Malwarebytes is the free version of Malwarebytes real-time antivirus software, which helps you stop browser hijackers and other malicious content while browsing the Internet. It also blocks annoying advertisements and prevents in-browser cryptojackers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners) and gives other malicious content the boot.

The extension is simple to use. There aren’t any complicated settings, and there’s very few notifications that disrupt browsing. It’s the world’s first and only browser extension that identifies and stops scams for tech support, which are among the most prevalent online dangers. It also improves the display of websites and blocks trackers that track users and bombard them with unwanted advertisements and helps you to avoid malware downloads by blocking websites that are known to contain it.

It doesn’t have many of the additional features that are available in its rivals. It doesn’t include a firewall or system tuning tool, 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 long run.