App Review Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium Plus BETA v5

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Shadowra

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Another thing the price has increased by large amount $44.99 billed annually for 1 device, $79.99 billed annually for 5 devices & $99.99 billed annually for the vpn package. I remember buying a Lifetime license back in the day for $19.99 :cool: (I know everything changes in time) and now It's more expensive than Kaspersky and AppGuard :oops: (on blueridggenetworks.net not appguardsolo.us)!!!

It changed, actually Malwarebytes has been consistently one of the best perfomers in MRG testing lately.

Cool, I'll check out the latest tests. 🐭
 
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Logged Into my MBAM account which I had not used for years. Showed no active licenses. Entered my lifetime license data and got a three device premium license for Windows. Surprised me in a positive way.

I remember Peter2150 from Wilders (who sadly passed to early) always posted that their URL filter had the best results in his tests. In those days everyone seemd to use MBAM as secondary on the demand scanner, because at that time (before HitmanPro arrived), it was with AdwareCleaner and Emsisoft Recovery kit the most used periodic check of security aware users.

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As always, thanks for the video and the hours you put in to this in making it (y)
Wow I did not know Peter had passed. The avatar of walking a little black dog. I wondered why he stopped posting here.
 

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I used to know the place of Mbam years ago, you ran it at the side of an AV & it did the job quietly & without fuss - Now it's a program that's still not a replacement (nearly) for anti-malware program & uses more resources than most programs that do the job well - I'm not sure why I would use it, if it ever became a recommended replacement for ESET K etc. etc. I would use it but I still think they lost the plot years ago & haven't found it, for now I use Armor or similar, I don't want hard earned hardware dragged down unnecessarily - Just my opinion.
 
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I used to know the place of Mbam years ago, you ran it at the side of an AV & it did the job quietly & without fuss - Now it's a program that's still not a replacement (nearly) for anti-malware program - Just my opinion.
Well on AV-Test it scored in latest Windows test 100% protection score in latest tests (ans also a six for performance, which is the highest score), so it seems to do okay
 

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To be fair Malwarebytes lately has been consistently getting good results on AV-Comparatives (minus the FP rate), AV-Test and MRG Effitas (one of the best performers there), but I totally get the critics and the skepticism; IMO MB 5 needs to have a much lower system impact and needs to have a better protection against scripts to be used in place of powerful/top tier solutions like Kaspersky, ESET, Bitdefender and Norton.

Said that, I think in the real world Malwarebytes actually does a lot of better than its given credit for and it is much better than some "average" antivirus solutions because of its aggressive Web/PUA protection + antiexploit technology that blocks a lot of malicious code commonly found by users in a daily base.
 

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i whant to change lifetime license (2 device) for 2 year premium plus key to test , if anyone is interested wait pm
 
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Hello and welcome to the Malwarebytes v5 BETA test!
Malwarebytes is a well known American company. Widely used in the world of disinfection, Malwarebytes also has a PRO version to protect your computer. With each version, the editor adds new features to get closer to an antivirus software.

The interface has totally changed but remains simple and accessible. In the Premium Plus version, Malwarebytes integrates a VPN in partnership with Mullvad. I activated it for the test and it is very fast.
In this test, for the first one, I leave it by default, but I activate the detection of penetration attacks during a bonus test.

On URLs, nothing to say, Malwarebytes is very solid, also on the dropper of the fake crack. It's a pity that you have to run the program for the Malwarebytes resident to detect. I would have liked it to detect as soon as the malware arrived.

On the pack we note an improvement of Malwarebytes on the anti-malware detection! Malwarebytes blocks several malicious connections made by Trojans, Botnets and malicious scripts but the machine is still infected.

For the Bonus test, I decide to activate the new Malwarebytes feature and I focus on the pack only.

Malwarebytes does a little better by preventing malicious scripts from installing themselves and creating their entries at startup, however, it does not bring much for the moment in terms of security. Malwarebytes was already blocking malicious connections.

Malwarebytes is a very good security software but should not be used alone because it lacks behavioral shields. It is an excellent complement to some antivirus programs like WiseVector or even Microsoft Defender.



RAM Usage : Light
Malware URL test : 10/10 (All blocked)
Fake crack : 1/1 (detected)
Malware Pack : Remaining 21 files out of 193.
Malwarebytes has improved its AI detection and malware recognition. It also blocks several malicious connections.

However, it will not be able to defend sufficiently against 0-day malware alone. It should be used as a complement.
Resistance to script attacks: Average


Result Wihout Penetration Attack Shield:
MBAM : 21
NPE : 10 (2 files detected is a false positive from VyprVPN)
KVRT : 14

Result With Penetration Attack Shield:
MBAM : 21
NPE : 7 (2 files detected is a false positive from VyprVPN)
KVRT : 9

Recommand : Yes, but as a complement
System Clean : System infected

@nickstar1 request & Thanks for the key's test !

Thank you so much @Shadowra for the test 💖. I'm currently using ESET Internet Security as my primary AV. Which secondary anti malware solution is good? Also I'm using Malwarebytes browser guard. Should I use different browser guard like Bitdefender etc. ? Kindly reply. Thanks in advance.
 
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Thank you so much @Shadowra for the test 💖. I'm currently using ESET Internet Security as my primary AV. Which secondary anti malware solution is good? Also I'm using Malwarebytes browser guard. Should I use different browser guard like Bitdefender etc. ? Kindly reply. Thanks in advance.

Sorry I didn't see your message.
No need to pair Eset. You can use Malwarebytes only as a 2nd scan from time to time but using both is useless. :)
 

eXDj

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the solution is to divide the license by 5, who wants it ?
I did not find another offer !
if anyone has one for sale let me know, thanks
premium plus 1 year/20 usd or 17 euro/device
 
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I have a life time lisence from MalwareBytes which still works, therefor I looked at the video and have some questions @Shadowra , see below

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Could you re-test it when V5 is ready for production?
 

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I have a life time lisence from MalwareBytes which still works, therefor I looked at the video and have some questions @Shadowra , see below

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Could you re-test it when V5 is ready for production?
Your point 3 is not important. This in-memory trojan has compromised the system and there is no point @Shadowra dwelling on it, whether it survived reboot. Point 2, good question. Was the file ever executed or was it just dropped but the registration of the task blocked? Here is a similar one:
Since there is presence in C:/Windows/System32/Tasks, I would assume the system was compromised.
Point 1… fair. It looks like it is this:
 
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Question is, "Is it a good secondary program?" Its probably adequate, of course there are better.
@Digmor Crusher, ref brief discussions in Mbam 4.6 thread, I've installed Mbam 5.0 Beta with MS Defender as registered AV om VM. In terms of secondary programs, anything specific to suggest. I added VS/CL 7.45 as VS is one of my fav apps for 10+ years. I'm sure @danb says: VS + MD is plenty, what do you need Mbam for... I'm just playing with Mbam since I haven't used it in years (except I do have Mbam on macOS).
 

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