbuilt anti-malware suite. Although Malwarebytes is a safe program to use you should not rely on it for the safety of either your computer or smartphone because as I mentioned earlier, anti-malware programs are not designed to help remove viruses from your computer or smartphones.
This Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software has both the free version and the paid one. The free version is safe for use on Microsoft Windows and Android phones, but you’ll get much better protection with the paid version of it (that’s reasonable right?).
Also, for the Android smartphones, the Google Play Store has the “Malwarebytes Security: Virus cleaner, Anti-Malware” application which is much more reliable. In addition to its reliability, it offers a free 30-day trial, and after the trial period is over, if you wish to continue protecting your smartphone from infections, you’ll have to pay for monthly subscription. For me, I think it is worth every try because, with everything related to tech and internet, protection cannot be overemphasized. Without doubt, one can say that Malwarebytes is one of the amazing anti-malware software’s when compared to other anti-malware software. It is safe for use on any internet enabled operating system which includes Windows, Mac and Android. For androids, you might not need as much protection as you would if you’re using Windows or Mac and this is because Android is safe to some extent (if you update your applications regularly, and you steer clear off any application you do not trust).
As mentioned earlier, Malwarebytes software is absolutely safe but one thing you should note is that the free version cannot and in no way should not be used in place of the paid version. This is because the paid version has complete security features you would need to fully protect your phones and computers which the free version does not necessarily have everything you need for full internet security.
The Android application (if you check Google Play Store) has a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 with over a million downloads with more than a hundred thousand reviews. If that is not a boost for you to download the app, I don’t know what is.