Malwarebytes 3.2 presents new features: better memory usage and enhanced stability

Malwarebytes is one of the most popular and effective anti-malware programs that offers protection for Windows and Mac computers and removes recent spyware and malware. Developers continue updating their security software. Finally, they presented Malwarebytes 3.2 – the beta version of the program that promises better usage and enhanced stability.

Malwarebytes intruduced 3.2 Beta version of their security software

Since the release of Malwarebytes 3.0,[3] this anti-malware has been widely discussed by security experts and users. The program received lots of critiques and negative feedback. However, it seems that developers learned from their mistake and fixed the major flaws.

The beta version marks the era of new company’s products. This security tool is supposed to replace regular antivirus programs. It is developed from the ground up and includes the best features of other products, such as Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware, Website Protection, and Remediation. The program is available for testing.[1] Therefore, in this article, we are going to share our insights and latest Malwarebytes review.

Malwarebytes 3.2 Beta key characteristics

  • 3-4 times quicker scanning than before;
  • full scanning feature for all drives;
  • anti-malware protection module;
  • new customization features;
  • frequent updates for the malware database;
  • compatible with other anti-malware programs;
  • support service available in several languages.

The screenshot of Malwarebytes 3.2

The most important updates of the Malwarebytes 3.2 anti-malware software

Improved performance

The main process of the anti-malware software MBAMSrvice.exe drops below the 200,000 K mark on 64-bit versions of Windows. Nevertheless, it’s a significant change; the program remains large and heavy. It still runs three different operations on Windows operating system.

Stability issues

The 3.0 version of the security software had several stability issues. The program used to crash and hang because of the service, tray application, and user interface. Developers claim that these problems were solved; so, there should not be any crashes with 3.2 version.

The list of other fixed stability issues

  • overall drivers’ stability;
  • defects and user interface problems;
  • problems with upgrades from earlier anti-malware versions to 3.0;
  • issues with software updates;
  • problems with a non-responsive interface;
  • “Unable to connect the service” error message;
  • translation issues.

The new features of the anti-malware software

Automatic updates of the beta versions

Malwarebytes users, who wanted to update software to beta versions, had to do it manually. With a new version of security software, users no longer have to do it. The company included a new feature that allows automatic beta versions installation.

Users, who are interested in trying out the latest products, can check this feature by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Access Application.
  3. Choose Beta Application Updates.
  4. Click on the Install application updates button.

As soon the download is over, users can try new features and components of the program. However, we want to remind that beta versions of antivirus or security software might have bugs and use it is not always a good idea.

My account

Inside the program, users can find a new button under “My Account” tab, but there might be few stability issues with it. However, with the help of this button, users now can get access to “Malwarebytes My Account Portal” where they can manage their subscription.

Indeed, the updated security software is not for free. In order to protect the device, people have to pay for its subscription. In order to do that, users have to create their Malwarebytes account profile settings. The creation process will take only a few minutes.

Malwarebytes license is not for free

The beta version might attract the most curious and innovative users. However, bugs and security flaws might emerge soon. Hopefully, they will be fixed as well before the release of a full product. However, the product is free to download.

Meanwhile, the imperfect 3.0 version of the anti-malware software offers 14-day free trial. Once it’s over, users will have to upgrade it if they want to continue using full real-time protection service. However, users can continue using the program with a limited amount of features.

Malwarebytes 3 free version only offers anti-malware/anti-spyware protection, removes rootkits and repairs their damaged. Thus, it won’t protect the computer in real time which is necessary and important for keeping your device and data protected. For that, users have to obtain a Premium version[2] for 39.99 USD.

The final words about Malwarebytes anti-malware

Developers of the anti-malware software are ambitious. With the release of the 3.0 version, they started the journey of offering a better service than regular antivirus programs[4] do by including the best practices and feature of their former products. The beta version of anti-malware fixes the flaws and helps developers to get closer to their goal.

According to the Malwarebytes, 50% of their customers do not use additional antivirus and rely only on this anti-malware.[5] The combination of their products allowed to create a powerful and multifunctional security tool that can protect from major cyber threats. However, we have to wait until Malwarebytes 3.2 from beta version turns to the full product to see how much they learn from the mistakes and enhanced protection from malware.

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Malwarebytes 3.2 Beta fixed flaws of the 3.0 version. The program is available for testing for free. Therefore, it might include bugs and vulnerabilities that might emerge soon. Developers continue creating the advanced computer protection software.

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