Malwarebytes Premium Review "Love Bytes? We Do!"

Malwarebytes Premium "Love Bytes? We Do!"

Review by:  Jennifer Griffiths 
Video & Testing by: Philip Griffiths

Introduction :

 

Staying safe on the internet is something that should not be taken for granted.  Most people will have some sort of anti-virus, even if it is only a free one.  But, how protected are you really?  Are you protected against Malware? Are you protected from dodgy sites you may stumble upon?  Today I am taking a look at Malawarebytes Premium.  Most of us have used Malawarebytes when we had an infected computer to clean up.  But this version is a bit more advanced than the free version.  I will explain further what I mean in this version of Tech For Techs.  Read on...

 

Manufacturer statement:

Malwarebytes Premium is a comprehensive cybersecurity program that crushes established and emerging threats before they can disrupt your digital lifestyle. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), our technology blocks malware, hackers, viruses, ransomware, and malicious websites that traditional antivirus isn’t smart enough to stop. 



About Malwarebytes:

Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus with artificial intelligence-powered technology that stops cyberattacks before they can compromise home computers and business endpoints. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people worldwide trust and recommend Malwarebytes solutions. Our team of threat researchers and security experts process emerging and established threats every day, from all over the globe. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit us at http://www.malwarebytes.com/

 

Packaging:

There is no packaging. This is a download.

Unboxing:

n/a

Installation:

 

Purchase, download, run 
 

Testing and Extras:

 

Notifications:

 

Malwarebytes Premium automatically notifies you of malicious detection.  You will know instantly when you have been attacked and the recommended course of action.

 

You will also get notifications to tell you if :

 

  • Malware has been blocked

  • If websites were blocked and why

  • If your protection is not up to date

  • If your license needs to be renewed

 

 

Custom Schedules:

 

With Malawarebytes Premium, you can customize and schedule your scans.  You get the best security while keeping your digital experience the way you like it. 

 

What you do:

 

  • Set up and schedule your next scan

  • Use Hyper scan for faster scanning

  • Scan only when you are not using the computer

  • Select which actions should be taken with unwanted programs 

 

visit support.malawarebytes.com for help 

 

 

Interface:

 

  • Clean looking

  • Easy to navigate

  • Easy to make adjustments to your own liking

 

 

Revenue Shares:

  • If you're renewing your reseller licenses via Techbench (recommended), your renew cost is the same as your original cost

  • If you or your clients are renewing via the app (not recommended), you will receive a 5% cut of the renewal

 

 

 

 

See our review about the Reseller area (Techbench) and toolset repair tools https://www.techfortechs.co.uk/malwarebytestbts

Pricing:

 

RRP $39.99   *about £30 depending on exchange rate
 

 

Price to you *the re seller*

 

  • Individual Licenses: 

Margins 50%

Quantity 1-20 (via Checkout)

 

  • Bulk Pack:

Margins 67-72%

Quantity 10,25, 50, or 100 (via Checkout)

 

  • Site Licensees:

Margins: 25% off MSRP

Quantity:  2-10 or 11-20

 

  • Custom order:

If you need something else contact them.

 

Malawarebytes Endpoint Protection (cloud)

 

  • Business products starting at 40% discount

 

See our review about the Reseller area (Techbench) and toolset repair tools https://www.techfortechs.co.uk/malwarebytestbts

 

 

Suppliers:

 

www.malawarebytes.com    

 

Tech shops can purchase through Techbench. Currently they do not offer retail boxes for all locations.

 

See our review about the Reseller area (Techbench) and oolset repair tools https://www.techfortechs.co.uk/malwarebytestbts

Conclusion:

 

Malawarebytes Premium is a great user friendly tool.  Used along side your AV of choice it makes a great line of defense.  It is said that it can replace your AV or work along side it.  Personally, I would not use it as a replacement.  Here is why..It left out some key features that I have come to appreciate in my Internet Security such as PC Tune Up, Game Boost, and Parental Control.  So that being said, I see it as a companion to my already installed security.  A great program though, none the less.  -- Jenni Griffiths

 

Malwarebytes Premium is one of those products that just does what its supposed to, with no fancy gimmicks. Its sole aim is to keep your PC and you safe online, and it does that without an issue.  So, for someone who does not need a gaming mode, or a disk cleanup utility this would the ideal tool. I foresee it being more popular on office computers or someone wanting a bit more protection on top of their normal everyday security. I tried Malwarebytes with 3 other security programs (Bullguard, Webroot, Emsisoft) and has no conflicts.  - Phil Griffiths
 

Stand out point:  

Malawarebytes can work as a stand alone or along side your current AV.  It gives you a little bit extra defense against things like Data Encryption and ID Theft.  

 

Pros:

  • Runs quietly in the background until a scan or safe browsing sends a message.

  • You are in control of what action to take.  You can quarantine or delete the offensive intrusion, or take no action.

  • Customize your scan times to your own schedule.

  • Stops ransomware
     

Cons:

  • No gaming mode

  • No PC boost

  • No parental control

  • No 24 hr support

  • No Retail Box version in the UK

     

They got a Lock Down Award for this product.