Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.1.1004

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 2.0.1.1004:

Improvements

  • Database is now updated automatically after installation
  • Notifications are no longer displayed if the Dashboard is in focus to reduce redundant information
  • Significantly reduced the size of all tray notifications
  • Reduced the intensity of the colors used for tray notifications and status banners in the Dashboard
  • Database out of date and scan has never been run notifications now reduced in severity to orange instead of red

Issues Fixed

  • All scheduled scans should now run without popping up the main UI so that users are not interrupted

Download: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.1.1004 | 16.5 MB (Freeware)
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I like the new look to it as well, but I have heard about a lot of issues with it. Everyone has been reverting to 1.75. Anyone else experiencing issues with this new 2.0 version?

I actually I love the new interface, it looks beautiful, very clean and professional looking, very useful and straight to the point, have you guys actually tried it out?

warwagon said,
Malwarebytes IS worth it for a Lifetime License I recommended Everyone spend $25 and get it. For $20 a year, not so much.

you are correct. $25 for lifetime is more than worth it

timster said,

you are correct. $25 for lifetime is more than worth it

I'll stick to the free version thank you. I don't see the need to shell out $25 when the free version does all i need.

timster said,
here's a link to buy a supposed lifetime license .. http://www.malwarebytes.org/eureka/

note that the number (currently 4,232) hasn't changed since the link was posted on Facebook almost 20 hours ago

Thanks, I actually bit the bullet and got me a lifetime license, it doesn't have an expiration date on the subscription area, so it's definitely lifetime.

I know discussion of pirated software is taboo here but this has a happy (and legal) ending. I had been using what must have been a blacklisted key and one day I receive a prompt from Malwarebytes about said key. It referred me to buy a premium license for $15. Long story short, cheaper prices for software does deter piracy. I'm living proof. https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/pirates/

ozzy76 said,
I know discussion of pirated software is taboo here but this has a happy (and legal) ending. I had been using what must have been a blacklisted key and one day I receive a prompt from Malwarebytes about said key. It referred me to buy a premium license for $15. Long story short, cheaper prices for software does deter piracy. I'm living proof. https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/pirates/

It shows as $25 for me.

Personally,
I'm staying away from this version for as long as I can since they removed the quick scan from the free version.

No they didn't, i'm doing one right now in the free version on a customers machine. They just renamed "Quickscan to Threat Scan"

Luc2k said,
Grayed out in the free version.

I have the free version, Luc2k, and all three options, including 'Hyper Scan', are available to me. I did a 'Hyper Scan' immediately after posting my last comment.

warwagon said,
No they didn't, i'm doing one right now in the free version on a customers machine. They just renamed "Quickscan to Threat Scan"

How can 'Threat Scan' be the former 'QuickScan,' when it's described as 'our most capable, comprehensive scan type'? That doesn't sound like a 'Quick Scan' to me. Just sayin'. :)

Auto updating from 1000 to 1004 I get a installer error. Please log in as an administrator to install the new version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I am the administrator and running as administrator. :\

rippleman said,
best av money can buy

Eh, no. Malwarebytes is not anti-virus, it is anti-malware intended to accompany AV. You should not use this as replacement for full AV software.

lordpake said,

Eh, no. Malwarebytes is not anti-virus, it is anti-malware intended to accompany AV. You should not use this as replacement for full AV software.

somepeople claim this but couldn't be farther from the truth. To disprove this generalization from people like you, about 3 months ago, I took a basic machine and loaded up as much Malware, viruses, and trojens i could find. After 30 mins of infecting the hell out of it, I imaged the drive for restoring the infected state. One by one, I installed poplar AV's, updated them, ran scans, then removed what it found. After each test, malwarebtes was run to see what was left over. After each test, the infected image was restored and the test was repeated with another different popular AV. The AV's were EST, avast, KasperSky, AVG, Norton, mcafee, Webroot, Panda, Trend Micro, MS Security Essentials, and a couple others that i can't recall. Everyone left some malware on the machine after scanning and removing except 1. Guess which one it was.... yes... Malwarebytes.... and now with root kit scanning, its even more bullet proof. If you want video proof, i can easily redo the test and upload a test result of the AV that you use yourself. What do you use?

