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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes 3.0.4.1269

Malwarebytes protects you against malware, ransomware, and other advanced online threats that have made antivirus obsolete and ineffective.

Windows
Freeware / $24.95
49.6 MB
14,634,387
4.74.7 15175 votes

Protects you from advanced threats

Detects and removes malware in real-time with advanced anti-malware, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit technology. Scans for the newest and most dangerous threats automatically, so you’re protected without having to even think about it.

Protects your files from being locked and held for ransom

Stops unknown and known ransomware with proprietary next-gen technology that works proactively to shield your files. This is a powerful, complete defense that blocks ransomware, and not a simple decryption tool. So you’re protected from tomorrow’s “Ransomware Attack!” headlines today.

Prevents your programs from being used against you

Wraps your browser and software programs in four layers of defense, stopping attacks that use vulnerabilities in those programs to infect your computer.

Protects you from fake and infected websites

Detects and prevents contact with fake websites and malicious links. You are proactively protected from downloading malware, hacking attempts, and infected advertising. Worried about wandering into a “bad” Internet neighborhood? Now you don’t have to be.

Scans faster, scans smarter

Lightning-fast Hyper Scan mode targets only the threats that are currently active. Faster analysis. Still gets results. Run a scan in the background while you boot up your favorite game. It's done by the time you're ready to play.

What's New:

Performance/protective capability

  • Added signature-less anti-exploit and anti-ransomware protection (Premium only)
  • Up to 4x faster scan speeds, including even quicker Hyper Scans
  • Removed non-essential reboots after certain malware removal events
  • Advanced heuristic engine (Shuriken) now enabled by default
  • Self-protection now enabled by default (Premium only)

Usability

  • Redesigned user interface for improved user experience
  • Now configurable to integrate with Windows Action Center/Windows Security Center (Premium only)
  • Update checks are done automatically so they don’t need to be scheduled
  • Improved support for keyboard navigation and screen readers

Stability/issues fixed

  • Added ability to lock down My Account screen via User Access Policy
  • Added ability to collect enhanced logs when directed to do so by support
  • Fixed issue where Scheduler did not adjust for Daylight Saving Time
  • Fixed issue where Scheduler defaulted to hourly Threat Scan instead of daily
  • Fixed issue where Chameleon reported error messages numerous times to Windows Event Viewer
  • Changed “Recover if missed by” setting in Scheduler to “Off” by default
  • Prevented rootkit scanning in Custom Scans if full system drive is not selected
  • Updated to latest version of 7-Zip DLL
  • Addressed other miscellaneous defects

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