Malwarebytes receives Outstanding Editorial Rating 4.5 stars on

for Windows

Blocks malware, hackers, viruses, ransomware, and malicious websites that traditional antivirus isn't smart enough to stop.

4.61 star rating based on 1,330 reviews 4.61  |  1,330 Reviews

  Looking for Malwarebytes for Mac?

Kick hackers to the curb

Malwarebytes for Windows Premium is a comprehensive cybersecurity program that crushes established and emerging threats before they can disrupt your digital lifestyle. So you can play, shop, and socialize online with peace of mind.

What it does for you

Malwarebytes Premium protects you from advanced threats

Protects you from emerging threats

Detects and removes malware in real-time with advanced anti-malware, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit technology. Scans for the newest and most dangerous threats automatically, so you’re protected without having to even think about it.

Malwarebytes Premium protects your files from being locked and held for ransom

Protects your files from being locked and held for ransom

Stops unknown and known ransomware with proprietary technology that works proactively to shield your files. This is a powerful, complete defense that blocks ransomware, and not a simple decryption tool.

Malwarebytes Premium crushes the latest scams

Crushes the latest scams

Detects and blocks phishing scams used to steal your identity or hack your banking account. Stops cryptojacking (malicious cryptomining) software that hackers install on your computer to “mine” for cryptocurrency (bitcoin and others) without your knowledge.

Malwarebytes Premium protects you from fake and infected websites

Protects you from fake and infected websites

Detects and prevents contact with websites used by scammers and malicious links. You are proactively protected from downloading malware, hacking attempts, and infected advertising. Worried about wandering into a “bad” Internet neighborhood? Now you don’t have to be.

Malwarebytes Premium scans faster, scans smarter

Scans faster, scans smarter

Lightning-fast Hyper Scan mode targets only the threats that are currently active. Faster analysis. Still gets results. Run a scan in the background while you download a video. It's done by the time you're ready to watch.

Malwarebytes Premium keeps you in the game

Keeps you in the game

Play Mode suspends Malwarebytes notifications, updates, and scheduled scans when you use selected programs. It also improves gaming performance by minimizing its background processes. Stay protected while you play games, watch videos, and give presentations. Learn more.

Malwarebytes Premium Prevents your programs from being used against you

Prevents your programs from being used against you

Wraps your browser and software programs in four layers of defense, stopping attacks that use vulnerabilities in those programs to infect your computer.

Full protection or simple disinfection?

Download Malwarebytes for Windows for free and you get 14 days of full real-time protection. After the 14 days are up, Malwarebytes for Windows reverts to a very limited but still free version that will only disinfect your computer after an attack. We recommend the full real-time protection of Malwarebytes for Windows Premium to prevent infection in the first place.

Protects your identity and privacy from hackers FreeExpires after
14 days
PremiumMalwarebytes Premium - Real-time protection
Protects your documents, financial files from ransomware FreeExpires after
14 days
PremiumMalwarebytes Premium - Anti-Exploit
Protects you from malicious and fraudulent websites Free Expires after
14 days
PremiumMalwarebytes Premium - Anti-ransomware
Stops malware that degrades computer performance Free Expires after
14 days
Premium Malwarebytes Premium - Malicious website protection
Crushes malware attacks that corrupt your programs Free Expires after
14 days
Premium Malwarebytes Premium - Anti-malware/Anti-spyware
Suspends Malwarebytes notifications when using selected programs Free Expires after
14 days
Premium Malwarebytes Premium - Anti-malware/Anti-spyware
Cleans up an already-infected computer Free Malwarebytes Premium - Anti-rootkit PremiumMalwarebytes Premium - Anti-rootkit

Take a look inside

Malwarebytes Premium threat scan screenshot
Malwarebytes Premium real time protection screenshot
Malwarebytes Premium settings screenshot
Malwarebytes Premium settings screenshot
Malwarebytes Premium dashboard screenshot
Malwarebytes Premium select scan method screenshot

Don't take our word for it

Had a nasty malware infection, I tried everything out there and was about to give up. [Then I] tried Malwarebytes as a last resort. Reboot—problem solved! Worth every penny.


I bought the Premium...I totally recommend this. You will use it every day, and with peace of mind, no matter what other security you have on your computer.


Mawlarebytes recieves Opswat Gold Certified Product Type Mawlarebytes gets 4.5 Stars on CNET

Tech specs

Malwarebytes for Windows More

Click here to view our full history.

Languages Available
Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

Software requirements
Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 or later, 32/64-bit)*
Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit only)*
Active Internet connection

Hardware Requirements
800MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technology
2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS, except 512 MB for Windows XP)
250 MB of free hard disk space
1024x768 or higher screen resolution

*The anti-ransomware protection component is only available on Windows 7 or higher

Get started

Buy Malwarebytes Premium or take it for a spin for 14 days free. Up to you.

Cybersecurity info you can't do without

Want to stay informed on the latest news in cybersecurity? Sign up for our newsletter and learn how to protect your computer from threats.

Select your language

Cybersecurity basics

Your intro to everything relating to cyberthreats, and how to stop them.