Malwarebytes 4.0 For Windows Launches

Alan

And me from Sweden
#1
Malwarebytes released Malwarebytes 4.0, a new version of the company's security program, for Microsoft Windows systems on November 4, 2019.

The new version of the program includes the company's new Katana Engine, a new user interface, and other improvements. You may want to check out our first look of Malwarebytes 4.0 which we published in August 2019.

Malwarebytes 4.0 is offered as a Free and Premium version just like previous versions. Premium users, including those with lifetime keys, may upgrade to the new version for free.

The new version can be downloaded from the official Malwarebytes website. The default installer requires an active Internet connection; users who need an offline installer can download it by following the link in the second post on this page.

Note: Malwarebytes 4.0 is not compatible anymore with pre-Windows 7 operating systems. The company recommends that users stay on Malwarebytes 3.x as it will continue to be supported.

The new version has several issues. Users who run Windows Firewall Control (which Malwarebytes acquired some time ago) will notice that Malwarebytes Self-Protection module will prevent the firewall tool from opening. Other issues include that Controlled Folder Access blocks certain advanced installer options on Windows machines and GUI issues with high DPI and certain screen resolutions.

The company's browser extension, Malwarebytes Browser Guard, exited Beta recently as well.

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Alan

And me from Sweden
#2
OVERVIEW

After months of beta testing, Malwarebytes 4.0 is now available for everyone. It brings many improvements, not least of which is a newly designed user interface and malware scans that use 50 percent less CPU resources than before.

Version 4.0 features a new scanning engine that the developer is calling “Malwarebytes Katana Engine,” which is said to combine new detection technologies with the best existing detection engines. Thanks to a layered defense of proactive and signature-less technologies, Malwarebytes is now better equipped to handle zero-hour malware in real-time as well as catching legacy-style malware.

The company says that these new detection technologies help close the gap between Malwarebytes and full-blown antivirus software. Malwarebytes goes as far as saying that the latest build of its software provides better defense against zero-day threats than traditional antivirus solutions.

That’s a pretty strong claim considering Malwarebytes has always been viewed as more of a supplement to antivirus software. When you install Malwarebytes 4.0, its default behavior is to register itself as the primary line of defense for Windows—consider that a heads up if you are going to install this update while using another antivirus.

Key features added in Malwarebytes 4.0:

Improved zero-hour detection: Pinpoints new threats as they arise and before they can wreak havoc on your device.
Expanded malware detection: Blocks even more malware for improved protection.
Signature-less behavioral detection: Identifies the latest variants of dangerous malware families that attempt to evade traditional signatures through runtime packing, obfuscation and encryption, offering instant protection against new threats that traditional AV has a hard time detecting.
Faster threat definition process: Sreamlines the publishing of new definitions, reducing the time it takes to protect you from new threats.
Revamped user interface: Completely redesigned user interface that is intuitive, more informative and simple to use.
Threat statistics: Allows you to see what Malwarebytes is doing for you in real-time and get a first-hand view of what threats are coming at you (and being blocked).
Cybersecurity news: Dynamic feed keeps you informed of the latest threats and other security topics.
Easier updates: More automation means you receive the latest protection with less effort.


A subscription is required for most of the more advanced security features such as protection against ransomware or real-time virus monitoring. Nonetheless, folks who use the free edition of Malwarebytes 4.0 can still look forward to an updated user interface and a huge 50 percent savings on CPU resources when scanning for threats.
 
#3
The thing is with all the anti wot not software, it's practically impossible for likes of us to test if it actually works and if all the claims made by the seller are true.
 

Alan

And me from Sweden
#4
Thats why there are many trust worthy sites that do the testing for us. They simply load a machine with a regulated amount of crap and see which anti malware programs detect what etc.
 

Alan

And me from Sweden
#6
Because if you have twenty or more testing sites that have a lot of reputation, they wont risk that by falsifying the detection rates, one or more sites would pick up on that and publish it.
Some of these testing sites have been going for decades, do you really think they would risk falsifying test results?
 

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