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#1133094 - 11/25/17 02:37 AM Malwarebytes update
oldbroad Offline
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I know there was something posted here fairly recently about this but cannot find what I was looking for.

I have the message from Malwarebytes that an upgrade is available. It is Version 3.3.1.2183 and says it will replace all legacy Malwarebytes products.

Do we have to do this?

Should we do this?

I don't understand what it means by replacing all legacy products. If I do this update, what will change?

Thank you for your help.

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#1133120 - 11/25/17 09:42 AM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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There was something about a MalwareBytes Update here
http://www.gameboomers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1128669/Malwarebytes_update

but it was more about not being able to install an update, and then getting responses through zendesk instead of a MalwareBytes email.

Draclvr can advise you better than I can, so I'd wait and see what she says.

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#1133128 - 11/25/17 10:35 AM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Do you have Malwarebytes Premium? You don't have to do the update, but I have to say the new one is much faster. The new version is meant to replace your anti-virus program. It includes anti-malware, anti-exploit and anti ransomeware. You can read more about it here. I have 3.2.2 and have Malwarebytes Premium.

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebyt...us-replacement/
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#1133135 - 11/25/17 11:34 AM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Actually, it says "upgrade", not "update" as I wrote above.

Yes, I have Premium and it appears that if I don't do the upgrade, this message popping up in the corner of my screen (even while I'm in the middle of gaming) is going to be a HUGE nuisance. (If I open my malwarebytes it tells me to upgrade also. This is not just some random pop-up.)

Jenny, I found that thread, but I had thought there was one somewhere mentioning the "legacy" word that I wanted to review as that is what I really don't understand (if there will be some difference for me).

Draclvr, so if it is meant to "replace your anti-virus program" does it cause problems with your anti-virus program (mine being Norton)? I have not followed your link yet. I slept in and haven't even grabbed my coffee yet. Will do that and take a look.

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#1133139 - 11/25/17 12:03 PM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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I believe this is what Malwarebytes means in referencing the word "legacy":

Quote:
A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete. Although a legacy app still works, it may be unstable because of compatibility issues with current operating systems (OSes), browsers and information technology (IT) infrastructures.

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#1133141 - 11/25/17 12:12 PM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Thanks Marian. That sounds to me then, like a regular update to keep your program stable, and they shouldn't be confusing people mentioning it.

Maybe I'm just being ornery. mad

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#1133142 - 11/25/17 12:15 PM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Yes, I saw the word upgrade, but my brain typed in update... I was still working on my first cup of coffee.

And yes, it will continue to nag you. If you have Premium, then I would definitely do the upgrade. I am using it alongside my Windows Defender anti-virus and there have been no issues. Don't know how it will work with another anti-virus program though. I did some checking and found both yes and no.
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#1133145 - 11/25/17 12:29 PM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Thank you Draclvr. Just read that article you linked to and it was very informative. It answered my questions and I'm pretty sure I even understood all of it. lol It's written in plain, simple English! Grandfathered in so there is no price adjustment (at least not now) yay. Claims to work with your Anti-virus program, yay. Guess I better do it!

Oh, I actually thought I typed update but see I did have upgrade in my actual post. I put it wrong in the title though. I know sometimes the wording makes a difference.

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#1133147 - 11/25/17 01:02 PM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
Jenny, I found that thread, but I had thought there was one somewhere mentioning the "legacy" word that I wanted to review as that is what I really don't understand (if there will be some difference for me).


Legacy means support of older computer hardware and older operating systems:

https://filehippofy.com/software/antivirus/download-free-malwarebytes-2-2-1/
MalwareBytes 2.2.1 supported back to Windows 2000
Quote:
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit


https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/guides/MBMRGuide.pdf
MalwareBytes 2.5 supported back to Windows XP SP2
Quote:
Windows 10 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later, 32-bit only)
CPU: 800 MHz or faster
RAM: 256 MB (512 MB or more recommended)


https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/guides/Malwarebytes-3.0-User-Guide.pdf
MalwareBytes 3.0 supported back to Windows XP SP 3 or Vista SP 1
Quote:
Windows 10 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 or later, 32/64-bit), Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit only)
CPU: 800 MHz or faster
RAM: 2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS, except 256 MB for Windows XP)


So with newer versions they drop support of an older version of Windows and sometimes increase requirements.
MalwareBytes 2.5 had no support for Windows 2000
MalwareBytes 3.0 requires the latest Service Packs for Vista and XP as well as requiring more memory for Vista and later.

If you have Windows 7 or later and a fairly recent computer (not 10 years old), dropping support of legacy products shouldn't be an issue. They add support for newer hardware and new versions of Windows.

If the computer has XP, you really shouldn't take it out on the Internet unless you're an expert in computer security and know how to lock down Windows XP to prevent infection.

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#1133149 - 11/25/17 01:46 PM Re: Malwarebytes update [Re: oldbroad]
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Hey Jenny. Thanks for all of that info. I saved that 44 page MalwareBytes user guide to my documents after going through it. May need it for future reference!

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