Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Is out, Supports XP Forever
Article by George Norman
On 26 Mar 2014
Security company Malwarebytes recently announced that its flagship security software, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, has been updated to version 2.0. The security solution comes with a new user interface and with five powerful technologies to provide dynamic protection against advanced threats.

“Six years after the launch of the first version, and following 18 months of development and countless research hours, we are thrilled to announce Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0,” said Marcin Kleczynski, founder and CEO of Malwarebytes. “It has been a real labor of love. We are proud of what we have created and believe it builds upon the success of our existing products to give people a strong proactive countermeasure against today’s advanced online threats.”


After more than 18 months in development, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 has been rolled out to the public. The updated version comes with a new user interface, five powerful technologies that provide dynamic protection against advanced threats, a new heuristics engine that detects malicious software based on behavior, new anti-rootkit technology, Chameleon to brute force start-up and scan an infected machine, updated malicious URL blocking, and ultra-quick threat scan speed.

There is another small change that deserves mentioning: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO has been replaced with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium. Customers that have a lifetime license for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO will get a free upgrade to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium. An annual subscription for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is priced at $24.95. Before purchasing a license, you can use the software for an evaluation period of 14 days.

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP (and Office 2003) on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft will no longer push out maintenance or security updates for the operating system. The problem is that Windows XP users make up 20% of Malwarebytes’ user-base. Malwarebytes will not give up on them. The security company announced that it will provide lifetime support to XP users.

Additional information on Malwarebytes is available here.

Tags: Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, security, Microsoft, Windows, Windows XP
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