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« on: November 04, 2019, 09:04:18 PM »
Malwarebytes Version 4.0 has been released. The update includes the new Malwarebytes Katana Engine which has new detection technologies to provide greater security. In addition, the user interface has been designed:

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Following are the key features from the Announcement:
  • Improved zero-hour detection – pinpoints new threats as they arise and before they can wreak havoc on your device
  • Expanded malware detection – blocks even more malware for improved protection
  • Signature-less behavioral detection – identifies the latest variants of dangerous malware families that attempt to evade traditional signatures through runtime packing, obfuscation and encryption, offering instant protection against new threats that traditional AV has a hard time detecting
  • Faster threat definition process – streamlines the publishing of new definitions, reducing the time it takes to protect you from new threats
  • Revamped user interface – Completely redesigned user interface that is intuitive, more informative and simple to use
  • Threat statistics – allows you to see what Malwarebytes is doing for you in real-time and get a first-hand view of what threats are coming at you (and being blocked)
  • Cybersecurity news – dynamic feed keeps you informed of the latest threats and other security topics
  • Easier updates – more automation means you receive the latest protection with less effort
See the referenced Announcement for Known Issues, FAQs and other information.

System Requirements: Malwarebytes Version 4.0 no longer works on Windows XP or Windows Vista. However, Malwarebytes 3.x, will be supported for the foreseeable future.

Windows 10 Note: Although Malwarebytes is an antivirus software, if you use another program as your antivirus (Windows Defender, McAfee, etc.) as your antivirus, it is necessary to make a change in Malwarebytes. Go to Settings > Windows Action Center, change the setting to "Never register Malwarebytes in the Action Center". Malwarebytes 4.0 will continue to run with the installed antivirus in compatibility mode.

Microsoft Defender:  If you use Microsoft Defender as your antivirus software, do the following:
  • Open Malwarebytes.
  • Press the little gear at the top right.
  • Choose the Security tab.
  • Enable the three options under the title Scan options.
  • Disable the option under the title Widows Security Center.
Update:

Malwarebytes 4.0 can be installed over the top of your exist Malwarebytes programs. If you do not want to wait for the upgrade to be offered, you can download and run the installer from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ (direct download link here) Malwarebytes 4.0 will automatically remove the old Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware and upgrade them all to Malwarebytes 4.0.

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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 08:22:16 AM »

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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 01:14:46 PM »
Malwarebytes Version 4.4.4.126 component package 1.0.1404, released.

From Malwarebytes 4.4
  • Brute Force Protection (for RDP)
  • Added Naming for Teams UI branding in the Check for Updates Dialog
  • Uninstall Protection
  • Users are now allowed to suppress Scan Notifications when no threats are found
  • Enhanced detection and remediation     
  • Improved performance
Some Issues now addressed:
  • Fixed: Fix problem with showing the reboot dialog when C.U. stuck in some situations.
  • Fixed: Web exclusions get cleared when turning off Web Protection
  • Fixed: Italian language 'Scan time' formatting issue in UI
  • Fixed: Checking for updates doesn't inform user of network error when unable to reach license server
  • Fixed: Permanent exclusion can be added as "IP address" or "Website" exclusion when navigating to blocked IP
  • Fixed: Browser Guard - MB4 interaction doesn't work after MB4 restart (need to restart Chrome also)
  • Fixed: Reopening of Chrome leads to high memory consumption of Native Messaging Host App
  • Fixed: Allow List: Add an item window and Allow a file/website/app/previously detected exploit window are not aligned when German language selected
  • Fixed: Spelling issue Swedish
  • Fixed: mbamtray 'Access violation' crash under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: Tooltip content gets cut if opened on the edge of the window
  • Fixed: Several minor UI issues


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