Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Beta: new features and a redesigned UI

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. With one of the fastest, most effective quick scans and malware removal capabilities on the market, this program is the perfect addition to your PC's defenses.

The full version of the product includes a number of key features, including the ability to schedule updates and scans and most importantly, a real-time malware protection module that blocks malicious processes before they even start.

What's new in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Beta:

  • Completely redesigned user interface to make the product easier to use, more informative, and providing quicker access to key functionality
  • Quick Scan has been renamed to Threat Scan, our recommended scan type
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit integrated into the scanner (available under Detection Settings)
  • Malwarebytes Chameleon driver integrated to provide self-protection for the Premium version (available under Advanced Settings)
  • Enhanced version of Malicious Website Protection for Windows Vista SP2 and above (better performance, added ability to exclude processes such as BitTorrent clients from Malicious Website Protection, ability to manually exclude IP addresses and individual URLs/websites by domain name)
  • Native x64 system location scanning, detection and malware removal
  • Substantial improvements to core detection and removal technology

Issues Fixed:

  • Performance issues when streaming audio on Vista SP2 and newer when using Malicious Website Protection should now be resolved

The following are the known issues for the first MBAM 2.0 Beta:

  • You should uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75 first and reboot prior to installing the 2.0 beta if running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO or the free Trial. You do not need to run mbam-clean.exe.
  • English is the only language available at this time. Additional languages will be available for release.

License key:
id: MBAM2BETA
key: 4XZHE-6ANRN-TKWCV-EV6HZ-G79PH

Download: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.0.502 Beta | 15.7 MB (Freeware)
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Liking it so far, I just wish it wouldn't tell you a module is disabled upon startup and that you could hide the same warning in the main window of the program.

At least there's a few intelligent people here who don't obviously just set and stare at the program and think about what it looks like!

You KNOW it's a good program when that's the only thing some one can complain about though!

cork1958 said,
At least there's a few intelligent people here who don't obviously just set and stare at the program and think about what it looks like!

You KNOW it's a good program when that's the only thing some one can complain about though!


As long as the app does what it's intended for then a pretty interface is not needed.

How often do you open it up anyways?

I couldn't care less if it looked like win3.11. There is no reason for them to waste resources to redesign the ui. This is part of the reason for them changing to a subscription model. Enjoy the new ui. /smh

Jlobb2 said,
How often do you open it up anyways?

I couldn't care less if it looked like win3.11. There is no reason for them to waste resources to redesign the ui. This is part of the reason for them changing to a subscription model. Enjoy the new ui. /smh


I hope that it will be free like the current version is, but with certain features disabled. I hope this doesn't turn into a pay only app.

soldier1st said,
I hope this doesn't turn into a pay only app.

Buy a lifetime license before they replace it with the subscription license.

mauseum said,

Buy a lifetime license before they replace it with the subscription license.

If you want me to use the new version, you could buy that silly license for me. it's too pricy for my price range.

That's what I thought after seeing more screenshots. I don't understand the need to use those humongous informational messages. It would be better to have a dedicated section in the UI to let the user know (with visual cues, of course) about protection, threats, etc.

It's not that bad, but I agree with you. To many people, it will look like fake apps.

you call yourself a tech enthusiast, yet youre missing the most important trait of one - using your head


did you not like the UI, because the approach is not in the windows 8 metro direction?

well, im glad it is, because that just shows that the developers dont wanna follow the same path everyone else is