Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a dependable work-horse when it comes to eradicating malware, and definitely a recommended app for anyone’s security setup. This week Malwarebytes has released a new stable version that features a host of improvements, new features, and a redesigned interface.

Screenshot courtesy of the Malwarebytes News Blog.

The latest Malwarebytes release packs a punch in upgraded abilities and features as seen in the quote below:

From the Press Release: The new product brings together five powerful technologies in a lightweight 16MB download for the first time, the combination of which provides dynamic protection from advanced threats. At its core is a new heuristics engine, designed to detect and kill malicious software based on behavior. This means protection is not reliant on slow-moving signatures, providing defense against zero-day attacks.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 also integrates new Anti-Rootkit technology, which rips out and fixes the damage done by malicious software hiding at an extremely deep-level in the operating system. Malwarebytes’ Chameleon is also built-in, allowing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 to brute force start-up and scan when malware is crippling traditional security software and other processes.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium, which replaces the acclaimed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO, added updated malicious URL blocking and enhanced protection from unwanted programs such as aggressive adware and toolbars. A new user interface and ultra-quick threat scan ensure the product is easy to use.


Version 2.0 works on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit). If you find yourself still using Windows XP beyond next month for whatever reason, then this is definitely good news.

You can download the latest version, read through both announcements for all the details about the new release, and view support questions regarding the upgrade from 1.75 to 2.0 (for free and pro versions, licenses, etc.) via the links below.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 [Malwarebytes Downloads (All Malwarebytes Products Page)]

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 launches to proactively protect home PCs from advanced stealthy malware [Malwarebytes Press Center]

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0! [Malwarebytes News]

What does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 mean for me? [Malwarebytes Support]

[via BetaNews]

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