Windows 10: Latest Version of Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

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  1. Posts : 20,994
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       24 Mar 2016 #21

    How Malwarebytes came to be.
    I found this article at lifehacker, and thought you loyal Malwarebytes users might be interested:

    At the age of 14, Marcin Kleczynski had a problem: After downloading video games from shady online sources, he accidentally infected his family computer with malware. Who among us hasnít faced that decidedly nerdy teenage crisis?

    Traditional antivirus software didnít cut it and Marcin had to dig deep to find a solution to his malware problem. But from that exploration he evidently caught a different sort of bug as well, and continued to research malware and viruses out of curiosity while collaborating with other volunteers online.

    That hobby snowballed over the years as Marcin taught himself to code and what started out of necessity eventually grew to be its own product and company. Now Malwarebytes
    has a team of over 320 employees and its various products have been downloaded about half a billion times. Not a bad place to be for something that started on the family computer in the basement. We spoke with Marcin to learn a little more about his experience in the fight against malware.
    You can read the Q&A by clicking the title link.
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  2. Posts : 2,665
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .165
       24 Mar 2016 #22

    Well done to him
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       28 Mar 2016 #24

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    New BETA6 build v. released

    Info and special download link HERE


    Thanks for the info, will update now.
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       28 Mar 2016 #25

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    New BETA6 build v. released

    Info and special download link HERE


    Thank you. First post updated. :)
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  6.    06 Apr 2016 #26

    I have been using the free Malwarebytes since XP. It often catches PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that my anti-virus misses. It has never caused any problems for XP, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10.
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  7.    23 Apr 2016 #27

    The ransomware protection is very buggy.
    Finds false positives in my email.

    At one point it quarantined an email, then crashed the mail app.
    I could not get back into it without uninstalling the program.

    So just be carefull with this, its not prime time ready as in beta.
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  8.    10 Jun 2016 #28

    Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware (MBARW) Beta7 v0.9.16.484 has been announced:

    Please see the announcement for changelogs and download link.

    Thank you
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       10 Jun 2016 #29

    Thank you 1PW. First post updated. :)
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       06 Sep 2016 #30

    Beta 8

    BETA 8 v., has just been released

    New version - BETA 8 - now available!

    ID: 1 Posted 5 minutes ago

    Hello, all--
    Itís been a while, but weíve been busy working on the best version of Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware yet!
    BETA 8, v., has just been released.

    Please note that you must first uninstall any earlier BETA versions prior to installing BETA 8. You will not see an upgrade notice in product for this version.

    You can download BETA 8 from this link.
    Change Log for Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware (BETA) 0.9.17

    • Further fine-tuned behavioral detection techniques
    • Main GUI now closes to the tray instead of only minimizing to the taskbar
    • Added support to allow exclusion of folders in addition to individual files
    • Performance improvements to prevent high CPU and memory usage
    • Further enhancements to prevent false positives
    • Numerous enhancements to harden the product against malicious tampering attempts
    • Added basic command line functions for Business version to allow ability to start or stop protection, add or remove exclusions and restore an item from quarantine
    • Created an MSI version of the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware installer for Business version (coming soon...)
    • Improved side-by-side usage with other Business versions of Malwarebytes products: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v. 1.x and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit v. 1.x

    Issues Fixed:

    • Fixed a crash that could occur after a detection and required reboot
    • Fixed issue where deselecting rows in Quarantine did not work properly
    • Fixed issue where Dashboard showed mismatched protection state, e.g. showed as disabled even though it was properly enabled and active
    • Fixed issue where a detection alert would display with no detail populated

    Looking forward to your continued feedback here on the forum.
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