Release History

A complete history of product changes, updates, and fixes

Improvements:

  • Context Menu scanning option is now enabled by default. Note if you had this option disabled previously and want to retain that setting, you must disable again manually this one time only. Future updates will retain the setting properly
  • Improved renewal experience for those who purchased in retail store so that the original license key is retained post-renewal instead of requiring that a new key be entered and activated
  • Improved End of Trial experience so it is clear that trial has expired and real-time protection is no longer available
  • Added additional license checks to ensure subscription details are updated as quickly as possible after a renewal is processed
  • Updated company and product logos with new logo
  • For Premium subscription licenses, removed Renew button from My Account screen to avoid confusion over license term

Issues Fixed:

  • Fixed security vulnerability to ensure database updates are downloaded over SSL connections only
  • Fixed crash that occurred if Dell Backup and Recovery software was installed on same system
  • Fixed issue where scheduled scan did not honor weekly recurrence properly
  • Fixed issue where license expiration notices were incorrectly displaying multiple times in rapid succession
  • Fixed issue where the Scheduler would continue to run in certain cases after a trial had expired
  • Fixed issue where the update progress bar on the Dashboard would appear to hang and would never complete
  • Several improvements to Chameleon self-protection

Improvements:

  • Full support for Windows 10 operating system added
  • Enhanced safeguards to prevent false positives on legitimate files
  • Improved rootkit scanning to prevent false positives for Unknown.Rootkit.Driver and Unknown.Rootkit.VBR
  • Minor user interface edits including updated Scan Results view and updated top navigation menu
  • Added ability to sort the columns in Quarantine table under History tab
  • Improved handling of scheduled updates set to run on reboot to prevent repeated missed updates
  • Improved messaging in limited user accounts when an action requiring Admin privileges is attempted
  • New message added when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is running in a business environment
  • Updated License Agreement included

Issues Fixed:

  • Fixed security vulnerability and enhanced Malwarebytes Anti-Malware self-protection
  • Fixed several issues related to updating databases in a limited user account
  • Fixed issue where USB drives would not show as available for scanning on the Custom Scan Configuration screen
  • Fixed several licensing issues that could potentially cause invalid license and protection states
  • Fixed problem where double-clicking the tray icon would not launch the user interface

Improvements:

  • License key is now displayed on the My Account screen
  • Remaining subscription duration now displayed on My Account screen
  • Implemented other licensing improvements to clarify license status
  • Enhanced protection capabilities of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Web Protection
  • Numerous enhancements to prepare for full compatibility with Windows 10
  • Enhanced Malwarebytes Chameleon's ability to fully restore Malwarebytes functionality when affected by a malware infection
  • Updated data collection techniques to improve malware research and analysis
  • Removed "Exclude" button on Website Blocked notification to reduce inadvertent allowing of malicious sites
  • Updated button text on Malware Detected and Non-Malware Detected notifications to clarify meaning
  • Added enhanced support for High DPI displays
  • Enabled the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version to receive incremental database updates
  • Added appropriate copyright notices and license statements for all third-party open source software
  • Corrected translation errors for core non-English languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Polish)
  • Added support for Chinese Traditional, which is provided as a convenience for our users by a community volunteer and is not an officially supported language
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities

Issues Fixed:

  • Reverted the temporary change in v.2.1.6 that disabled checking for updates prior to scheduled scans
  • Fixed SDK Database load errors for error code 2 and 1812
  • Removed obsolete "Terminate program when no threats are found" setting since scans now run from the tray application
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during scan and quarantine operations
  • Fixed crash that occurred when clicking the Clear Policies link on Access Policies screen
  • Fixed issue where "Show notification after successful update" setting was not properly retained during an upgrade from v.2.1.4 to v.2.1.6
  • Fixed issue where "Close notification" setting was not retained during upgrade from v.2.1.4 to v.2.1.6 if the user had changed that setting back to 7 seconds after installing v.2.1.4
  • Fixed issue on the Quarantine screen where unselecting a quarantined item disabled the Delete and Restore buttons
  • Fixed issue where an incorrect program version was listed in the scan logs
  • Disabled option to specify rootkit scanning as part of a Hyper scan
  • Fixed issue in Windows 10 Tech Preview and Windows 8.1 where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was unable to start in certain cases after self-protection was turned on
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Chameleon did not load properly on Windows XP SP3 in certain conditions
  • Fixed issue which prevented Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.2.1.4 (and higher) from upgrading over certain Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.1.75 consumer builds

