Thursday, June 05, 2008

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Version Update

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware released version 1.15 today.
  • Version: 1.15
  • File Size: 1.53 MB
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft ® Windows 2000, XP, Vista.
  • Languages Available: English, Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.
I switched from asking users to scan with AVG to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) when helping in the forums and have been very pleased with the results. If you need an anti-malware scanner software, consider MBAM.

It is free for personal use. There is also a subscription version available to add real-time protection.


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cel said...


As of two days ago I now use AVG Free AV 8.0.1. It breaks the Spybot Search and Destroy and Spyware Blaster. Which I am mad to see happen. Would malwarebytes replace those?


Corrine said...

Hi, Celeste.

Please indulge me as I add a bit more information for the befit of other readers than you asked.

One thing readers need to keep in mind is that, unlike the previous version 7.4, AVG 8 (free & paid) is an anti-virus and anti-malware software. Running two resident anti-virus software programs is not recommended as they can cause serious conflicts.

With specific reference to AVG and SpywareBlaster & SBSD, see this FAQ: Infection detected in "ActiveX Compatibility" registry key. Then read this thread at Wilders: spyware blaster not compatable with AVG 8.0, most particularly post #16 by Javacool which explains why the AVG FAQ is wrong with regard to the immunize function of both SpywareBlaster and Spybot Search and Destroy.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware software is not an anti-virus software. The subscription version has a "Protection Module" which (like WinPatrol) uses heuristics to block intrusions before they can happen.

If you decide to continue with AVG, I suggest you consider the MVPS Hosts file (an excellent addition anyway and recommended over SpywareBlaster for anyone using Windows Vista). See MVPS HOSTS file.

I hope this helps.