MalwareBytes has announced the launch of the premium edition of its software, the first completely new version of the company’s flagship security software for six years.
Named Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium, it is designed to work alongside traditional anti-virus to provide additional protection, and combines five powerful technologies in a lightweight 16MB download. These include a new heuristics engine; anti-rootkit technology; Malwarebytes’ Chameleon to brute force start-up and scan when malware is operating; malicious URL blocking and enhanced protection from unwanted programs such as aggressive adware and toolbars and new user interface and ultra-quick threat scan.
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 Premium.
“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.”
Malwarebytes also announced that Premium will offer support for Windows XP users for life, who currently make up 20 per cent of Malwarebytes’ user base and will not have support from Microsoft after April 8th when updates end.