Software Update: Malwarebytes 4.5.16.217

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Malwarebytes has released a new version of its eponymous antivirus program. This program is aimed at combating malware, such as malicious software that masquerades as a bona fide anti-virus or anti-spyware solution, but actually has less good intentions, such as ransom– or scareware. In addition to the free version, there is a paid version, which offers additional functionality, including real-time protection. The changelog for this release looks like this:

What’s New:

  • Performance improvements
  • Detection and remediation improvements

Some Issues Now Addressed:

  • Fixed: Links in Scan results no longer redirect to a higher level of detection names (additional fixes or tests/ confirmed)
  • Fixed: MBAMService crash after DB update
  • Fixed: Quicken cannot update PNC bank info when Web Protection is enabled
  • Fixed: MBAM consumes all RAM and up to 60% CPU if the scan is scheduled to the winter time shifting

Version number 4.5.16.217
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Malwarebytes
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License type Freeware/Paid
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