Software Update: Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes has released version 4.4 of its eponymous antivirus program. This program is aimed at combating malware, such as malicious software that masquerades as a bona fide antivirus or anti-spyware solution, but in reality has less good intentions, such as ransom– or scareware. In addition to the free version, there is a paid variant, which offers additional functionality, including real-time protection. the changelog for this release looks like this:

What’s New in 4.4:

  • Reduced redundancy for Web Blocks when integrated with Browser Guard
  • Teams Browser Guard tooltip
  • Enhancements for streamlining the WSC integration
  • Enhanced update functionality
  • Improved detection and remediation
  • Improved performance

Some Issues now addressed:

  • Fixed: Issue seen after installer upgrade where mbamservice not updated
  • Fixed: We leave crash dump files on disk after uninstall of MBAM
  • Fixed: Not able to uninstall MBAM in Safe Mode under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: MBAM UI is slow to open
  • Fixed: Several UI issues

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Malwarebytes
License type Freeware/Paid