Malwarebytes Version 3x Updates

Started by Corrine, August 07, 2014, 11:48:10 PM

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Malwarebytes Premium subscribers will be pleased to learn that in addition to the anti-malware product, Version 3.0 of Malwarebytes also includes Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.  With that combination, new subscription purchases for Malwarebytes Premium will be $39.99 per computer per year, a savings of $9.91 and about 33% less than the average traditional antivirus license.

Due to the layered defense built into Malwarebytes 3.0, Malwarebytes (MBAM) Premium subscribers have the option of keeping their traditional anti-virus software program or they can uninstall it and just run MBAM.  MBAM 3.0 is compatible with all major antivirus software, including Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware users with a perpetual subscription are grandfathered and users of the free versions need not worry, all three programs remain available as free stand-alone versions.

A Few of the Changes and Improvements:

  • Although the new version retains the protective capabilities of  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.2.x along with the efficacy of the web  modules, Version 3.0 is a complete rewrite and re-architecting of the  earlier Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.2.x.
  • You'll notice a major improvement in scan time.  A threat scan on my  Windows 10 Pro, Version 1607 with MBAM v2.x took 32 minutes, 45 seconds  to scan 358,337 objects. On Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 14971,  it only took 21 minutes, 22 seconds to scan 434,652 objects.  That was  ten minutes less for almost 100,000 more objects with MBAM v3.0!
  • Updates should be applied automatically according to the setting  located on the Settings > Protection tab and should only alert you if  there is an issue.
  • The Scan Schedule can be a changed or additional scans scheduled from Scan Schedule.
  • The Reports section includes all Scan Reports and any Real-time  Detection /  Block events. IP blocks will be in the Reports area  entitled ‘Website Blocked’ report  Malware files blocked will be in the  Reports area entitled 'Malware  Blocked'.  The Protection Logs, which  merely provided a list of the application and event actions for the day  have been removed.  Thus, only Scan and Block reports are included in  the Reports section.
System Requirements:  Malwarebytes Version 3.0 is  supported on all versions from Windows XP to the latest Windows 10.   Note, however, that the  Anti-Ransomware technology is only enabled on  Windows 7 or higher.


Malwarebytes 3.0 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 3.0  will automatically remove the old Anti-Malware,  Anti-Exploit and  Anti-Ransomware and upgrade them all to Malwarebytes  3.0. 


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