Once you open the program, you will see the following interface. Your system will go through several filters before showing a scan report.You will see Real-Time Protection status, Scan Status and Protection History on the right-hand side. In case, it finds any threat or suspicious file or program, you will be informed.Malwarebytes has been an excellent protection shield for Windows users, who are concerned about their online security.For them, here is good news – Malwarebytes got a massive update. Earlier, there were Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, and Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.UPDATE 05/2015: See version 2 of the script where I have written it in Power Shell.This one is easier to understand and doesn’t require Going on to that page will return an integer which represents the latest database version (definitions file) – go on, give it a try: I did a bit more digging around in Wireshark in an attempt to find the URL used to download the actual definitions file… So it checks the local definitions database against @echo off wget -O FOR /F "tokens=1 delims=" %%A in ('type latest.txt') do SET var=%%A wget -O copy drive Letter:\ exit 0 I left in a REM (remark/comment) on the last line which will automatically copy the definitions file straight on to the root of a flash drive – all you need to do is remove the REM and replace drive Letter with the letter of your flash drive.
And when the program UI opens, the taskbar notification pop up opens too. On expiry of the 14-day trial period, you can continue to use it as a manual scanner.
One of the annoying things about Malwarebytes though is the fact that they do not offer their definitions files to be downloaded manually.
(Well, technically they do, however this comes as a 6.5MB file which needs to be installed before being able to download the file (disadvantage for those on-the-go)…
I use Malwarebytes as a second opinion on-demand anti-malware along with my main security suite. And every time you launch it, a popup in the bottom right side of your screen reminds you to real-time protection. The free version will then continue to detect virus, spyware, malware and rootkits, but will not offer real-time protection, anti-exploit, anti-ransomware & malicious website protection.
Earlier, I could just disable the real-time protection and use the on-demand scanner. If you wish to use it just as a free on-demand scanner and again on a UAC prompt which asks me to confirm.
It will work on any machine with Power Shell v3 and greater.