Monday, March 24, 2014

MBAM - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Version 2.0

The long-awaited Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Version 2.0 has been released!

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Version 2.0

Changes to MBAM Version 2.0

Highlights of the changes to MBAM Version 2.0 include the following:

  • Redesigned Interface
  • Improved Anti-Rootkit and Chameleon Self-protection Technologies
  • Rewritten Malicious Website Blocking
  • Improved 64-bit Support
  • Detection and Removal Engine Improved
  • Renamed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
  • The scan types have had a name change.  Generally, all that is needed is a Threat Scan.
     -- Flash Scan is now called Hyper Scan
     -- Quick Scan is now called Threat Scan
     -- Full scan is now called Custom Scan

Subscription Licensing Model

The free version of MBAM continues to be available.  However, with the launch of Version 2.0, comes a move to a subscription licensing model, $24.95 per year for three (3) computers.  

This change is due to the high popularity of MBAM resulting in the need to cover costs in bandwidth, hosting fees, infrastructure, salaries of researchers, QA department and more, which have grown immensely.

Existing Lifetime Licenses Honored

It is important for those who already have a lifetime license purchased for version 1.x to know that those licenses will continue to have a lifetime license for 2.0.

It has also been announced that a few thousand more lifetime licenses will be available soon as a special offer. See Marcin's announcement at Malwarebytes Unpacked, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0!.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Version 2 supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, 32- and 64-bit.


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