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Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« 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.

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 Version 4.0
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 11:42:30 PM »
User guide is dated Feb 2019 and applies to Version 3.

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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 01:20:19 PM »
The settings should carry over but it would be simple enough to double-check the setting.


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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #6 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. ::) ???

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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #7 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.)

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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 02:03:38 PM »
I tried it, ky331. It worked. Thanks. 8)

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Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 04:06:12 PM »
works awesome on my laptop windows seven!!

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