|23 Dec 2011||#1|
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Malwarebytes Database Version
I just ran the updater in Malwarebytes, and was surprised at the change in version numbers, as can be seen in the screenshot. I suppose they may just have decided to use a different system, but I'm wondering if it might indicate something more nefarious, like someone else slipping into the picture?
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|23 Dec 2011||#6|
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Take a look at here
We have changed our database numbering scheme so that it is compatible with new features in our upcoming 1.60 version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This change also enhances our users' ability to be able to decipher when a database was created and released. The number '9' at the beginning of the database version is there for compatibility (since our previous naming scheme reached over 8000, thus the '9' at the beginning tells the product that any database that starts with this new naming scheme is newer than the one that is installed).
Below is an example:
Here's how these numbers break down:
As stated above, the number 9 tells older versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Maware that used the old database naming scheme that this database is newer than any of the previous 8xxx database versions
The 11 that follows the 9 represents the year
The 12 that follows the 11 represents the month
The 20 that follows the 12 represents the day
The 06 that follows the 20 represents the number of the database released on that particular day, so in this case, the database 911122006 is the 6th database released one December 20th, 2011
For our upcoming release, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60, the database version will appear as below:
Here's how this database format breaks down:
v represents version
2011 represents the year
12 represents the month
20 represents the day
06 represents the number of the database released on that particular day, so as above, v2011.12.20.06 would be the 6th database released on December 20th, 2011
Using this new naming scheme, a user or support helper can easily determine if the database used is fairly current or badly outdated.
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