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Malwarebytes has released version 4.4.7 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

  • Detection and remediation enhancements
  • Improved functionality for starting trials
  • Only one prompt per UI session for Tamper Protection
  • Security Advisor added capabilities
    • Wi-Fi Monitoring
    • Scan History Monitoring
  • Browser Guard integration readiness with FireFox
  • Enhanced performance

Issues fixed

  • Customer experiences BSOD (BugCheck 3B) related to farflt.sys with MB4 CU (1.0.1306)
  • Malwarebytes freezes/crashes when user adds app to Allow list under certain circumstances
  • MBAM fails to launch after upgrade. User gets the 0xC0000022 error message.
  • BFP isn’t switching on when resetting settings to default for Teams
  • A few (additional) UI minor Issues

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