Software Update: MalwareBytes

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Malwarebytes has released version 4.4.3 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:

Features and improvements

  • Brute Force Protection (BFP) feature for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) released for the Beta version of the app. If you’d like to enable Beta updates, see Enable beta updates in Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Enhanced detection and remediation
  • Improved performance

Issues fixed

  • MBAM-4949: Malwarebytes did not launch due to an unresponsive mbupdatr.exe service.
  • MBAM-4936: Malwarebytes web protection driver failed to start on Windows 7 devices due to failed digital signature verification.
  • MBAM-4830: Malwarebytes icon disappears from the top-left corner of the app when attempting to change the license key in the Account settings.
  • MBAM-4824: Performance issues with Microsoft Office applications.
  • MBAM-4822: Users experienced “Malwarebytes Native Message Service has stopped working” message when closing Google Chrome.
  • MBAM-4029: mbamtray.exe crash reported on Windows Event Viewer.
  • MBAM-4862: Reopening Allow List showed previously removed exclusions.

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