Malwarebytes 3 is the next generation of the popular malware killer, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

The product is a combination of every Malwarebytes technology, including anti-malware, anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, web protection and more.

The interface is straightforward and familiar. A dashboard displays your current status, you can launch a scan with a click, and most of the time there's nothing else to do at all.

This doesn't mean you won't notice any changes. Despite all the extra technologies, for instance, Malwarebytes says system scans are now 3x to 4x faster.

Experienced users will also find an array of options, switches and settings to help tweak the program.

To take a single example, you don't just have an option to turn the anti-exploit on or off. You can also configure 6 separate six component technologies (DEP, anti-heapspraying, ASLR, more), eight memory protection methods, five application behaviour checks, five Java technologies, and individually define the types of apps where each of these will be used (browsers, Office, PDF readers, media players, more).

Please note, this version will automatically update any existing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware installations to a 14-day trial of Malwarebytes 3.

What's new in 3.8.3.2965 (see changelog for more)?

-  Improved detection and remediation techniques.
- Fixed: Grey screen of death related to MWAC DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
- Fixed: issue where Web Protection would continue to block/unblock whitelisted URLs until the machine was rebooted.
- Fixed: issue where Web Protection could interfere with IPv6 connectivity.
- Fixed: Malwarebytes erroneously registers with Windows Security Center on Windows 10 update 1903.
- Fixed: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (7a) blue screen of death that occurred during rootkit scan.
- Fixed: minor issues with multi-language support.

Verdict

Malwarebytes 3 is fast and with plenty of features.