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Today it is End of Life for MBAM 2, and due time for upgrading to Malwarebytes 3


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:15 AM

Hi all!
 
Since Malwarebytes 3 was released on December 8, 2016, users of MBAM 2 who were experiencing issues with Malwarebytes 3 have had the opportunity to revert back to MBAM2 and/or report their issues to the Malwarebytes Forum for investigation.
 
However, today it is End of Life for MBAM 2, and due time for upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.
 

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.

 
Please see malwarebytes.com/support/lifecycle for more details.
 
You can download Malwarebytes 3.0 from either Bleeping Computer or Malwarebytes.
 
But before you install, please uninstall MBAM 2.0 from Programs and Features and afterwards optionally run the new Malwarebytes Clean Uninstall Tool from either Bleeping Computer or Malwarebytes.
 
And in the event that you experience any trouble, then make sure to try the above-mentioned tool.
 
Note: It is recommended that you backup or obtain the licensing information before running the tool in order to restore the paid (Premium) version.
 
I wish everyone good luck with the upgrade! :thumbup2:
 
Please discuss!
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

Edited by midimusicman79, 08 June 2017 - 10:34 AM.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:58 PM

I've been using MBAM 3.n (now up to 3.1.2.1733) and personally have not experienced any issues.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

It is difficult and expensive for any vendor to continue long-lasting support for legacy software...most of us knew this day was coming.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

Hi, jwoods301 & quietman7!

 

Thank you both for the prompt and insightful replies! :)

 

I personally have not experienced any issues with the latest release either. :thumbup2:

 

Yeah, I agree that most Malwarebytes users already upgraded to MB 3.0 when it was first released, or at some point during these 6 months, but now everyone who wants to continue using MB should upgrade.

 

During this said time, various Malwarebytes users have continually reported errors on their support forum, which Malwarebytes has diligently resolved, while gradually releasing new versions of their software.

 

The recommendation for these users has been to revert back to MBAM2 and/or report their issues to the Malwarebytes Forum for investigation, but now MBAM2 is legacy software, as you verify.

 

So, I agree that this really is no news, but I just thought all MBAM 2.0 users should know. As a side note, I wish Malwarebytes had a newsletter dedicated to new releases, but apparently they do not...

 

Thank you very much for the help! :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 10 June 2017 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:35 AM

They could have posted something on their Malwarebytes Lab Blog or Malwarebytes News as a reminder.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:11 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

Thank you for the prompt and insightful reply and tips, however they surely do not have any system on it!

Sometimes they publish release notes on the Release History homepage, but only major releases; not minor ones.

Of course, they display SysTray notifications as new releases are being rolled out, first for Premium license users (like you) and secondly for Free users (like me).

Furthermore, they publish new releases on their forum, however TBH I do not frequent it.

Additionally, BC publishes new releases in the Downloads Section, and sometimes new releases are being mentioned in this AV/AM Forum.

Thank you very much again! :)

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Edited by midimusicman79, 10 June 2017 - 09:22 AM.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:16 PM

My understanding is that the database updates will still be provided for MBAM 2, but for how long is unknown...

 

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/201887-database-updates-and-version-info/?do=findComment&comment=1132106

 

It is still being recommended here in the Malware removal forum.


Edited by jwoods301, 12 June 2017 - 05:18 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:36 PM

From the above topic link provided by jwoods301.

celee, Malwarebytes Administrators

I just asked our Product Manager and he said Malwarebytes 1.75-2.x will continue to get database updates after the June 8 date for now while we continue to migrate users over to 3.1, but like the End of Life policy states, "ongoing protection updates are not guaranteed". I do not know what date the team will decide to turn off database update for the older Malwarebytes Anti-Malware versions.


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