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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: 3.1.2.1733
File Size: 60.12 MBs
Downloads: 4,225,520
Last Updated: 05/10/17 05:50:53 PM EDT

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 3.1.2

Performance/protective capability

  • Multiple enhancements result in reduction of memory usage
  • Faster load time and responsiveness of third-party applications
  • Improved performance of Web Protection
  • Faster Malwarebytes 3 program startup time and responsiveness of user interface
  • New detection and protection layer with machine learning based anomaly detection (to be deployed gradually even if it shows "enabled" under Settings)
  • Improved Self-Protection by requiring escalated privileges to disable protections or deactivate a license
  • Enhanced malware protection techniques and remediation capabilities
  • Added an automatic monthly scheduled scan in Free mode

Usability

  • Added ability to control the priority of manual scans on the system
  • Added setting to turn off 'Real-Time Protection turned off' notifications when protection was specifically disabled by the user
  • Added ability to exclude the last website blocked by Web Protection via the tray menu
  • Fixed several defects related to configuring Custom Scans, including selecting child folders and fixing issues with touch screens
  • Fixed problem where a right-click context scan appeared broken after scheduled scan due to misleading "Cannot start a scan while another one is in progress" message
  • Fixed issue where you could not add or edit a scheduled scan in Spanish and some other languages
  • Fixed issue where scan could appear stuck on Heuristics Analysis when it had actually completed successfully
  • Fixed issue where Self-Protection setting would fail to toggle correctly after an upgrade

Stability/issues fixed

  • Fixed several crashes in the Web Protection module
  • Fixed issue where Ransomware Protection would be stuck in 'Starting' state after a reboot
  • Fixed a conflict with Norton that caused web pages not to load and plug-ins to crash in Chrome
  • Fixed issue with WMI protection technique in Exploit Protection that could cause Office applications to crash
  • Fixed several crashes related to the service and tray
  • Fixed security vulnerabilities that could be chained together to perform local privilege escalation
  • Fixed many other miscellaneous defects and user interface improvements

Company's Description:

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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