As a side note: the second best one ended up being Trend Micro. Didn't expect that at all.

Also as a note: what others picked up as a "rootkit" malwarebytes did as well even though people say it doesn't which i found odd since malwarebytes didn't included rootkit scanning till as of this update.

rippleman said,

somepeople claim this but couldn't be farther from the truth. To disprove this generalization from people like you, about 3 months ago, I took a basic machine and loaded up as much Malware, viruses, and trojens i could find. After 30 mins of infecting the hell out of it, I imaged the drive for restoring the infected state. One by one, I installed poplar AV's, updated them, ran scans, then removed what it found. After each test, malwarebtes was run to see what was left over. After each test, the infected image was restored and the test was repeated with another different popular AV. The AV's were EST, avast, KasperSky, AVG, Norton, mcafee, Webroot, Panda, Trend Micro, MS Security Essentials, and a couple others that i can't recall. Everyone left some malware on the machine after scanning and removing except 1. Guess which one it was.... yes... Malwarebytes.... and now with root kit scanning, its even more bullet proof. If you want video proof, i can easily redo the test and upload a test result of the AV that you use yourself. What do you use?

As a side note: the second best one ended up being Trend Micro. Didn't expect that at all.

Also as a note: what others picked up as a "rootkit" malwarebytes did as well even though people say it doesn't which i found odd since malwarebytes didn't included rootkit scanning till as of this update.

av-test and av-comparatives scores malwarebytes very badly overall. It is a wonderful anti-malware program but you need a proper av like kaspersky/bitdefender to accompany it for proper protection.

rippleman said,

somepeople claim this but couldn't be farther from the truth. To disprove this generalization from people like you

Even the manufacturer calls it a companion product, yet you claim it is fully fledged AV solution :) Interesting.

torrentthief said,

av-test and av-comparatives scores malwarebytes very badly overall. It is a wonderful anti-malware program but you need a proper av like kaspersky/bitdefender to accompany it for proper protection.

I have never seen it rated poorly. May i have a link please?

rippleman, why do you ignore the maker in this case? Please tell me :)

What does your amateur testing validate here? Makers of MBAM have stated clearly their application is not intended to replace AV software.

lordpake said,
rippleman, why do you ignore the maker in this case? Please tell me :)

What does your amateur testing validate here? Makers of MBAM have stated clearly their application is not intended to replace AV software.

not intended does not mean can't. Why not just simply tell me what AV you use, I will do a video of side to side comparison and scanning and then youtube the results to you to see for yourself. While i can't say why they say it, I am only saying this from the results of using malwarebytes problem free for 5 years now. i used to use it with Avira. one day i just wondered if I could go without avira and just MB, so I tried it. 5 years later and still only using MB for protection. I have been into PC's for about 20 years now and take a strong interest in this area. I love testing all new versions of these types of things out and seeing for myself VS a guy behind a desk doing a review for the masses in his blog. Even though i have complete confidence in MB, out of pure interest, I do test new AV's as they come to see if perhaps they could out perfrom/out protect/outscan MB. I have not found one yet except for the close second Trend Micro (sadly priced at $60) a year VS MB $29 lifetime.

Edited by Deleted Bye, Apr 5 2014, 10:27pm :

lordpake said,
rippleman, why do you ignore the maker in this case? Please tell me :)

What does your amateur testing validate here? Makers of MBAM have stated clearly their application is not intended to replace AV software.

Why ignore his test? He has offered recorded proof. Have you ever heard of a generalized disclaimer? Every other manufacturer in the world be it software, hardware, drug, etc has disclaimers as a prophylactic to lawsuits. At the least documentation to provide in the event of a lawsuit. :)