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#1 Bartolo

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

The other day I opened my free version of Malwarebytes and checked for updates. An update downloaded that turned out to be a 30 trial for a paid version that appears to do real time protection.

 

Can other users recommend this paid version?

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:26 AM

you bet.

the free is great, but reactive - you manually do the scans.

the Premium is proactive, sits in the background, protecting your butt.

proactive malware protection should be part of any layered security setup.

 

MBAM used to have a one off payment, lifetime license which was fantastic, now it's $AUD35 per year.  still well worth it.


Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.

You won't regret it.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:43 AM

Thanks, Dropbear !



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:40 AM

Expanding on dropbear's comments.

Malwarebytes 3.0 combines their previous Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware programs along with malicious website protection into one product which is just called "Malwarebytes". It uses a combination of remediation technologies as well as proactive and signature-less technologies which were previously incorporated into their Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware. Malwarebytes 3.0 comes in Premium and Free versions which supports all Windows versions from XP to Windows 10.

The Premium version includes a real-time Protection Module that uses advanced heuristics scanning technology to monitor your system, prevent access to and from known malicious webpages, and prevent the installation of most new malware, stopping malware distribution at the source. Malicious Website Blocking (IP Protection) is part of the Protection Module and works after it is enabled. When attempting to go to a potential malicious website, Malwarebytes will block the attempt and provide an alert. This technology dynamically blocks malicious webpages & servers, prevents the execution of malware, proactively monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. An example list of what is detected and removed can be found here.

The free version of Malwarebytes 3.0 does not include real-time protection in its freeware mode...it is only an advanced on-demand cleaner that detects and removes malware when you run a scan, therefore it cannot be used to block or prevent malware infection.

A 14-day trial of Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium is available as an option when first installing so all users can test the real-time protection component and all protection features for a period of two weeks. When the trial period expires those features will be deactivated and locked. Enabling the Protection Module and other features again requires registration and purchase of a license key. Malwarebytes turns to free mode after the trial expires...it does not provide any real-time protection and therefore, it cannot be used to block or prevent malware infection. If you continue to use the free version, there is no requirement to buy a license...you can just use it as a stand-alone scanner to remove malware and rootkits.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

Had it running on Windows 10 Creators Update for a while.Seems all or most of the prior bugs are gone.No funny stuff was going on like in prior versions.You can notice a little system slowdown but its not bad.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:40 PM

The Development Team has stayed busy fixing all reported bugs since the first version was released.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:13 PM

I can't add much to this paid version of Malwarebytes 3.0 question.   I can only add it is well worth the money.   

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:03 AM

With them offering multi computer discounts and a 2yr subscription discount you cant go wrong.

If you have any issues the Malwarebytes forum can assist.






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