Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes real-time antivirus that aims to block browser hijackers, phishing pages scam sites, as well as other malicious content as you surf the Internet. It also blocks annoying advertisements, stops in-browser cryptocurrency miners (unwanted mining of cryptocurrency) and blocks other harmful content.
The extension is easy to use, with no complicated settings and only minimal notifications that hinder the flow of browsing. It’s the first and only browser extension that can detect and stop scams that target tech support. They are among the most prevalent online threats. It also enhances the display of web pages, blocks trackers that are able to track users and then bombard them with ads and helps you to avoid malware downloads by blocking sites that are known to contain it.
However, it does not include the extra features offered by other competitors, including firewalls, system tuning tools or a password manager or parental controls. Furthermore, it doesn’t provide long-term plans like Bitdefender or Kaspersky which can save you money in the end.