After having spoken of the best free antivirus, in this article I’ll talk about what I consider the best free anti-malware that Malwarebytes‘ Anti-Malware that, even in its free version is a great ally to identify and eliminate all kinds of malware from your PC (such as viruses, rootkits, spyware, worms, Trojans and other malicious programs) is also lightweight, Italian and especially free (but there is also a paid version). The program is compatible with Windows XP (with at least Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 (both 32 and 64 bit) and requires at least a 800 MHz CPU, 256 megabytes of memory (512 MB or more recommended), 20 megabytes of free disk space, a minimum resolution of 800 × 600 pixels and, of course, an Internet connection to update the database and the program itself.
What is the best free anti-malware?
To download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware we must go from this page and, if the download does not start automatically, simply click DOWNLOAD NOW.
Once you download the program (weighing about 16 megabytes), we proceed to its installation. First we will be asked to choose our language (which should already be set to Italian), then click OK, start the installation wizard:
I click Next, accept the license agreement, then we click repeatedly on Next and then Install. Before you click Finish, uncheck to activate the free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO and leave the check to Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, in such a way as to open the program itself:
After updating the database, we can choose to do a scan (by pressing directly on Scan), or go in the Scan section, where we can choose to do a search for harmful elements (ie, a full scan) or a custom scan that, among the options custom scan, will allow us to also select the scan for rootkits (in addition to hard to be analyzed and actions to be taken).
Once the scan is complete (we can also suspend or cancel) the results will be displayed if there are no harmful elements we can close the program, otherwise we will have to apply the selected action (usually shifting to the quarantine). After removal, if this is the case, then you will also need to restart your computer once restarted, re-open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, go to the History and eliminate all the items in the Quarantine.
As we have seen Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an excellent program (if not the best free anti malware) to remove malware of any kind (even the most difficult and tricky). In addition, the program is lightweight, simple to use and does its job well, then a program recommended and a must have (to be attached to a virus).