Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes’ real-time anti-virus program which aims to block browser hijackers, phishing websites, scam sites, and other harmful content as you surf the Internet. It also blocks annoying advertisements and stops cryptocurrency miners in the browser (unwanted cryptocurrency mining) and removes other malicious content.
The extension is easy to use. There are no complicated options, and there are minimal notifications that interfere site with browsing. It is the only browser extension that identifies and blocks scams involving tech support which are among the most common online dangers. It also improves the display of websites, blocks trackers that monitor users and bombard them with ads and assists in avoiding malware downloads by blocking websites known to contain it.
However, it doesn’t include the extra features you’ll find in some of its competitors, like firewalls, system tuning tools as well as a password manager or parental controls. It also doesn’t offer multi-year plans like Bitdefender and Kaspersky. This could save you money over time.