Software Update: Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes has released version 4.4.6 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

  • Improved the user interface scaling for high Dot Per Inch (DPI) monitors.
  • Improved synchronization between Brute Force protection and Web Protection.
  • Enhanced performance
  • Enhanced detection and remediation

Issues fixed

  • MBAM-5185: Performance issues when trial starts.
  • MBAM-5076: App crash due to heap corruption.
  • MBAM-5010: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error when Web Protection is enabled.
  • MBAM-4680: Some ig-xx.exe files were not removed after clean installation of the application.
  • MBAM-4623: Items in the Allow List not deleting properly when Malwarebytes for Windows and Malwarebytes Browser Guard are integrated.
  • MBAM-5217: Translation issues in the Beta version of Malwarebytes for Teams.

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