Issues Fixed

  • Fixed crash during Heuristic Analysis phase when scanning
  • Fixed SDK database load errors by making a change to temporarily ignore the "Check for updates before scanning" setting for Scheduled Scans
  • Fixed crash when editing or removing an Access Policy if the name and description fields in the policy were different
  • Fixed issue where the "Restart computer when required for threat removal" setting did not appear correctly on Add or Edit Schedule dialogs
  • Updated end user license agreement

Issues Fixed

  • Admin users should no longer see a prompt to login as admin to perform a program upgrade
  • Fixed issue where the web protection service (MWAC) was not restarting properly
  • Fixed numerous issues with scheduled scans, including showing the correct date for “Next scheduled scan” on the dashboard
  • Fixed issue where mbamscheduler was starting on boot when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was set not to start with Windows
  • Fixed issue where any non-English language selected during installation would not be applied after installation
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not always automatically update the database on installation
  • Fixed issue where the “Delay Protection at startup for 15 seconds” setting showed as enabled, but was actually disabled. (We recommend reviewing this option to ensure it is configured as you intended.)
  • Fixed issue where "Error Code 6" displayed at the end of scans
  • Fixed issue on Windows XP where scheduled scans on reboot would not start if the "Enable self-protection module" was checked
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now honors self-protection settings detected from a previous installation
  • Fixed issue where context menu scan was not honoring user selection under detection and protection setting
  • Several issues with notification were fixed
  • Several enhancements were made to the user interface to address accessibility issues
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented

Improvements

  • Updated user interface design that showcases a much cleaner look and toned-down color scheme
  • Improved scan flow so all scans now automatically check for and apply the latest database updates
  • Simplified quarantine flow so only one action button is presented when threats are detected
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities, including enhanced detection and removal of rootkits
  • The Minimize button now minimizes the main program window to the taskbar instead of to the tray
  • The default display timeout for notifications was changed to 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds
  • The default value for "Show notification after successful update" is now set to "Off" for all scheduled updates
  • Removed informational/marketing message from main dashboard view
  • Removed support for Thai language due to quality issues with the translation
  • Installation of a Consumer/Home version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware over a Business version is now blocked

Issues Fixed

  • Issue with Malware Protection addressed

New Features

  • Scans may now be set to run as lower priority processes to improve multi-tasking under Advanced Settings
  • Added support for keyboard navigation of user interface
  • Added support for JAWS and Windows Narrator screenreaders

Improvements

  • Malwarebytes Chameleon enhanced to be more effective against active malware infections in getting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running
  • Notification for outdated databases now configured to 7 days by default rather than 1 per user feedback
  • All scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now create an entry in protection logs
  • Failed update checks are now logged in protection logs
  • Updating Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should now function even when the Scan tab is awaiting action from the user
  • Support for scanning encrypted drives improved when rootkit scanning is enabled

