Software Update: Malwarebytes

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Malwarebytes has released version 4.4.11 of its eponymous antivirus program. This program is aimed at fighting malware, such as malicious software that pretends to be a bona fide antivirus or antispyware 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:

  • Enhancements to Security Advisor
  • Show Windows Firewall status indicator on SA instantly
  • Replace shields fo Sec Adv for dark mode on the Dashboard
  • Sort order for monitored items and cards
  • Enhanced detection and remediation
  • Enhanced performance

Some Issues now addressed:

  • Immediately after Windows start-up, Security Advisor indicates Firewall is off
  • Clicking on General Settings -> Firewall -> “View Settings” in Security Advisor disappear the FW bullet item
  • Users still seeing, “Updated Available” notifications with the setting turned off.
  • RTP card doesn’t contain RTP switches after activating Trial
  • “Restore Defaults” doesn’t restore BFP to enabled for Teams
  • Certain memory leaks in MbamUI
  • UI minor Issues

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Malwarebytes
License type Freeware/Paid