Release History

A complete history of product changes, updates, and fixes

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business

1.75 (Apr. 9, 2013)

Changes

  • Added ability to scan within archives

1.70 (Dec. 27, 2012)

Changes

  • New program logo and icons
  • Heuristics for 0-day exploit detection now implemented in protection module for PRO version
  • Threats detected by the protection module are now quarantined automatically by default
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now shows Windows 8 START screen notifications
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now identified in scan logs, registry and About tab
  • More Tools tab enhanced with tons of new content and more to come in the future
  • Option to allow a threat to run temporarily (Allow Temporarily) added to filesystem protection prompts
  • Option to add a detected item to the Ignore List (Allow Always) added to filesystem protection prompts
  • Heuristics for detecting new and unknown threats improved
  • Scanner efficiency improved
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 now identified correctly in scan logs
  • Help file updated to include information on new features
  • Better compatibility with many other security products in realtime
  • Minor issue with password creation from CLI fixed

1.65.1 (Oct. 17, 2012)

Changes

  • Upgrading from a previous version on Windows Vista or Windows 7 may sometimes result in the protection module starting with a delay. (Fixed)
  • The protection module does not start with Windows under under certain conditions. (Fixed)
  • Scans sometimes complete prematurely. (Fixed)

1.65 (Sept. 10, 2012)

New Features

  • Implemented comprehensive APIs for controlling Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Corporate)'s settings and configuration for Corporate customers
  • Added ability to import/export settings
  • "Exit" option now removed from the tray when 'limitedusermode' is enabled
  • Future versions will be able to upgrade without requiring a reboot after installation
  • Protection module now controllable for the entire machine instead of being limited to individual user accounts
  • Filesystem Blocking and Website Blocking can be enabled or disabled separately via the Protection tab
  • Protection logs now show when malicious file execution blocking is enabled or disabled
  • Realtime protection may now be cleanly terminated via the 'Exit' option in the tray without leaving any running processes
  • Japanese language support added

Improvements

  • Malwarebytes Chameleon enhanced to be even more effective against the latest threats
  • Realtime protection now starts much faster on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Eliminated performance issues caused by database updates and Ignore List manipulation on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Pop-ups for threats detected by realtime protection can not be minimized
  • All registry settings are now stored under HKLM

Issues Fixed

  • Saving logs to custom locations after scans now works correctly
  • Context menu setting is now honored correctly after performing a program upgrade
  • Dates and times of items listed in the Quarantine are now displayed correctly

1.62 (Jul. 11 , 2012)

New Features

  • New advanced program updater improves upgrade speed and reduces needed bandwidth

Improvements

  • Enhanced Chameleon (v1.62) technologies to handle the latest threats
  • Installation wizard now includes more information and guidance
  • Streamlined and optimized database update module
  • Updated System Requirements
  • Logs enhanced to show drives and paths scanned

Issues Fixed

  • Korean language now displayed correctly in language drop down menu

1.61 (Apr. 9, 2012)

New Features

  • New Chameleon technologies gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running even when blocked by malware infections.
  • Incremental database updates.
  • Ability to password protect key program settings.
  • XML logging capabilities now included.
  • Scheduled scans now support XML logging.
  • MSI installer now available.

Improvements

  • Improved reliability and performance of the update process.
  • Detection and removal engine enhancements.
  • System tray icon now dynamically displays selected language.
  • Settings for Protection Module behavior can be changed without protection being active.
  • Improved DOR (Delete On Reboot) technology to enhance threat removal process.
  • Restructured log formats to include greater detail on system information and detected threats.
  • Improved error messages to make them more user friendly.
  • Custom log locations now displayed in Logs tab.
  • Protection logs can be saved in custom locations.
  • Program version release date now displayed on About tab.
  • Up to 25% faster Quick scans for 64-bit operating systems.
  • Enhanced reliability of program updates with additional security checks.

Issues Fixed

  • Fix for database not updating properly on Czech installations of Microsoft Windows.
  • Fix for specific scenarios where scans failed to complete.
  • Scheduled scan logs now include accurate protection status.
  • Context menu 'Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' now displays in selected language.

