Malwarebytes 3.0.6 is the latest version of the popular Windows security software right now. While it works well for many users, some are reporting issues such as not being able to enable real-time protection, crashes, updates that won't install, and others.
The company behind the product released Malwarebytes 3.0 not too long ago. The new product changed things around significantly, for instance by bundling the company's products -- Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware -- into a single product.
New products have more bugs more often than not, and Malwarebytes 3.0 was no exception to that. The developers of the product released updates for the security software that fixed crash and memory leak issues, and other issues.
While that improved the stability of the software significantly, it was not a catch all solution up until now. There are still users of Malwarebytes 3.x out there that face issues with the latest version of the program.
Malwarebytes has not released a public update yet, but a preview is already available of an upcoming version. If you experience issues with the latest version of Malwarebytes, you may want to install that update to see if it resolves those issues.
First thing you may want to do is check the version information of the installed copy of Malwarebytes. You find the information under Settings > About.
Check the Malwarebytes version and the Component Package version. The Malwarebytes version should read 126.96.36.1999. If it is not , you need to update the software to the latest version anyway as newer versions are already available to the public.
If that is the installed version, you will notice that the component package version is 1.0.50.
The preview update brings the component package version of Malwarebytes to 1.0.69.
The download link has been posted on the official Malwarebytes forum. This is the only option to update Malwarebytes 3.0.1469 currently.
Please note that this is labeled a preview. It may not be stable, and you may experience issues installing it on a machine.
I did not notice any issues installing it on a Windows 10 64-bit PC however, but your mileage may vary.
It is recommended to create a backup of important data before you install the preview update.
The component package version should read 1.0.69 after the update.
The preview download will be replaced eventually by the public Malwarebytes 3.0.6 update.
Since it is a preview, there is no word yet on the changes that it introduces. It may fix issues that you are experiencing, and may be worth a shot because of that. (thanks AJ North for the tip)
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