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Fight Malware Infections with Free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.5

Sometimes, no matter how robust your PC security measures, something gets through. You'll know because your system slows to a crawl, your browser gets hijacked, or scary, unfamiliar alerts appear without warning.

The question is, what can you do about it? For starters, go back in time and make sure you have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware installed. This free tool is one of the very best at finding and removing infections, and the just-released version 1.5 is even better.

Anti-Malware doesn't offer real-time monitoring (though you can get that by dropping $24.95 on the Pro version). Rather, it's an on-demand scanner that quickly checks whatever drives, files, and/or folders you want. And because its definitions database gets updated daily, it should be able to locate and remove even the latest infections.

Version 1.5 promises to scan up to five times faster than its predecessor, and new detection algorithms will find real-world malware with greater accuracy. Also, you can now manually add files and folders to the Ignore list. I

Many of the other improvements are limited to Anti-Malware Pro, but even the free version offers mighty robust malware removal. I recommend installing it now, but also keeping it on a flash drive just in case.

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