Malwarebytes has released version 4.4.4 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) for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) available for all Malwarebytes for Windows and Teams customers.
- Updated verbiage in the “Preparing your trial” dialog for Malwarebytes for Teams to remove “Premium” reference.
- Added the Uninstall Protection feature for all Malwarebytes for Windows and Teams customers.
- Added the option for users to suppress scan completion notifications if no threats are found post scan.
- Enhanced detection and remediation.
- MBAM-4986: Users were receiving notifications to restart the system while installing updates.
- MBAM-5013: Web exclusions under the Allow List went missing after Web Protection was switched off and then turned on.
- MBAM-4886: Formatting issues were found in the Italian version of the “Scan time” section.
- MBAM-4746: Users were not notified of network error when checking for updates and the licensing server was unreachable.
- MBAM-4622: For customers who’ve integrated Malwarebytes Browser Guard with Malwarebytes for Windows, some IP address exclusions added via Browser Guard incorrectly displayed as a Website exclusion in the Allow List.
- MBAM-4598: For customers who’ve integrated Malwarebytes Browser Guard with Malwarebytes for Windows, Malwarebytes for Windows notifications were displayed instead of Browser Guard notifications after Malwarebytes for Windows was restarted.
- MBAM-4995: For customers who’ve integrated Malwarebytes Browser Guard with Malwarebytes for Windows, reopening of Chrome led to high memory consumption.
- MBAM-4679: Formatting errors in German and Polish translations.
- MBAM-5019: Spelling errors in the Swedish translation of the Allow List.
- MBAM-2394: User experienced Malwarebytes Tray Application crash when a scan was initiated immediately after service startup and the application was used to ‘Quit Malwarebytes’ at the end of the scan.
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10|