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Please do not stop doing updates to version 2. I tried version 3 and everything slowed down. Went back to version 2.

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Hi Camper :)

Malwarebytes 2.2.1 will stop being supported on June 8th of this year, after which, the program won't be supported anymore (won't receive any updates). There's still 5 months before we reach that EOL, so there's plenty of time for Malwarebytes 3.0 to become more stable till then :)

https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/lifecycle/

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No more updates after June 8th? What about the lifetime subscription I paid for? Are you implying you are not honoring these?

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2 hours ago, jforhan said:

No more updates after June 8th? What about the lifetime subscription I paid for? Are you implying you are not honoring these?

Yes lifetime subs are honored but with version 3, you'll have to upgrade.

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Lifetime subscription keys work also with version 3.

Although I recommend to screenshot the current license information before installing the update, since I experienced some cases in which I had to contact Malwarebytes support to get the key/ID combo getting activated again. Since I have no possibility to check, which computer name is still registered with a certain license, it is hard to figure out, what exactly is or was wrong.

Best greetings from Germany
Olaf

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10 hours ago, jforhan said:

No more updates after June 8th? What about the lifetime subscription I paid for? Are you implying you are not honoring these?

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I have a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware lifetime license. Will it work for Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium?
Yes! Malwarebytes 3.0 can simply be installed on top of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and a lifetime license will automatically apply to Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/191650-malwarebytes-3-frequently-asked-questions/?do=findComment&comment=1077436

 

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On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 3:15 PM, Aura said:

Hi Camper :)

Malwarebytes 2.2.1 will stop being supported on June 8th of this year, after which, the program won't be supported anymore (won't receive any updates). There's still 5 months before we reach that EOL, so there's plenty of time for Malwarebytes 3.0 to become more stable till then :)

https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/lifecycle/

Hi Aura,

I can bet a "life time MBAM license" (I have many) that the support for v 2.2.1 will continue at least 1 more year past June08.

Will you?

 

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Not interested in making bets to be honest. Everyone should move to Malwarebytes 3 has the technology it comes with offers more protection than Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.2.1.

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To expand on what Aura mentioned above, version 3 has our latest Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware technologies integrated into it along with our new signature-less/next-gen machine learning engine.  It also has standard detection and remediation capabilities and heuristics technologies which are not included in 2.x.  It offers far superior protection, detection and remediation capabilities in every way.

Also, just to be clear, lifetime licenses for 2.x are compatible with version 3.  Just as we did going from 1.x to 2.x, we're continuing to grandfather in all of our lifetime license users for version 3 and plan to continue to do so for every version we release in the future because our lifetime licenses include program version updates/upgrades, not just database updates.

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30 minutes ago, exile360 said:

...next-gen machine learning engine.  

What is a " machine learning engine"?

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7 hours ago, Aura said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning

Which means there's an engine in Malwarebytes 3 based on machine learning.

Also from the same article:

"As of 2016[update], machine learning is a buzzword, and according to the Gartner hype cycle of 2016, at its peak of inflated expectations.[12] Because finding patterns is hard, often not enough training data is available, and also because of the high expectations it often fails to deliver.[13][14]"

 

 

So far , I am inclined to believe the buzzword story.

Edited by lock

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 8:11 PM, lock said:

Hi Aura,

I can bet a "life time MBAM license" (I have many) that the support for v 2.2.1 will continue at least 1 more year past June08.

Will you?

 

So , it is past of  8-th of June  and MBAM V2 still working fine.

What happened with your theory that "Hi Camper :)

Malwarebytes 2.2.1 will stop being supported on June 8th of this year, after which, the program won't be supported anymore (won't receive any updates)"??????

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Hello @lock

I apologize for my obsolete boilerplate storage.

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If I stay on MBAM 2.2.1 how long will I continue to receive protection updates?
As stated right above and per our Home Products Lifecycle Policy after a product has reached End of Life ongoing protection updates are not guaranteed. Though MBAM 2.x and 1.x for Home Users have reached End of Life there is no firm date when we will shut off protection updates (aka definition files) and we plan to continue providing them to these legacy versions as usual for the near term. However, it is important to note that the Malwarebytes 3 engine supports newer, more efficient and more advanced detection techniques and rule syntax not available in the MBAM 2.x and 1.x engines. This means that going forward there will be certain types of rules provided for 3.x that will have no equivalent in the legacy versions. The overall protective capability of 3.x will continue to grow as we add even more 3.x-specific rules over time, causing the gap between what 3.x and 2.x/1.x detects and protects against to widen. As such, we strongly recommended that you consider upgrading to Malwarebytes 3.

 

-Mr. Pedro Bustamante @pbust  VP of Research and Products

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