Computer viruses have been around long enough that most of the people I work with know they need some sort of anti-virus protection on their computer. Some prefer Norton, some prefer McAfee and some just go the free route like me.

Yet with all of this great anti-virus protection, problems still continue to crop up on people’s computers. Why is that?

It’s because there is no one piece of software to protect you from everything. And until there is, we will all just have to get used to dealing with the problems.

But I can tell you this. I have found a pretty good 1-2 punch that makes me feel safer than any single-software solution. I’m referring to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

Some of you may already be familiar with this software, especially if you’ve had computer problems and called an expert in to help. It’s the first line of defense techies like to use to diagnose a problem with a computer.

The Anti-Malware software is free to download and install but only in what I like to call “reactive” mode. By this, I mean you are installing the software to fix what is already broken. What we really want is software running in “proactive” mode.

Luckily, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software has a professional version you can upgrade to for $24.95. And mind you, that’s a one-time fee, not a recurring annual fee.

Even better, Noobie followers will receive a special 10% discount when ordering using the links on this page!

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

With Anti-Malware running in professional mode, it resides in your system tray on your Windows-based machine and constantly monitors for any potentially dangerous activity. This is what you want. Detect the problem before it becomes a problem.

You can purchase and download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software from their website. If you want a hard copy of the software you can add-on a backup CD for $9.95. If you’re not a fan of storing a CD in your house you can also choose the “Extended Download” option for $5.95 and Malwarebytes will keep a copy of your software stored on their servers for 24 months.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software gets my super-duper 100% thumbs-up recommendation. It’s what I use. You should too.

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5 thoughts on “One more thing you need to protect your computer besides anti-virus

  1. Donna Winsted

    I’ve been using Malwarebytes for quite a while now and I love it! In fact, it may have been you that told me about it! OR – it may have been my older daughter – she’s had a lot of PC classes and has worked with them at various jobs. But I do feel a lot more confident about my PC being protected for sure! :D

  2. Edna Willadsen

    I am using Malwarebytes on my laptop and my PC. They are well worth having and they have saved my backside 3 times.  I like the fact that when someone is trying to tag you they block it, and let you know the sites IP address.

    I believe that if you don’t have it you really should get it.

  3. Donna, it probably was me who told you about it :) Edna – glad to hear it’s working for you. All it takes is one time for it to save you and it’s worth its weight in gold!

  4. Jane

    How will this work with my Norton Anti-Virus?

  5. Jane, this software is designed to work in tandem with your anti-virus software so it should work just fine with Norton Anti-Virus.

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