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for Business

1.04.2.1012 (Sept 04, 2014)

New Features

• Added various new layer 1 and layer 2 detection techniques
• Improved various aspects of installation and automatic upgrades
• Improved threat information telemetry
• Improved shields to prevent slowdowns and FPs in desktop-based applications
• Fixed FP with Excel addon
• Fixed bug executing Desktop shortcut after install
• Updated hooking framework

1.03.2.1220 (June 12, 2014)

New Features

  • Added new protection techniques for "Operating System Security Bypass Protection" Layer.
  • Added new protection techniques for "Application Behavior Protection" Layer.
  • Added ability to enable or disable pre-determined shields from the GUI.
  • Added ability to manage (add/delete) custom shields from the GUI.
  • Added visual distinction in traybar icon between started and stopped.
  • Added visual distinction between pre-determined, custom and CLI shields.
  • Improved application termination when an exploit is blocked.
  • Improved optimizations results in reduced size of MBAE.EXE by 3.5 times.
  • Changed MBAE logs directory to %AllUsersProfile%\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.
  • Updated end user license agreement.
  • Fixed bug with GUI flashing for a second before minimizing to traybar.
  • Fixed bugs with certain API hooks.
  • Fixed bug with unshielding right after installation.
  • Fixed bug with MBAE-CLI /excl-list parameter.
  • Fixed false positive when playing DVDs in Windows Media Player.

Malwarebytes Management Console

1.4.1.2329 (Oct. 20, 2014)

New Features

  • Added 1.04.2.1012 version of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for Business
    • Added various new layer 1 and layer 2 detection techniques
    • Improved various aspects of installation and automatic upgrades
    • Improved threat information telemetry
    • Improved shields to prevent slowdowns and FPs in desktop-based applications
    • Fixed FP with Excel addon
    • Fixed bug executing Desktop shortcut after install
    • Updated hooking framework

Improvements

  • Added capability to perform a 30-day trial of Malwarebytes Business Products
  • Updated default policy for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to enable the protection module
  • Fixed a bug that prevented organizational units (OU) from being imported to the management console using Active Directory
  • Fixed a bug that applied incorrect policy settings to the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit endpoint after install
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the management console from filtering log events that contain the operation value of "none"

1.4.0.2268 (June 12, 2014)

New Features

  • Integrated new Anti-Exploit for Business technology.
  • Added ability to independently deploy Anti-Malware for Business and Anti-Exploit for Business applications to endpoints on the network.
  • Added ability to export custom Anti-Exploit for Business installation packages for use with 3rd party deployment tools.
  • Added ability to detect the number of Anti-Exploit for Business installations across the network.
  • Added new Anti-exploit for Business Reports.
  • Added new Anti-exploit for Business policy settings.
  • Added new application protection status icons in the client pane.
  • Removed the default "Admin" password on new installations, signing on the management console for the first time will require the administrator to set a new password.
  • Updated end user license agreement.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Small Business Edition

1.75 (Apr. 9, 2013)

Changes

  • Added ability to scan within archives

1.70 (Dec. 27, 2012)

Changes

  • New program logo and icons
  • Heuristics for 0-day exploit detection now implemented in protection module for PRO version
  • Threats detected by the protection module are now quarantined automatically by default
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now shows Windows 8 START screen notifications
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now identified in scan logs, registry and About tab
  • More Tools tab enhanced with tons of new content and more to come in the future
  • Option to allow a threat to run temporarily (Allow Temporarily) added to filesystem protection prompts
  • Option to add a detected item to the Ignore List (Allow Always) added to filesystem protection prompts
  • Heuristics for detecting new and unknown threats improved
  • Scanner efficiency improved
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 now identified correctly in scan logs
  • Help file updated to include information on new features
  • Better compatibility with many other security products in realtime
  • Minor issue with password creation from CLI fixed

1.65.1 (Oct. 17, 2012)

Changes

  • Upgrading from a previous version on Windows Vista or Windows 7 may sometimes result in the protection module starting with a delay. (Fixed)
  • The protection module does not start with Windows under under certain conditions. (Fixed)
  • Scans sometimes complete prematurely. (Fixed)

1.65 (Sept. 10, 2012)

New Features

  • Implemented comprehensive APIs for controlling Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Corporate)'s settings and configuration for Corporate customers
  • Added ability to import/export settings
  • "Exit" option now removed from the tray when 'limitedusermode' is enabled
  • Future versions will be able to upgrade without requiring a reboot after installation
  • Protection module now controllable for the entire machine instead of being limited to individual user accounts
  • Filesystem Blocking and Website Blocking can be enabled or disabled separately via the Protection tab
  • Protection logs now show when malicious file execution blocking is enabled or disabled
  • Realtime protection may now be cleanly terminated via the 'Exit' option in the tray without leaving any running processes
  • Japanese language support added

