Malwarebytes Web Protection is the free version of Malwarebytes real-time antivirus which aims to block browser hijackers, phishing websites scam sites, as well as other harmful content as you surf the Internet. It also blocks annoying ads and stops cryptojackers in browsers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners), and gives malicious content the boot.

The extension is easy to use, and has no complicated settings and a few notifications that hinder the flow of browsing. It is the first and only browser extension that detects and blocks scams related to tech support among the most prevalent online threats. It also improves the display of web pages, blocks trackers that spy on users and bombard them with ads and helps you to avoid malware downloads by blocking websites that are known to contain it.

It doesn’t have the additional features that are available in some of its rivals, like firewalls, system tuneup tools and a password manager or parental controls. It also doesn’t come with multi-year plans, such as Bitdefender and Kaspersky. This could help you save money over time.