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 pretends to be 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:

  • When do you want to scan next?
  • Enhanced Updating functionality
  • Detection and remediation improvements

Some Issues Now Addressed:

  • Fixed: Access Violation in MbamBgNativeMsg.exe Edge and Firefox Windows 11
  • Fixed: UI not opening after component update under certain circumstances (PrepareUpdate() method failed. needed clean/reinstall)
  • Fixed: UI telemetry sent in certain conditions.

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