Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Software Details:
Version: updated
Upload Date: 3 Aug 15
Developer: Malwarebytes
Distribution Type: Freeware
Downloads: 126
Size: 23775 Kb

Rating: 2.8/5 (Total Votes: 5)

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies built to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware application available in both a Free and Premium version. The Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities, and the Premium version uses advanced protection technologies to proactively stop malware infections. Additionally, Malwarebytes offers a host of extra utilities as well as an approachable forum community to help you combat any piece of malware that exists in the wild.

What is new in this release:

  • License key is now displayed on the My Account screen
  • Remaining subscription duration now displayed on My Account screen
  • Implemented other licensing improvements to clarify license status
  • Enhanced protection capabilities of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Web Protection
  • Numerous enhancements to prepare for full compatibility with Windows 10
  • Enhanced Malwarebytes Chameleon's ability to fully restore Malwarebytes functionality when affected by a malware infection
  • Updated data collection techniques to improve malware research and analysis
  • Removed "Exclude" button on Website Blocked notification to reduce inadvertent allowing of malicious sites
  • Updated button text on Malware Detected and Non-Malware Detected notifications to clarify meaning
  • Added enhanced support for High DPI displays
  • Enabled the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version to receive incremental database updates
  • Added appropriate copyright notices and license statements for all third-party open source software
  • Corrected translation errors for core non-English languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Polish)
  • Added support for Chinese Traditional, which is provided as a convenience for our users by a community volunteer and is not an officially supported language
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities

What is new in version

  • Fixed crash during Heuristic Analysis phase when scanning
  • Fixed SDK database load errors by making a change to temporarily ignore the "Check for updates before scanning" setting for Scheduled Scans
  • Fixed crash when editing or removing an Access Policy if the name and description fields in the policy were different
  • Fixed issue where the "Restart computer when required for threat removal" setting did not appear correctly on Add or Edit Schedule dialogs
  • Updated end user license agreement

What is new in version

  • Admin users should no longer see a prompt to login as admin to perform a program upgrade
  • Fixed issue where the web protection service (MWAC) was not restarting properly
  • Fixed numerous issues with scheduled scans, including showing the correct date for "Next scheduled scan" on the dashboard
  • Fixed issue where mbamscheduler was starting on boot when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was set not to start with Windows
  • Fixed issue where any non-English language selected during installation would not be applied after installation
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not always automatically update the database on installation
  • Fixed issue where the "Delay Protection at startup for 15 seconds" setting showed as enabled, but was actually disabled. (We recommend reviewing this option to ensure it is configured as you intended.)
  • Fixed issue where "Error Code 6" displayed at the end of scans
  • Fixed issue on Windows XP where scheduled scans on reboot would not start if the "Enable self-protection module" was checked
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now honors self-protection settings detected from a previous installation
  • Fixed issue where context menu scan was not honoring user selection under detection and protection setting
  • Several issues with notification were fixed
  • Several enhancements were made to the user interface to address accessibility issues
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented
  • Updated user interface design that showcases a much cleaner look and toned-down color scheme
  • Improved scan flow so all scans now automatically check for and apply the latest database updates
  • Simplified quarantine flow so only one action button is presented when threats are detected
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities, including enhanced detection and removal of rootkits
  • The Minimize button now minimizes the main program window to the taskbar instead of to the tray
  • The default display timeout for notifications was changed to 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds
  • The default value for "Show notification after successful update" is now set to "Off" for all scheduled updates
  • Removed informational/marketing message from main dashboard view
  • Removed support for Thai language due to quality issues with the translation
  • Installation of a Consumer/Home version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware over a Business version is now blocked

What is new in version

Issue with Malware Protection addressed.

What is new in version

New Features

  • Scans may now be set to run as lower priority processes to improve multi-tasking under Advanced Settings
  • Added support for keyboard navigation of user interface
  • Added support for JAWS and Windows Narrator screenreaders


  • Malwarebytes Chameleon enhanced to be more effective against active malware infections in getting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running
  • Notification for outdated databases now configured to 7 days by default rather than 1 per user feedback
  • All scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now create an entry in protection logs
  • Failed update checks are now logged in protection logs
  • Updating Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should now function even when the Scan tab is awaiting action from the user
  • Support for scanning encrypted drives improved when rootkit scanning is enabled

Issues Fixed

  • Google Chrome users should no longer experience Malwarebytes Anti-Malware getting stuck or hanging during heuristics scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Scans should no longer hang during filesystem objects scan on some systems
  • Several crashes in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fixed
  • Runtime errors during installation or upgrade of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should no longer occur
  • Rootkit scanning should no longer flag sectors on non-system volumes as forged when those volumes are encrypted
  • Rootkit scanning should now work properly on Bitlocker encrypted drives
  • Scanning TruCrypt encrypted system volumes with rootkit scanning disabled no longer results in the filesystem not being scanned
  • Issue with repairing rootkit infected drivers on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 fixed
  • BSOD when using Driver Verifier software on a system running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fixed
  • BSOD when using Boxcryptor software fixed
  • BSOD when using Malwarebytes Chameleon or self-protection in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware under certain conditions fixed
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should no longer crash when using the "Copy to Clipboard" function under certain circumstances
  • Dashboard banner text should now reflect language changes in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware instantly
  • Several issues with tray notifications fixed
  • Display problems with some languages fixed
  • Malware Exclusions and Web Exclusions should no longer display duplicate entries following database updates
  • Occasional crash of MBAMService when upgrading from version 1.75 of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should no longer occur
  • Several issues with the right-click "Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" function fixed
  • Several problems with access policies fixed
  • Several UI performance issues fixed
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented
  • More than one Malwarebytes Anti-Malware tray icon should no longer be displayed on system start under some circumstances
  • Issue with Malicious Website Protection not enabling after install under some circumstances on Windows Vista fixed
  • Minor display issues with tables within the UI fixed



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