What is this map? How does it work?

Malwarebytes catches and crushes tons of potential concerns - even if you already have an antivirus, anti-malware or other cyber security software installed. To prove it, this real-time map shows just how often Malwarebytes finds potential concerns on devices that have other cyber security solutions installed.

See those yellow dots? Here’s what those mean:

  • A device has a third-party antivirus installed;
  • Malwarebytes has run a remediation scan and;
  • We detected a potential concern. 

The leader board on the left is running tally of how many potential concerns may have gotten past the respective antivirus software tool. So, the higher the number, the more potential concerns could be sneaking through.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Malwarebytes plays well with others. It is compatible with most other antivirus products (this is regularly tested), so that you can seek the second opinion you need without having to juggle antivirus uninstall processes (as we find malware on 40% of devices that already have antivirus installed, you probably should try us, even if you think that you’re already protected). That’s the power of our innovative technology. We detect cyberthreats that other programs miss, for a fresh start with a clean computer- and the enhanced performance that goes with it.

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 Premium 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.

Free antivirus can be a good starting point to protect your devices. Malwarebytes offers free versions to scan and clean viruses and malware from your devices. Paid antivirus software like Malwarebytes Premium gives you on-going protection against viruses and malware, rather than just scanning and cleaning when you think your device might be infected.

Malwarebytes is light on your resources; it has a minimal impact on performance. Instant download- so quick you barely notice it. You can control when you run your unlimited scans, they even use 50% less CPU resources than before.

Malwarebytes Antivirus is available as a free and as a premium version:

  • Malwarebytes free version will clean malware from your Windows PC or Mac computer.
  • Malwarebytes Premium gives you real-time and proactive protection against malware, ransomware, and other online threats while the Free version cleans up after a malware infection.

Compare the free version with Malwarebytes for Windows and Malwarebytes for Mac, and check out our mobile protection with Malwarebytes for Android and Malwarebytes for iOS too. We also offer Malwarebytes for Chromebook.

Yes, you can try the free version of Malwarebytes first and then upgrade to Malwarebytes Premium to get real-time protection against malware and keep threats off your system.

Yes, Malwarebytes offers Malwarebytes Premium and Malwarebytes Privacy VPN together for both malware-crushing device security and online privacy.

Yes, Malwarebytes Nebula is a cloud-hosted security operations platform that allows you to manage control of any malware or ransomware incident—from alert to fix. Integrating all Malwarebytes products into a single view, Malwarebytes Nebula augments our solutions with a guided user interface, next generation threat intelligence, and integration capabilities that maximize your security investments across the organization.

Malwarebytes Nebula comes standard with your Malwarebytes endpoint security solution, allowing you to manage the following Malwarebytes products from a single cloud-based user interface: Malwarebytes Incident Response, Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response, as well as cloud-based modules.

  • Managed detection and response: Malwarebytes Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provides powerful and affordable threat detection and remediation services with 24x7 monitoring and investigations, purpose-built for resource constrained IT teams. Learn more >

  • Cloud storage Scanning Service: Malwarebytes Cloud Storage Scanning Service extends Nebula malware scanning options to include files stored on cloud storage repositories that are part of your organization’s digital ecosystem. Learn more >

  • Malware Removal Service: Active threat response that ensures endpoint resilience. Learn more >

Yes! Malwarebytes for Teams is top-rated security for your small business. It protects your data and devices with no IT skills required. Now includes Brute Force RDP Protection for Windows, which prevents ransomware and other threats.

Okay, time for the legal mumbo jumbo:

We can only identify antivirus programs registered in the Windows Security Center—and this map only reflects potential concerns our tool found on devices running the Windows operating system. We cannot see how you configured the other antivirus, when/whether it has been run, or distinguish when its detection files were last updated. The data is presented in accordance with the methodology explained above and there is no correlation or interpretation applied to such data. Given some browser limitations that may impact the performance of your computer, we limit the number of dots on the screen to 700 at any one time. If you’ve left the page running for some time, and go back to look for a specific dot, it may be gone. The counter on the right will continue to count the total number of detections for your browser session.

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