Malwarebytes Anti-Malware it is one of the most popular anti-malware that we can find for Windows. This program does not replace conventional antivirus (although it can work as such), but rather focuses on offering us a “second opinion” on the state of our PC’s security. This software analyzes our hard drives and specializes in detecting threats that go unnoticed by conventional antivirus. In addition, it is able to run alongside other antivirus without causing problems or conflicts.
Like all security programs, in order to function properly it must work at a very low level. This means that the slightest change in the operating system can cause the program to stop working properly. And, unfortunately, this is what has happened with the arrival of the May 2020 Update.
Malwarebytes 4.1 and Windows 10 issues
In Malwarebytes’ own forums we can find a large number of users who are experiencing all kinds of problems with this security software and the latest Windows 10 update. Specifically, the version of this antivirus that gives us problems MBAM 4.1, the latest available to date.
Among others, the problems that users are experiencing are:
- General slowness of the operating system.
- Random whole team crashes.
- Skipping and crashing when playing video.
- Random Blue Screenshots (BSOD).
- Crashes showing a window that Windows 10 is not responding.
The cause of these problems is not very well known. However, some users have found that if disables the MBAM ransomware protection shield, the problems disappear. At least temporarily. Although of course, if we disable this function we are losing the protection of Malwarebytes against ransomware, one of the most interesting shields.
A new “beta” fixes the problems
Those responsible for Malwarebytes were already aware of these problems with Windows 10 since the beginning of June. However, a new stable version has not yet been released that fixes the problems.
What the security firm has done has been to launch a new “beta” version, 220.127.116.11, which, it seems, works perfectly in all versions of Windows 10, even in the 2004, May 2020 Update.
These beta versions are optional. To use them, what we must do is open the program, access the “Configuration” section (by clicking on the gear-shaped icon) and, in the “General” tab, we can activate beta updates.
Once these updates are activated, we will simply search from within the program for a new version of the security software and we will be able to download and install the latest beta version of the software. Once installed, the problems between Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Windows 10 May 2020 Update will be gone.