Thursday, February 26, 2009

Freeware Spyware Removal - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Last week, I made an article about TechSpot's Top Software to Install After a Windows OS Installation. In it, there were references to several malware cleaners and spyware checkers. One of them, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, was a freeware spyware removal tool that I had ignored for several months as strangely enough, the users in the forums I frequent (Tweakguides' , Guru3d's, and Tech-PC's), didn't even mention this sleeper (as far as my radar was concerned) spyware checker.

Techspot's article though, spoke strongly about this freeware spyware removal tool in such a positive light that today, I downloaded it. The download weighed in at a light 2.1Mb and the installation, like so many application software nowadays, was a breeze.

As has been mentioned, this anti spyware protection software is free. However, for $24.95, users can buy the full version.

The good news for us gamers is that buying the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware full version is very much unnecessary and even --- if you're already using a dependable malware cleaner --- not advisable; buying the full version unlocks the spyware checker's realtime protection and scheduled updating and scanning, something we gamers do not need. What with my computer already under the protection of several freeware spyware removal tools, I only need another passive spyware checker; Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in its freeware malware cleaner form is already fine enough for me.

>>> Why are realtime protection and scheduled updating and scanning inconvenient for gamers?

While its graphical user interface is quite utilitarian,

Yes, it is.

Techspot's comment about it being "received well universally and stamped numerous times with an “Editor’s Pick” on tech sites" certainly speaks about its dependability that has been masked by its simplicity in the GUI design department.

Download the freeware spyware removal tool HERE.

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