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Malwarebytes version 3.1.1 beta available for download

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Hello all--

5/13/17 Update: Malwarebytes v. 3.1.2 was released on 5/10/17.  Please download from this link.

I'd like to invite you to try out our latest beta version of Malwarebytes -- v. -- available for download from this link.

You should be able to install directly over any earlier Malwarebytes version you might be running.  

Here's What's New & Improved:

Performance/protective capability
•   Multiple enhancements result in reduction of memory usage
•   Faster load time and responsiveness of third-party applications
•   Improved performance of Web Protection
•   Faster Malwarebytes 3 program startup time and responsiveness of user interface
•   New detection and protection layer with machine learning based anomaly detection (to be deployed gradually even if it shows “enabled” under Settings)
•   Improved Self-Protection by requiring escalated privileges to disable protections or deactivate a license
•   Enhanced malware protection techniques and remediation capabilities
•   Added an automatic monthly scheduled scan in Free mode

•   Added ability to control the priority of manual scans on the system
•   Added setting to turn off ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications when protection was specifically disabled by the user
•   Added ability to exclude the last website blocked by Web Protection via the tray menu
•   Fixed several defects related to configuring Custom Scans, including selecting child folders and fixing issues with touch screens
•   Fixed problem where a right-click context scan appeared broken after scheduled scan due to misleading "Cannot start a scan while another one is in progress" message 
•   Fixed issue where you could not add or edit a scheduled scan in Spanish and some other languages 
•   Fixed issue where scan could appear stuck on Heuristics Analysis when it had actually completed successfully
•   Fixed issue where Self-Protection setting would fail to toggle correctly after an upgrade 

Stability/issues fixed
•   Fixed several crashes in the Web Protection module
•   Fixed issue where Ransomware Protection would be stuck in ‘Starting’ state after a reboot 
•   Fixed a conflict with Norton that caused web pages not to load and plug-ins to crash in Chrome
•   Fixed issue with WMI protection technique in Exploit Protection that could cause Office applications to crash
•   Fixed several crashes related to the service and tray
•   Fixed many other miscellaneous defects and user interface improvements

Please take it for a spin and let us know your feedback by starting a new topic in this forum.


Edited by bdubrow
Added link for final version of Malwarebytes 3.1 for download
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