Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes’ real-time anti-virus program which aims to block browser hijackers, phishing pages, scam sites, and other harmful content as you browse the Internet. It also blocks annoying ads, stops in-browser cryptojackers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners) and gives other malicious content the boot.
The extension is easy to use, with no complicated settings and a few notifications that interfere with the flow of browsing. It is the only browser extension that recognizes and blocks tech support scams – one of the most frequent online threats. It also speeds up the display of web pages and blocks trackers that monitor users and bombard them with unwanted ads and assists you in avoiding malware downloads by blocking sites known to contain it.
It does not include some of the extra features found in its rivals. This includes a firewall or system tuning tool as well as a parental control tool or a password manager. In addition, it doesn’t offer long-term plans like Bitdefender or Kaspersky which could save you money in the end.