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I still have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro. Is it any good?


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#1 harryhh

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:07 PM

Hello Folks,

 

I purchased Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro back when it was a lifetime subscription. A year or two later they changed to yearly subscriptions but said they would honor the lifetime subscriptions.

 

It still does updates and seems to be working but, I was wondering if Malwarebytes really keeps it up to date. Is it still a good anti-malware program?

 

Harry


Edited by hamluis, 20 May 2018 - 02:28 PM.
Moved from All Other Apps to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

With the launch of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0, the PRO version was renamed to Premium and the company moved to a subscription licensing model, $24.95 per year.

We will continue to honor existing lifetime licenses, meaning any users that already have a lifetime license for 1.x will continue to have a lifetime license for 2.0.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0
 

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.

celee, Malwarebytes Administrators Post #7

 

What if I decide not to upgrade to Malwarebytes 3.x?
Per our new Lifecycle Policy that will go into effect on the Malwarebytes 3.x 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.x 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.x 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 cant guarantee that ongoing protection updates will be available.

Malwarebytes 3.x FAQs: Upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.x

 

If I stay on MBAM 2.2.1 how long will I continue to receive protection updates?
As stated right above and per our Home Products Lifecycle Policy after a product has reached End of Life ongoing protection updates are not guaranteed. Though MBAM 2.x and 1.x for Home Users have reached End of Life there is no firm date when we will shut off protection updates (aka definition files) and we plan to continue providing them to these legacy versions as usual for the near term. However, it is important to note that the Malwarebytes 3 engine supports newer, more efficient and more advanced detection techniques and rule syntax not available in the MBAM 2.x and 1.x engines. This means that going forward there will be certain types of rules provided for 3.x that will have no equivalent in the legacy versions. The overall protective capability of 3.x will continue to grow as we add even more 3.x-specific rules over time, causing the gap between what 3.x and 2.x/1.x detects and protects against to widen. As such, we strongly recommended that you consider upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.

Malwarebytes 3.x FAQs: Upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.x

 

I have a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware lifetime license. Will it work for Malwarebytes 3.x Premium?
Yes! Malwarebytes 3.x can simply be installed on top of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and a lifetime license will automatically apply to Malwarebytes 3.x Premium.

Malwarebytes 3.x FAQs: Upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.x


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:42 AM

Thank you quietman.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

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