Malwarebytes 3.0 employs four independent technology modules—anti-malware, anti-ransomware, anti-exploit, and malicious website protection—to block and remove both unknown and known advanced (zero-day) threats. So you can work, play, and socialize online without worry. As a next-gen security program, Malwarebytes 3.0 replaces antivirus with superior technology that blocks malware, ransomware, exploits and other advanced threats that antivirus isn’t smart enough to stop.


  • Protects you from advanced (zero-day) threats, including ransomware, so you can surf the Web without worry
  • Removes all traces of malware for complete safety
  • Removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that make your computer run poorly
  • Scans fast so you don’t have to sit around and wait for your security to finish working
  • Easy to use, just set it and forget it
  • Can replace antivirus or run alongside other antivirus programs
==== 3.0.5 / December 19, 2016 ====

* Issues fixed

Fixed installer error that displayed 'External exception E06D7363'
Fixed issue where updates would get stuck in 'Checking' state
Fixed slow shutdown issue that could occur in Windows 7 with Malware Protection enabled
Fixed conflict with Kaspersky that would not allow browsers to open properly
Improved upgrade experience when installing over a previous version of the Malwarebytes anti-exploit technology

==== 3.0.4 / December 8, 2016 ====

* Performance/protective capability

Added signature-less anti-exploit and anti-ransomware protection (Premium only)
Up to 4x faster scan speeds, including even quicker Hyper Scans
Removed non-essential reboots after certain malware removal events
Advanced heuristic engine (Shuriken) now enabled by default
Self-protection now enabled by default (Premium only)

* Usability

Redesigned user interface for improved user experience
Now configurable to integrate with Windows Action Center/Windows Security Center (Premium only)
Update checks are done automatically so they don’t need to be scheduled
Improved support for keyboard navigation and screen readers

* Stability/issues fixed

Added ability to lock down My Account screen via User Access Policy
Added ability to collect enhanced logs when directed to do so by support
Fixed issue where Scheduler did not adjust for Daylight Saving Time
Fixed issue where Scheduler defaulted to hourly Threat Scan instead of daily
Fixed issue where Chameleon reported error messages numerous times to Windows Event Viewer
Changed “Recover if missed by” setting in Scheduler to “Off” by default
Prevented rootkit scanning in Custom Scans if full system drive is not selected
Updated to latest version of 7-Zip DLL
Addressed other miscellaneous defects