MBAM 2.00 Beta Released.

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  1. TonyKlein

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    MBAM is known to concentrate on all kinds of malware that many AVs tend to miss or find hard to clean up thoroughly and is meant to supplement anti virus applications.

    There are currently remarkably few compatibility problems between MBAM and the popular AVs, and the few there are are usually easily fixed by setting exceptions.

    Anyway, you're certainly welcome to your opinion...
     
  2. jmonge

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    so that is mean that mbampro also protect againts viruses that a regular antiviruses missess
     
  3. TonyKlein

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    AFAIK, the MBAM research team adds detection for ALL current malware encountered or submitted, including viruses.

    To illustrate here are three MBAM detections from different VT logs:

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    Malwarebytes 	Virus.Tenga 	20131011 
    
    Malwarebytes 	Virus.Sality 	20131109 
    
    Malwarebytes 	Virus.Chir 	20131221
     
  4. Thankful

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    Today, more AVs concentrate on zero day malware. Many are performing very well against 0 day malware as tested by Av-Test.
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    Absolutely, and good for them (as well as for us)! However, that does not change my premise at all.
     
  6. siljaline

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    It would be what we call layered defense as many of us run SpywareBlaster and or a Hosts file in tandem with our anti-virus solution, as examples.
     
  7. The Hammer

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    I run MBAM in real time with Avira Antivirus Suite with no exceptions set and no problems.
     
  8. J_L

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    Same for Avast and WSA (at the same time).

    What I'm worried about is the lack of Eicar detection. What are we supposed to test with then? I know there are alternatives, but I would like an official recommendation, especially for less experienced users.
     
  9. roady

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    I have bought a license on 7/21/2010 and another 1 on 6/4/2011......does that count also? :D :D
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    I've been trying to persuade them to change their mind about not detecting the EICAR test files just because they're not malware... Maybe they will some day ;)

    That said, have a look here:

    How can I verify that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is working?

    Temporarily disable your antivirus, extract one of the files from the "Spycar_tests".zip and attempt to run it.

    That will yield the following result:
     

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  11. SLE

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    Thx for the screens tarnak.

    omg. I hope there will be no such ad's for licensed versions.
     
  12. Baserk

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    My idea.
    I really wouldn't appreciate it, if not optional, it makes for a cluttered GUI and poor esthetics and when I've just bought a product, I don't want to see 'Buy moar!' immediately.
    While I never actually watch a scan, I do care about how a GUI looks.
    MBAM is blue, white, some black, something calm and collected.
    What's with the big exlamation mark and large use of red and green? Nice for the afficionado of brutal complementary colors perhaps but imao, a serious eye sore.

    Besides the *itching and moaning, congrats on the new version Marcin and all.
    Been using it since years, one of the few security programs in willing to spend $$ on (and advice others to do so).
    Any idea when you guys will be able to offer information on how other stuff (like MBAE) will be incorporated/offered in the new pricing model?
     
  13. thanhtai2009

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    faster scan speed (even Scanning archives), better website blocking too :thumb:
     

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    Will they keep the free version?
    If they do, i guess removal capability will still be free . . . am i right?

    I hope they dont remove the free version because if they do, i think i might grab a license because they are still selling v1 licenses which are still lifetime for v2.
     
  15. siljaline

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    Generally, I don't send anonymous info but that's just me.
     

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    will lifetime keys working for a future versions of Malwarebytes? like 3.x etc?
     
  17. TonyKlein

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    Yes and yes. :)

    According to MBAM's Ron Lewis:

     
  18. TonyKlein

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    LOL! For heaven's sake, 2.00 isn't even in beta yet, and you're already expecting accurate predictions as to what will happen maybe 2 years from now? ... :D
     
  19. khagaroth

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    I would have to agree. I can take that as a first time fee (though somewhere around $14.99 would be more appropriate), but I sure hope there will be renewal discounts. I wouldn't pay more for it than I pay for my AV suite.
     
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    Keep in mind that, in contrast to the old lifetime license, the new yearly license is 3-pc. Official prices for 3 pc AV license are usually more expensive.
    EDIT: I just looked up some prices from AV vendors
    -Kaspersky AV 3pc 1y $59,95
    -Nod32 AV 3pc 1y $59,99
    -Norton AV 3pc 1y $49,99
    -Avast Pro 3pc 1y $43.99
     
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  21. khagaroth

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    That's the first time fee (and it's actually $39,99 for avast), not to mention you get discount if you buy more than one year or more licenses. On renewal, you get a 50 - 70% discount and if you have >10 licenses and haggle a bit, you can get even better deals.
     
  22. TonyKlein

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    No, it isn't; according to their site it really is $43.99 (3 PC's, 1 year)

    MBAM already has discounts for multiple licenses. I'm sure it will be the same for the new version, and I there could very well be some kind of renewal deal as well.

    Right now you don't know, and neither do I, so why not wait until the final version actually comes out...
     
  23. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Avast shows $54.99 $43.99 for me. I previously had Kaspersky and Eset licenses, but renewal discount was never that high for me, more like 10-30%. Perhaps if you have >10 licenses, but that's only a small minority of the users.
    Besides, we don't know how Malwarebytes is going to handle multiple/longer licenses and renewals until those new licenses are available for purchase.

    Putting all that aside, if you want cheap prices, you can usually find huge discounts on the net for AV's, including for MBAM.
     
  24. khagaroth

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    The site is often out of date. If you click through to the store, you get the correct price.
     
  25. TonyKlein

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    ... which is 43,99 LOL! (see screenshot)

    But the point is moot anyway. For now we simply don't know what deals MBAM will be offering on the new version.

    In the end it really boils down to whether an effective second layer of defense is worth a relatively modest amount of money to you at all...
     

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