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Malwarebytes 3.4 - now available

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Hello!

We just released a new upgrade for Malwarebytes for Windows--Malwarebytes 3.4.4.

Initially this version will only be available via in-app upgrades. If you don't want to wait to be notified by the program that your upgrade is available you can always grab the upgrade manually by clicking Install Application Updates in Settings > Application (if you're running MB 3.2 or later).  The updated installer will be also available for download from main Malwarebytes website starting March 6th or 7th.

Here’s the list of changes / improvements in 3.4:

Performance/protective capability
•   Improved remediation for shortcuts and tasks
•   Added better handling for heavily infected systems to streamline detection & remediation
•   Continued improvements to overall protection, detection and remediation 

Usability
•   Added Notification Center for easy access to most recent real-time block notifications (NOTE: you will see this in dashboard header, but currently it won't display for first time until after a real-time block event has occurred)
•   Added category to website blocked notification to show the reason why site was blocked
•   Improved report design for better usability
•   Added device name to My Account screen in preparation to sync with My Account portal
•   Updated the API used to interact with Windows Action/Security Center
•   Changed the 'Recover if missed by' setting for Scheduled Scans to be enabled by default for new scans 
•   Numerous other user interface and copy improvements  

Stability/issues fixed
•   Fixed issue where files did not save properly with anti-ransomware enabled
•   Fixed issue where notifications could stack so you might see multiple versions of same message
•   Fixed issue where Beta opt in setting would not honor Restore Defaults
•   Updated the 7-Zip library to the latest version, v.18.01
•   Improved upgrade process from earlier versions of Malwarebytes
•   Continued improvements to driver operation and management 
•   Fixed several crashes, including a blue screen related to Web Protection
•   Addressed other miscellaneous defects

Thanks!

Edited by bdubrow
added more info on Notification Center

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KNOWN ISSUES with Malwarebytes 3.4.4 with Anti-Ransomware enabled:

When running Malwarebytes 3.4.4 with anti-ransomware enabled, you may see issues cutting and pasting files.  Copy / paste will work just fine, but cutting / pasting may give you an “access denied” error.  The work-around is to either temporarily disable anti-ransomware or instead try copy / pasting.  A similar issue can occur when renaming a file, though usually if you wait a short while and then try renaming again it'll work.

Additionally, you may not be able to eject a USB stick with anti-ransomware enabled. The work-around is to temporarily disable anti-ransomware, eject the USB and then re-enabled anti-ransomware. 

We are testing a fix for both these issues and should have that released shortly in our next Malwarebytes 3.x update.

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