Software Update: Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware 1.39

Malwarebytes has released version 1.39 of Anti-Malware. This program is the successor to RogueRemover. It is similar to Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware, but focuses not on fighting spyware and adware, but on removing malicious software that pretends to be a bona fide antivirus or antispyware solution, but actually has less good intentions. As with Ad-Aware, there is a paid variant that offers additional functionality, including real-time protection. The changelog of this release shows the following changes:


  • Scanner returns error codes (error levels) for batch file users.
  • Protection module now logs errors and threats to a log file.


  • Installer uses /updateshowdialog now instead of /runupdate.
  • /runupdate no longer displays program update dialog. Only /updateshowdialog does.
  • Problem removing registry items with (default) values.
  • Minor issues with 32-bit context menu. (64-bit coming soon).
  • Multiple significant issues with protection module.

Version number 1.39
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Malwarebytes
File size 3.59MB
License type Freeware