Issues Fixed

  • Google Chrome users should no longer experience Malwarebytes Anti-Malware getting stuck or hanging during heuristics scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Scans should no longer hang during filesystem objects scan on some systems
  • Several crashes in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fixed
  • Runtime errors during installation or upgrade of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should no longer occur
  • Rootkit scanning should no longer flag sectors on non-system volumes as forged when those volumes are encrypted
  • Rootkit scanning should now work properly on Bitlocker encrypted drives
  • Scanning TruCrypt encrypted system volumes with rootkit scanning disabled no longer results in the filesystem not being scanned
  • Issue with repairing rootkit infected drivers on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 fixed
  • BSOD when using Driver Verifier software on a system running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fixed
  • BSOD when using Boxcryptor software fixed
  • BSOD when using Malwarebytes Chameleon or self-protection in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware under certain conditions fixed
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should no longer crash when using the "Copy to Clipboard" function under certain circumstances
  • Dashboard banner text should now reflect language changes in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware instantly
  • Several issues with tray notifications fixed
  • Display problems with some languages fixed
  • Malware Exclusions and Web Exclusions should no longer display duplicate entries following database updates
  • Occasional crash of MBAMService when upgrading from version 1.75 of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should no longer occur
  • Several issues with the right-click "Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" function fixed
  • Several problems with access policies fixed
  • Several UI performance issues fixed
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented
  • More than one Malwarebytes Anti-Malware tray icon should no longer be displayed on system start under some circumstances
  • Issue with Malicious Website Protection not enabling after install under some circumstances on Windows Vista fixed
  • Minor display issues with tables within the UI fixed

Improvements

  • Changed some of the terminology used in scan results and scan logs to make them clearer
  • Enabling or disabling self-protection should now be more responsive under most circumstances
  • Each language name is now listed in its native tongue rather than being translated to make switching languages easier
  • Blank window is no longer observed flashing on screen during startup and shut down of system when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is running in the tray on Windows Vista and newer operating systems

Issues Fixed

  • Several crashes and BSOD issues fixed with rootkit scanning
  • Scan speed improved with rootkit scanning enabled under some circumstances
  • Rootkit scans should no longer hang indefinitely under certain conditions
  • Compatibility issues with certain VPN client software fixed
  • Protection no longer fails to start after upgrade under some circumstances when self-protection is active prior to upgrading
  • Entire General Settings tab now responds to clicks correctly
  • Several issues with Access Policy restrictions not restricting access as they should
  • Editing the Access Policy password no longer results in restricted areas of the software being inaccessible when the correct password is entered
  • Access Policy feature now functions when Bitdefender Total Security is installed
  • Manual scan of individual files and folders using context menu scan feature in Explorer no longer results in the scan failing to run under certain circumstances
  • Green checkmark status is no longer indicated when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is unable to reach update servers when attempting to update
  • Text is no longer cutoff in the UI on Windows XP or when the 'Classic' theme is used on Windows 7
  • Scan time is now reflected accurately at the end of a scan
  • Quarantined objects remain listed correctly in Limited User Accounts when restoration of an object fails due to lack of permissions
  • Some words in UI which were not translated into non-English languages now are when those languages are selected
  • Driver left behind during uninstallation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is now removed as it should be when the product is uninstalled

Improvements

  • Database is now updated automatically after installation
  • Notifications are no longer displayed if the Dashboard is in focus to reduce redundant information
  • Significantly reduced the size of all tray notifications
  • Reduced the intensity of the colors used for tray notifications and status banners in the Dashboard
  • Database out of date and scan has never been run notifications now reduced in severity to orange instead of red

Issues Fixed

  • All scheduled scans should now run without popping up the main UI so that users are not interrupted

Changes

  • Completely redesigned user interface to make the product easier to use, more informative, and providing quicker access to key functionality
  • Quick Scan has been renamed to Threat Scan, our recommended scan type
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit integrated into the scanner (available under Detection Settings)
  • Malwarebytes Chameleon driver integrated to provide self-protection for the Premium version (available under Advanced Settings)
  • Enhanced version of Malicious Website Protection for Windows Vista SP2 and above (better performance, added ability to exclude processes such as BitTorrent clients from Malicious Website Protection, ability to manually exclude IP addresses and individual URLs/websites by domain name)
  • Native x64 system location scanning, detection and malware removal
  • Substantial improvements to core detection and removal technology

Issues Fixed

  • Performance issues when streaming audio on Vista SP2 and newer when using Malicious Website Protection should now be resolved

Changes

  • Added ability to scan within archives

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

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)

Changes

  • Implemented comprehensive APIs for controlling settings and configuration for Business customers
  • Added ability to import/export settings for Business customers
  • "Exit" option now removed from the tray when 'limitedusermode' is enabled for Business customers
  • 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
  • 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 cannot be minimized
  • All registry settings are now stored under HKLM
  • Saving logs to custom locations after scans now works correctly
  • Context menu setting is now honored correctly after performing a program upgrade
  • Users who have previously completed the trial will not be prompted to start the trial upon upgrade or reinstallation
  • Dates and times of items listed in the Quarantine are now displayed correctly

Changes

  • New advanced program updater improves upgrade speed and reduces needed bandwidth.
  • Enhanced Chameleon (v1.61) technologies to handle the latest threats.
  • Simplified PRO trial option in the installer.
  • 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.
  • Fixed bug with scheduled scans.
  • Korean language now displayed correctly in language drop down menu.

