Malwarebytes Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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Antivirus software Malwarebytes is a pretty big name in the space, and as such, should be held up to a high privacy standard.

The good news? Malwarebytes does a great job prioritizing the protection of their customers’ data. They log minimal information, and what they do keep record of has more to do with account continuity than it does gathering data.

Malwarebytes does share information with third parties. And they did have a very minor cybersecurity issue a few years ago related to the FireEye breach, but there were no major impacts on customer data and the vulnerabilities were addressed quickly.


In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Yes
Product available to use during updates? No


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? Email
Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Link Privacy Policy
Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Name, email address, phone number, username, company name, company size, payment information, IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring pages, files viewed on site, operating system, and clickstream data.
What data they don’t log Not applicable
Can you delete your data? Yes
Third-party sharing policies Yes


Log camera device/ app footage Not applicable
Log microphone device/ app Not applicable
Location tracking device/ app Not applicable

Parental Controls

Available? No

Company History

History of Breaches or Security Issues? Yes
Action Taken? Fixed minor security vulnerabilities

Additional Security Features

Privacy Shutter Not applicable
Privacy Zone Not applicable