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G'day from Australia.

 

Testing the new Beta 4x, had to install it twice for some reason the first time didn't seem to take but a second install fixed whatever it was (could be on my end).

I do understand that you probably won't be changing the GUI since you've done a bit of work, but my personal feedback is that is sucks (I'll still use and pay for the program subscribe etc even if I don't like the interface since most of the time it will be minimised).

 

The new GUI just feels cumbersome, un-intuitive, lots of wasted space, clicking more than once to get the locations you used to get to with just one click.  Maybe I'm just used to the 3x GUI (which was simple, quick and easy to navigate).

Anyways, I predict the 5x GUI will take up the entire screen with how things are going with 4x (sarcasm, I know...)

Don't misunderstand, if the program works, does the job, and is stable then it really doesn't matter what the GUI is, I'll roll with it and keep supporting it.  But I just had to at least have my say about how horrid I think the new GUI is.

Once again, love your work, support you guys fully. Do have a wonderful day! :)

 

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Hello @Suitiepie

Thank you for trying out the new Beta and for the feedback. Any kind of feedback is always welcome :)

Please let us know if you encounter any issues while running the program. 

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Hi ! I totally agree, I'm using the paid version and I will continue to use it, but the new UI is really not nice. Usually I love when it changes but here, it's like a cheap Adaware software with these big buttons and this enormous Police (wich is really not modern). The scan/detection history/live protections icons look also really cheap and not modern at all. For me it's like a software from 2016, not 2020, I advice you to change it in a way more modern and professional, like the old UI. For me you should remove the background image, and all the shadows, and you should also reduce the size of the police, really.

Finally, the little blue buttons (on/off buttons) are blurry, hope you will fix it !

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Thank God it isn't just me.  I was thinking it looks pretty cheap and tacky and unprofessional too, like a pretend spamware app, but I didn't want to just say it without trying to be constructive in some way... and I was really scratching my head as to how to be nice about it other than say what I did.

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Greetings:

Agree with the comments above.

I've been using MWB since version 1 (and have several lifetime premium licenses).  To borrow a phrase to describe the GUI of version 4 (beta) compared to version 3, "It wasn't broke" (there was nothing to "fix").

Simply put, the current GUI is atrocious; the old adage of "KISS" (Keep It Simple, Stupid) absolutely applies here. 

This GUI is cluttered with needless (and annoying) eye candy, is not intuitive and is frankly a pain to use -- whereas the version 3 GUI is straightforward and allows for easy deep-dives into the application to customize the configuration.

Indeed, I have uninstalled version 4, and at present have no intention to use it in the foreseeable future (irrespective of whatever additional protection it may provide).

Please seriously consider maintaining the current (version 3) GUI.

Thank you.

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Thank you for trying out the Beta and also for the feedback. We will get this back to the product team.

Also @Doess88

Can you please attach a screenshot for the blurry buttons you are seeing.

Thank you.

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Hello nikhils,

Thank you for your reply.

Not to beat this to death, but when MWB version 3 replaced version 2, I do recall some grumblings about the changes to the GUI, but they ultimately made sense (eye-candy aside...).  It is intuitive (both to myself and all those I know who use MWB) and relatively "clean".

After all, this is a utility;  we who have premium licenses do not frequently open it, and when we do, it is for specific purposes (configuration settings, logs, updating, etc.).

Again, thank you for your reply.

Cheers,

AJN

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27 minutes ago, nikhils said:

Thank you for trying out the Beta and also for the feedback. We will get this back to the product team.

Also @Doess88

Can you please attach a screenshot for the blurry buttons you are seeing.

Thank you.

Thanks for your reply and thanks for get it back to the team ! I wasn't really clear, only the white button is blurry, I have a 4K screen, maybe it's because of it (see screenshot attached).

Thanks again !

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24 minutes ago, AJNorth said:

Hello nikhils,

Thank you for your reply.

Not to beat this to death, but when MWB version 3 replaced version 2, I do recall some grumblings about the changes to the GUI, but they ultimately made sense (eye-candy aside...).  It is intuitive (both to myself and all those I know who use MWB) and relatively "clean".

After all, this is a utility;  we who have premium licenses do not frequently open it, and when we do, it is for specific purposes (configuration settings, logs, updating, etc.).