Changes

  • Up to 25% faster Quick scans for 64-bit operating systems.
  • Chameleon usability enhancements.
  • Enhanced reliability of program updates with additional security checks.
  • Password command line enhancements (paid version only).
  • Scheduled scan logs now include accurate protection status.
  • Context menu 'Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' now displays in selected language.

Changes

  • Fixed issue resulting in freezes in certain third-party security products on Windows XP.
  • Fixed issue where ignore list was not reloaded after a database update.
  • Fixed issue where certain malformed ignore list data would result in a mbamcore.dll crash.
  • Fixed issue where desktop icon was not created on certain upgrade installations.
  • Fixed issues with Dutch, Belarusian, and Korean language files.
  • Added Greek language file.

Changes

  • Malwarebytes Chameleon technology gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running even when blocked by infection.
  • Incremental updates (paid version only).
  • Ability to password protect key program settings (paid version only).
  • 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.
  • Scheduled updates now occur within 15 minutes of scheduled time.
  • 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.
  • Fix for database not updating properly on Czech installations of Microsoft Windows.
  • Fix for certain scenarios where scans failed to complete.

Changes

  • Internal bugfixes.

Changes

  • Fixed minor updating issues.
  • Fixed issue with trials expiring too early.
  • Fixed GUI language bugs.
  • Fixed issue where Ignore List was not honored by the Protection Module.
  • Fixed issue where limited users were prompted to update an outdated database.

Changes

  • Scheduling has been simplified, including relocation of scheduler.
  • Website Blocking is now disabled when protection is turned off.
  • Logs are sorted by date automatically.
  • Updating is now much more efficient.
  • All HKCU settings can now be set in HKLM to override user settings.
  • Protection module now more efficient in terms of I/O read bytes.
  • 14-day trial of the PRO version is now available. This is optional to all users.
  • Scheduler now has an edit button.
  • User is now notified of program updates awaiting installation.
  • Fixed ignore list not working for default registry data, i.e. for Broken.OpenCommand.
  • Add to ignore list menu item is now left enabled if show tooltip balloon is unchecked.
  • User is now able to update from the system tray even if the scanner is open.
  • Fixed full scan drive list updating issue.
  • Fixed issue with protection module not honoring ignore list after an item is restored from the quarantined.
  • Date format on update tab is now the same as the system tray.

Changes

  • Dramatically improved scan speed: up to 5 times faster.
  • Dramatically improved stability of both the scanner and protection module (paid version only).
  • More responsive: program loads up to 3 times faster, and protection module has lower impact on system resources (paid version only).
  • New internal detection algorithms enable detection of more real-world malware.
  • You can now add files and folders to the ignore list manually.
  • Ability to schedule and unschedule scans and updates from the command line (paid version only).
  • Notifications of blocked malicious websites now include additional details such as type, port, and process on Windows Vista and higher.
  • Ability to include or exclude potentially unwanted programs (PUP), potentially unwanted system modifications (PUM), and peer-to-peer software (P2P) from scans and protection module detections.
  • Dramatically improved flash scan (paid version only) -- designed to determine whether a more in-depth scan is needed, in less than 10 seconds on many machines.
  • One-touch easy-to-use option to keep protection up-to-date automatically (paid version only).
  • "Warn if database is outdated by:" option now warns if the database is far out-of-date (7 days by default), including for protection (paid version only).
  • Ability to scan system startup locations for improved detection and to target persistent malware that may be obstructing removal.
  • Right-click context menu scans now use heuristics.
  • Improved compatibility with antivirus software.
  • Fixed issue with "Recover if missed by" setting in scheduler not working correctly on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
  • Fixed issue with "Recover if missed by" setting in scheduler not working for scans and updates scheduled to run 'Once'.
  • Fixed issue with Heuristics.Shuriken causing the program to freeze or crash.
  • Fixed issue with certain infections going undetected by the protection module in 64-bit Windows versions.
  • Fixed issue with silent scans not creating logs in certain scenarios.

