Donna Buenaventura, a highly respected security software expert and MVP, wrote a comparative review on BrightHub.com:
Her test results:
a-squared Free won in the major categories!
- Malware Detection – Winner: a-squared Free
Of 100 malware samples, a-squared Free found 92, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware only 58.
- Removal of Detected Malware Samples – Winner: a-squared Free
a-squared Free was able to remove all detected samples without the need for a system restart.
- Performance – Scanning – Winner: a-squared Free
a-squared Free finished a full scan of the system drive in 29 minutes, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware took 1 hour and 24 minutes.
- Options and Feature – Winner: a-squared Free
a-squared Free lets you run a quick, smart, custom, right-click, silent, commandline and deep system scans.