Malwarebytes is an unpaid version of Malwarebytes real-time antivirus software, which helps you block browser hijackers and other malicious content while browsing the Internet. It also blocks annoying ads and blocks in-browser cryptojackers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners) and gives malicious content the boot.
The extension is easy to use. There aren’t any complicated settings, and there are minimal notifications that interfere with browsing. It is the first and only browser extension that identifies and blocks scams involving tech support – one of the most prevalent online threats. It also enhances the display of websites and blocks trackers which spy on users and bombard them with annoying ads and helps you to avoid malware downloads by blocking sites that are known to contain it.
However, it doesn’t offer the additional features that are available in some of its competitors, like a firewall, system tuneup tools or a password manager or parental controls. Also, it doesn’t offer multi-year plans, like Bitdefender and Kaspersky. This could save you money over the course of time.