Plumbytes Anti Malware review

Plumbytes Anti-Malware is a security software that was developed to track and delete Trojans, ransomware, rogue antispyware, adware, browser hijackers, worms, keyloggers and other types of infections. Yes, you understood it right. It not only eliminates malware but also solves spyware related issues. The program was designed by Plumbytes, a UK-based company.

Plumbytes Anti-MalwarePlumbytes uses cutting-edge technology which allows to detect and delete all kinds of infections effectively, quickly and easily. The program also has an integrated “anti-hijack” protection technology, which helps to stop browser hijackers from taking over your web browsers, while a “security threat detection” feature helps to stay protected when you are browsing the web. It is a great tool that will help users to avoid malicious websites or install dangerous applications too. It is a relatively fast anti-malware program and the scan itself does not take long.

Plumbytes Anti-Malware Main Features

There are 4 main features of Plumbytes Anti-Malware:

  1. Malware removal;
  2. Real-Time;
  3. Remote Support (premium version only);
  4. Web Browsers Restore.

Malware Removal

Obviously, the main purpose of this tool is scanning computers for malware. There are 3 scan modes every user can choose from – quick scan, smart scan and full scan. Quick scan only takes several minutes and can be performed up to 5 times faster than a regular scan. It is faster because only the key components will be checked.

The full scan will take longer but it’s a much more reliable option if you want to ensure that your computer is safe and operating as it should be. Plumbytes Anti-Malware is kind of all-around tool since full scan feature can detect and remove not only regular malware and computer viruses but also bad or unwanted files,corrupt or even other semi-legitimate applications that might be harmful to your computer.

Lastly, smart scan feature will take care of the most vulnerable components of your OS, thus it’s a good option between fast and full scan. Even though there have been some reports that Plumbytes fails to detect critical vulnerabilities successfully, the database and program itself are updated on a daily basis. This tool should be sufficient to detect most of the malware and viruses, as well as optimize the work of your computer.

After every scan, you, as a user, will be presented with a detailed report about the problems that have been detected. It is a useful feature because you get to know every single issue separately. Once you are familiar with threats that have been detected, the program will let you decide to remove them automatically or let you do that manually.

It’s enough to complete a scan once and clean your computer from malware. After that, the program will be running silently in the background – you won’t even notice it. Since Plumbytes doesn’t require a lot of computing power, it won’t affect the overall performance of your computer.

Real-Time protection

Probably the most valuable feature that stops bundled from coming to the computer. Keeping in mind that bundling is one of the most common ways to distribute malware, real-time protection is just a must to every modern anti-malware tool. As we have already mentioned, the program will run in the background all the time (unless you choose otherwise), so real-time protection will be looking after the system and any attempt to infect the computer will be immediately stopped.

The only way your computer can get infected is disabling real-time protection feature. Since Plumbytes is updated automatically, you won’t have to worry that the virus database is not up to date and newest viruses can get through.

Technical Support

The feature available only for users of the premium version of Plumbytes – live support 24/7. There are times when machines can’t solve all of your problems and that’s when a support from professional IT technician comes in handy. Not to mention the fact that graphic interface of this program is really nice and easy to use, live support can be useful for those who are just starting with anti-malware software.

Web browsers restore

Plumbytes also features a built-in tool that allows you to take care of your web browser. Even though other anti-malware applications also can protect your computer from malware targeted to web browsers, yet only a few tools have a dedicated feature that would restore your personal settings and completely clean the web browser that has been hijacked. Browser hijackers are probably the most widely spread malware at the moment, so this feature is really helpful in order to keep your web browser protected.

Usually, browser hijackers take over homepage, search engine, and new tab page settings. After removing the actual hijacker, those settings usually remain the same and users struggle to restore them. If you have Plumbytes as your go-to anti-malware tool, it will do that for you. Also, it will protect web browser from hijackers in a first place.

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Plumbytes Compared to SpyHunter

If you can’t decide between Plumbytes and SpyHunter, the biggest advantage of Plumbytes is that it’s an all-around tool that will cover most of the key elements that need to be covered, while SpyHunter can’t deal with computer viruses. Also, Plumbytes has dedicated anti-hijack tool that will protect your web browsers from unwanted extensions and keep your personal settings secured.

On the other hand, SpyHunter might be a better fit if your computer is heavily infected. This program can kill aggressive malware processes before it is even installed – simply launch the installation of SpyHunter and it will immediately kill malicious processes, even though the program itself is not yet installed. Also, some of the viruses might block regular anti-malware tools from being installed and SpyHunter can deal with that just great – even if the machine is very infected, the SpyHunter can still be installed.

