Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes’ real-time antivirus program that is designed to stop browser hijackers, phishing websites scam sites, as well as other undesirable content when you browse the Internet. It also blocks annoying ads and prevents in-browser cryptocurrency miners (unwanted mining of cryptocurrency) and eliminates other harmful content.
The extension is simple to use. There are no complicated settings, and there are only a few notifications that hinder browsing. It’s the first and only browser add-on that stops and detects scams that target tech support. They are among the most common online threats. It also improves the speed with which websites display, blocks suspicious trackers that snoop on users and bombard you with unwanted ads, and helps you prevent downloading malware by blocking websites known to contain them.
It doesn’t have many of the additional features found in its competitors. These include a firewall as well as system tuning tools such as a parental control program, or a password manager. Also, it doesn’t offer multi-year plans such as Bitdefender and Kaspersky. This could help you save money over time.