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Malwarebytes 4: definition updates only -- Malwarebytes 3: EOL?

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I have two questions that I would like to ask. Please find them below.

Can we still continue using Malwarebytes 3 (since it's under EOL on the website). Will it still receive definition updates?

I also wanted to know if there's a way in Malwarebytes 4 to only(!!) update the definitions (not the program or components).


Thanks for your reply.

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I really liked the way it worked in malwarebytes 3.  Just 2 clicks (via system tray) and the program updated the definitions in the background. 

I downloaded version 4 and when I did the first update check, I was offered an update via a new installer.  It’s not an experience as smooth and subtle as it was in version 3. That is, unless there is a definition update only option. 

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2 minutes ago, rapattack said:

 It’s not an experience as smooth and subtle as it was in version 3

That my be true but version 4 has way more protection than version 3.


3 minutes ago, rapattack said:

That is, unless there is a definition update only option. 

It is not recommended not to keep the program up to date but for what you are seeking see the screenshot.



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Yes if you disable those 2 options, then you will only get definition updates, that being said, its a good idea and recommended that you perform program updates, as program updates on only gives you new features and better performance, but the new versions fixes known bugs and most times have better detection features.

Right now version 3 is still getting definition updates, but they are not near as good as what you would get with version 4.

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5 hours ago, rapattack said:

So if those settings are toggled off, and I check for updates, then I will only receive definition updates. Is that correct ?

No, If you have premium, it updates definitions hourly by default and before any scan. If I remember correctly, clicking check for updates will override the settings.

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