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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2 makes scan results easier to read, fixes major bugs

21 May 2014, Nick Peers

MalwarebytesMalwarebytes Corporation has shipped Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2, a minor – but important – update to its security tool that provides a second layer of protection against malware, potentially unwanted programs and malicious websites.

Version 2.0.2 includes a number of minor improvements, one of which should make analysing scan results and logs clearer thanks to revised terminology. It also fixes a significant number of issues, one of which could cause a BSOD error when scanning for rootkits.

Aside from simplifying the terminology on scan results and logs, MBAM 2.0.2 also lists language names in their own native tongues for easier identification.

MBAM 2.0.2 Pro offers a second layer of protection against unwanted nasties on your PC.

MBAM 2.0.2 Pro offers a second layer of protection against unwanted nasties on your PC.

It also promises a more responsive reaction to Pro users disabling or enabling the self-protection module, while users should no longer see a blank window flash on-screen during startup or shutdown of PCs running Windows Vista or later.

The update also fixes a large number of issues, some of which saw rootkit scans causing indefinite hangs, crashes and even BSOD errors. Another rootkit-related fix sees the overall scan speed increase – in certain circumstances – when the rootkit scan is enabled.

Compatibility issues with certain VPN client software have been resolved, while protection should no longer fail to start after upgrading the software with it already enabled.

The General Settings tab should now respond correctly to mouse clicks, while a number of issues with Access Policy have also been fixed.

Users should also find the context-menu launched scan of selected files or folders should no longer fail. A text-rendering issue that saw the text cut off in the UI in Windows XP and 7 (using the Classic theme) has also been resolved.

Among other fixes, the MBAM drive should now be correctly removed along with the program itself when uninstalled.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.2 is available now as a free, function-limited download for PCs running Windows XP or later. A built-in 14-day trial of the PRO version, which includes secondary real-time protection alongside your existing security product is also offered.

A 12-month, three-PC license can be purchased direct from Malwarebytes, but for a limited time only, you can order a lifetime, non-expiring single-PC license for MBAM PRO for just $18.95, a saving of 25 per cent on the MSRP from the Downloadcrew Software Store.

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