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Malwarebytes 3.0.6 update fixes issues

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.

Malwarebytes 3.0.6 update to Component Package version 1.0.69

malwarebytes 3.0.6 update

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 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.

malwarebytes 3.0.6 component 1.0.69

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)

Now You: How has your experience with Malwarebytes 3.x been so far

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    1. T J said on February 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks for the info, Martin.

      I have had problems with MBAM Premium for a few weeks.
      If I shut down then restarted my Laptop, MBAM would pop up a warning which said that Web Protection was disabled and click to start the protection. Sometimes, it took two or three minutes to start.

      I downloaded the “….cu3.exe” setup program and ran it. Since the install, I have shut down and restarted the Laptop at random intervals (nine times). So far, MBAM has not popped up any warnings. Fingers crossed and thumbs pressed that MBAM keeps behaving !

      Thanks again :)

    2. Doc said on February 22, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Still cannot remove the previous (3.0) version of “mbae64.sys” – have run the MBAM Cleaner, but haven’t yet had a chance to reboot (Windows 8.x/10’s “Shut Down” doesn’t do a complete restart, and MBAM Cleaner would remove mbae64.sys and the Chameleon component on a full restart).

    3. JerryBGood said on February 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      I have been using this product almost since it was fielded.
      Version 3.0 is not ready for prime time for me because,
      Crashes my brand new high end PC, tells me to uninstall MS Office Pro 2 016, PDF and three others stating infected, no so ran other tests.
      Contacted support, rude, condescending and not the least bit helpful to the point of giving wrong directions.
      Used internet search, got 3 hits on first try.
      As of today, looking for replacement.

    4. Bob said on February 26, 2017 at 2:07 am

      My experience with MalwareBytes 3.0 Premium has been much less that stellar. What used to be two products that were solid (AntiMalware 2.0 and AntiExploit, as paid versions) were combined into a product that is not nearly so solid. The technical support function that used to work well is not working nearly so well.

      Specifically, I cannot get the “Ransomware Protection” feature to work. When I try to move the slider to turn on “Ransomware Protection”, you get a “Loading…” indication. But, nothing happens! As of late 2-25-17, the latest updates still leave this function non-operational.

      Several e-mail to and from technical support have not fixed this problem. This has included a couple of uninstalls, download re-installs, and even running their special diagnostic download program.

      When is this going to be fixed?

    5. Detonate said on February 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Please upload Component package version: 1.0.69, because official Malwarebytes forum no work. pls

    6. LuLu said on March 6, 2017 at 3:40 am

      I hate it, I keep getting the pop up that I am not fully protected I go in and fix that and it never stays fixed Caused my computer to crash today spent hours trying to fix finally had to restore to an earlier point. I am thinking on uninstalling and not reinstalling very very bad customer service

    7. Tommy Burke said on March 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      I have the life time membership and as suggested, I upgraded to the 3.0 version and had nothing but problems. Wouldn’t allow another virus protection to work along with Malwarebytes 3.0 version. So…..Needless to say, I uninstalled 3.0 and reinstalled the 2.2.1 version and everything is back to normal.
      Tried to have just the 3.0 run all the security but it kept crashing and a Trojan got through and some other malware crap. My computer was running so slow that it took almost 3 minutes just to close home page. Uninstalled 3.0 and reinstalled old version and off the bat it took care of all the mistakes the 3.0 wouldn’t do.
      Still using the 2.2.1 version and a virus protection with firewall and so far no viruses and no malware of any kind. All I did was go to a few torrent sites and was looking through the movie and software section and the 3.0 failed to detect anything. Using the 2.2.1 version and it detected all that tried to compromise my computer and blocked it. 3.0 is a complete failure. Kinda reluctant to even download and install the 3.06 version because hearing people do nothing but complain. Old version works better.

    8. Jim B said on March 21, 2017 at 3:33 am

      Prior to 3.0 I had an exclusion coded * and it worked great … the * was a recognized wildcard because the first qualifier varied from being www01 to www99. I get a message that says “Server not found”. Is there a bug in how this works in 3.0 or did they change the way it needs to be coded ….. thanks for any help

    9. Neil said on May 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      I’ve been trying t get MB 3.0 to work for a number of months now and I still cannot get web protection to start and I still get the endless pop ups telling me my computer is not protected. To be honest have lost patience – tech support appear to simply respond by asking for increasingly detailed information and offering increasingly complex fixes, none of which do anything constructive – really the softwre should work out of the box and not require bodging of the registry to get it to work, its meant to be a consumer software product. Seems like it simply wasnt ready for release and the developers dont have solutions. So have cancelled premium subscription as months after release product is still broken. Would strongly recommend anyone considering this software to look for alternatives.

    10. Anonymous said on June 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

      totally cant get in the computer since I updated.

    11. Simon said on July 5, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      upgraded to v3 and now won’t let firefox start without turning off Exploit. Added firefox.exe as an exception, rebooted, still no go. Added the whole firefox folder as an exception, same deal-wtf! You can’t seem to add the exception from the report like you use to either. oh well, get the ironing board out guys- back to version 2 for now then it seems.

    12. Anonymous said on October 23, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      I have the latest version and it keeps asking me to update my database. But it won’t update, even when I tell it too.
      It also slows down my wife’s less hi-performance P.C. to the point that it is more trouble than it is worth. That is the other point that hasn’t been addressed here: Is there really an independently, proven benefit to purchasing and running this software? Or do we just have to take their word at it??

    13. Jack E. Alexander said on December 16, 2017 at 5:02 am

      The worst problem I have had with Malwarebyteswrong is with Auslogics Defrag programs being ripped out even if you set the program (version 2 or 3 and another product they have) to ignore them it still gets ripped out. I’ve written Malwarebyteswrong and Auslogics about it. Auslogics has no idea why they are doing this and Malwarebyteswrong says they are going to continue the practice.

      End result: I don’t use them anymore. I do use MBAE, MBAR, And the separate program anti-ransomware. None of them are causing any problems. Right at the moment, I can’t remember the other program they recently obtained, but it too rips Auslogics out of my machine for no reason. So I don’t use it. I did when it belonged to the original designer.

      I used Malwarebytes anti-malware religiously until they started this stunt and until they stop it, well, there are other programs….

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