January 10, 2012

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Receives a Top 11 Downloads Of 2011 Award from CNET Download.com

SAN JOSE, CA — Malwarebytes today announced that its Anti-Malware software was recognized as one of CNET Download.com’s Top 11 Downloads of 2011 on the Windows platform.

The Top 11 Downloads of 2011 program recognizes the most popular downloads from CNET Download.com’s catalog of more than 800,000 products. The list is based on the number of user downloads from January 1, 2011 to December 12, 2011. A complete list of the winners can be found at https://download.cnet.com/Top-11-Downloads-of-2011.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software provides an essential layer of protection that works alongside antivirus programs and is renowned in the industry for its unparalleled ability to detect the behaviors of today’s malware and effectively stop it at its source. Malware, also known as malicious software, is one of the fastest-growing and most disruptive threats on the Internet today. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware uses advanced heuristic and behavioral scanning to monitor every process in order to detect, destroy, and prevent malicious processes before they even start including viruses, spyware, trojans, keyloggers, password stealers, dialers and more. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware comes in two versions: a free for Consumer download which scans computers on-demand as well as the PRO version which offers real time protection and malicious website blocking as well as automated scanning and updating. The PRO version’s full functionality is available as a free 14 day trial at www.malwarebytes.org.

“We scrapped the old methods of defeating malicious software and built something completely new in order to finally make a sizable impact on the multi-billion dollar a year malware ecosystem. These are businesses that use malware to steal your accounts and personal information, divert your money or trick you into paying for worthless goods and this affects millions of people and does millions of dollars in damages every day,” said founder and CEO, Marcin Kleczynski. “In just three years, our software has successfully stopped over 6 billion infections, and we are honored that our continuing recognition as a top download on CNET highlights how Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has changed the game in such a fundamental way that we’re well on the way of making it nearly impossible for most malware to prey on millions of innocent people.”

“Our Top Downloads of the Year program aims to honor the publishers who develop the excellent software that makes CNET Download.com possible, while also providing users with valuable insight and data about which programs were the most popular for the year,” said Peter Butler, Senior Content Manager at CNET Download.com. “With the addition of category awards, we have ten times more winners this year than 2010–we’re excited to expand the program even further in the future.”

Malwarebytes is a leading provider of anti-malware software for consumers and businesses worldwide. With more than 100 million downloads of its product, Malwarebytes pioneered the creation of a new generation of effective, behavior-based and heuristic malware detection technologies that recognizes and stops malicious activities before they can even start. Its anti-malware software has removed over 6 billion threats from computers worldwide due to its well-known ability to stop malicious programs that consistently escape detection by all other antivirus solutions in the marketplace. Founded in 2004, privately-held Malwarebytes is headquartered in San Jose, CA and employs a battalion of the industry’s brightest, community based and underground malware defenders across the world to provide 24/7 protection against malware in 33 languages.


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