It seems that the company is reversing course on their longstanding motto of "your antivirus needs a wingman" and the true layered approach to security.
One do-it-all software application seems more like the old "Swiss Army Knife" approach than a true layered strategy with complementary applications.
(And, of course, there is no firewall component. So, if one uses a software firewall, one will still need WF or a 3rd-party product.)
I won't be giving up my Kaspersky any time soon.
And if the Malwarebytes "anti-virus" (details for which are scarce) conflicts with my foundation security suite, Kaspersky, then I may be forced to look for different anti-malware and anti-exploit applications.
The removal of full user control over update scheduling is definitely an unwelcome regression. Combined with the relative lack of control over WU in Win10 (even in Pro), I expect that this could lead to problems during system reboots and cold starts.
>>For now, please take note that the (pretty stable) MBAE and the (not as stable) MBARW-BETA have both been rolled into the new BETA product, MB3. As such, it would not be advisable to run it in a production environment, unless one is prepared to deal with the potential unintended consequences of such beta software.
In any event, as usual, performance feedback (positive and negative), bug reports, and other issues probably ought to be reported in the product forum at Malwarebytes, not here, as I presume the product team will have their hands full over there. They likely cannot monitor all computer fora.
BTW, just to clarify, our "@RubberDucky" here is NOT the the Malwarebytes CEO, "@RubbeRDuckY" at the Malwarebytes forum or corporation.
Announcing Beta of Malwarebytes 3.0.2, see first post for more details.
This was a system I set up two years ago on windows 8.1, The couples kid got onto the system and it took me just about four days to get rid of everything. But I am continuously grateful for MBAM, which pretty much got rid of everything else that was unwanted on the system. Sizewise it was about 700 MB worth of little files and junk that was excised- and the one thing that was remarkable was a complete replacement of Internet explorer with a virus-strewn browser. Thankfully the DISM command restored what we had been deleted.
I simply don't trust a single AV program to get all of it which is why MBAM is always part of my toolbox. But this is something to look out for especially on systems where kids have access they'll basically just start downloading everything that they can because it says "for free", without thinking about the consequences of what these programs actually are and do. Heh.
Cool! How about exclusions, where are they- or will my exclusions automatically update with the newest version?
I wonder how MBAM will treat their users that have a Lifetime License ......I have 2 of them. Guess time will tell.
From the Malwarebytes boss himself:
Announcing Beta of Malwarebytes 3.0, a Next-Generation Antivirus Replacement - Malwarebytes 3.0 Beta - Malwarebytes ForumsWith the combination of our Anti-Malware ($24.95), Anti-Exploit ($24.95) and Anti-Ransomware (free, beta) technologies, we will be selling Malwarebytes 3.0 at $39.99 per computer per year, 20% less than our previous products combined and 33% less than an average traditional antivirus. As we did with our change from perpetual to subscription, we will grandfather in existing customers at their current price. We are still working out the details, but I assure you we will take care of all existing customers. As always, we will be keeping malware remediation absolutely free.
Also see this thread: Lifetime licenses? - Malwarebytes 3.0 Beta - Malwarebytes Forums