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FAQ

You can scan and remove malware and viruses from your device with Malwarebytes Free. Download it now to detect and remove all kinds of malware like viruses, spyware, and other advanced threats. To keep your device protected after your initial malware scan and removal, we recommend Malwarebytes Premium for Windows and Mac, and our mobile security apps on Android and iOS.

The best way to detect if you have any viruses and malware on your device, you need to run a virus scan. Check out Malwarebytes' free virus scanner to run a full scan of your system.

If you suspect that you have malware or virus installed because of recently clicking on a phishing link or visiting a suspicious website, always fun a virus scan to be sure your device haven't picked up malware.

If your computer has gotten a virus or malware infection, there are some telltale signs, including:

  • Slow: Your computer slows down significantly.
  • Pop-ups: You have started to see a lot of unexpected pop-ups.
  • System crashing: Your system unexpectedly crashes, either by freezing or by giving you a blue screen (also known as a Blue Screen of Death or BSOD).
  • Loss of disk space: A lot of your device’s storage has been taken up unexpectedly.
  • Settings changed: Device or browser settings change without you changing them.
  • Files encrypted: Ransomware has locked you out of your files or your entire computer.

Yes. Malwarebytes is an award-winning, trusted provider of cybersecurity protection software and services to millions of customers worldwide. 


The free version of Malwarebytes will fully scan your device and remove malware and viruses, but it will not provide a real-time protection. We recommend trying out the free version of our software for basic virus and malware scanning and removal and a more comprehensive protection, including real-time protection with our premium security product.

Our free protection does not include real-time cyber security protection of threats like ransomware. So, while it's great to try a free product, we recommend the Premium version: https://malwarebytes.com/premium. 

Malware can slow down your computer, and an unusually slow computer may be a symptom that it is infected. Different types of malware use your computer’s resources in different ways, such as making it part of a botnet to perform DDoS attacks, mining cryptocurrency without your knowledge, or other nefarious activities.

Malwarebytes security software has multiple layers of malware-crushing tech, including virus protection. Traditional antivirus alone is no longer sufficient against today’s sophisticated malware threats. Malwarebytes prevents threats in real-time, crushes ransomware, defends against harmful sites, and cleans and removes malware. Go beyond antivirus and stop worrying about online threats.

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