|Protection against 0-day malware attacks (web and email)||99%||100%||100%|
|Latest Malware detection||100%||100%||100%|
|How much does it slow down copying of files||2%||0%||2%|
|How much does it slow down common applications||1%||1%||4% to 7%|
|False malware detection (>1mill samples)||3||1||0|
I think the only thing to be wary of there is that Malwarebytes free requires an Antivirus to run alongside it. Malwarebytes premium doesn't as anti-malware and anti-virus software typically do slightly different things whilst they both generally cover the same area.I used (and was plenty satisfied with) both Qihoo's 360TS and SecureAPlus, testing each individually/separately for a year or so, the latter being a one year trial.
But, some 18 months later, still no infections if one stays off of websites known for being eager to distribute deceptive malware (such as many of the 'non-mainstream' movie /TV alternative streaming sites)
One can still run weekly Malwarebytes Antimalware scans, Zemana scans, via the free versions..... (A good complete backup image to retore from in case that strategy fails in epic fashion is advised)
My experience is been great with Windows Defender so far, i have been using it for almost 2 years and i like it, it's not super invasive like other ones, and it works mostly.My antivirus has recently expired and i want to know if it's better to have a paid antivirus over the Microsoft windows built-in Windows defender? Does it provide real time protection against threats and ransomware?
From the top of my head i think maybe Malwarebytes wants to scare you into buying the premium?Windows defender tells me that my computer is running normally however, when i ran the premium trial of malwarebytes anti-malware, nearly 50 threats were detected like adware, backdoor agent, PUM, PUP, riskware agent, trojan agent, trojan stolen data. I have removed those but i hope i'll be protected with Windows defender in future.
Again, remember than anti malware and anti virus software can do different things.My experience is been great with Windows Defender so far, i have been using it for almost 2 years and i like it, it's not super invasive like other ones, and it works mostly.
From the top of my head i think maybe Malwarebytes wants to scare you into buying the premium?