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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:

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[/list]

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.

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 (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.

[*]Announcing Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows[*]Malwarebytes User Guides[/list]

User guide version 4:

Malwarebytes version component package 1.0.1562 released.

From Malwarebytes 4.5:

What’s New in 4.5.2:
[*]Security Advisor[*]Animation when resolving issue in a card on SA page [/list][*]Update the copy of info-tip for Brute force protection[*]Scan report: Add completion status and update Scan result label[*]Reduce image memory usage in C++/Qml[/list]
Some Issues now addressed:
[*]Fixed: 4.5.0 Upgrade failures in the field under certain circumstances[*]Fixed: UI Crashing in the field Under certain circumstances[*]Fixed: mbamtray crashes on Windows 11 and Windows 7 under certain circumstances [*]Fixed: BSOD caused by MWAC (mwac+15eca)[*]Fixed: BSOD occurs everytime a scan is run with RTP enabled under certain circumstances[*]Resolved:  MWAC interferes with Techloq Filter[*]Fixed: Misleading Brute Force Protection infotip in Security Advisor while BFP is enabled[*]Fixed: Several Minor UI issues[/list]

After the update to 4.5.2 (Premium), the MalwareBytes icon stopped showing up in my Windows 10 Taskbar "Hidden Icons". I checked the settings today, Under "Security ... Windows Startup" the option to launch when Windows starts had reverted to OFF.

I changed it back, and all is well.

Since there was a Windows update at about the same time period, I'm not going to speculate on what caused the change.

I don't run Windows 10. I manually updated our four Windows 7 computers about a week ago and I did not experience what you did Pete. The icon shows and MBAM starts on all 4 computers at startup.


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