Malwarebytes 4.0 Released – The best gets better!

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Updated April 17, 2020

Malwarebytes Labs have announced the release of Malwarebytes 4.0: ‘smarter, faster, and lighter.’ As well as the Anti-Malware, and built-in Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware features we’re used to, Malwarebytes 4.0 sports Katana, its new detection engine. Katana uses `patented, dynamic methods to recognize zero-hour malware even before it’s released in the wild.’ Malwarebytes claims that you can scan faster than before with 50% less CPU usage.

Malwarebytes 4.0 Released: What’s improved

  • Improved zero-hour detection that pinpoints new threats as they arise
  • Upgraded behavioral detection capabilities that catch more diverse threats—even those that use signature evasion
  • Improved overall performance and scan speed
  • Redesigned User Interface (UI) for easier, more intuitive functionality
  • Simplified Windows Security Center integration settings
  • Enhanced web protection technology
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Malwarebytes 4.0 is designed to block these evolving threats in record time using innovative detection technology. Our new intuitive user interface helps customers more easily engage with their cybersecurity. Furthermore, the new engine is optimized and requires 50 percent less of the CPU while scanning. Malwarebytes


Although this new version costs $39.99 per year, existing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware subscribers can upgrade for free and continue paying their annual subscription of $24.95, and it should remain at that price.

To find out more, and to download the trial/free upgrade, see the links below:

Thoughts about Malwarebytes

You can use Malwarebytes as your sole antivirus protection (since Malwarebytes 3.0). You can run it alongside other security apps, too, if you prefer. Many people choose to use it alongside Windows Security. Having both apps offers extra peace of mind, and it’s good to see Malwarebytes blocking undesirable connections in real-time. Give it a try.

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