Malwarebytes 3.0.6 is the latest version of the popular security program for Windows that is available as a free and premium version.
The company, also called Malwarebytes, released version 3.0 of the program not too long ago. The update changed things around quite a bit, and not all for the better.
The new Malwarebytes unified the company's three individual products Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, and Anti-Ransomware into a single product. All three were available as a free version previously, but that changed with the release of the new program version.
The company pulled the standalone products, so that they could only be used from that moment on in Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium.
There were other things in Malwarebytes 3.0 that user worried about. Especially the program's memory consumption was mentioned in this regard, but users complained about the performance and the stability of the security application as well.
Malwarebytes released several versions since the initial release of Malwarebytes 3.0. All included stability and performance improvements, as well as other fixes. This is not different with today's release of Malwarebytes 3.0.6. The new version is available for free and premium users alit.
Highlights of the Malwarebytes 18.104.22.1689 release are:
The full change log is displayed when you start the update. You may also check it out on the Malwarebytes site once the release history is updated.
Malwarebytes addressed several issues in this new version of the software. At least some users who upgraded their version to Malwarebytes 3.0.6 are reporting that they are still experiencing issues including crashes, Access Denied Code 5 error messages during the upgrade, or that Web Protection does not start.
On a personal note: I did experience the "Real-Time Protection turned off" notification issue, and it was quite annoying. I have to monitor this more closely, but it seems indeed fixed in this release.
Memory consumption of MBAMService.exe is still quite high, and it is not the only process that is used by the application.
Now You: What's your experience with the new Malwarebytes 3.0?
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