Plumbytes Compared to Reimage

Once again, the biggest advantage of Plumbytes over Reimage is dedicated features – real-time protection and anti-hijacking feature. Also, Plumbytes has a more user-friendly interface and will complete scans faster. It can even be frustrating that the Reimage automatically starts scanning your computer at every launch. If you use Plumbytes, it will be enough to scan your computer once in a while and the program will continue protecting it while running in the background – no need for additional scans.

Reimage also features versions for Android and Mac OS, while Plumbytes is only compatible with Windows. Also, if you run it on Windows, it will be capable of restoring damaged files of the OS – something Plumbytes lacks. It can be also more effective while detecting malware, since it’s malware database is bigger. Even though the price of Reimage seems to be bigger ($69,95), you should know that it’s for a full year license, while $43 will only get you 6 months subscription of Plumbytes, thus Reimage is actually cheaper.

Plumbytes Compared to Malwarebytes

The biggest difference between Plumbytes and Malwarebytes is the approach to browser hijackers. While Plumbytes can effectively deal with various hijackers and even restore previous personal settings that have been changed, Malwarebytes lacks the ability to fight against browser hijackers. So if you want to get anti-malware tool that would fix problems with browser hijackers, Plumbytes is a much better choice. Also, there is no real-time protection feature, thus regular full scans will be needed in order to assure that your system is secure. Compare that to the fact that Plumbytes can scan computer really fast and also runs in a background, it’s a time-saving solution.

Lack of protection features is reflected in the price tag – Malwarebytes is much cheaper than Plumbytes. However, if you have certain problems that need to be solved, the price shouldn’t be the only thing you take into account. In addition, Malwarebytes might run smoother on the system, yet it can’t be the only security tool on your computer if you want to cover all important components of the machine.

price OS key features Malware detection
Plumbytes $43 Windows Real-Time protection;
Anti-Hijack protection;
Fast scan
Spyhunter $39.99 Windows Kills aggressive processes,
Big malware database;
Suitable for heavily infected systems
Reimage $37.92 Mac
Repairs Windows OS files;
Great support;
Outstanding detection rate
Malwarebytes $24.99 Mac
Very fast scanning;
Free malware removal;
Compatible with other anti-malware tools

Plumbytes menu

One of the biggest advantages of Plumbytes is it’s UI (user interface). It looks really nice and easy to use even for newbies. There are 4 tabs on the menu: overview, scan, history, and settings. That means you won’t get lost between various different settings, as everything is clear and easy to understand. If you are looking for a basic tool and figuring out different, complicated features is not your thing, Plumbytes will be sufficient.

You can simply start a new scan, wait till it’s over and then click one button to solve all the problems that have been detected – it will be done automatically. In case you want to get to know threats better, you can do that because Plumbytes delivers detailed and well-crafted analysis report after every scan.

Also, you will be allowed to simply uncheck threats that you don’t want to be removed for some reasons. This function can be useful if some of the files that you need are considered to be malicious by a mistake, and the process is very simple:

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Plumbytes can be downloaded from its official website. It will scan your system and detect the threats free of charge. If you want to get a full version of Plumbytes and enjoy all of its features, you can purchase it for 43 USD. This version is valid for 6 months and you can renew it automatically. The application is compatible with Windows 10/8/7 (both 32 and 64 bit), Vista and XP. Don’t forget about 24/7 Technical Support that you can get in touch with any time your computer is facing some problems. An experienced IT team is ready to provide a customized fix free of charge if the software is not able to do it automatically.

Plumbytes is covered by Money Back Guarantee. If the software doesn’t meet your expectations, you can ask for a full refund not later than 30 days after you made a purchase.

During our evaluation, I have tested Plumbytes against various parasites and it performed quite well. Its install process is very fast compared to competitors and interface is clean and simple. What impressed me the most is that it does not detect many “questionable” cookies what is a usual strategy to improve sales by its competitors.

All in all, it’s a good choice for starters that want to ensure basic security for Windows systems. It won’t take a lot of time to set everything up and outstanding UI will allow anyone to use this tool. However, if you are an advanced user or if your computer is facing some major problems, you should probably choose another tool that is cheaper and has bigger virus database.

Positive Sides of Plumbytes Anti-Malware

Relatively fast

Shows infection locations for free so you can delete the files yourself 

Does not show too many cookies as "infections", only ones that are related to parasites. This means that it is not too agressive and will not try to convince you into purchasing full version if you are not infected. 


Negative Sides of Plumbytes Anti-Malware

Plumbytes is detected by some competitors as PUA at the moment. We could not determine any legitimate reasons for this.

Install process might be more suitable against adware and hijackers than rootkits and trojans.  Some other anti-malware tools use more aggresive ways for install thus they can be used on heavily infected systems. 


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