July 29, 2014

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Identified as Only Product to Score a Perfect 100% in Removal and Repair Endurance Test

10 month long research by AV-TEST shows Malwarebytes Free to be the most effective software in remediating all threats in 60 infection scenarios

SAN JOSE, Calif: July 29, 2014 – Malwarebytes, the company founded to protect people and businesses from advanced online threats, has today been singled out for an industry-leading accomplishment.  A test carried out by an independent lab has identified Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free as the only product to achieve a perfect 100% score in a 10-month-long malware removal and repair endurance test.

The study, conducted by independent malware lab AV-TEST (www.av-test.org) between September 2013 and June 2014, compared the remediation performance of 17 top security products and remediation tools. The analysis evaluated the ability to remove numerous pieces of malware and fully repair systems in a variety of scenarios. Malwarebytes Free was the only one to fully clean and repair the system every time.

The tests were designed to simulate real-world experiences. In the first, Malwarebytes Free was installed 30 separate times onto a Windows 7 machine, each time with a new threat present. The second deactivated Malwarebytes on 30 separate machines, installed 30 different threats, and reactivated it. Malwarebytes Free completely removed every trace of the infection, 100% of the time.

AV-TEST operates out of Magdeburg, Germany, and has been conducting security industry testing since 2004. The independent institute, which focuses on analyzing the performance of security products against the latest malicious software, has a team of nearly 30 specialists in laboratories processing over 1,000 terabytes of data.

Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, said, “It’s great to score 100% in a test with such a highly regarded lab.  AV-TEST’s rigorous analysis and understanding of the security landscape really sets it apart, we usually let our users do the talking, but this result is great validation of the product.

“We are totally focused on researching the latest threats and building technology to effectively address these, so we are happy this has translated into a perfect score.”

Andreas Marx, CEO, AV-TEST said, “Only Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free was able to clean 100% of all virus infection scenarios.  We tested these products very extensively over the 10 month period, so to achieve a perfect score is notable.”

For the full comparative results of the test, please visit this page on the AV-TEST website.  Users can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free to disinfect hard-to-remove and undetected malware from https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/


About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based detection engine that has removed more than 5 billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.

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