Expanding on dropbear's comments.Malwarebytes 3.0
combines their previous Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware programs along with malicious website protection into one product which is just called "Malwarebytes". It uses a combination of remediation technologies as well as proactive and signature-less technologies which were previously incorporated into their Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware. Malwarebytes 3.0 comes in Premium and Free versions which supports all Windows versions from XP to Windows 10.
version includes a real-time Protection Module
that uses advanced heuristics scanning
technology to monitor your system, prevent access to and from known malicious webpages, and prevent
the installation of most new malware, stopping malware distribution at the source
. Malicious Website Blocking
(IP Protection) is part of the Protection Module and works after it is enabled. When attempting to go to a potential malicious website, Malwarebytes will block the attempt and provide an alert. This technology dynamically blocks malicious webpages & servers, prevents the execution of malware, proactively monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer
. An example list of what is detected and removed can be found here
The free version
of Malwarebytes 3.0 does not
include real-time protection in its freeware mode...it is only an advanced on-demand cleaner that detects and removes malware when you run a scan, therefore it cannot be used to block or prevent malware infection.
A 14-day trial of Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium
is available as an option when first installing so all users can test the real-time protection component and all protection features for a period of two weeks. When the trial period expires those features will be deactivated
and locked. Enabling the Protection Module and other features again requires registration and purchase of a license key
. Malwarebytes turns to free mode after the trial expires...it does not provide
any real-time protection and therefore, it cannot be used to block or prevent malware infection. If you continue to use the free version, there is no requirement to buy a license...you can just use it as a stand-alone scanner to remove malware and rootkits.