If you’ve ever run into the problem of stubborn malware on your computer, then you may have come across one of the most-used solutions: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The software, which is one of the most popular anti-malware tools on CNET, turns five years old today.
The program, which has been downloaded more than 200 million times since its launch on January 21, 2008, was the brainchild of Marcin Kleczynski. Kleczynski was frustrated with other popular antivirus programs, such as Symantec and McAfee, because they were unable to remove the malware that had infected his home computer.
Malwarebytes, the company, behind the popular Anti-Malware program has recently released version 1.40 which includes some additional protection for paying customers. The new IP blocking protection module integrates with the already existing real-time protection module to keep you even safer online.
How does the new IP blocking protection work? According to Malwarebytes, “The IP blocking module enhances the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware protection module by tremendously improving protection. When a user attempts to visit a website that is infected, the IP blocking module quickly kicks in to block the connection and alert the user. This IP blocking module is updated every time the database is updated to include the latest IP ranges that should be blocked. It also provides us with an advantage as it blocks malicious software that has not yet been released, which allows us to be proactive and not reactive.”