If you’ve ever run into the problem of stubborn malware on your computer, then you may have come across one of the most-used solutions: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The software, which is one of the most popular anti-malware tools on CNET, turns five years old today.
The program, which has been downloaded more than 200 million times since its launch on January 21, 2008, was the brainchild of Marcin Kleczynski. Kleczynski was frustrated with other popular antivirus programs, such as Symantec and McAfee, because they were unable to remove the malware that had infected his home computer.
In a press release put out by Malwarebytes today, the company has announced its partnership with the non-profit organization StopBadware. With the new partnership, Malwarebytes is joining a number of other Internet and software companies, including Google, Mozilla, Paypal, and Facebook, all of which are looking to make the web a safer place.
The partnership will allow Malwarebytes to participate in StopBadware’s new data sharing initiative which seeks to build a thorough database of malware URLs which can be used to help the security community. Additionally, Malwarebytes will be taking part in StopBadware’s Partners Forum, where companies involved with StopBadware share threat intelligence and strategies to help fight malware. Aside from sharing intelligence and strategies, the Forum also works to figure out ways to better assist website owners whose websites have been compromised by malware, which is becoming a growing problem.
Malwarebytes, one of the premiere anti-malware firms in the market, just released its flagship Anti-Malware product for the enterprise. Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition (MEE) is targeted at large corporations, education institutions, and government agencies as a way to easily protect hundreds or thousands of computers on a network.
Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition will help prevent zero-day malware in the wild and polymorphic attacks from wreaking havoc on your network. MEE features advanced management features that offer a range of deployment capabilities, smart policy creation, and informative reporting functionality that will help keep an IT department in-the-know and aware of what’s going on within the network.
This month we’re offering 20% off Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware PRO if you use our coupon code at the checkout. If you buy it, what do you get? Well, for starters, you pay less than $20 and get a lifetime license which includes all future updates to the product and priority support.
We all know how much of a problem malware can be on the Internet and computers in general these days. I just found this picture on the front page of reddit which clearly demonstrates how important it is to have a good anti-malware program installed on your computer. Check out the results from a complete system scan with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:
Objects scanned: 289,910
Objects infected: 32,154
Infection rate: 11.1%
That’s insane! Over 11% of that computers files were infected.