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Ransomware threats rocked the tech industry recently. Millions of users worldwide were affected, and lost their data to the encryption malware. Some others were forced to pay a ransom, to recover their data. All this could have been avoided, had they used Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.

The program has a built-in ransomware detector, which is very advanced. That’s because it not only uses the malware database to scan for the malware, it pro-actively monitors how running processes are working, i.e., to see if they are executing malicious actions, and when it finds one, the malware is blocked, and quarantined, to prevent any further damage. This way, Malwarebytes ensures that even the latest threats cannot harm your PC.

Malwarebytes can repair files which were damaged by rootkits, so they are not lost to you. There are some features which are exclusive to the premium version. One of those is the ransomware detection and removal which we explained. Another premium exclusive is the malicious website blocker, which stops webpages and servers which are infected, or involved in phishing scams, from connecting to the PC, thus averting potential disasters.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is easy on the computer, even on older generation systems, so you don’t need to be worried about the program slowing the PC down. The scans which the application uses to check your computer for malware, are fast too. The Hyper Scan, which scans running processes, can complete the analysis, so quickly that you will not even notice a scan had been run.

This is more likely because of another premium feature, automated scans, which the program uses to run scans at a pre-defined schedule. The program’s updates are also set to run in a similar way. You have complete control over the schedules, and also which kind of scan should be run (Hyper, Full, or Custom).

The Full Scan takes a longer time to finish, so you can run that occasionally. The Hyper Scan is suitable for a daily check, and the custom scan really depends on which folder or drive you need the program to scan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium can replace your antivirus, or run alongside it. It’s your choice how to use it.