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Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
Тип антивирусная программа
Разработчик Malwarebytes
Операционная система Windows
Языки интерфейса многоязычный (33 языковых пакета)
Первый выпуск январь 2008
Последняя версия 3.6.1(сентябрь 2018 [1] )
Лицензия бесплатная, коммерческая

Malwarebytes (ранее — Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, сокр. MBAM) — антивирусная программа, которая находит и удаляет вредоносные программы [2] [3] . Производится корпорацией Malwarebytes, была выпущена в январе 2008 года. Она доступна в виде бесплатной версии, которая ищет и удаляет вредоносные программы по ручному запуску, и платной версии, которая обеспечивает сканирование по расписанию, защиту в реальном времени и сканирование флеш-накопителей.


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MBAM задумывалась, чтобы находить вредоносные программы, которые другие антивирусы и антишпионы, в основном, не определяют, включая программы, ворующие конфиденциальную информацию, рекламные и шпионские. Однако, программа позволяет обнаруживать, помещать в карантин и удалять трояны и черви. Как выше сказано, программа доступна в бесплатном варианте с неполным функционалом, но также можно купить полную версию программы. Бесплатная версия имеет функции быстрого сканирования и полного сканирования всех дисков. В платной версии доступно мгновенное сканирование оперативной памяти и объектов автозапуска, добавлен защитный модуль, который находится в оперативной памяти и сканирует объекты непосредственно при обращении к ним.

8 декабря 2016 года Malwarebytes выпустила версию 3.0. Она включает в себя защиту от вирусов, программ-вымогателей и вредоносных сайтов. [4]

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  • Антивирус
  • Антишпионский модуль
  • Антируткит
  • Блокировщик вредоносных веб-сайтов

Malwarebytes устраняет уязвимости нулевого дня эффективнее, чем традиционные антивирусы, но уступает последним при обезвреживании уже известных вирусов [5] .

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Developer(s) Malwarebytes Inc.
Initial release January 2006 ; 13 years ago ( 2006-01 ) (as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware)
Stable release
Windows 3.8.3 / June 27, 2019 ; 4 months ago ( 2019-06-27 ) [1]
macOS 3.8 / April 30, 2019 ; 6 months ago ( 2019-04-30 ) [2]
Android 3.7 / May 3, 2019 ; 6 months ago ( 2019-05-03 ) [3]
Operating system Windows XP and later, OS X 10.9 and later and Android Jelly Bean and later, iOS 11 and later Platform IA-32, x86-64, ARM Size Windows: 68.61 MB
Android: 31.13 MB Available in 30 languages Type Anti-malware License Freemium Website www .malwarebytes .com

Malwarebytes (formerly Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, abbreviated as MBAM) is an anti-malware software for Microsoft Windows, [4] macOS, Andro >[5] Made by Malwarebytes Corporation, it was first released in January 2006. It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware when started manually, and a paid version, which additionally provides scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash-memory scanner.


Overview [ edit ]

Malwarebytes (formerly known as Malwarebytes Anti-malware) is primarily a scanner that scans and removes malicious software, including rogue security software, adware, and spyware. Malwarebytes scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if another on-demand anti-malware software is also running on the computer. [6] [7]

Malwarebytes is available in both a free and a premium pa >[5] The free version can be run manually by the user when desired, whereas the paid version can perform scheduled scans, automatically scan files when opened, block IP addresses of malicious web sites, and scan only those services, programs and device drivers that are currently in use.