Improvements

  • Malwarebytes Chameleon enhanced to be even more effective against the latest threats
  • Realtime protection now starts much faster on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Eliminated performance issues caused by database updates and Ignore List manipulation on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Pop-ups for threats detected by realtime protection can not be minimized
  • All registry settings are now stored under HKLM

Issues Fixed

  • Saving logs to custom locations after scans now works correctly
  • Context menu setting is now honored correctly after performing a program upgrade
  • Dates and times of items listed in the Quarantine are now displayed correctly

1.62 (Jul. 11 , 2012)

New Features

  • New advanced program updater improves upgrade speed and reduces needed bandwidth

Improvements

  • Enhanced Chameleon (v1.62) technologies to handle the latest threats
  • Installation wizard now includes more information and guidance
  • Streamlined and optimized database update module
  • Updated System Requirements
  • Logs enhanced to show drives and paths scanned

Issues Fixed

  • Korean language now displayed correctly in language drop down menu

1.61 (Apr. 9, 2012)

New Features

  • New Chameleon technologies gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running even when blocked by malware infections.
  • Incremental database updates.
  • Ability to password protect key program settings.
  • XML logging capabilities now included.
  • Scheduled scans now support XML logging.
  • MSI installer now available.

Improvements

  • Improved reliability and performance of the update process.
  • Detection and removal engine enhancements.
  • System tray icon now dynamically displays selected language.
  • Settings for Protection Module behavior can be changed without protection being active.
  • Improved DOR (Delete On Reboot) technology to enhance threat removal process.
  • Restructured log formats to include greater detail on system information and detected threats.
  • Improved error messages to make them more user friendly.
  • Custom log locations now displayed in Logs tab.
  • Protection logs can be saved in custom locations.
  • Program version release date now displayed on About tab.
  • Up to 25% faster Quick scans for 64-bit operating systems.
  • Enhanced reliability of program updates with additional security checks.

Issues Fixed

  • Fix for database not updating properly on Czech installations of Microsoft Windows.
  • Fix for specific scenarios where scans failed to complete.
  • Scheduled scan logs now include accurate protection status.
  • Context menu 'Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' now displays in selected language.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Enterprise Edition

1.3.1.1962
(Dec. 2013)

Improvements

  • Addressed failed server upgrades from 1.2 to 1.3 build which was caused by insufficient user permissions when opening the existing embedded database.
  • Addressed issue where managed client with a DNS IPv6 address was unable to register to the server after push installation.
  • Improved Active Directory Domain queries to address failed organziation unit (OU) sync issue.
  • Increased organizational unit (OU) name character length limitation from 32 to 64 characters.
  • Optimized organizational unit (OU) queries to prevent console web service timeouts when querying large Active Directory environments.
  • Fixed import issue where a computer in a Active Directory child domain was placed into the "ungrouped" folder instead of the correct group in the MEE console.

1.3.0.1936
(Oct. 2013)

New Features

  • Microsoft Active Directory integration, capable of querying AD to import admin users, computers, groups, and organizational units
  • Expedited deployment of Malwarebytes managed clients based on membership in Active Directory groups
  • Set a Domain Query Account to synchronize Active Directory changes
  • Restoration of quarantined objects from any managed client using the Management Console
  • Ability to utilize third-party tools to deploy managed clients exported as MSI files
  • Automatic configuration of managed client polling intervals based on the number of clients
  • Policy option added which allows managed clients to download signatures directly from the internet

Improvements

  • Addressed a memory leak caused by the management server log clean up process
  • Addressed issue where managed clients equipped with a Bluetooth PAN adapter failed to register to the server causing the error "NullReferenceException"
  • Addressed Remote Service Control crashes during push install
  • Replaced customer name in the user interface with ID field which will contain a random fixed length string

1.2.1.1665
(May 2013)

New Features:

  • New Program logo and icons
  • Installation of the management server on localized versions of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 are now supported
  • Client package updated to 1.75.0.1300:
  • Archive Scanning is now available (with certain limitations)
  • Only archives of 30MB or smaller will be scanned
  • Archives within archives will be scanned, maximum recursion level is 2
  • Only certain formats can be checked at this time (ZIP, RAR, 7z, CAB, MSI for archives. ZIP, 7z, RAR and NSIS for SFX (self-extracting executable) files)
  • Only 300MB of data will be decompressed from any archive for the sake of scanning
  • Once an infection is detected within an archive, the scanner moves on to the next file, it does not continue to scan the remaining files within the archive
  • Archives cannot be disinfected at this time, they will be placed in quarantine and the admin/user can choose to restore or delete the archive
  • Password protected archives are skipped (no prompt to enter password etc)
  • If an archive contains multiple threats, only the first threat scanned by MBAM will be listed as the vendor name