Changes

  • Improved database loading speed by approximately 15%.
  • Drastically improved performance of Website Blocking on Windows Vista and 7.
  • Fixed various scheduler compatibility issues on Windows 2000.
  • Fixed issue with quotations around paths passed to /logtofile and /logtofolder.
  • Fixed issue with detecting certain leftover traces of an infection.
  • Fixed issue with freeze when adding a shared printer on the network.

Changes

  • Added new scheduling engine for our customers featuring realtime updating, more finely-grained scheduled scanning/updating, and a streamlined interface.
  • Added new flash scanning option which searches for malicious objects in memory and load point locations.
  • Added compatibility with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for our corporate customers.
  • Added a brand new advanced heuristics detection module named Shuriken that will be integrated into both scanner and protection module.
  • Integrated website blocking options and other customizable policies into the main program interface.
  • Heavily improved command line interface allowing customers to scan and remove automatically and silently.
  • Heavily improved updating module which should solve various updating issues. Also added full proxy support including authentication and integration into the GUI.
  • Fixed a large number of various issues and enhanced overall stability of the scanner and protection module.

Changes

  • Fixed minor issue with /runupdate displaying dialogs on errors.
  • Fixed saving bug report to initial directory failing silently.
  • Fixed issue with protection module not starting on Windows 2000.
  • Censored license key on About tab.
  • Fixed protection module leaking memory on certain machine configurations.
  • Added new command line parameter: /errorsilent (see help file).

Changes

  • Fixed minor issue with crash during scans.
  • Fixed minor issues with 704 (0, 0) errors.
  • Fixed problems with memory usage spiking in protection module.
  • Fixed problems detecting certain types of malicious software.
  • Added support for Belarusian language.

Changes

  • Rewritten from scratch, for better support of OS X technologies
  • Added a helper tool, installed in the background, to assist with removal of files from privileged locations
  • Improvements for greater security
  • Signature database updates can be pushed out to clients faster
  • Improved support for Accessibility features
  • Minor interface improvements

New features

  • Added Layer1 self-protection mechanisms for MBAE DLL
  • Improved Layer1 Stack Pivoting detection technique
  • Improved Layer3 Application Behavior protection
  • Improved self-protection for MBAE IPC

Fixes

  • Improve fingerprinting detection
  • Improve Layer1 stability
  • Fix for Windows 10 injection bug
  • Fix for Chrome 64bits protection
  • Fix for BitDefender bug causing conflicts
  • Fix false positive condition in Java shield
  • Fix potential memory leak condition

New Features

  • Added Layer0 Dynamic Anti-HeapSpraying mitigation
  • Added Layer0 Anti-Exploit fingerprinting mitigation
  • Added Layer0 finetuned VBScript mitigation for IE
  • Added Layer1 ROP-RET gadget detection mitigation
  • Added Layer3 Application Behavior rules
  • Added protection for Microsoft Edge
  • Added protection for LibreOffice
  • Added failover upgrade mechanism
  • Added auto-recovery for Anti-Exploit service

Fixes

  • Fixed conflict with third-party products that use the same hooks
  • Fixed conflict with Office family profile
  • Fixed conflict with banking software plugin for browsers
  • Fixed conflict with Citrix when opening IE
  • Fixed conflict with components from Asus and Huawei
  • Fixed conflict with Kaspersky 16
  • Fixed conflict with Comodo
  • Fixed conflict with Imprivata OneSign
  • Fixed issue when custom shields were not kept after upgrade
  • Fixed issue with exclusions sometimes not applied to PDF profile
  • Fixed issue with Layer3 Application Behavior
  • Fixed issue with missing balloon notifications
  • Fixed issue with missing balloon notifications
  • Fixed false positive with Adobe Acrobat
  • Fixed false positive with certain .NET modules under IE
  • Fixed PhantomPDF crash when converting to doc

