Not everyone has a fast computer. But you can have the best security for your computer, and it doesn’t use a lot of resources. We are of course, talking about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.
The real-time protection which the program provides, makes it possible to serve as the perfect replacement your antivirus. After all, it does provide you defense against malware, viruses, trojans, rootkits, spyware, etc. It also blocks your computer from connecting to servers which are malicious, or those which are known to be dangerous, like phishing websites, so chances of online malware attacks are negated by a considerable amount.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium constantly checks running processes to ensure that none of these are malicious, so even if a malware tries to disguise itself, the application will still detect the behavior and stop the malware. New threats are also picked up by the scanner, even if the malware is not present in the database.
The company has incorporated the Anti-Exploit features from one of its previous applications in to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium, along with the ransomware prevention capabilities, which helps the application stop the dreaded encryption malware.
You can use it to run manual scans, and also pick the content which has to be scanned. For e.g: You can right-click a file or folder, and select the scan with Malwarebytes option from the File Explorer context menu or you can use the program’s interface to pick the files and folders.
The scans which Malwarebytes runs are lightning fast, especially the Hyper Scan, which only analyzes the currently active processes (programs, dlls, etc) for malware, and finishes such scans in a minute or two. The program doesn’t take up a lot of RAM, so you can continue using the computer even when the application is scanning, and still not experience any lags whatsoever.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium can keep the database up to date by downloading new updates, including program versions, automatically. Even scans are set to run on a schedule which you can customize. It is almost like an install once and forget it software, but it doesn’t have to be.