Malwarebytes v4.0 With New Interface & Scanning Engine Released

Malwarebytes has released a new version 4.0 which comes with a new user interface, scanning engine, threat statics and more.

Currently, you have to download the latest install file from the Malwarebytes website to upgrade as version 3.x is not automatically upgrading.

Also, here’s a guide on installing Malwarebytes v4.0

Let’s take a look at what’s new in Malwarebytes version 4.0


One of the biggest changes is the new user interface which mainly is broken up into three sections, Detection History, Scanner and Real-Time Protection (Premium Feature Only).

If you click on any of the sections, it will give you more options where you can change settings, view quarantine or perform a scan.

The Real-Time protection section has had the most changes and now you can easily manage the different protections, stats on malicious sites, ransomware, exploits, malware and PUPs that Malwarebytes has blocked.

Also, in this section, there are the latest posts from Malwarebytes blog.


Malwarebytes version 4.0 now comes with a new scanning engine called ‘Katana’ that includes the following features:

  • Improved zero-hour detection – pinpoints new threats as they arise and before they can wreak havoc on your device
  • Expanded malware detection – blocks even more malware for improved protection
  • Signature-less behavioral detection – identifies the latest variants of dangerous malware families that attempt to evade traditional signatures through runtime packing, obfuscation and encryption, offering instant protection against new threats that traditional AV has a hard time detecting

Also with this release, Malwarebytes has now registered itself with the Windows Security settings as the primary antivirus solution on the computer which will allow Windows 10 to alert you if the real-time protection feature is disabled.


As with a lot of software now, if you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, Malwarebytes v4.0 no longer works with those operating systems and it’s best you keep using Malwarebytes v3.x

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