New Features

  • Added new Layer0 exploit mitigations for IE VB scripting

Improvements

  • Removed "shielded applications" counter from UI

Fixes

  • Fixed issue with nProtect GameGuard Anti-Cheat
  • Fixed issue with IE VB scripting block
  • Fixed issue with Chrome crashes
  • Fixed issue with Arcom Masterworks

New Features

  • Added new Layer3 mitigations for IE, Java and Office.
  • Added default protection for more popular browsers.
  • Added Chromium-based browser application family.
  • Added new alert window with exploit details.
  • Added protection traybar tooltip notification.
  • Added advanced configuration of mitigations per family.
  • Added configuration for general settings.
  • Added browse button when adding custom shields.
  • Added new mechanism to reduce known false positives.
  • Added anonymous submission of blocked exploits.
  • Added confirmation window for file-format exploit submissions.
  • Added Premium notifications in Free/Trial builds.
  • Added support for Windows 10.

Improvements

  • Improved upgrade process to maintain existing custom shields.
  • Improved visibility in GUI of Management Console exclusions.
  • Improved error and crash reporting.
  • Improved missing GUI notification for guest user accounts.
  • Improved managed installation to avoid Start Menu folder creation.
  • Improved settings tab by removing the need for Apply button.

Fixes

  • Fixed false positive with Word or Excel under certain conditions.
  • Fixed false positive with LoadLibrary exploit mitigation.
  • Fixed false positive with web-based Java applications.
  • Fixed bug with timestamp conversions.
  • Fixed bug which could cause protection to stop during startup.
  • Fixed bug whereby LUA could start/stop protection.
  • Fixed bug when trying to activate invalid license.
  • Fixed user interface bug in settings tab.

New Features

  • Added new Layer3 mitigations for IE, Java and Office.
  • Added default protection for more popular browsers.
  • Added Chromium-based browser application family.
  • Added new alert window with exploit details.
  • Added protection traybar tooltip notification.
  • Added advanced configuration of mitigations per family.
  • Added configuration for general settings.
  • Added browse button when adding custom shields.
  • Added new mechanism to reduce known false positives.
  • Added anonymous submission of blocked exploits.
  • Added confirmation window for file-format exploit submissions.
  • Added Premium notifications in Free/Trial builds.

Improvements

  • Improved upgrade process to maintain existing custom shields.
  • Improved visibility in GUI of Management Console exclusions.
  • Improved error and crash reporting.
  • Improved missing GUI notification for guest user accounts.
  • Improved managed installation to avoid Start Menu folder creation.

Fixes

  • Fixed false positive with Word or Excel under certain conditions.
  • Fixed false positive with LoadLibrary exploit mitigation.
  • Fixed false positive with web-based Java applications.
  • Fixed bug with timestamp conversions.
  • Fixed bug which could cause protection to stop during startup.
  • Fixed bug whereby LUA could start/stop protection.

New Features

  • Engine (DLL) code re-write to improve stability and compatibility.
  • Added mitigations DEP Enforcement, Anti-HeapSpraying and BottomUp ASLR.
  • Added new Layer0 "Application Hardening" protections.
  • Added Layer1 new generic ROP protection mitigations.
  • Added Layer1 new StackPivoting 64-bit protection mitigation.
  • Added Layer2 new caller mitigations for 64-bits.
  • Added Layer3 new application behavior mitigations.
  • Added trial mode to allow for testing of Premium version.
  • Added Quarantine of blocked payloads from Layer3 detections.
  • Added filename details for default and custom shields.
  • Added graphic user interface bitmaps.
  • Added new "Protection stopped" traybar balloon.
  • Added new counter which counts apps instead of processes.

