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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 Public Beta
« on: January 29, 2014, 08:42:16 PM »
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has long been a favorite, not only of  mine but also by members of the security community.  In fact, one look  at the names included in the Staff list is certainly evidence of that  support with names long associated with security experts and developers  of early tools. 

For that reason, when I had the opportunity to test-drive the early  (non-public) beta, I didn't hesitate.  Although MBAM has yet to detect  any malware or PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on my computer, I  credit that to the real-time protection incorporated in the PRO version  which dynamically blocks malware sites and servers and includes malware  execution prevention.

What's New

 But, enough of the reasons why I like Malwarebytes and on to the  announcement about the public beta available for Malwarebytes  Anti-Malware 2.0.  Following are some of the changes incorporated in the  redesigned version:

  • Redesigned user  interface
  • Built in and  improved the Anti-Rootkit and Chameleon self-protection technologies
  • Rewritten Malicious Website Blocking
  • Improved native x64 support
  • Detection and removal engine was significantly improved  under the hood

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO License Change


  At launch, Malwarebytes will be moving to a subscription licensing model  of $24.95 per year for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.  Unlike the  current license terms, the license will be valid for three computers.

  Marcin explained the reason for this change as the cost of doing business due to the popularity of the program:
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"As more and more people have come to rely on us for malware protection  and cleanup, our costs in bandwidth, hosting fees, infrastructure,  salaries of our researchers, QA department, and more have grown  immensely. Though our company is about more than just making money, we  are a company and we do have to make money to pay our staff to continue  doing what they love, which is  fighting malware. The subscription model will help us to be sustainable  for the future while staying true to our roots that we will always make  malware cleanup free for everyone."


 Note:  Lifetime licenses for version 1.x will continue to be  honored with that license converted to a lifetime license for version  2.x. In addition, Malwarebytes will also be offering a few thousand more  lifetime licenses during launch.
 
Reminders

 1.  Beta Software:  As SpyDie, has always said:
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Beta. Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it's released. Beta is Latin for 'still doesn't work.'

Thus, although I have personally not had any problems with Malwarebytes  Anti-Malware 2.0 beta, it is important to remember that beta software  should not be run on production machines.

2.  Prior to installing the 2.0 beta, uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75, including a shutdown/restart.

3. Testing the beta requires the use of a temporary license key.  If you  have a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO license, be sure to make a note of  the license key so that you can add it when the final version is  released.

The download link and temporary license are available from the reference below.

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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 Public Beta
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 11:29:20 AM »
I have opted out of this beta, as there seems to be quite a few problems to be sorted out. I am a great Mbam fan but feel these series 2 releases are a little premature IMHO
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 Public Beta
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 12:03:11 PM »
Second Beta release seems much more stable, and am testing as usual. No problems so far
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 Public Beta
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 06:30:43 PM »


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 BETA Test (THREE) Released
02.27.2014

Greetings :)

Thank you all for your feedback and testing. As you can see based on the changes listed below, we've been listening and working hard to make Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 the best it can be. I'm excited to announce the third public beta of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0. Below is the list of changes.

• Several notifications removed based on user feedback so that there are now fewer pop-ups
• Amount of system RAM used by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium/Trial significantly reduced
• Memory leak in scans fixed
• Memory leak in database updates fixed
• Scan speed improved drastically on some systems where scans were very slow in previous betas
• Browsing speed now faster when Malicious Website Protection is enabled than in previous betas on some systems
• Multiple items may now be selected in Quarantine for deleting or restoring at once
• Several issues with limited user accounts fixed
• Scans now run as expected under limited user accounts (it is still highly recommended that users scan regularly from an administrative user account in order to detect and remove all threats from the system)
• Malware Exclusions and Web Exclusions are now retained when upgrading from one version of 2.0 to another
• "Help" button in About tab now opens Malwarebytes Support webpage
• MBAMService no longer crashes when upgrading from version 1.75 PRO or trial
• Protection is no longer disabled after upgrading from previous 2.0 versions
• MBAM no longer crashes under some circumstances after updates
• Legal text removed from About tab
• Antirootkit Database and Malware Database versions now identified separately in scan logs
• Scan logs now contain more information about protection and license status
• Scan logs now list status of Chameleon self-protection
• Scan logs now show accurate information about license type and user account type
• Scan logs list additional information about detections
• Protection logs now show more information about items detected by Malware Protection
• Database Out of Date notifications now contain an "Update Now" button
• New EULA included with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
• Tray icon changes to reflect status of the software and protection
• MBAMScheduler no longer runs on startup when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is configured not to start with Windows
• Updating through a proxy when configured via the Update Settings tab now functions correctly
• Chameleon updated to deal with the latest rogue/fake AV malware
• Quarantined items now display immediately after being quarantined
• Users are now prompted to decide what to do when Malware Protection detects PUP
items when PUP is set to "Warn user about detections"
• MBAM no longer becomes unresponsive when computer wakes from sleep
• Crash in MBAMService fixed
• Updates can no longer cause the program to report that the database is missing or corrupt
• MBAM 2.0 now accepts MBAM 1.x license keys
• Using "Copy to Clipboard" or "Export Log" at the end of a scan no longer results in MBAM crashing or showing blank logs
• System crash/BSOD caused by antirootkit driver under some circumstances fixed
• Issue where some parts of the UI were not being translated as reported by translators now fixed (non-English languages will be available soon!)
• Limited users are no longer warned that they might be infected because antirootkit driver cannot load under limited user accounts

