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Title: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: Corrine 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 (https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/253227-announcing-malwarebytes-40-for-windows/):
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.

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/ (https://www.malwarebytes.com/) (direct download link here (https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/thankyou/)) Malwarebytes 4.0 will automatically remove the old Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware and upgrade them all to Malwarebytes 4.0.

References:
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: Pierre75 on November 04, 2019, 11:42:30 PM
User guide is dated Feb 2019 and applies to Version 3.

Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: Metallica on November 05, 2019, 08:22:16 AM
User guide version 4: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-3530?lang=en_US&affiliate=&x-source=mb4pchelp
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: plodr on November 05, 2019, 12:57:21 PM
The last version that will run on XP is 3.5.1 which was in the first half of 2018. (That's according to my notes.)

On the rare occasion I fire up XP, I've had no problem updating the database.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: pastywhitegurl on November 07, 2019, 01:03:11 PM
Question:  If I already have the setting configured for windows 10 that allows compatibility with Defender, do I have to reset that when version 4 installs?  Or will my settings carry over?
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: Corrine on November 07, 2019, 01:20:19 PM
The settings should carry over but it would be simple enough to double-check the setting.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: darksurfer on November 08, 2019, 01:34:10 PM
The new version of Malwarebytes free doesn't give as many options for scanning as the previous 3.8.3 version. There used to be three choices, now there is just this one and it tales much longer for it to scan my computer. ::) They really changed their look with the version 4.

 Like Windows 7,  I think I will stick with the version 3--as long as I keep getting updates.  Windows 10 may be good in the long term but Micros$ft removed a lot of features that I like in Windows 7--like their media player. I'll just get more security  for more possible security vulnerabilities. Besides, I understand that there are still Windows XP users out there. :o I wonder how they're able to keep using software updates, etc. with that operating system. ::) ???
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: ky331 on November 08, 2019, 04:19:00 PM
If you click on the SCANNER panel (not the scan button), it opens ups a new "tab".   At the bottom, it offers "Advanced Scanners", where you can configure and run a CUSTOM scan.
(Apparently the QUICK scan is a premium feature.)
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: darksurfer on November 09, 2019, 02:03:38 PM
I tried it, ky331. It worked. Thanks. 8)
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
Post by: hayc59 on November 09, 2019, 04:06:12 PM
works awesome on my laptop windows seven!!