Azure

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Hello everyone--

We’re very excited to announce the first public beta for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1!

This release consists primarily of a number of user interface enhancements, so we’re anxious to get this build in your hands to see what you think.

We want to hear your feedback—good and bad. Simply create a new topic in this forum to post your feedback.

Please note that this this is NOT a final Release Candidate – this is the first beta and we definitely plan to continue addressing issues throughout the upcoming beta period.


What’s new:

  • Brand new UI design! Much cleaner look with a toned-down color scheme.
  • Improved scan flow – all scans now automatically check for and apply the latest database updates so you're always scanning with the latest protection. (Exception: this will not occur if you have the option to “check for updates before scanning” disabled.)
  • You’ll automatically be prompted to download new program updates for the beta whenever they’re available. You can check back to this thread for details on the latest changes included in the new versions.
  • Simplified Quarantine flow – threats detected are pre-selected for removal and users are presented with a single “Remove Selected” button. Clicking “Remove Selected” quarantines all checked items. If you uncheck any threats you will see a new dialog asking what action should be taken on the unselected items: Ignore Once, Ignore Always, Cancel.
  • Improved malware protection capabilities, including enhanced rootkit detection and removal.
  • The Minimize button now minimizes the main program window to the taskbar instead of the tray.
  • Addressed numerous issues with Scheduled Scans, including showing the correct date for “Next schedule scan” on the dashboard.
Known issues:

  • The What’s New / Release Notes included in the installer have not yet been updated and are showing old items from the 2.0.3 release.
  • Text strings new to 2.1 have not yet been translated. (This will be happening over the next several weeks.)
  • The tables throughout the UI will be updated for consistency and improved behavior prior to release.
  • The informational module shown during scan (and on Scan Results page for Free and Trial) includes several links that are not yet active.
Source: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/165570-malwarebytes-anti-malware-210-beta/
 

marzametal

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Still no command line support? Come on, can't be that hard... might go back to 1.75 or whatever the file version was..
 

ifacedown

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Well, it requires a restart! Could not install in Shadow Mode of Shadow defender, nevertheless, gonna try it!
 

ifacedown

Level 18
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Well, I am wrong! There's no restart required. I'm honestly NEUTRAL regarding the new UI. Why?
Positive: Better layout
Negative: Some fonts are bigger than necessary: Turns me off!
 

Moose

Level 22
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"Well, it requires a restart! Could not install in Shadow Mode of Shadow defender, nevertheless, gonna try it!"
 

Viking

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Just installed it an ran a scan. Looks pretty good to me. The scanning UI reminds me of Qihoo IS !
 
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ifacedown

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Post # 6
"Well, it requires a restart! Could not install in Shadow Mode of Shadow defender, nevertheless, gonna try it!"
Well, actually, the restart was just an assumption on my part, after reading from another post that it required a restart. There is no real need for restart.
 

Moose

Level 22
It working well and the custom scan is very complete! All around nice in my books. Not sure about the detection rate at this point?
 

Rogue987

New Member
Looks Great!

The new UI looks very nice, I actually just tried it out and seems to operate greatly also.
 

Petrovic

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.1.1010 Beta 2
I wanted to let you all know that we'll be pushing out a program update to Beta 2, which will be Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.1.1010. (This will only be available through the update to start...we'll provide the full download later.)

We are testing a new update and throttling procedure, so this update will be metered out rather slowly to start. This means that not everyone on 2.1.0.1009 will see a program update notification on this immediately. So you may have to be patient.
We will open it up to the full beta population just as soon as we can after we're done analyzing the throttling process and everything is working as expected.


Here's what's changed in this version:
  • To improve usability, the "Remove Selected" button will now read “Next” instead on the Scan Results screen if all detected items are unchecked.
  • Fixed an issue with protection starting correctly during an update from 2.0.4 to 2.1.
  • Added back the text that had been inadvertently dropped from the Add and Edit Schedule dialogs regarding the possible variance in scheduled updates start times.
  • Minor text updates for consistency.
  • Slightly reduced the font size used on left-hand Settings tabs for improved design.
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