If you are concerned about the security of your computer to the point that using an antivirus is not enough, you are right. You need a secondary scanner to root out the malware which your antivirus may not have caught. And that is exactly what Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is all about. The program can detect, and stop any malware in its tracks, be it a virus, or trojan, or rootkit, etc. You don’t even have to worry about ransomware threats, when you have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium installed on the computer.
Most, if not all antivirus programs, rely on a database which has all the signatures of known malware, viruses, etc. This is what the antiviruses use to detect and stop malware before they can attack your PC. But, this method becomes inefficient, when a new malware is encountered, and hence may pass through the scans undetected.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium however does not fail like this, as the behavioral scanner, constantly monitors active tasks, the registry, and other important areas in Windows. When a program tries to access a system component or change the settings, it will be recognized as a malware and quarantined. That is what we call true zero-day threat protection.