akemiiwaya at March 25th, 2014 13:20 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/185504/malwarebytes-anti-malware-2.0-now-available-for-download/
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a dependable work-horse when it comes to eradicating malware, and definitely a recommended app for anyone’s security setup. This week Malwarebytes has released a new stable version that features a host of improvements, new features, and a redesigned interface.
straspey at March 25th, 2014 13:41 — #2
I actually wrote a post about this last night as well
One more thing about the BetaNews story is they are offering a special limited discount deal on a lifetime license.
Under the new system, users who want the PRO version will have to pay a yearly subscription fee. However, if you follow the links from the BetaNews article, you can buy an liftetime license for $18.95 which will never expire.
I actually did this and it through smoothly and without a hitch - and I am now enjoying the benefits of MBAM Pro with my new license key. Have a look a the article:
Now is the time to get your lifetime Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO license (before it’s too late)
harv at March 25th, 2014 15:17 — #3
MBAM2 also has a Self Protection Module, not on by default, under Advanced Settings. I discovered quite how effective it is when I tried to move the Desktop shortcut to a folder I have for security software. You simply can't do it, or delete it, or modify the Properties. If the core protection is as good it's deeply impressive. The programs footprint is remarkably small too. I'm very pleased with it.
badonk at March 26th, 2014 10:24 — #4
Yeesh. It has a very Rogueware look to it now. That's a shame.
norwegianw00d at March 26th, 2014 10:46 — #5
Yes it does, big mistake IMHO. The Installation generates the alert 'The DB is out of date' in a 400x150 box featuring tons of red. A scan completes and it generates another huge box with 2 lines of text. It's really scary & Rogue-like for people that don't really understand what's going on. Popups of any kind are disruptive and very scary. Norton loves popups. People hate Norton. Popups are always, always, always bad.
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 11:12 — #6
Straspey, did I do something wrong? I downloaded and paid for the new version, when I downloaded it, it did not ask me for the lic. # or anything, it installed and updated the definitions which it said was 355 days out dated which is impossible since I update daily. I checked the version it installed and it was the old one 1.75
straspey at March 26th, 2014 11:33 — #7
The version you download when you purchase the license key is still 1.75 - but not to worry, because once you activate it you will be able to immediately upgrade by downloading a copy of 2.0 directly from the MBAM Home Page.
First thing to do is have a look at this page on the MBAM website:
How do I activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?
Which includes an easy, step-by-step instructional video:
How to activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
Once installed, your new version will assume it's a first-time installation, which is why it will want to run an update for the latest definitions -- and you should definitely do that.
Remember - you have to "activate" your Pro version by manually entering the user ID and license key you received.
Give it a try, and let us know the results.
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 14:13 — #8
I still cannot find any Activate button anywhere, I have all the info that is required but cannot enter any of it anywhere, I guess I am just stupid. I have been using the Pro version all along. I opened it up and there is no activate button.
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 14:26 — #9
I ran the instruction video and it shows an activate button at the top, there is none on mine, but it shows the free version I have the pro version. Do I have to install the free version to get the activate button?
straspey at March 26th, 2014 15:09 — #10
The video is based on version 2.0.
Are you still running 1.75 ?
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 15:50 — #11
Yes, I am running 1.75 pro version and I am trying to activate the 2.0v that you describe in your post, but I cannot activate it
straspey at March 26th, 2014 16:13 — #12
Assuming you purchased a new license from the link on the BetaNews article and you have saved and written down your new ID and License key in a safe place - follow these steps:
Download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Cleanup Tool from HERE and save it to your desktop.
Close all work and browsers, and then run the tool. This will remove all traces of MBAM from your computer, including any leftover and orphaned files or registry entries.
Once it has completed, it may tell you to re-boot your computer, which you should do anyway.
After rebooting, go back to the site where you purchased your license and download a fresh copy of the FREE version of MBAM 1.75.
During the installation procedure, you will be provided with the opportunity to enter your ID and license and activate the software -- Enter your new ID and License Key in the appropriate boxes -- you should receive some type of confirmation, and it will install as the PRO version of MBAM.
Once the installation is complete, reboot your computer again.
Once that's done, go directly to the MBAM website Home Page and download a copy of the FREE version of 2.0 - and save it to your deskop.
Once again, close all work and browsers, and run the installation of MBAM 2.0.
During the install process, MBAM will recognize your new ID and License Key, and will automatically upgrade you to the PREMIUM version of MBAM 2.0 - which is the name they're now now using in place of "Pro".
Open 2.0 and check your account info - you should see that the software is registered to * -* because your key is hidden on purpose.
That's the best I can do for you -- hope it helps.
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 16:29 — #13
Okay, I will try that, Thanks
ushindi at March 26th, 2014 17:03 — #14
I appreciate this, AA - I'm a fan and long-time user of Malwarebytes, and now, thanks to you, I have the upgrade.
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 18:37 — #15
Straspey, That worked GREAT, thank you so much for the help. Sorry to be such a pain, but none of those instructions were included in any of their emails. Agai n Thank You
straspey at March 26th, 2014 19:08 — #16
That's great to hear, and I'm really glad the process worked and you are now up and running and it was my pleasure to be of assistance.
This was a classic case of going back to square-one -- which often forces us to walk through some steps we may have missed along the way.
Also - thanks for letting us all know that the process worked for you, because it could prove to helpful for others here who might experience the same issue at some point in the future.
Now make sure you have the new ID and License Key written down and saved somewhere other than on your computer, because...well, you never know -
tsmith777 at March 26th, 2014 20:28 — #17
I did that, it is saved on a flash drive and my backup software. Again thanks much
system at April 4th, 2014 13:20 — #18
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