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Malwarebytes 3.0 released...includes Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware


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#1 WhiteZero

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:35 AM

Announcing Malwarebytes 3.0, a next-generation antivirus replacement

Malwarebytes now claims it has enough features/protection to replace a traditional anti-virus.
 

Our engineers...have combined our Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware, Website Protection, and Remediation technologies all into a single product which we simply call “Malwarebytes.”



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:59 PM

Hello.

I have today uninstalled: Bitdefender Total security+ :bounce:malwarebytes anti-malware premium+malwarebytes anti exploit premium.

And i have Installed Malwarebytes 3.0 as my AV and malware program,i also have superantispyware professional+hitman pro.

I wanted to try something new,and then i saw the final version of the new and improved malwarebytes. :guitar:


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:13 PM

isaccasi...I have merged your topic with this one. No sense on folks creating a bunch of separate topics on the new Malwarebytes 3.0 release.

This single topic can serve as our primary discussion topic.
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:24 PM

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/191748-announcing-malwarebytes-30-a-next-generation-antivirus-replacement/

 

Malwarebytes now claims it has enough features/protection to replace a traditional anti-virus.

Okay so I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1.1043 & the AV database version is v2016.12.08.16. Although I don't want a trial of the pro at all because my real-time protection solution is MSE.

 

1: Does this mean I should install my current & download the latest one?

 

2: Why don't I see the scanner only free version download on their site anymore?


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

The MBAM standalone scanner is also discontinued along with all other singular products - now it's only "Malwarebytes".

Most people seem to think that the new Malwarebytes is an AV - it's a replacement for an antivirus, but not an *actual* antivirus in the way Emsisoft is both an antivirus and antimalware.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:11 PM

With the launch of Malwarebytes 3.0, we are confident that you can finally replace your traditional antivirus...but rest assured, we continue to support compatibility if you choose to use a third-party antivirus or other security software alongside Malwarebytes 3.0.

Announcing Malwarebytes 3.0, a next-generation antivirus replacement

Malwarebytes 3.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Malwarebytes 3.0 Known Issues
Malwarebytes 3.0 Support Forum
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:29 PM

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/191748-announcing-malwarebytes-30-a-next-generation-antivirus-replacement/
 
Malwarebytes now claims it has enough features/protection to replace a traditional anti-virus.

Okay so I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1.1043 & the AV database version is v2016.12.08.16. Although I don't want a trial of the pro at all because my real-time protection solution is MSE.
 
1: Does this mean I should install my current & download the latest one?
 
2: Why don't I see the scanner only free version download on their site anymore?


If you want to download and install the latest Malwarebytes 3.0, you need to uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1 first, yes.
The free version still exists. When you download Malwarebytes 3.0 from the website, it'll go in a 14 days trial mode for the Premium version (that you can disable), after which it'll revert back to the free version.

https://malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/thankyou/

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:30 PM

O.K. Does this mean my Malwarebytes Pro will no longer be supported (I have a lifetime license), will I be expected to buy the new version to get updates. Is this why I had to disable Anti-Exploit just to get my browser to open? 

I won't be buying anything like this any time soon. I have over 850 days left on my current internet security program.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:00 PM

Malwarebytes 3.0 comes in Premium, Trial and Free versions.

Is there still a FREE Malwarebytes? What will it include?
Yes! We still firmly believe that everyone has a fundamental right to a malware-free existence, and that’s not changing. Malwarebytes 3.0 Free will have the same capabilities as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, but with a 3x to 4x scan speed improvement.

What if I decide not to upgrade to Malwarebytes 3.0?
Per our new Lifecycle Policy that will go into effect on the Malwarebytes 3.0 GA date, Consumer versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will reach End of Sale and End of Maintenance as of the Malwarebytes 3.0 GA date. This means we will no longer sell or renew these versions, and we are not planning to release any more software updates. Technical support will be limited to supporting existing functionality as of that date. End of Life for these versions will be exactly 6 months from the Malwarebytes 3.0 GA date. Users may choose not to upgrade and continue to use older versions after the End of Life date if they wish, but they do so at their own risk, since we can’t guarantee that ongoing protection updates will be available.

I have a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware lifetime license. Will it work for Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium?
Yes! Malwarebytes 3.0 can simply be installed on top of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and a lifetime license will automatically apply to Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium.

Malwarebytes 3.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
Everyone please read the FAQs which covers most questions. There is an entire section on Existing Subscriptions.

New in Malwarebytes 3.0
Upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.0
Pricing
Antivirus Replacement
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:49 PM

Thanks, quietman, just read through the FAQ's you linked. Very helpful. Going to install it right now.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:01 PM

You're welcome and good luck.
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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:59 AM

Update on MB 3.0 upgrade.

Have Win 7 Pro.   Have Kaspersky Total Internet Security. Had MBAM Pro 2.2.XXX. with lifetime license, Anti-Exlpoit Free, and Anti-Ransomeware.

3.0 installed, after it removed the other three, without a hitch. All I had to do was hit the "Activate" button. Done. It put in my Key Code for me, and shows I have Lifetime license.

Ran a scan, and it is many times faster than the older version.

No issues with my AV.

I'm happy.

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:52 AM

I had paid antimalware, and free antiexploit. I got an error when trying to run the Ver 3  installer, but read a tip on the Malwarebytes forum, to add a file to Malware exceptions. I did this, version 3 installed, and its running fine.



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 04:26 PM

I had paid antimalware, and free antiexploit. I got an error when trying to run the Ver 3  installer, but read a tip on the Malwarebytes forum, to add a file to Malware exceptions. I did this, version 3 installed, and its running fine.

 

We've identified this as an issue and are going to get it fixed in a release soon.

 

For anyone asking, Malwarebytes still has a free mode after the trial expires. You can run it on demand and detect and remove all the malware your heart desires.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:56 PM

 

 

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/191748-announcing-malwarebytes-30-a-next-generation-antivirus-replacement/
 
Malwarebytes now claims it has enough features/protection to replace a traditional anti-virus.

Okay so I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1.1043 & the AV database version is v2016.12.08.16. Although I don't want a trial of the pro at all because my real-time protection solution is MSE.
 
1: Does this mean I should install my current & download the latest one?
 
2: Why don't I see the scanner only free version download on their site anymore?

 


If you want to download and install the latest Malwarebytes 3.0, you need to uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1 first, yes.
The free version still exists. When you download Malwarebytes 3.0 from the website, it'll go in a 14 days trial mode for the Premium version (that you can disable), after which it'll revert back to the free version.

https://malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/thankyou/

 

Thanks but it didn't fully answer my question, is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1.1043 obsolete now or can I continue using it as a second opinion scanner?


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