Software Update: Malwarebytes

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