Q&A Is MalwareBytes 3.0 worth installing now or?

Discussion in 'Malwarebytes' started by Adz., Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Adz.

    Adz. Level 1

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    may i know who else is still using their 2.2x version? is the malware definition still constantly being updated on 2.2 or have they moved everything to 3.0x? need to know good their malware detection compared to 3.0x

    cheers
     
  2. Dhruv2193

    Dhruv2193 Level 3

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    2.0 would work good with some good security suite. 2.0 is still getting the updates(definition) but it keeps nagging the user to upgrade.
     
  3. Marko :)

    Marko :) Level 10

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    I believe that the detection rate is the same. Virus definitions are created for detecting malware. However, I'd rather install the latest version than use the old one.
     
  4. Net Centric

    Net Centric Level 1

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    I'm still using 2.2x (and still getting updates) after trying 3.x TWICE and both times were a disaster. Just not up for "fool me three times" yet...
     
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  5. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
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    You need to reinstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v2.x

    When you reinstall do NOT connect to internet. Go to ==> Update Settings ==> Uncheck 'Check for program updates when checking database updates'

    No more upgrade nag after you perform manual definition update:)
     
  6. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
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    #6 HarborFront, Oct 9, 2017
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    I'm still using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.x on my 2 tablets. Working fine and definition updates fine too
     
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  7. Telos

    Telos Level 8

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    Would you point me to a video review that demonstrates version 3 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware's effectiveness against malware/ransomware? Thanks!
     
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  8. Telos

    Telos Level 8

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    Not according to the video you shared. This is not at all encouraging... and these are "old" ransomware variants. FWIW, using an AV alongside Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would not have protected the system against these ransomware samples.

    It seems that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a placebo, without a "placebo effect". I'll accept the video author's advice to "save your money... it doesn't perform".
     
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  9. insanity

    insanity Level 4

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    It may be worth having Malwarebytes 2.xx as on-demand scanner; Malwarebytes Anti-Malware's realtime protection is poor, compared to other security products. If I recall correctly, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware made its name back some years ago, when it was good at removing persistent malware such as persistent adware/spywares from infected PCs. Then, Malwarebytes started to add new features to its product, but the results so far have been disappointing.
     
  10. Telos

    Telos Level 8

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    If there was ever a disheartening word about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, this is it...
    Win32 / Neshta

    Note the response comment by a MB "Expert". And then there is this...
    2017-10-19_22h50_19.png
     
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  11. zzz00m

    zzz00m Level 3

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    I would say probably so, but pair it with a good AV for antivirus signature detection.
     
  12. Dhruv2193

    Dhruv2193 Level 3

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    I agree. Malwarebytes is great at detecting zero hour malware but it is not a complete security software to be relied upon. It should be installed with a good av or is.
     
  13. Telos

    Telos Level 8

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    There's proof of this? o_O
     
  14. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
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    I like Malwarebytes, but I don't use them myself for protection. I especially like their anti-exploit protection but when it comes to real-time/on-demand scanning I have a preference to other vendors. :)

    There's no harm in using it and seeing if you like it though, but I noticed a lot stopped liking it after the v3 release. Maybe because they want to be an full AV replacement (or they now are) but people don't think they are ready/as close to other vendors out there, I am not sure.
     
  15. Transhumana

    Transhumana Level 5

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    I don't use it anymore as a real-time protection because that would be an epic overkill with my current configuration and I have a bit different security software preference at the moment, but I use it as a second-opinion scanner. I've been very fond of them ever since they saved my PC from a nasty little rogue bugger long time ago.
     
  16. Dhruv2193

    Dhruv2193 Level 3

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    I said that MB is great not the best at detecting zero hour. Personally used and seen the same.
     
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