Malwarebytes today announces the launch of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Premium, a new tool designed to proactively protect home PCs against
advanced criminal software which traditional anti-virus cannot detect.
In development for over 18 months, Premium is the first completely new
version of the company's flagship security software for six years, and
is designed to work alongside traditional anti-virus to provide
Premium will support XP users for life, who currently make up 20% of
Malwarebytes' user-base and could be at greater risk when updates stop
on April 8.
The new product brings together five powerful technologies in a
lightweight 16MB download for the first time, the combination of which
provides dynamic protection from advanced threats. At its core is a new
heuristics engine, designed to detect and kill malicious software based
on behavior. This means protection is not reliant on slow-moving
signatures, providing defense against zero-day attacks.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium also integrates new Anti-Rootkit
technology, which rips out and fixes the damage done by malicious
software hiding at an extremely deep-level in the operating system.
Malwarebytes' Chameleon is also built-in, allowing Premium to brute
force start-up and scan when malware is crippling traditional security
software and other processes.
Premium has added updated malicious URL blocking and enhanced protection
from unwanted programs such as aggressive adware and toolbars. A new
user interface and ultra-quick threat scan, ensure the product is easy
Marcin Kleczynski, Founder and CEO of Malwarebytes, said, "Six years
after the launch of the first version, and following 18 months of
development and countless research hours, we are thrilled to announce
"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
The new product does not replace Malwarebytes' acclaimed free clean-up
tool, which the company has committed to providing for free forever.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is available from the online
store for an annual subscription of $24.95, and provides coverage
for up to three PCs. Users with existing lifetime licenses for
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO will receive a free upgrade to the new
Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and
businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection
by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, the
company's flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based
detection engine that has removed more than 5 billion malicious threats
from computers worldwide. Founded in 2008, the self-funded company is
headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a
global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please
visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.
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