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Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
32-bit program. Can run on both a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.
Version: 3.0.6
File Size: 52.99 MBs
Downloads: 4,156,370
Last Updated: 02/11/17 02:40:02 PM EST

BleepingComputer Review:

Malwarebytes' is an important security program for any computer user to have installed on their computer. It is light-weight, fast, and best of all, excellent at removing the latest infections that may be in the wild. Malwarebytes' is updated numerous times throughout the day, which allows you to stay protected from threats as they come out. One of the best parts of the program is that not only will it scan your computer free, but it will also remove any malware it finds at no cost to you either.

If you want to increase your protection from new viruses, then you can pay to activate the program to enable real-time protection and other features. The real-time protection module will block infections as they are created or run from your computer. The real-time protection module will also block access to known malware distribution sites in order to protect you from web sites that may be trying to redirect you to known malware sites. Last, but not least, the paid version will also allow you to schedule when you want the program to update its definitions. This will enable you to have the latest updates available whenever you scan your computer with program.

Regardless of whether or not you pay to activate Malwarebytes, we suggest that you install this program on your computer and perform a routine scan with it at least once a week. This will assure you that your computer is being secured from some the newest infections out there.

For a more detailed tutorial on how to clean your computer using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, please visit this guide:

How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

 

What's New in 3.0.6:

Performance/protective capability

  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities
  • Several performance improvements, including improving startup time, improving shutdown time on Windows 7, addressing memory leaks and reducing CPU usage after a scan has completed
  • Added MS Publisher as a default Protected Application for anti-exploit protection

Usability

  • Fixed issue where a previously activated Premium license could be dropped incorrectly
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes version information would revert to default values of 3.0.0 in certain cases, such as when coming back from minimal safe mode
  • Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup
  • Fixed problem where the 'Check for updates every' setting would get stuck at 14 days after changing frequency to ‘Days’
  • Fixed Help question marks throughout the main user interface so that they work when clicked

Stability/issues fixed

  • Addressed several crashes and blue screens, including the BSOD that could occur with Web Protection on Windows Insider Previews
  • Fixed the issue with Exploit Protection that caused Edge to crash/hang on Windows Insider Previews
  • Fixed issue when Exploit Protection was enabled that caused PowerPoint to not load
  • Fixed conditions that could lead to an ‘Unable to connect to service’ error
  • Fixed issue where exclusions did not work properly when there were associated threat traces detected
  • Fixed issue where Web Protection would not start up properly
  • Fixed numerous scan hangs or crashes, including one that could occur during heuristics phase
  • Numerous other fixes to improve overall program stability and usability

 

Product Description from Malwarebytes:

Whether you know it or not, your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware of every kind. Malicious software is constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware technologies can detect and remove malicious programs from your computer. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies designed to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware application available in both a Free and PRO version. With over 100 million downloads, the Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities, and the PRO version uses advanced protection technologies to proactively stop malware infections. Additionally, Malwarebytes offers a host of extra utilities as well as an approachable forum community to help you combat any piece of malware that exists in the wild.

Find out why IT experts, businesses and technical support centers all over the world employ Malwarebytes in their arsenal when fixing and defending their machines.

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