Software Update: Malwarebytes

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Malwarebytes has released version 4.4.8 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 in 4.4.8:

  • Web Protection False Positives Rapid Response
  • Browser Guard integration on FireFox ready and will be released soon
  • Enhanced detection and remediation

Some Issues now addressed:

  • Fixed: Pluralization issues with trial expiring toast notifications
  • Fixed: Trial countdown notifications out of sync with dashboard countdown
  • Fixed: Error 32 Sharing Violation during upgrades under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: Malwarebytes will not open after Install/Upgrade under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: User gets MWAC block page for FPRR-whitelisted website
  • Fixed: Mbae.dll is injected for processes protected within pentest mode only after service restart
  • Fixed: New Version does not update DisplayName and DisplayVersion values ​​in Uninstall key
  • Fixed: Popup dialogs don’t close on Escape key
  • Fixed: mbam.exe crash on attempt to update to new version
  • Fixed: 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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