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    Performance/protective capability

    • Multiple enhancements result in reduction of memory usage
    • Faster load time and responsiveness of third-party applications
    • Improved performance of Web Protection
    • Faster Malwarebytes 3 program startup time and responsiveness of user interface
    • New detection and protection layer with machine learning based anomaly detection (to be deployed gradually even if it shows “enabled” under Settings)
    • Improved Self-Protection by requiring escalated privileges to disable protections or deactivate a license
    • Enhanced malware protection techniques and remediation capabilities
    • Added an automatic monthly scheduled scan in Free mode


    • Added ability to control the priority of manual scans on the system
    • Added setting to turn off ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications when protection was specifically disabled by the user
    • Added ability to exclude the last website blocked by Web Protection via the tray menu
    • Fixed several defects related to configuring Custom Scans, including selecting child folders and fixing issues with touch screens
    • Fixed problem where a right-click context scan appeared broken after scheduled scan due to misleading "Cannot start a scan while another one is in progress" message
    • Fixed issue where you could not add or edit a scheduled scan in Spanish and some other languages
    • Fixed issue where scan could appear stuck on Heuristics Analysis when it had actually completed successfully
    • Fixed issue where Self-Protection setting would fail to toggle correctly after an upgrade

    Stability/issues fixed

    • Fixed several crashes in the Web Protection module
    • Fixed issue where Ransomware Protection would be stuck in ‘Starting’ state after a reboot
    • Fixed a conflict with Norton that caused web pages not to load and plug-ins to crash in Chrome
    • Fixed issue with WMI protection technique in Exploit Protection that could cause Office applications to crash
    • Fixed several crashes related to the service and tray
    • Fixed many other miscellaneous defects and user interface improvements
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    • Fixed the issue in Windows 10 Creators Update where installing Malwarebytes could cause Windows Defender to become disabled
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    • Fixed issue where real-time protection modules do not enable correctly
      • Note that you may need to reboot or manually restart a protection that appears "stuck" one more time after the update is applied. Those who still have this issue should continue to work with us directly, as these cases are likely caused by conflicts with other security products.
    • Fixed Bad Pool Header BSOD while web browsing
    • Fixed issue that could cause user to have to login with a temporary profile instead of their standard user profile
    • Additional enhancements to improve memory usage
    • Fixed issue where 3.0.5 could revert to version 3.0.0 in certain conditions
    • Fixed numerous crashes, including service crashes
    • Addressed several vulnerabilities
    • The Web Protection block page now redirects to https://block.malwarebytes.com
    • Fixed issue where Web Protection would not re-enable properly after booting back from minimal safe mode on Vista
    • Numerous enhancements to overall protection and remediation
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    • Fixed issue with imaging programs (such as Macrium Reflect) where large artifact files were left in the System Volume Information folder if a backup is created with anti-ransomware protection enabled
    • Fixed problem where Web Protection and Anti-Ransomware may fail to start properly
    • Fixed problem where Web Protection detections were failing on Windows 10
    • Fixed problem where DNS was not resolving properly with Web Protection enabled
    • Fixed problem where Web Protection did not show the proper block page when Bitdefender 2017 was also installed
    • Fixed an issue where certain drivers were not stopped and unloaded in Free mode
    • Fixed memory leaks
    • Improved overall malware detection and remediation
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    ==== 3.0.6 / January 24, 2017 ====

    • Performance/protective capability

      Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities Several performance improvements, including improving startup time, improving shutdown time on Windows 7, addressing memory leaks and reducing CPU usage after a scan has completed Added MS Publisher as a default Protected Application for anti-exploit protection

    • Usability

      Fixed issue where a previously activated Premium license could be dropped incorrectly Fixed issue where Malwarebytes version information would revert to default values of 3.0.0 in certain cases, such as when coming back from minimal safe mode Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup Fixed problem where the 'Check for updates every' setting would get stuck at 14 days after changing frequency to ‘Days’ Fixed Help question marks throughout the main user interface so that they work when clicked

    • Stability/issues fixed

      Addressed several crashes and blue screens, including the BSOD that could occur with Web Protection on Windows Insider Previews Fixed the issue with Exploit Protection that caused Edge to crash/hang on Windows Insider Previews Fixed issue when Exploit Protection was enabled that caused PowerPoint to not load Fixed conditions that could lead to an ‘Unable to connect to service’ error Fixed issue where exclusions did not work properly when there were associated threat traces detected Fixed issue where Web Protection would not start up properly Fixed numerous scan hangs or crashes, including one that could occur during heuristics phase Numerous other fixes to improve overall program stability and usability

    ==== 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