January 17, 2019

Malwarebytes Wins Multiple PC Mag Awards for Security Software

Malwarebytes takes first place in PC Mag’s Business Choice Awards for Security Software, #2 in PC Mag’s Readers Choice Awards for Antivirus (Home Use)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.January 17, 2019 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution, today announced several recent accolades from PC Mag’s Readers and Business Choice Awards including the top spot for Security Software and second place for Antivirus (Home Use) 2019.

Malwarebytes won PC Mag’s Business Choice for Security Software with a 9.0 rating, with high scores for overall satisfaction, likelihood to be recommended, reliability and trust, ease of use and PC performance to name a few. Out of all the vendor contestants, Malwarebytes was the most praised with a net promoter score of 68.

Malwarebytes took the number two spot for PC Mag’s Readers Choice Award for Antivirus (Home Use). Malwarebytes Free was considered by many as the go-to program for cleaning up infected PCs, but nearly 64 percent of respondents who use Malwarebytes said they use the paid version. Malwarebytes received an excellent rating for satisfaction with ease of setup at (9.3).

“We are humbled and honored that the PC Mag reader community chose Malwarebytes as their top choice out of several other prominent vendors for best anti-malware and antivirus tools,” said Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes CEO. “This recognition is another proof point as to why Malwarebytes is the most trusted and recommended offering for protection and remediation. We will continue to make our user community proud, as we fight for a malware-free user experience with the most advanced anti-malware tools available.”

Malwarebytes made several cybersecurity advancements throughout 2018. For example, the company launched its Endpoint Protection and Response solution, which provides proven endpoint protection with integrated detection and response capabilities via a single agent, adding another innovation security solution to its portfolio. Malwarebytes also extended its Endpoint Protection product offering to include enterprise Mac devices. In addition, the company expanded across existing platforms including Google Chromebooks and iOS, which is the first app to offer call and web protection for Safari. Other strategic milestones included the acquisition of Binisoft to expand Malwarebytes’ global footprint and strategic partnerships with Bask and Untangle.

Malwarebytes has more than 750 employees, millions of customers around the world and $80 million in venture capital. Malwarebytes products have been downloaded more than 500 million times and have removed more than five billion pieces of malware.

PC Mag Readers’ Choice and Business Choice Survey Methodology 2019

PCMag.com community members are asked to only rate products they use and answer questions about overall satisfaction with the products and their reliability, as well as experiences with technical support and repairs within the past 12 months. Scores are on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 is the best.

The goal of the survey is to understand how the manufacturers compare and how the respondent’s experience compares. The category averages are based on the average of each manufacture’s rating. Overall, the Readers Choice and Business Choice Awards are based on a subjective determination by PCMag.com’s editors, taking into account all of the ratings for each manufacturer.

“Whether it’s the free version for cleanup or the premium version with its behavior-based analysis, the brand Malwarebytes carries cache with PC Mag readers,” said PC Mag editors. “They rated the company making the most recommended security software of the year.”

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus with artificial intelligence-powered technology that stops cyberattacks before they can compromise home computers and business endpoints. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people worldwide trust and recommend Malwarebytes solutions. Our team of threat researchers and security experts process emerging and established threats every day, from all over the globe. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit us at https://www.malwarebytes.com/.

Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


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