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Windows 7: Latest Version of Malwarebytes

14 Jun 2017   #1311
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I believe MBAM 2.x has already reached it's end of life and is no longer receiving definition updates.
That's not true. I've just updated the database this morning to 2017.06.14.02.


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14 Jun 2017   #1312
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
That's not true. I've just updated the database this morning to 2017.06.14.02.
Curious. It was suppose to reach EOL back 06/08 per MBAM:

https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/lifecycle/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...alwarebytes-3/
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14 Jun 2017   #1313
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I think that definition updates are compatible with all versions as I recall, and certainly I was still receiving the usual definition updates for version 1.75 until I switched to version 2.x long after the EOL date - you may recall our discussing it here as I only upgraded to version 2.x in January this year (but was still getting definition updates for 1.75 at that time).

I appreciate, however, that they are not guaranteed to issue definition updates after the EOL date, so it is a question of establishing now whether it is generally recommended to upgrade to version 3.x or to switch to a different product (and if so, which).

I assume version 3.x is available as a free manual scanner which is how I would intend to use it as with the previous versions?
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15 Jun 2017   #1314
Machariel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, explain this new forum member why Malwarebytes is stickied. Is some ultimate tool, or widely recognized best anti-virus, or how do I interpret this? Cheers!
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15 Jun 2017   #1315
LaurieD227

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
I assume version 3.x is available as a free manual scanner which is how I would intend to use it as with the previous versions?
I could not find a 'free' 3x download that was different from the download that launches a free trial of Premium Malwarebytes for 14 days. I can't recall the exact information about what happens when the trial period ends, although I have the impression that the software can be converted to a free version if you don't subscribe to the paid one.

I have a backup laptop - Win 7 32-bit Dell - on which I have Malwarebytes installed, so I may upgrade it to 3x and run it awhile to see if I have issues before I risk installing it on my primary machine. Or I may just use other tools - Norton, Super Anti-Spyware, or others suggested in this forum.

Again, advice is welcome
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15 Jun 2017   #1316
LaurieD227

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Machariel View Post
Hi, explain this new forum member why Malwarebytes is stickied. Is some ultimate tool, or widely recognized best anti-virus, or how do I interpret this? Cheers!
As I understand it, for a long time Malwarebytes was viewed as an excellent anti-virus tool and was frequently recommended - hence this sticky thread. Recently, the software has been updated and the new versions may have issues.

You'll want take your time browsing this forum to see the many different recommendations about various tools in addition to this one, and then you'll need to decide what you think will be best for you.
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15 Jun 2017   #1317
Machariel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227 View Post
As I understand it, for a long time Malwarebytes was viewed as an excellent anti-virus tool and was frequently recommended - hence this sticky thread. Recently, the software has been updated and the new versions may have issues.

You'll want take your time browsing this forum to see the many different recommendations about various tools in addition to this one, and then you'll need to decide what you think will be best for you.
OK, I've sorted it out. It's not supposed to replace an anti-virus program according to MB faq. It's meaning is to supplement it. So I understand it's stickied here because it deserve(s/d) it. Fair enough. Thanks for your help.
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15 Jun 2017   #1318
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Just to provide an update on this. Malwarebytes have officially stated:-

"Yes you can keep v2, however its really not supported any longer, however it does still get database updates."

That's from Post 2 here:-

Dont want 3.* - Malwarebytes 3 - Malwarebytes Forums

Incidentally, I do find it frustrating that it isn't possible just to download the free version 3.x without having to go through the rigmarole of a 14 day trial with all the extra features whether you want them or not.
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15 Jun 2017   #1319
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

A few widely used programs are stickied for updates. Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Flash Player, Avast, AMD and Nvidia display drivers. It just developed that way as so many users would mention a new version. A Guy
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15 Jun 2017   #1320
Machariel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
A few widely used programs are stickied for updates. Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Flash Player, Avast, AMD and Nvidia display drivers. It just developed that way as so many users would mention a new version. A Guy
Ah, I initially thought it was informal endorsement.
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