Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes real-time antivirus software which aims to block browser hijackers, phishing webpages scam sites, as well as other bad content while you surf the Internet. It also blocks annoying advertisements and blocks in-browser cryptojackers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners), and gives malicious content the boot.
The extension is simple to use, and has no complicated settings and only minimal notifications that hinder the flow of browsing. It’s the very first and only browser extension that detects and blocks scams involving tech support, which are among the most common online dangers. It also speeds up the display of web pages and blocks trackers that track users and bombard them with annoying ads and helps you avoid malware downloads by blocking sites that are known to contain it.
It doesn’t have many of the extra features found in its rivals. It doesn’t include a firewall or system tuning tool such as a parental control program or a password manager. It also doesn’t offer multi-year plans, like Bitdefender and Kaspersky. This can save you money over time.