On December 8, 2016, Malwarebytes Inc. released version 3.0 to the general public. This includes protection against malware, ransomware, exploit, and malicious websites. [8]

Reception [ edit ]

  • PC World ‘ s Preston Gralla wrote that "Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simplicity itself". [5]
  • CNET in 2008 cited Malwarebytes as being useful against the MS Antivirus malware [9] and also awarded it an April 2009 Editor’s Choice, along with 25 other computer applications. [10][11]
  • Mark Gibbs of Network World gave Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 4 stars out of 5 in January 2009 and wrote that "It does the job and only the lack of a detailed explanation of what it has found stops it from getting 5 out of 5". [12]
  • PC Magazine gave Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3.5 stars out of 5 in May 2010, saying that although it was good at removing malware and scareware, it fell short on removing keyloggers and rootkits. [13] However, the free version got 4.5 stars out of 5 and an Editor’s Choice award for free removal-only antivirus software in 2013-4 [clarify] . [14]

Dispute with IObit [ edit ]

On November 2, 2009, Malwarebytes accused [15] IObit, a Chinese company that offers similar products, of incorporating the database of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (and several products from other vendors, which were not named) into its security software IObit Security 360. IObit denied the accusation and stated that the database is based on user submissions, and sometimes the same signature names that are in Malwarebytes get placed in the results. They sa >[16] After the declaration from IObit, Malwarebytes replied that they are not convinced of the argument from IObit. [17] [18] Malwarebytes claims to have served DMCA infringement notices against CNET, and Majorgeeks in order to have the download sites remove the IObit software. IObit sa >[19] [20]

Dealing with Vonteera [ edit ]

Vonteera is adware that uses stolen certificates and disables anti-malware and virus protection, such as from Malwarebytes. [21] Malwarebytes has listed a solution for eliminating this threat. [22]

Security vulnerabilities [ edit ]

On February 2, 2016, Project Zero announced four vulnerabilities in the Malwarebytes flagship product, including lack of server-s >[23] Malwarebytes responded one day before disclosure in a blog article detailing the extreme difficulty in executing these attacks, as well as revealing that the announced server-s >[24] Malwarebytes also published information on how to protect current users until a patch was released. This event also resulted in the establishment of a formal bug bounty program by Malwarebytes, which offers up to $1000 per disclosure as of 2018 [update] , depending on severity and exploitability. [25]

Malwarebytes Inc.

Private Industry Computer software
Security software Founded January 21, 2008 ; 11 years ago ( 2008-01-21 )
Illinois, U.S. Founder Marcin Kleczynski
Bruce Harrison Headquarters Worldwide Marcin Kleczynski
(CEO and founder)
Tom Fox (CFO)
Raj Mallempati
(SVP of Marketing)
Pedro Bustamante
(VP of Technology) Products Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Endpoint Security, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac 500+ [2] Website www .malwarebytes .com

Malwarebytes Inc. is an American Internet security company with offices in Santa Clara, California; Clearwater, Flor >[3] It specializes in protecting home computers, smartphones, and companies.

These three products have been incorporated into a single program called Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium, which is a pa >[4]


History [ edit ]

Early history and background [ edit ]

Malwarebytes Inc. was informally established in 2004. [5] CEO and founder Marcin Kleczynski, originally from Poland, was still a teenager attending high school in Bensenville, Illinois at the time, and was working as a technician in a computer repair shop in Chicago. [6] He noticed that whenever infected computers arrived, they would generally reformat the computer, regardless if the infection was only minor. It was only when his mother’s computer became infected that Kleczynski learned more about why the virus wasn’t directly attacked, finding that neither McAfee nor Symantec would remove the malware from his system. [7] He later recalled "I’ve never been as angry as when I got my computer infected", and professed that his mother told him to fix it "under penalty of death". [8] It was only after Kleczynski posted on the forum SpywareInfo, popular at the time, that he was able to learn how to cure it, which took three days. The company was unofficially founded after this, when Kleczynski conversed and became friends with several of the editors of the forum, who tempted him to buy an unused domain from them. [7]

