Malwarebytes for Windows 3.1 Release Notes

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Malwarebytes for Windows 3.1 released on May 10, 2017.

 

Performance/protective capability

  • Multiple enhancements result in reduction of memory usage
  • Faster load time and responsiveness of third-party applications
  • Improved performance of Web Protection
  • Faster Malwarebytes 3 program startup time and responsiveness of user interface
  • New detection and protection layer with machine learning based anomaly detection (to be deployed gradually even if it shows "enabled" under Settings)
  • Improved Self-Protection by requiring escalated privileges to disable protections or deactivate a license
  • Enhanced malware protection techniques and remediation capabilities
  • Added an automatic monthly scheduled scan in Free mode

 

Usability

  • Added ability to control the priority of manual scans on the system
  • Added setting to turn off 'Real-Time Protection turned off' notifications when protection was specifically disabled by the user
  • Added ability to exclude the last website blocked by Web Protection via the tray menu
  • Fixed several defects related to configuring Custom Scans, including selecting child folders and fixing issues with touch screens
  • Fixed problem where a right-click context scan appeared broken after scheduled scan due to misleading "Cannot start a scan while another one is in progress" message
  • Fixed issue where you could not add or edit a scheduled scan in Spanish and some other languages
  • Fixed issue where scan could appear stuck on Heuristics Analysis when it had actually completed successfully
  • Fixed issue where Self-Protection setting would fail to toggle correctly after an upgrade

 

Stability/issues fixed

  • Fixed several crashes in the Web Protection module
  • Fixed issue where Ransomware Protection would be stuck in 'Starting' state after a reboot
  • Fixed a conflict with Norton that caused web pages not to load and plug-ins to crash in Chrome
  • Fixed issue with WMI protection technique in Exploit Protection that could cause Office applications to crash
  • Fixed several crashes related to the service and tray
  • Fixed security vulnerabilities that could be chained together to perform local privilege escalation
  • Fixed many other miscellaneous defects and user interface improvements

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