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Malwarebytes 3.0.6 Release Preview - Now Available!

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Hello all--

We now have an early preview of our upcoming Malwarebytes 3.0.6 release available.

If you are experiencing any sort of issue at all with an earlier version of Malwarebytes (e.g. 3.0.4 or 3.0.5), please try this newest one instead.

Malwarebytes v. can be downloaded from this link.

We've addressed over a 100 items in this release, so that's too many to list here, but we tried to get most of the top issues people were seeing.

What's New in 3.0.6:

Performance/protective capability

  • Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities
  • Several performance improvements, including improving startup time, improving shutdown time on Windows 7, addressing memory leaks and reducing CPU usage after a scan has completed
  • Added MS Publisher as a default Protected Application for anti-exploit protection


  • Fixed issue where a previously activated Premium license could be dropped incorrectly
  • Fixed issue where Malwarebytes version information would revert to default values of 3.0.0 in certain cases, such as when coming back from minimal safe mode
  • Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup
  • Fixed problem where the 'Check for updates every' setting would get stuck at 14 days after changing frequency to ‘Days’
  • Fixed Help question marks throughout the main user interface so that they work when clicked

Stability/issues fixed

  • Addressed several crashes and blue screens, including the BSOD that could occur with Web Protection on Windows Insider Previews
  • Fixed the issue with Exploit Protection that caused Edge to crash/hang on Windows Insider Previews
  • Fixed issue when Exploit Protection was enabled that caused PowerPoint to not load
  • Fixed conditions that could lead to an ‘Unable to connect to service’ error
  • Fixed issue where exclusions did not work properly when there were associated threat traces detected
  • Fixed issue where Web Protection would not start up properly
  • Fixed numerous scan hangs or crashes, including one that could occur during heuristics phase
  • Numerous other fixes to improve overall program stability and usability

The one notable issue that was not able to be included in this release was problem with imaging programs (such as Macrium Reflect) where large artifact files are left System Volume Information file if a backup is created with anti-ransomware protection enabled. That one should be coming soon after this release!

Let us know what you think by posting a new topic below.


Edited by bdubrow
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