With one of the site’s regulars, Bruce Harrison, Kleczynski wrote the inaugural version of the company’s software. [8] In 2006, worked with a college roommate to produce a freely available program called "RogueRemover", a utility which specialized in fighting against a type of infection known as "rogues", which scam computer users into giving away their credit card information through fake anti-virus software. RogueRemover proved instrumental in developing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and Kleczynski was able to set up a forum which enabled him to improve the software through feedback. [7] Kleczynski and Harrison formally launched Malwarebytes on January 21, 2008 while Kleczynski was studying computer science at the University of Illinois. [7] [8] Bruce became the VP of Research for Malwarebytes, and further hired Doug Swanson, with experience in freeware development to work for the new company. Marcus Chung, an e-commerce expert who formerly worked for GreenBorder, was hired as chief operating officer. [7] [9] Kleczynski and Harrison reportedly made $600,000 in their first year of selling the software, despite not having met personally at the time. [10]

Post-2010 developments [ edit ]

In 2011, Malwarebytes acquired HPhosts, a website blacklisting company, which tracks blacklisted websites and ad servers, a necessary development to protect against new internet protocol addresses and web servers which distribute malware, and advise internet service prov >[11] That year, the company had claimed to have removed over five billion pieces of Malware in three years. [9] The following year, the company launched into the corporate market with an enterprise product aimed at desktop-based anti-malware detection and protection. [12] In 2013, Malwarebytes acquired ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc., a security research and development company founded by Pedro Bustamante, which protects software applications from "known and zero-day exploits used by exploit kits, web-based vulnerability exploits and other corporate-targeted attacks". [13] They expanded their malware removal and protection to the Andro >[14] and launched a USB-based product called Malwarebytes Techbench aimed at helping technicians remove malware. [15]

In 2014, Malwarebytes received $30 million in funding from Highland Capital, and by the following year it announced that it had treated 250 million computers worldw >[10] By 2013 it claimed to have removed five billion malware threats from computers in its first five years. [16] In June 2015, the company announced that it was moving its headquarters from 10 Almaden Boulevard in San Jose, California to a new 52,000 square feet (4,800 m 2 ) office space on the two top floors of the 12-story 3979 Freedom Circle in Santa Clara, California. The new office is more than twice the size of the former office. The company reported a growth of 10 million users in just one year, from 25 to 35 million active users at the time, and an increase in revenue by 1653% in 2014. [8] In 2015, Kleczynski was named one of Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Under 30′. [17]

In January 2016, Malwarebytes unveiled advanced anti-ransomware package Endpoint Security, [18] and announced that it had raised $50 million in investment from F >[10] In June, Malwarebytes announced a strong growth in sales of over 75 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to 2015, with billings surpassing $100 million. The corporate subscription base for the company was reported to have grown by 90%. [19] In September, Proofpoint, Inc. CEO Gary Steele joined the company’s Board of Directors, with Kleczynski citing his "deep expertise in the security software industry, and his proven ability [at] increasing sales revenue" as the main reasons for his appointment. [20] In October the company purchased AdwCleaner, a Windows program used to clean adware from computers. [21] In February 2017 the company acquired Saferbytes, an Italian security start-up specialized in anti-malware, anti-exploit, anti-rootkit, cloud AV, and sandbox technologies. [22]

Services and products [ edit ]

CEO Marcin Kleczynski states that the Malwarebytes engine has an advantage over many of the traditional antivirus programs because it was developed in 2008, when many of the others were developed in the late 1990s and had little >[7] The New York Times describes their system as a "hybr >[11] According to Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat, Malwarebytes complements other antivirus software from vendors such as Symantec and McAfee, with the anti-malware working with the anti-virus software to attack the problem from "different directions". He remarked that Malwarebytes "cleans off machines that are already infected", while "the pro version stops your machine from getting infected in the first place". [9]

As in the early development days with RogueRemover, Malwarebytes thrives on community feedback. It runs two sub-forums complementing the main forum, known as "False positives" and "Malware contribution", with the false positives being reported allowing the company to update its database within just hours, and the Malware contribution allowing for them to quickly report what is missing and download it. [7] Kleczynski had been quoted as saying, "We still try to work like a bootstrapped company. We’d rather build products that our customers buy rather than we sell to them something they may not need.” [10]

