Malwarebytes is a trusted name in virus and malware protection for home PCs, and earlier today the company announced the launch of their newest tool, Anti-Malware Premium. Premium has spent the last year-and-a-half in development in order to combat the latest threats to personal computers, since malware is constantly evolving to become undetectable by existing anti-virus programs. Considering that Malwarebytes has not launched a new version of their security software in six years, the new tool is expected to meet the needs of today’s PC user better than ever.
Anti-Malware Premium combines five core technologies into a single kit which detects and removes malicious software based on their behavior, and not on a pre-determined list of tests which viruses are increasingly likely to pass. These tools include Anti-Rootkit technology that pulls malicious software out of the deepest levels of the operating system and even seek to repair the damage done. Chameleon technology is also featured by the program, which boots up premium during computer startup to scan for viruses right away.
Premium has also offered to extend their support to Windows XP users for life, since 1 in 5 Malwarebytes users still operate off the system, which will no longer receive updates starting April 8th. According to company CEO and founder Marcin Kleczynski, “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.”
Of course, Malwarebytes has no plans to stop offering their free clean-up tool, which can be downloaded off of their online store. The company is committing to providing free scans forever through their downloadable tool, but users who want to use Anti-Malware Premium can find it in the online store for only $24.95 per year.