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Malwarebytes is our go-to program when it comes to real-time protection against malware and other threats. This is not a major update, but there are some important improvements and bug fixes, including a reduction in memory usage, faster load times, UI responsiveness and faster startup times. Download links and complete release notes are available here.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has been a long time favorite among the TechSpot staff and security experts everywhere. The program's ability for spotting and eliminating malware that can be overlooked by traditional antivirus software has earned its well deserved reputation. Best of all, it's free for personal use (paid version adds real-time monitoring).