Burrito

Level 23
If history serves as a guide..... it may be to the benefit of many to wait before updating Malwarebytes.

Unless.... you like being an early adopter and helping the developer identify bugs and glitches...

The update from 2.x to 3.x was not a smooth process.
 

sepik

Level 8
Sometimes I think what kind of extra protection their software offer against "traditional" AV softwares? Nowadays many antivirus programs have many protection mechanisms, so why would i buy Malwarebytes for additional protection? Maybe "improves zero-hour detection" and "dynamically extends detection to mutating malware" are actually effective. We'll see. On the positive side, many years ago, malwarebytes saved my(ass), my friends and even on my work computers to get rid of stubborn malwares/pups. It was only software back in time that removed them, so actually, i owe them one buying a licence :).
-sepik
 

Viking

Level 23
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I don't really like the new GUI all that much, but that's beside the point. Its whats under
the hood that counts. I hope v4 will improve their signature detection capabilities, as
I have always been fond of this software.

I have a lifetime license of MBAM and eager to test it on my test machine.
 

Nightwalker

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I personally like Malwarebytes despite all the criticizes and bad testing results, I think it has a very good web, PUA and anti-exploit protection and it has a very decent ransomware blocker, so considering the malware scenario nowadays, the antivirus replacement marketing makes sense.

Said that, I think it is hard to recommend its purchase/usage; it has a very high system impact for what it brings to the table, most antivirus solutions nowadays has less system impact and a much broader threat cover than Malwarebytes, so why spend money/resources on it?

It is a product with potential, if only it was lighter with slightly better detection I could see its usage in a combo with Windows Defender, but not in its current form.

Maybe this version 4 could improve those downfalls, but I remain sceptical.
 
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blackice

Level 27
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I personally like Malwarebytes despite all the criticizes and bad testing results, I think it has a very good web, PUA and anti-exploit protection and it has a very decent ransomware blocker, so considering the malware scenario nowadays, the antivirus replacement marketing makes sense.

Said that, I think it is hard to recommend its purchase/usage; it has a very high system impact for what it brings to the table, most antivirus solutions nowadays has less system impact and a much broader threat cover than Malwarebytes, so why spend money/resources on it?

It is a product with potential, if only it was lighter with slightly better detection I could see its usage in a combo with Windows Defender, but not in its current form.

Maybe this version 4 could improve those downfalls, but I remain sceptical.
I’ve run MBAM next to WD for a while now. I never have paid full price (always follow the Newegg sales). But the system impact, like with all software, is dependent on the system and usage. I didn’t notice a huge difference switching one of my systems to ESET alone other than moving large files, which I rarely do. So for casual browsers and office users I think the web filter, anti exploit, and ransomware protection are probably worth paying for to compliment Defender, just not at their full asking price.
 
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goodjohnjr

Level 2
Hello,

I have a few questions about Malwarebytes Free.

1. If you have Malwarebytes Free, is there any point in using Malwarebytes AdwCleaner?

2. Does Malwarebytes Free automatically update its virus definitions/program versions or do you still have to manually update every time before you do a scan?

Thank you,
-John Jr
 

oldschool

Level 54
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Hello,

I have a few questions about Malwarebytes Free.

1. If you have Malwarebytes Free, is there any point in using Malwarebytes AdwCleaner?

2. Does Malwarebytes Free automatically update its virus definitions/program versions or do you still have to manually update every time before you do a scan?

Thank you,
-John Jr
1. No, AFAIK.

2. It will update when you run a scan.
 

goodjohnjr

Level 2
1. No, AFAIK.

2. It will update when you run a scan.

Hello Oldschool,

1. Thank you, I was hoping that was the case; embarrassingly, I had to look up what AFAIK stood for, which was (as far as I know). ;)

2. That is great to hear, they should advertise that, I would have started back using it a long time ago if I had known that; thank you. (y)

Have a nice day,
-John Jr
 

oldschool

Level 54
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Hello Oldschool,

1. Thank you, I was hoping that was the case; embarrassingly, I had to look up what AFAIK stood for, which was (as far as I know). ;)

2. That is great to hear, they should advertise that, I would have started back using it a long time ago if I had known that; thank you. (y)

Have a nice day,
-John Jr
If you didn't already know - there is a setting to check for version update, or used to be. I haven't used it in awhile. You can choose on/off. This setting is different than the auto definitions update.
 

goodjohnjr

Level 2
If you didn't already know - there is a setting to check for version update, or used to be. I haven't used it in awhile. You can choose on/off. This setting is different than the auto definitions update.
Hello Oldschool,

I assume that you are talking about this (this is from their documentation, I actually have version 3.8.X installed):



Something interesting happened when I went to check for this setting, it was already enabled, and today I had already right-clicked on the Malwarebytes icon to check for updates; but when I clicked on Install Application Updates underneath those settings, there was an update that I had not been notified about previously, and so Malwarebytes needed to restart itself in order to update; and so thank you.

I am confused and disappointed that it had not informed me of this update earlier because I checked for updates less than an hour ago, and I already had options to automatically download and install and notify me of updates enabled.

I wonder how long has this update been available without me knowing it?

Thanks,
-John Jr
 

ticklemefeet

Level 23
Hello Oldschool,

I assume that you are talking about this (this is from their documentation, I actually have version 3.8.X installed):



Something interesting happened when I went to check for this setting, it was already enabled, and today I had already right-clicked on the Malwarebytes icon to check for updates; but when I clicked on Install Application Updates underneath those settings, there was an update that I had not been notified about previously, and so Malwarebytes needed to restart itself in order to update; and so thank you.

I am confused and disappointed that it had not informed me of this update earlier because I checked for updates less than an hour ago, and I already had options to automatically download and install and notify me of updates enabled.

I wonder how long has this update been available without me knowing it?

Thanks,
-John Jr
Why not run the 4.0 beta?
 
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