Malwarebytes

Started by Corrine, November 04, 2019, 11:04:18 PM

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Corrine

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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Corrine

Malwarebytes Version 4.5.19.229 component package 1.0.1860 was updated.

Edit Note:  Even though it is version 4.5.19.229 in the release notes, some people may receive version 4.5.19.230 that is the latest Beta version, as I did. See Malwarebytes 4.5

Edit Note 2:  I asked in a private MBAM forum and learned that, indeed, the incorrect update was posted and but the person did not know why and cannot find out because it is past working hours.

Edit Note 3:  Correct update information below.







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plodr

Well I received 4.5.20.230 automatically this morning.
Component package 1.0.1868

I am not on any beta track.
Chugging coffee and computing!

Corrine

I received another update this morning and now have the same Component package 1.0.1868. When checking the MBAM update thread, the previous thread has been deleted and the December 15th update is the last listed. 


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Corrine

Malwarebytes Version 4.5.20.230 component package 1.0.1868 was updated.

From Malwarebytes 4.5

Features and improvements

  • Security Advisor notifications - Customizable notification that helps you stay secure by informing you when Security Advisor finds an issue that requires your attention. Notifications are enabled by default and can be disabled or re-enabled from the Notification tab in the Settings menu.
  • Tray icon - Primary click on the tray icon now launches the UI or brings it into focus. Previously a primary click opened the tray menu which was redundant since a secondary click does the same operation.
  • Uninstalls -  Added guidance and updated our KB article for users who are looking to use Malwarebytes in conjunction with other security products.
Issues fixed

  • Product or OS functionality can be broken by blocking MS-signed not protected files (limited circumstances)
  • Incorrect dashboard notifications showing for Premium users
  • The security news feed is not changing
  • Buy now options shown in Security Advisor for Premium users


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

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May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.