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Malwarebytes introduces new antivirus replacement

Malwarebytes 3.0 combines four proprietary technologies to equip users with the strongest Malwarebytes protection ever

Malwarebytes introduces new antivirus replacement
According to the FBI, cyber-extortion losses have skyrocketed, with ransomware becoming a $1bn a year crime

Malwarebytes has announced the introductions of Malwarebytes 3.0, a next generation antivirus replacement.

According to the FBI, cyber-extortion losses have skyrocketed, with ransomware becoming a $1bn a year crime. Malwarebytes' new solution replaces antivirus with a technology designed to block malware, ransomware, exploits and other advanced threats that antivirus solutions aren't smart enough to stop.

Malwarebytes 3.0 combines four technologies; modules anti-malware, anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and malicious website protection-to block and remove both known and unknown threats. The anti-ransomware and anti-exploit modules employ signature-less technology so users are protected from advanced threats that are not yet known to traditional antivirus research labs.     

"Our customers   have made it clear that they want an all-in-one solution from Malwarebytes to protect their PCs," said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. "With Malwarebytes 3.0, we are introducing a new generation of computer security. We built the solution with the understanding that combining proactive and signature-less technologies with traditional heuristics is the most effective way of protecting users. Individuals can now leverage Malwarebytes 3.0 to replace or enhance their traditional antivirus protections, and have confidence that they are safe online."                                

The solution also scans 4x faster than its predecessor, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. "Although awareness of cyber threats and the potential consequences has never been higher, we still   see a general lack of willingness to adopt new security solutions or change risky practices," said Mike Jude, Stratecast program manager at Frost & Sullivan.

"We believe  this is partially due to the lack of intuitive, user-friendly security solutions. Whether a decision-maker in a small or midsized business or an individual   consumer, each is reluctant to upgrade computer security because of the complexity of adopting multiple solutions, potentially from multiple vendors. Malwarebytes  3.0 tackles this issue head-on with first-class protection in a single solution."            

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