Malwarebytes is a computer program that finds and removes zero day and polymorphic malware. Malwarebytes released Anti-Malware in January 2008. There is a free version (scans and removes malware when started manually) and a paid PRO version (scheduled scans, has real-time protection, and a flash memory scanner).
Malwarebytes is a privately held company. They have a global research team and are adding 1 million new users every month mostly by word-of-mouth. Malwarebytes’ free utility products include FileASSASSIN, RegASSASSIN, and StartUpLite. Some of Malwarebytes’ strategic partners include QCom, Kaseya, Google, Barracuda Networks, Yahoo!, CNET’s Download.com, CBS Interactive, and SPAMFighter.
Malwarebytes is aiming to help solve today?s malware problems. Malware production is often run by organized crime groups that operate in the open and they run like legitimate businesses with a marketing, distribution, and bonnet rental departments. There are also separate money laundering organizations that publicly compete to win malware business with 24/7 support, customer references, and anti-malware avoidance skills.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has an advanced automated detection engine that is not exclusively reliant on signature updates and uses a combination of predictive heuristics and behavioral signature analysis to stop malware that other vendors cannot detect. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has been installed on over 200 million computers worldwide.
Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition
Recently Malwarebytes announced their Enterprise Edition. Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition is an easy-to-use anti-malware application. It gives you in-depth security control through a single management console. Malwarebytes adds an additional layer of protection for both physical and virtual environments.
Malwarebytes has lightning-fast scanning speeds and the ability to scan all drives while having cooperative functionality with all leading antivirus products. The Enterprise Edition has wizard-driven menus to ensure fast product installation and customization.
There is full corporate support with premium support options. Pricing for 100 seat licenses start at $1,315 and it is compatible with Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2. It also supports XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems.
?Modern malware is able to bypass many of the antivirus technologies currently deployed in today?s enterprise, posing a serious risk to corporate data. Built from the ground up, we developed a new approach to secure, control and remediate endpoints that has already been broadly adopted in the consumer marketplace,? said Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski. ?MEE?s heuristic and behavior-based analysis engine adds a powerful second layer of defense to today?s corporate systems that more effectively safeguards sensitive corporate assets from the organized crime rings behind much of today?s malware.?
In an interview with Pulse2, Kleczynski told me that Malwarebytes has a two-prong approach. The first is that if a PC tries to connect to a malware server, Malwarebytes blocks it. The second prong is that if malware is on a PC, it uses predictive heuristicsto kill the malicious process and advanced remediation technologies to keep it off.