Products [ edit ]

Malwarebytes has several products, which as of 2011 were available in 36 different languages. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware offers two different versions, one for free download for home computers, and the other a professional version, with a 14-day free trial in advance, offering "real-time protection against malware, automated scanning, and automatic updating". [11] Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile is a free Andro >[23] It has a rating of 4.4 on the Google Play store. [24] In 2014, the company launched Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 with an improved user interface and dashboard. [25]

In 2014 the company launched Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, which shields selected applications from attacks by "exploit mitigation to protect vulnerable programs". [5] Anti-Exploit also comes in a free and pa >[26] Anti-Exploit received four stars from PC Magazine [27] and won V3 magazine’s "Security Innovation of the Year" award. [28] In 2016, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit was merged into the premium version Malwarebytes version 3.0, and the standalone application is now offered only as a perpetual beta. [29]

In July 2015, Malwarebytes acquired AdwareMedic and released Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac, which detects malware, adware, and potentially unwanted programs on Macintosh computers. [30]

In January 2016, Malwarebytes unveiled Malwarebytes Endpoint Security, advanced anti-ransomware technology which is described as the "first solution to offer multiple layers of protection against unknown ransomware". The company sponsored a survey with Osterman Research into 540 firms in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany and found that nearly 40% of companies had experienced ransomeware inc >[18] The Guardian reported that one-fifth of British companies had been charged over $10,000 to unlock their files and that there was an increasing demand for anti-ransomeware technology. [31] After Endpoint’s inception, the beta was reportedly downloaded by some 200,000 businesses and consumers in the first six months of the year. [18]

Malwarebytes also has numerous tools such as a Junkware Removal Tool to remove adware, an Anti-Rootkit Beta to remove and repair rootkits, StartUpLITE to boost the speed of the Windows reboot and FileASSASSIN to prevent locked files. [5]

License and privacy [ edit ]

The software license [32] requires arbitration "in the county where you reside", forbids class action suits, reverse engineering and sharing, and limits warranties and liability. Even the free version may not be shared, since they track use separately for each user.

Malwarebyte’s privacy policy [33] lists many types of information they collect and store, including other software running on a user’s computer ("programs installed or in use"). Malwarebytes says they collect "name, email address, mailing address, or phone number. company name, company size, business type. Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service prov >[33]

There are different limits on their use, sale, and sharing of data:

  • No limits for what they call "non-personally >[33] which are tied to most other data items listed above.
  • Limited uses for personally >[33] They also disclose enough information to prov >[33]

In general they do not put time limits on how long they keep data, except for IP address or when users ask for deletion of PII:

  • "we do not retain the IP address. However, we do use it to gather . continent, country, city, and approximate latitude/ longitude . The type of connection (dialup/broadband/satellite/mobile) The ISP. The organization to which the IP address is licensed, if any". [33]
  • "You may access and modify the PII [personally >[33] They define PII to exclude device identifiers, so they do not promise to delete these identifiers and user history.

While the above text says they save locations of IP addresses, including for mobile devices, they do not go further and get GPS locations from mobile devices, "We do not ask for, access or track any location based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our Mobile Apps or Services." [33] They do not say if they get antenna locations.

They also collect detailed information on malware and exploits they find, tied to the user’s license number and device >[33] They do not list the license number as PII.

They have a certificate from TRUSTe, which among other things certifies the company "Limits the information collected and limits use to what is specified in the privacy notice." [34]

Personnel [ edit ]

As of 2018 key indiv >[5] [35]

  • Marcin Kleczynski – CEO
  • Tom Fox – Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Patton – SVP of Engineering
  • Elena Verna – SVP of Consumer
  • Raj Mallempati – SVP of Marketing
  • Akshay Bhargava – SVP of Products
  • Pedro Bustamante – Vice Pres >See also [ edit ]

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