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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Update to 2.1.8

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We’ve just started rolling out a new patch update for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, v., through the standard Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program update service.


This update is being sent out slowly to start so only a small number of users will receive it today.  But we hope to ramp up quickly over the next week or so.  We haven’t posted any information on our website yet about this release, but that will come as soon as the update has been made more widely available. 


This release is limited to users updating from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4 or greater to start, so we don’t have a direct download link to share right now.  I will update this topic with a way to access the full download once we’re ready to do so. 


You can download the full installer by clicking here.


Please post questions or report any issues on our main Help forum here.


Here's what’s new in v.2.1.8:



  • License key is now displayed on the My Account screen
  • Remaining subscription duration now displayed on My Account screen
  • Implemented other licensing improvements to clarify license status
  • Enhanced protection capabilities of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Web Protection
  • Numerous enhancements to prepare for full compatibility with Windows 10
  • Enhanced Malwarebytes Chameleon's ability to fully restore Malwarebytes functionality when affected by a malware infection
  • Updated data collection techniques to improve malware research and analysis
  • Removed "Exclude" button on Website Blocked notification to reduce inadvertent allowing of malicious sites
  • Updated button text on Malware Detected and Non-Malware Detected notifications to clarify meaning
  • Added enhanced support for High DPI displays
  • Enabled the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version to receive incremental database updates
  • Added appropriate copyright notices and license statements for all third-party open source software
  • Corrected translation errors for core non-English languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Polish)
  • Added support for Chinese Traditional, which is provided as a convenience for our users by a community volunteer and is not an officially supported language
  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities

Issues Fixed:

  • Reverted the temporary change in v.2.1.6 that disabled checking for updates prior to scheduled scans
  • Fixed SDK Database load errors for error code 2 and 1812
  • Removed obsolete "Terminate program when no threats are found" setting since scans now run from the tray application
  • Fixed several crashes that could occur during scan and quarantine operations
  • Fixed crash that occurred when clicking the Clear Policies link on Access Policies screen
  • Fixed issue where "Show notification after successful update" setting was not properly retained during upgrade from v.2.1.4 to v.2.1.6
  • Fixed issue where "Close notification" setting was not retained during upgrade from v. 2.1.4 to v.2.1.6 if the user had changed that setting back to 7 seconds after installing v.2.1.4
  • Fixed issue on the Quarantine screen where unselecting a quarantined item disabled the Delete and Restore buttons
  • Fixed issue where incorrect program version was listed in the scan logs
  • Disabled option to specify rootkit scanning as part of a Hyper scan
  • Fixed issue in Windows 10 Tech Preview and Windows 8.1 where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was unable to start in certain cases after self-protection was turned on
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes Chameleon did not load properly on Windows XP SP3 in certain conditions
  • Fixed issue which prevented Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.2.1.4 (and higher) from upgrading over certain Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.1.75 consumer builds
Edited by bdubrow
Edited to provide download link for full installer.
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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello everyone--


Just wanted to let everyone know that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v. is now posted for general availability from our main www.malwarebytes.org website.  


If you download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now from the site you should receive v.  And you'll see this version listed in Release History as well.


We've appreciated your feedback on the release so far, so please continue to post questions or report any issues in our main Help forum here.


Thank you!

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