Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Updates

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  1. 1PW

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    Hello @Spartan

    Using the free 14-day premium trial of Malwarebytes for Windows (MB4), I strongly recommend you conduct your own evaluation along with the always free Malwarebytes Browser Guard. I believe you will be pleased with the result.
    I know of no definitive 3rd party VPN speed comparisons vs MB4 as I am happy using Malwarebytes Privacy VPN which also has a free trial. Also, I know of no compatibility issues with the hundreds of competitor VPN offerings.

    HTH
     
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  3. pegas

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    @Spartan I'm using the Browser Guard extension in Opera and there is no slowdown in the browsing speed.
     
  4. 1PW

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    Malwarebytes for Windows v4.5.19.229 - CU 1.0.1860 has been released. (15-December-2022)

    Announcement: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/281762-malwarebytes-45/?do=findComment&comment=1545770

    What’s New:
    • Better notification from Security Advisor
    • Enhanced uninstaller to help repair damaged installs as well as showcase additional protection options
    • We now monitor uptime of device and recommend restart when needed
    • Improved performance
    • Improved detection and remediation
    Some Issues now addressed:
    • Fixed: Buy Now is shown in Security Advisor despite being in Licensed State
    • Fixed: The security news feed is not changing
    • Fixed: MBAMService crashed under certain circumstances
    • Fixed: MB4 Website blocked toaster notifications do not specify the type in Win11

    Both the offline and the stub installers have been updated.
     
  5. Uitlander

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    Is there any plan to bring back lifetime license, or is it gone for good?
     
  6. digmor crusher

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    Gone for good, never to be seen again.
     
  7. 1PW

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    Hello @Uitlander:

    In your words and what @digmor crusher has accurately posted above, the unsustainable MBAM Lifetime License was a marketing idea that was designed to stimulate sales but had far-reaching consequences. IMHO, that type of offering is quite unlikely in the future.

    Reminder: Good discounts can still be found in the posts of @Thankful in the Newegg.com AV Specials subforum.

    Note: Although all legitimate MBAM Lifetime Licenses are always honored by the Malwarebytes' license server, if any vendor offers them for sale, they are sure to be a scam/fraud.

    HTH
     
  8. Uitlander

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    That's okay...the free version is good enough.
     
  9. Uitlander

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    Thanks for the tip, but paying yearly tribute is not for me. I have no problem with freeware, shareware, donationware or buyware...rentware is just not worth the trouble.
     
  10. The Red Moon

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    Doesn't appear to be a free product anymore.
     
  11. KevinYu0504

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    Why do you say so ?

    I don't see any indication that Malwarebytes are trying to cancel the free version.
     
  12. Uitlander

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    I installed Malwarebytes 4.5.18.226 awhile ago. Had to get the free trial of the Pro version to do it, but it has finally expired, leaving me with the free version.
     
  13. 1PW

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    Hello @The Red Moon

    A free version of MBAM has always existed. Now (MB4), and even for the foreseeable future with MB5.

    HTH
     
  14. The Red Moon

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    My mistake..i saw the trial version and assumed it then ran into a paid product..my apologies and thank you for the info.:thumb:
     
  15. 1PW

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    Hello @The Red Moon

    Malwarebytes' flagship product is constantly evolving, and even the helpers need to verify how things work. No apology is needed, my friend. Season's greetings to you.

    Cheers
     
  16. Spartan

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    I was lucky enough to purchase 3 lifetime licenses. They don't sell those anymore but my licenses still work.
     
  17. ProTruckDriver

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    Just a note: Lifetime licenses DO NOT work on Macs. Thanks to @Thankful posts I bought 4 years of Malwarebytes Premium for the Mac cheap. I still use the Lifetime Licenses on the Windows computers.
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    Thank you very much for the responses..Happy xmas to you and folks my good friend.:thumb:
     
  19. 1PW

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    For BETA testers. Malwarebytes for Windows v4.5.20.230-CU 1.0.1868 BETA is available. (05-Jauary-2023)

    Announcement: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/281280-malwarebytes-45-beta/?do=findComment&comment=1548192
    What’s New in this Beta:
    • Enhanced tray behavior for left click
    Some Issues now addressed:
    • Fixed: Product or OS functionality can be broken by blocking MS-signed not protected files under certain circumstances
    • Fixed: Buy Now is shown in Security Advisor despite being in Licensed State
    • Fixed: Security Advisor Notification Appears after Turning on RTP
    • Fixed: Scanning with Security Advisor Items Pending will Trigger Security Advisor Notification
    • Fixed: Wrong main Dashboard notification is shown to Premium users
     
  20. 1PW

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    Malwarebytes for Windows v4.5.20.230 - CU 1.0.1868 has been released. (12-January-2023)

    Announcement: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/281762-malwarebytes-45/?do=findComment&comment=1549295