Again, thank you for your reply.

Cheers,

AJN

Totally agree with you. Personnaly I did say that more for helping the MWB team, because for me the version 4.0.X looks like a free version of Avast or like IObit SystemCare, what I mean is that with this UI I think that MWB lost his professional look, wich is not good for business. This UI looks like any other security software, wich is sad, because MWB is obviously better ! But obviously we will remain faithful to it, it's rather for new customers who do not yet know MWB that I said that.

Cheers

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Hello @Doess88

You are correct about the 4K screen. The icons do look a bit blurry especially with the blue background.

Thank you for bringing it to our notice.

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Off Topic: Updated to 4.0.3 - Is the 'Tray Icon' meant to be listed in the apps area when you open your task manager?  Shouldn't that be a background process?

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Unfortunately I have to partially agree with the above reactions. 3 specific things.
First; the closing arrow on the right top of the windows. Change the top row of the pop-up windows to the same layout as e.g. the Settings window with a grey first row with the name from the window left and a closing plus sign on the right.

Second; rename 'Allow List' back to Exclusions

Third; the way to include a registry setting in the Allow List is difficult to find. Why not the same as the rest (File Folder, Website, Application etc.)

For the rest; keep up the good work.

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I agree with the people in this thread. 3.0 is much better easier to find the logs, the settings. In this version everything is hidden inside the start screen.

I was totally lost the first time I tried Beta, I didn't find exclusions or anything like it is in MB 3.0. And the different update buttons, make me lost too.

The worst thing is the robot which is taking a lot of space. I don't really understand why it needs to be there.

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The UI is simply not professionally looking - apart from the fact it's not intuitive.  Sorry to the people who put this together but don't ask for feedback if you don't want it.  You have a top product.  Interface should be clean with a minimal number of clicks to get you what you need.  As has been pointed out we very rarely get into the UI.  We set it and expect it to stay set.  And please remove the cartoon stuff.  Too much anime watching guys.  

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Please find attached an example of better looking and flowing Malwarebytes 4x GUI.
It's not perfect with every icon and pixel, been up all night messing around with ideas and came up with this.

Hope this inspires the devs.

MalwareBytes4-GUI-Remix.png

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Even that above GUI remix is a bit too big for my tastes. I'd prefer something a bit smaller in size, or... ideally, the whole thing resizes to whatever size you prefer.

MalwareBytes4-GUI-Remix SMALL.png

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I like the 3.8.3 GUI look and controls. Either stay with the old one or just "modernize" it as suggested by OP.

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@Suitiepie  I like it. Great first start.

Under System Status: Last Update -  consider adding system time of last update. Helpful for those users who reported false positive and have been advised it will be white listed in next update.

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@Suitiepie I really like your suggestion regarding the GUI. It's a great way forward, but I'm also sure that it will be thrown in the bin. 

I find the Settings button kind of hidden, not easy to find. Yes, I understand that, once you've enabled/disabled the settings, there's no real need to have it displayed obtrusively, but still: it's somehow confusing and not intuitive.

I dislike the free space. The robot and skyview are not in any way helpful. They're just there to fill the emptyness. Remove the empty space and you'll end up with a sleeker GUI.

Edited by fredvries

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I agree with everyone here!  Get rid of that comic book robot in ALL screens.  Dev's or product team, be more professional...are you people in high school.  Make v4 more like v3.

Not going to happen people,

Robert

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4 minutes ago, Robertiy said:

I agree with everyone here!  Get rid of that comic book robot in ALL screens.  Dev's or product team, be more professional...are you people in high school.  Make v4 more like v3.

Not going to happen people,

Robert

 

Even if you agree, there is no need to be rude mate.

Cheers !

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18 hours ago, Suitiepie said:

Please find attached an example of better looking and flowing Malwarebytes 4x GUI.
It's not perfect with every icon and pixel, been up all night messing around with ideas and came up with this.

Hope this inspires the devs.

MalwareBytes4-GUI-Remix.png

I'm sure you worked a lot on it, but for me it's quit the same problem, too many colors, robot etc. It doesn't look really profesionnal in my opinion. But it's intuitive !

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I suppose it all depends on your view of professional. To some, MS Paint GUI is professional.  Potato Potatoe.

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