Welcome to the Computer Security Wiki! You can help us by expanding stubs, create new articles and improve current articles.
You can also help us by logging-in or creating an account!

Malwarebytes

From Malware Wiki

(Redirected from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware)

Jump to: navigation, search

Nomalware.png This page is not malware, despite having an article on the Wiki.

Wikipedia
Most of this page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Malwarebytes. The page may have contained some inaccurate or outdated information, so please rewrite some parts to avoid plagiarism.
The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Malware Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Common Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
Remove this template when most of the Wikipedia content has been removed or the Wikipedia information is outnumbered by non-Wikipedia information.
Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Logo130px
CaptionMalwarebytes Anti-Malware
AuthorMarcin Kleczyski
Developed ByMalwarebytes Inc.
Latest Release4.0.4.49
PlatformMicrosoft Windows, MacOS, Android
StatusActive
TypeAntivirus
LicenseProprietary (freeware and commercial)
This box: view  talk  edit

Malwarebytes (previously Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and abbreviated as MBAM) is a famous antivirus program that finds and removes malware. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS. It is made by American company Malwarebytes Corporation and was first released in January 2006. It is available for free, which scans for and removes malware when started manually; it is also available as a paid premium version, which additionally schedules automatic scans, real-time protection, and a flash-memory scanner.

Updates are handled through the online databases MalwareNET™ and RogueNET™. Users can upload infected files of malware to their database, UploadNET™.

Version 2.0

On March 24th, 2014, a revamped version of Malwarebytes was released, dubbed Malwarebytes 2.0. Individuals with a lifetime license could upgrade to this new version for free. This revision of Malwarebytes included numerous security improvements, as well as an updated GUI. They integrated the separate product "Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit" into the scanner.

For Premium users, a "Malwarebytes Chameleon" feature is integrated into the antivirus that allows the antivirus to be undetectable by malware, which is available through advanced settings. The Malwarebytes team also made numerous improvements to "Website Protection" and compatibility with older Microsoft Windows systems.

Version 3.0

On December 8th, 2016, Malwarebytes was updated to Malwarebytes 3.0. It contained many new improvements, such as a new GUI and faster scanning. All three Malwarebytes programs (Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, and Anti-Ransomware) were merged into a single program. However, this meant that Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware were no longer free products, as they were bundled into the Premium version of Malwarebytes. They are still available as beta versions separately.

Version 4.0

On November 4th, 2019 Malwarebytes was updated to Malwarebytes 4.0. It comes with a new scanning engine called "Katana" that includes the following features:

  • Improved zero-hour detection – pinpoints new threats as they arise and before they can wreak havoc on the user's device
  • Expanded malware detection – blocks even more malware for improved protection
  • Signature-less behavioral detection – identifies the latest variants of dangerous malware families that attempt to evade traditional signatures through runtime packing, obfuscation and encryption, offering instant protection against new threats that traditional AV has a hard time detecting

With Malwarebytes 4.0, the main sections consisting of the quarantine, scanner, and real-time protection settings are clearly shown on the dashboard. Clicking on a section will cause a flyout overlay to appear where the user can changing settings, view the quarantine, or perform a scan

Of all the sections, the Real-Time Protection screen has changed the most. In this sections users can now easily manage the different protections, but also see stats on the malicious sites, ransomware, exploits, or malware and PUPs that Malwaerbytes 4.0 has prevented.

In addition, this section will also display the latest posts from the Malwarebyte's blog.

File:Mbantiexploit.png
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta

Malwarebytes Programs

  • Malwarebytes (protects against malware, exploits, malicious websites, and ransomware)
  • Malwarebytes AdwCleaner (removes adware)
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Beta (removes rootkits)
  • Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool (removes junkware)
  • FileASSASSIN (deletes malicious files)
  • RegASSASSIN (deletes malicious registry entries)
  • Malwarebytes Chameleon (stops malicious processes on infected devices and then runs Malwarebytes)
  • Malwarebytes StartupLite (speeds up boot time)
    File:Mbantiransomware.png
    Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta

References

<references />

External links