Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes’ real-time anti-virus program which aims to block browser hijackers, phishing webpages scam sites, as well as other harmful content as you surf the Internet. It also blocks annoying ads and prevents in-browser cryptocurrency miners (unwanted cryptocurrency mining) and blocks other harmful content.
The extension is simple to use. There are no complicated settings, and there’s minimal notifications that interfere with browsing. It’s the very first and only browser extension that detects and blocks scams involving tech support, which are among the most popular online dangers. It also improves the display of websites and blocks trackers that monitor users and bombard them with unwanted advertisements and assists in avoiding malware downloads by blocking sites known to contain it.
However, it doesn’t offer the extra features found in other competitors, like a firewall, system tuneup tools or a password manager or parental controls. In addition, it doesn’t offer plans with a multi-year contract like Bitdefender or Kaspersky that can save you money in the end.