Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70 Beta Brings Windows 8 Support

The Beta version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70 has been released and is available for testing. This Beta release adds a number of new features and improvements, worth noting the addition of Windows 8 support as MBAM now shows notifications on the splash screen. The program’s logo and icons have been redesigned, and more importantly, this beta version of MBAM has improved compatibility with some security products.

New Features in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v1.7

  • New program logo and icons.
  • Heuristics for 0-day exploit detection now implemented in the protection module for the PRO version.
  • Threats detected by the protection module are now automatically quarantined by default.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now shows Windows 8 START screen notifications.
  • Improved More Tools tab with tons of new content and more in the future.
  • Option to allow a threat to run temporarily (Temporarily Allow) added to file system protection prompts.
  • Option to add a detected item to the Ignore List (Allow Always) added to file system protection prompts.


  • The heuristic for detecting new and unknown threats has been improved.
  • Improved scanner efficiency.
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 are now correctly identified in scan logs.
  • Updated help file to include information about new features.
  • Better compatibility with many other real-time security products.

You can install this beta version over the current program version 1.65 on your computer.

MBAM works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

Download Malwarebytes 1.70 Beta

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