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Updates about Malwarebytes Corporation, the people who bring you Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Step Forward with Malwarebytes Secure Backup

May 6, 2013 | BY

Computer security can be exhausting when you consider all the updates and scans you know you should do every day. Keeping all your data safe – not to mention website blocking, external security (keeping your password safe and your computer locked) and, of course, backing up important files in case you are actually infected with […]

Improvements to our Updating Process

April 18, 2013 | BY

It’s been a rough week here at Malwarebytes, and I’m sure for many of you as well. We’ve spent the entire week focused on supporting the users affected by Monday’s false positive, as well as implementing systems to prevent this type of problem from ever happening again. If you have not yet received help, please route […]

Yesterday’s Database Update Issue

April 16, 2013 | BY

It saddens me to report that at around 3 PM PST yesterday, Malwarebytes released a definitions update that disabled thousands of computers worldwide. Within 8 minutes, the update was pulled from our servers. Immediately thereafter, users flocked to our support helpdesk and forums to ask us for a fix. I want to offer my sincere […]

Our New Digs

April 15, 2013 | BY

It’s a beautiful day in our new neighborhood! Moving from a tiny, overly-crowded office to the shiny new Malwarebytes headquarters overlooking downtown San Jose has been pretty sweet, I must say. Though technically, we’ve been in this new office building for almost three months now, I guess it’s not official until you do a ribbon cutting of […]

Chameleon: One Year Later.

December 14, 2012 | BY

About one year ago, Malwarebytes gained a new weapon in the fight against cyber-crime to accomplish things it had not been able to before, by releasing a tool known as “Chameleon”.  Since then, very few changes have been made to the tool in helping it continue to evade the offensive efforts of malware against Malwarebytes […]

Meet Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit

November 15, 2012 | BY

Did you know the term ‘malware’ refers to more than just viruses and worms? Did you know that there are types of malware that infect your system at so deep a level that the operating system doesn’t even realize they are there? Did you know that some malware could make the files, services and running […]

Behold…Anti-Malware Man!

October 31, 2012 | BY

Happy Halloween Everybody! If you have been keeping up with the Malwarebytes Facebook or Twitter pages, you might have heard about the interview done on Category5 TV last night with none other than the newest hero in the fight against malware, ANTI-MALWARE MAN!

Malwarebytes: Fighting To The Top

August 29, 2012 | BY

You might not be aware of this but Anti-Malware and antivirus software gets tested every year along with other similar security software. The purpose of these tests is to identify which product is the best at detecting malware.  This process involves a third party organization using up-to-date versions of the software and running them all […]

DefCon for Developers

August 8, 2012 | BY

My colleague Adam Kujawa recently wrote a great post about the Malwarebytes experience at the hacker convention DefCon this year. By popular demand, here’s a round-up of my top four favorite DefCon talks from a development perspective: 1. “Stiltwalker”, by “DC949” (http://www.dc949.org/projects/stiltwalker) I am sure everyone is familiar with reCAPTCHA. You have likely wasted hours […]

Malwarebytes @ DefCon

July 26, 2012 | BY

That’s right, this week some of the Malwarebytes gang will be out in Las Vegas for the hacker convention: DefCon 20! Who is going? Marcin Kleczynski – CEO Rebecca Kline – Director of Marketing Josh Hall-Bachner – Web Developer Doug Swanson – VP of Development Adam Kujawa – Me! What are we doing there? DefCon […]

Telephony Scams: Can You Help?

May 24, 2012 | BY

Back in 2009, I wrote about a telephony based scam that had gained momentum, and which sadly appears to have grown since then — invading other countries and scamming more victims. Since then, various other people, including my friends at Microsoft, have been investigating the companies involved, to try and both raise awareness and shut […]

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