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    Malwarebytes announces beta of 3.0

    November 15th, 2016 by

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware & Anti-Exploit (Premium) are on my list of “must-have” software. They have saved my bacon several times. Now, it seems that Malwarebytes is combining all of their products (including Anti-Ransomware and others) into what appears to be an attempt to get in on the AV market.

    Pricing is going to be $39.99 for an annual subscription. Considering that I already pay $24.99 for A-M and A-E, even that would be a bargain. However, they say they will “grandfather” current owners, so not sure yet what my cost will be.

    It’s a bit unclear as to their position regarding existing AV products. On the one hand, they say:

    So, I can replace my traditional antivirus?
    Yes! As I said above, over 50% of our customers already have too. We believe in layered defense and built Malwarebytes 3.0 to provide the right mix of proactive and signature-less technologies to combat modern threats and zero-day malware. The combination of our Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware, Website Protection, and Remediation technologies has you better covered than the traditional antivirus companies that charge more for less effective protection.”

    Yet later they say:

    Can I still run Malwarebytes alongside my Symantec or McAfee?
    Certainly! We built Malwarebytes 3.0 to be compatible with all major antivirus software, even Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.”

    It’s a basic rule of AV software that you don’t run two different AV programs at the┬ásame time. I guess well have to wait and see.

    Announcing Beta of Malwarebytes 3.0, a Next-Generation Antivirus Replacement

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