Improvements:

  • Enhanced reliability of program signature updates with additional security checks
  • Addressed database character limitation that prevented certain client computers from registering successfully to the management server
  • Removed "Licensed Users" information on Admin tab/Overview pane as a short term solution to allow the purchase of additional user seats without having to enter a new license key
  • The management server can now be installed using a remote database and then migrated over to another server with a different OS language/locale setting without any issues
  • Eliminated the error "String was not recognized as a valid Date Time" during an attempt to update the signature database

1.2.0.1578
(Mar. 2013)

Note: Note: We recommend performing a full backup of the database prior to upgrade. Refer to the admin guide for instructions. If you are upgrading your existing MEE server it is important to log in with the built-in admin account first and ensure you have the correct credentials. After performing an upgrade, legacy created administrator accounts will default to read only and will not be able to log into the MEE server. You will need to log in with the built-in admin account and set the new permissions for all the legacy administrator user accounts. This note does not apply to new installations of MEE. If you have any questions please contact support.


New Features:

  • Client package update to 1.70.0.1200
  • New program logo and icons
  • Heuristics for zero-day exploit detection now implemented in protection module
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now shows Windows 8 START screen notifications
  • Option to allow a threat to run temporarily (Allow Temporarily) added to filesystem protection prompts
  • Option to add a detected item to the Ignore List (Allow Always) added to filesystem protection prompts
  • Heuristics for detecting new and unknown threats improved
  • Scanner efficiency improved
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 now identified correctly in scan logs
  • Help file updated to include information on new features
  • Better compatibility with many other security products in real-time
  • Scan IP or hostname from a text file during client push installation to minimize deployment time
  • SQL embedded data backup and restore utility
  • New policy protection settings to show or hide tooltip balloon when filesystem threat is blocked
  • Top risk report displays threat statistics if administrator selects a threat name
  • Administrator user access control: IMPORTANT NOTE: Legacy created administrator accounts will default to read only after server upgrade, login with built-in "admin" account to assign new permissions
  • Client push install has new scan option to enable serial client IP detection if management server could not detect clients in the network
  • Maximum password setting increased from 10 to 32 characters

Improvements:

  • Created a warning prompt during installation if a DHCP IP is assigned to the management server
  • Ability to disable or enable Windows proxy setting for client and server communication
  • Validate that the management server address, localname, or FQDN matches the backup during database restoration
  • Upgrading management server retains embedded and external database
  • Enable Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) if push install, simulation install, or detect client software failed
  • Policy option to create right click context menu on client gets disabled properly if option is unchecked
  • Addressed server exception that causes the scan button to become greyed out under client push install tab
  • Right click and adding a registry object to the Ignore List from the client security logs in the console does not generate an error

1.2.0.1517
(Dec. 2012)

New Features:

  • Client package update to 1.65.1.1000
  • Upgrading from a previous version on Windows Vista or Windows 7 may sometimes result in the protection module starting with a delay (Fixed)
  • The protection module does not start with Windows under under certain conditions (Fixed)
  • Scans sometimes complete prematurely (Fixed)
  • Implemented comprehensive APIs for controlling settings and configuration
  • Added ability to import/export settings
  • "Exit" option now removed from the tray when 'limitedusermode' is enabled
  • Future versions will be able to upgrade without requiring a reboot after installation
  • Protection module now controllable for the entire machine instead of being limited to individual user accounts
  • Filesystem Blocking and Website Blocking can be enabled or disabled separately via the Protection tab
  • Protection logs now show when malicious file execution blocking is enabled or disabled
  • Realtime protection may now be cleanly terminated via the 'Exit' option in the tray without leaving any running processes
  • Japanese language support added
  • Realtime protection now starts much faster on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Pop-ups for threats detected by realtime protection can now be minimized
  • All registry settings are now stored under HKLM
  • Dates and times of items listed in the Quarantine are now displayed correctly
  • Data backup and restoration feature for SQL Embedded databases
  • Scan client IP addresses/hostnames from a text file to minimize scan time
  • Display threat detail info when administrators select Top 10 threats
  • New alternate push installation method using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)

Improvements:

  • If a SSL certificate being imported does not contain a private key an error will be generated informing the administrator to select another file
  • Ability to create client installation packages without requiring any policy or group configuration
  • Policy ignore list now restricts the use of invalid characters
  • Validate server address IP/hostname during data backup restoration