    Features and improvements
    • Security Advisor notifications - Customizable notification that helps you stay secure by informing you when Security Advisor finds an issue that requires your attention. Notifications are enabled by default and can be disabled or re-enabled from the Notification tab in the Settings menu.
    • Tray icon - Primary click on the tray icon now launches the UI or brings it into focus. Previously, a primary click opened the tray menu, which was redundant since a secondary click does the same operation.
    • Uninstalls - Added guidance and updated our KB article for users who are looking to use Malwarebytes in conjunction with other security products.
    Issues fixed
    • Product or OS functionality can be broken by blocking MS-signed not protected files (limited circumstances)
    • Incorrect dashboard notifications showing for Premium users
    • The security news feed is not changing
    • Buy now options shown in Security Advisor for Premium users
     
  21. 1PW

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    For BETA testers. Malwarebytes for Windows v4.5.21.231-CU 1.0.1888 BETA is available. (20-January-2023)

    Announcement: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/281280-malwarebytes-45-beta/?do=findComment&comment=1550662
    What’s New in this Beta:
    • Smart Scans.
      • Scheduled Scans to only take place if the computer is idle at the scheduled time.
      • Prompt Users to scan new downloaded items.
    • Improved Performance.
      • Monitor Applications with a high startup impact on the User's System.
    • Improved Security Advisor Notifications.
    • UI background improvements.
    • Improved Multilanguage support.
    • Improved Updating functionality.
    • Improved Detection and Remediation.
    Some Issues now addressed:
    • Fixed: Created Scheduled scans will remain in the table when the MBAM License will change from Premium or Trial to Free.
    • Fixed: Scheduled scan created during installation has no populated 'Starting on' or 'Frequency' fields.
    • Fixed: Global detection counts API returning SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR.
    • Fixed: AE driver cannot handle MBAMService crash in case of existing AE injection.
    • Fixed: Malware.Exploit.Agent.Generic displayed for AE quarantined item.
    • Fixed: AE blocks control.exe to control.exe to rundll32.exe.
    • Fixed: MS Outlook and Outlook express not displayed in AE protected application list after MBAM upgrade.
    • Fixed: Delay in loading hyperlinks in Chrome.
     
  22. 1PW

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    Malwarebytes for Windows v4.5.21.231 - CU 1.0.1890 has been released. (30-January-2023)

    Announcement: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/281762-malwarebytes-45/?do=findComment&comment=1552310
    Features and improvement

    Smart Scan - We just changed the game for scheduled scans with Smart Scan! The Smart Scan option now allows a scheduled scan to start only if the computer is in an idle state. Limiting scheduled scans to start only idle time will provide a significant performance improvement, as the default nightly scheduled scan (that is typically skipped because the device is usually powered off at night) will no longer kickoff when the computer is first started and hog resources that are needed for the task at hand.
    • Smart Scan is automatically enabled for the default scheduled scan

    • Smart Scan is on by default for all new scheduled scans
    Scan reminder for new downloads - Our Free product is now even more amazing with new logic that reminds you to scan when we find new files in the download folder. While this isn’t a substitute for Real-Time Protection, it helps build better security habits.

    Security Advisor:
    • Check startup apps - Assists you in optimizing your computer performance by helping to find apps that have a high impact on Windows startup.

    • Notify for new issues - Updated the display logic so that these notifications no longer auto-dismiss.
    New background - Malwarebytes has a fresh new look thanks to the newly added Clean Sky background. Now, users can choose between three great backgrounds to personalize Malwarebytes.

    Improved error handling for update issues - Today, users see an error dialog if the UI is open when a background update fails. This is a poor user experience because the issue is most often automatically resolved on the next update attempt.

    Minor performance improvements

    Added translations for new UI flows

    Issues fixed

    Missing scan details on Scheduled Scans page.

    Button displays incorrectly in Dark mode.

    Global stats not populating on Real-Time Protection page.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2023 at 7:07 PM
  24. Krusty

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    I found out the hard way that the MalwareBytes Support Tool cannot uninstall the beta / latest
    release version. I tried many times on two machines with the same result. MB would no longer open but did not get removed either.

    No, I'm not going to send logs. If I can reproduce this on two machines multiple times I'm sure the MB devs can reproduce it once.

    Thank heavens for Macrium Reflect and HiBit Uninstaller.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2023 at 3:46 AM
  25. 1PW

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    Hello @Krusty:

    Q1) To help me be precise, and before I contact staffers, you are referring to the MB4 product and not the MB5 BETA? Since a 3rd party uninstaller and Macrium Reflect were employed, the chances are reduced that anything is in the logs now.

    Q2) Please tell me what CU version # you were trying to uninstall with the MBST-Clean utility.

    Thank you always for reporting your issues, though.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2023 at 7:44 AM
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