We have now disabled the previous beta test key, however you may now use your existing 1.x license keys with this version or you may use the trial.

To download the latest version, please click CHECK FOR UPDATES in the application. We would love if most of you upgraded this way to test the upgrade path. If you would like to install it for the first time, you may download it here.

If the upgrade is successful, you'll see version 2.00.0.504 in your title bar and under the Settings->About tab.

Thank you all for helping to make Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 a great release :)!
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Re: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 Public Beta
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 12:14:04 AM »


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 RC1
03.10.2014

Hello, hello! We are nearing the completion of our beta test for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.
Below please find the change log for the release candidate. If all goes well, this build will be going live in about 2 weeks.


Whats New
• Language translations are now included with 2.0
• Several issues with rootkit removal and repair fixed
• Issue where databases were sometimes reported as corrupt after an update fixed
• Obsolete Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75 help file removed from 2.0 installer
• Path for folders and registry keys removed by scans are no longer reported as blank
• Items removed by a scan may now be restored from quarantine after a system restart with self-protection enabled
• Cancelling a scan when using Chameleon to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware no longer results in a BSOD
• Print preview function in Firefox is no longer blocked when self-protection is enabled
• Issue with fixing malicious GPO policies with Chameleon fixed
• BSOD with Webroot SecureAnywhere fixed

To download the latest version, please click CHECK FOR UPDATES in the application. We would love if most of you upgraded this way to test the upgrade path. If you would like to install it for the first time, you may download it here. If the upgrade is successful, you'll see version 2.00.0.1000 in your title bar and under the Settings->About tab.


Thank you all for your wonderful help
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2 Public Beta
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 04:56:07 PM »
From Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2 Public Beta - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.02 Beta Test - Malwarebytes Forum:

Improvements:
• Changed some of the terminology used in scan results and scan logs to make them clearer
• Enabling or disabling self-protection should now be more responsive under most circumstances
• Each language name is now listed in its native tongue rather than being translated to make switching languages easier
• Blank window is no longer observed flashing on screen during startup and shut down of system when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is running in the tray on Windows Vista and newer operating systems
• Main program window now opens to the Dashboard by default to simplify navigation

Issues Fixed:
• Several crashes and BSOD issues fixed with rootkit scanning
• Scan speed improved with rootkit scanning enabled under some circumstances
• Rootkit scans should no longer hang indefinitely under certain conditions
• Compatibility issues with certain VPN client software fixed
• Protection no longer fails to start after upgrade under some circumstances when self-protection is active prior to upgrading
• Entire General Settings tab now responds to clicks correctly
• Several issues with Access Policy restrictions not restricting access as they should
• Editing the Access Policy password no longer results in restricted areas of the software being inaccessible when the correct password is entered
• Access Policy feature now functions when Bitdefender Total Security is installed
• Manual scan of individual files and folders using context menu scan feature in Explorer no longer results in the scan failing to run under certain circumstances
• Green checkmark status is no longer indicated when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is unable to reach update servers when attempting to update
• Text is no longer cutoff in the UI on Windows XP or when the 'Classic' theme is used on Windows 7
• Scan time is now reflected accurately at the end of a scan
• Quarantined objects remain listed correctly in Limited User Accounts when restoration of an object fails due to lack of permissions
• Some words in UI which were not translated into non-English languages now are when those languages are selected
• Driver left behind during uninstallation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is now removed as it should be when the product is uninstalled



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