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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4 Released

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Hello everyone--

 

We’re very excited to announce that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4 officially launched today! 

 

This release consists a number of user interface enhancements, most notably a completely updated design.

 

You may download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4 by clicking here.  

 

The new version is available for new downloads only at this time.  We won’t be enabling updates for current customers until early next week (just in an effort to stagger the release).  If you’re a current user and you want the update early, you’re always welcome to download and install the new version over any older version you’re running now.

 

We hope you find the new design intuitive and problem-free, but if you have any issues please let us know.  You can always report problems in our Help forum or you can visit our Support portal where you’ll find our Knowledge Base and user guides, and where you can contact our Support team directly.

 

Here's the full list of changes in this release:

 

Improvements:

  • Brand new UI design!  Much cleaner look with a toned-down color scheme.
  • Improved scan flow – all scans now automatically check for and apply the latest database updates so you're always scanning with the latest protection. (Exception:  this will not occur with Scheduled Scans if you have the option to “check for updates before scanning” disabled.)
  • Simplified Quarantine flow – threats detected are pre-selected for removal and users are presented with a single “Remove Selected” button.  Clicking “Remove Selected” quarantines all checked items.  If you uncheck any threats you will see a new dialog asking what action should be taken on the unselected items:  Ignore Once, Ignore Always, Cancel.
  • Improved malware protection capabilities, including enhanced rootkit detection and removal.
  • The Minimize button now minimizes the main program window to the taskbar instead of the tray.
  • The default display timeout for notifications was changed to 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds.
  • The default value for "Show notification after successful update" is now set to "Off" for all scheduled updates.
  • Removed the informational message from the main dashboard view.
  • Remove support for Thai language due to quality issues with the translation.
  • Installation of a Consumer/Home version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware over a Business version is now blocked.

 

Issues Fixed:

  • Admin users should no longer see a prompt to login as admin to perform a program upgrade.
  • Fixed issue where the web protection service (MWAC) was not restarting properly.
  • Fixed numerous issues with scheduled scans, including showing the correct date for “Next scheduled scan” on the dashboard.
  • Fixed issue where mbamscheduler was starting on boot when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was set not to start with Windows.
  • Fixed issue where any non-English language selected during installation would not be applied after installation.
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not always automatically update the database on installation.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Delay Protection at startup for 15 seconds” setting showed as enabled, but was actually disabled.  (We recommend reviewing this option to ensure it is configured as you intended.)
  • Fixed issue where "Error Code 6" displayed at the end of scans.
  • Fixed issue on Windows XP where scheduled scans on reboot would not start if the "Enable self-protection module" was checked.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now honors self-protection settings detected from a previous installation.
  • Fixed issue where context menu scan was not honoring user selection under detection and protection setting.
  • Several issues with notifications were fixed.
  • Several enhancements were made to the user interface to address accessibility issues.
  • Several UI and user experience enhancements implemented.

 

Known Issues:

  • Certain elements of the user interface, such as tables, do not support screen readers.  We’ll continue to improve our support for accessibility-related items over the next several releases.   
  • The version information displayed the Protection Log for program updates is displaying an incorrect fourth digit.  The fourth digit represents the build number, and if curious, you can find the exact build on the About screen in Settings.
  • The informational messages that display during scans (and on the Scan Results page in the Free version) are only available in English for the time being.  We hope to provide translations for these in a future release.  There may be other minor issues around missing translations, which vary by specific language.

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One minor issue is that why doesn't MBAM Free edition competely minimized in the taskbar when the minimize button gets clicked. Hope you guys can come up with a fix. Thanks.

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Major UI changes to look out for. Thanks to those that worked on the pre-release builds who provided feedback.

 

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Not very pleased with the new edition.

It cost me hours to figure out why my computer was locking up on boot up, because the installation of the new version went through fine, however on rebooting it locked up the computer before it allows you to see the desktop.

After much frustration, I realized it was the autoprotection of Malwarebytes, because it installed the paid trial version, even though I told it that I didn't want the trial version.

Uninstalled and ran mbam-clean.

Reinstalled.   Made sure I unselected the trial version.  Same thing.   it installed the trial.

It will boot if I tell it to delay for 120 seconds, but still goes to the trial version when I only want the free version.

 

You need a simpler way to opt out of the trial.

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One minor issue is that why doesn't MBAM Free edition competely minimized in the taskbar when the minimize button gets clicked. Hope you guys can come up with a fix. Thanks.

 

Hi Staticguy--this is pretty much by design, as the Free version is only designed to run on-demand. The extra control and flexibility to have quick access to the interface is another reason to consider upgrading to the Premium version.   :)

 

 

You need a simpler way to opt out of the trial.

 

Thank you for the feedback on the trial!  It definitely shouldn't be installing the trial version if you've specifically unchecked that check box during the install, so we'll check on that.  You should be able to click any of the End Trial buttons in the program any time during your trial to end it.  We're looking at other ways to make this more straightforward.

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Rather than keep this thread open for additional posts, we're closing it so any issues for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1 can be posted in our standard support forum or you can also visit the Support portal for FAQs and links to contact our Support team directly.  This will help us provide better support and track issues more accurately.

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