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Malwarebytes 4 beta.

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It's been a semi-secret but it's official now so we can share it - Malwarebytes has a new Beta version MB4.
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/249586-malwarebytes-4-beta/

It has a new user interface which you can see in this post: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/250841-mb-401-new-interface/?tab=comments#comment-1330702

It is a beta version so read the 'Known issues' if you are thinking of trying it.

I've had it for about a month and have had no problems at all with it, although others have reported some issues, especially False Positives found during scans.
There is a dedicated thread on the Malwarebytes beta forum for reporting FP's and other issues, see the first link above.

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I'm afraid having MBAM on my machines real time is not something I would do.

In my mind and experience it is not the software it once was, however as a 2nd tier scanner it's okay.

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I also only use it as a scanner not real time, but that's by choice so that I can see what other unregistered users are seeing. (To answer their questions better).
I have a valid MB licence key, given to me when I was invited to join a 'steering group' on the forum, but have never registered it.

However I do have the Malwarebytes for Firefox extension protecting my browser real time and the stand-alone Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (beta) running real time, as well as Windows Defender of course.

The browser add-on (there's one for Chrome as well) is particularly good at spotting/blocking dodgy websites and links.
It also works as an adblock and clickbait blocker.

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From the screenshots the new GUI looks good. However, hopefully they've fixed bugs from version 3 into version 4. The bugs in version 3 forced me to keep using the ancient version 2.2.1.1043 from 2016, version 3 always had issues no matter if it was on WinXP or Win10.

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I've had MBAM real-time protection since it went v3, no issues on any of my many home PC's except for the bug sometime last year that effected Excel but that was easily 'turned off' until they fixed it.

hadn't heard about the new v4, will give it a spin now.

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Surprised at the cartoonish looking robot on the GUI, after all security is supposed to be a serious business.

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yeah, they're getting quiet a bit of flak about it as well on their forum.

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The robot has been a bone of contention with some since they started using it on the advertising/download webpage a while back.
Along with their use of wording like 'Awesome' and other teenage type wording.

You should see the Android version, when you launch it it looks more like a game than a serious security application.

I guess it's just the new generation of young programmers coming through.

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8 hours ago, nukecad said:

I guess it's just the new generation of young programmers coming through.

Is it the same bunch that think an all white GUI with no design thought whatsoever is acceptable? Although I did think the MB gui looked OK, not as bad as some things I've seen in the last year on Win10.

Edit:
Ah, the robot. Looks like a Transformer using Captain America's shield.

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On 24/08/2019 at 19:36, mta said:

no issues on any of my many home PC's except for the bug sometime last year that effected Excel

The bug I'm referencing I was able to re-produce with every version 3.xx release they had from the get-go, so I gave up on version 3 last year . That and the myriad of upgrade failures where something would always get broken or missing in the process, although that never really bothered me much since I prefer to always do clean installs of anti-malware and anti-virus because I've seen several of them damage themselves attempting an upgrade (Panda Free Antivirus comes to mind).

What the annoying bug was:
After awhile of doing multiple scans of the Downloads folder version 3 will eventually fail; wouldn't be able to scan anything, stopping and restarting the service had no effect, etc., and the only solution was a system reboot, ultimate solution was to uninstall it. Pretty much not usable in that regard. Of course I know someone might chime in and say, "just scan the Downloads folder once and problem solved."

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