Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Achieved a perfect score in a test performed by AV-TEST
In 2014 AV-TEST tested 7 different cleaning tools (along with 10 antivirus solutions) Malwarebytes was the only tool that was capable of completely removing and restoring the system. It was concluded by AV-TEST to be the best tool for removing malware from infected computers.
Pro Doesn't ignore adware and toolbars
Malwarebytes removes toolbars that get bundled with software and adware that some other products keep.
Antivirus is a specific term referring to well-known and established malware, meaning that you'll still remain vulnerable to new and unique malware if you use an antivirus. Malwarebytes is constantly updated to find newer and rarer malware.
Pro Light resource usage
Pro Most effective response/removal of malware
Pro Free for manual scans
Offers a completely free scan and removal version for personal use.
Pro Simple setup
Con Free version lacks scan scheduling
Premium version of the software is required to schedule scans in advance.