Improvements

  • Improved IPC communication between Service and protection DLL.
  • Improved management of 64-bit processes by keeping mbae64.exe running.
  • Improved "other" custom shield profile to reduce potential FPs.
  • Improved Foxit Reader default shield to shield the latest version.
  • Improved exploit threat telemetry and logging.

Fixes

  • Fixed false positive when opening Word or Excel under certain conditions.
  • Fixed false positive when installing and running Silverlight for the first time.
  • Fixed injection driver to resolve conflicts with third-party applications.
  • Fixed multi-select and edit options in Shields and Exclusions tab.
  • Fixed traybar icon right-click bug under Windows 8.1.
  • Fixed UI closing when right-clicking on traybar icon.
  • Fixed bug when double-clicking the traybar icon with UI open.
  • Fixed issues with shielded apps counter with Chrome and Java.
  • Fixed bug when uninjecting under certain conditions.
  • Fixed remaining issues which caused Java FPs under certain conditions.
  • Fixed DoS condition in the MBAE driver.

New Features

  • Added various new layer 1 and layer 2 detection techniques
  • Improved various aspects of installation and automatic upgrades
  • Improved UI to make it easier to activate Premium
  • 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

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
  • Added ability to manage (add/delete) custom shields
  • Added visual distinction in traybar icon between started and stopped
  • Added visual distinction between pre-determined, custom and CLI shields
  • Added automatic upgrades to newer versions
  • Added distinction between Free and Premium based on license key
  • Free version protects browsers, browser add-ons and Java
  • Premium version includes all shields and custom shields management
  • 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 bug with certain API hooks
  • Fixed bug with unshielding right after installation
  • Fixed false positive when playing DVDs in Windows Media Player

Changes

  • Kindle device rotation problem fix
  • Turkish language support (Türkçe Dil Desteği)
  • More Memory leak fixes
  • Lots of Bug fixes

Changes

  • Bug fixes
  • Memory usage improvements

Changes

  • Bug fixes

Changes

  • UI redesigned to improve usability
  • Added device health status indicators to denote issues severity
  • Provided more detailed scan info in History
  • Added ability to sort running/installed apps by name and size
  • Added app force stop/force uninstall
  • Added intro at first launch of program
  • Optimized program launch time
  • Optimized threat database reload time
  • SMS Matching Engine rewritten for faster detection
  • Fixed display in portrait mode
  • App crash fixes
  • Bug fixes

Changes

  • Detecting phishing URLs within SMS [New Feature]
  • Optimized execution scanner to consume less battery [Enhancement]
  • Resolved minor bug fixes

Changes

  • Ability to detect spy phone applications on the device (New Feature)
  • Fixed database update issue
  • Fixed Heart bleed vulnerability issue. ( Updated open SSL version )
  • Post 1.04 bug fixes
  • Resolved database update issue
  • Ability to detect spyphone applications on the device
  • Minor code enhancements and minor bug fixes

Improvements

  • Ability to turn of Scan Archive option

Improvements

  • Bug fixes around scanning ZIP files
  • Bug fixes around translations
  • Fixes around scanning files and apps across Nokia X phones

New Feature

  • Added support for German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian
  • Added ability to display the associated default languages (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian) without changing the language via the app
  • Added ability to scan archived files and files stored on an external SD card
  • Added ability to scan after reboot

New Feature

  • Added Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) detection.
  • Added ability to share the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile application.
  • Added ability to schedule updates over a WiFi network to reduce data usage.
  • Added French version.
  • Resolved minor bugs

New Feature

  • Application notification settings can be changed independently of real-time protection activation.

Known Issues

  • Various minor bugs from v1.0 and v1.1 addressed.

Changes

  • User is now able to turn on/off real-time protection
  • User is able to set Malwarebytes notification icon to "off", "on", or "greyscale"
  • User is able to display/hide the following notifications on the notification tray:
    • Scan progress
    • Scan result
    • Database update
    • Scheduled scans
  • User is now able to download MBAM Mobile from Amazon Store
  • Removed unnecessary hockeyapp API calls
  • Support added for Kindle Fire Devices
  • Real-time app scanner now doesn't consume CPU resources during time when screen is off
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Database updated

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