Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes’ real-time anti-virus program that aims to block browser hijackers, phishing webpages and scam websites, as well as other harmful content as you surf the Internet. It also blocks annoying advertisements and blocks in-browser cryptojackers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners) and gives other malicious websites the boot.
The extension is easy to use. There are no complicated configurations, and there are minor notifications that can interfere with browsing. It’s the world’s first and only browser add-on that detects and blocks transaction purpose software scams for tech support, which are among the most common online threats. It also increases the speed of display of web pages and blocks trackers that monitor users and bombard them with ads and helps you avoid malware downloads by blocking websites that are known to contain it.
It doesn’t have many of the extra features found in its competitors. It doesn’t include a firewall or system tuning tool as well as a parental control tool, or a password manager. Additionally, it doesn’t offer multi-year plans like Bitdefender or Kaspersky which could save you money in the long run.