Malwarebytes 3 Upgrade Starts Premium Trial

If you’ve been using the free version of Malwarebytes 2 as an on-demand anti-virus scanner and you upgrade to version 3, you may be surprised by warnings that real-time protection is turned off:

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It seems that Malwarebytes has discontinued the free-only version and now always starts with a 14-day trial of the Premium version. As explained on this page, after the trial expires, the program reverts to a manual scanner:

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So if you want to play with the premium features like real-time protection, you can turn that on, or you can just ignore the popups for a couple weeks and you’ll be back to the manual scanner.

Malwarebytes has been a great second-chance scanner and the additional features in the Premium version may well be worth the subscription fee. This unexpected trial is causing some confusion though.

1 thought on “Malwarebytes 3 Upgrade Starts Premium Trial

  1. K7 Antivirus Customer Support

    [This comment is from someone advertising “antivirus customer support.” Advertising link removed.]

    Malwarebytes is great. The features and its workability are fantastic. always gives good results. Yes totally agreed the updates versions are not of much help either. It works fine with the free version.

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