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The Secret of Malwarebytes Anti Malware


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I am amazed over the performance and popularity of your program Malwarebytes Anti Malware. I help out in a german Antivirus Forum and there, as in allmost all other german Antivirus Forums we use Malwarebytes Anti Malware to scan the incoming infected machines.

I have taken a look around and also in english forums from other Antivirus Companys to Microsoft, they use your Program to analyse and clean infected machines.

I use the Program myself and have tested it too. Its fast and detects allmost everything. The only thing I noticed is that:

Malwarebytes has false positives, files who get a, let me say more "unclear signatur/Threatname, and come out clean when scanned by VirusTotal.

Malwarebytes is not the best on bootkit and rootkit Detection.

But like I said: I am amazed what this program is able to and how widely this is used, all over the world.

So, my question: What makes this program so good?? I could not find any really interesting on the net, only tons of reviews, who say only, "yes its good" but not why. On your website I only found:

"Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware."

I know u would not tell your secrets, but could you give me a clue of what makes your program so strong in detection?



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It is actually done by Magic - And a good magician never reveals their secrets - :)

Lol, I dont think so. The malware Industry has nothing to do with magic, Mister.

I think I can answer the question myself, done some thinkin. :-)

The program is so good because:

1. Its used a lot. all over the world. The findings are sent "home" in that way MB gets a LOT of signatures and samples.

2. There are very many people who collect and send samples to Malwarebytes and post in this forum under "New Thread" and "New rogues"

3. Malwarebytes dont waste time doing exact signatures, but puts Malware under a Malwarefamily and thats it. Like: Trojan Agent and all the Malware with similarities gets this "name". In this way they find more, but have also much more false positives.

I am right?!



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1. Only detection stats are sent home, not samples.

2. Our community involvement goes FAR beyond this. Our research team is composed of passionate malware fighters that were involved in the good fight long before MBAM. The majority of us have multiple security MVP awards for our work in the community.

3. We define things in a more simplistic way so the user is more likely to understand what was detected for example 'Spyware.Passwords' is very clear while 'Trojan.Win32.PWS.DFKH' is likely meaningless to the average user. We also do not make reporting FPs complicated or hidden. We make it simple and get them fixed quickly. It is impossible to have no FPs but that is the goal none the less.

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