Is the Free Malwarebytes gone ?

My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.

Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial 
version.

Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
14 day thing.  Circular.

Am I right ?

DoctorBill
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DoctorBill wrote:
> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
>
> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
> version.
>
> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
> 14 day thing.  Circular.
>
> Am I right ?
>
> DoctorBill

MB became confusing some time back when they went from a simple scan on 
demand to including every other anti-virus thing in a suite.
Download and install the free version but don't check the box for "start 
14 day trial", or what ever it says... I forgot exactly.
Also, in Setup / Application, be sure to turn off EVERYTHING, otherwise 
it will continually report back to their home planet.

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Paul
2/10/2019 7:20:22 PM
On 2/10/2019 9:10 AM, DoctorBill wrote:
> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
> 
> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial 
> version.
> 
> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
> 14 day thing.  Circular.
> 
> Am I right ?
> 
> DoctorBill
> 

At <https://www.malwarebytes.com/>, hover your cursor over the Explore
button on the left side of the page, under Home.

-- 
David E. Ross

Trump again proves he is a major source of fake news.  He wants
to cut off disaster funds to repair the damage caused by the
Woolsey Fire in southern California because he claims the state
fails to manage its forests properly.  The Woolsey Fire was NOT
a forest fire.  Starting in an industrial tract, it did not burn
through any forests.

See <http://www.rossde.com/fire.html>.
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David
2/10/2019 11:33:19 PM
On 2/10/2019 10:55 PM, DoctorBill wrote:
> Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>> DoctorBill wrote:
>>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !�  I dumped it.
>>>
>>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>>> Is it gone ?�  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>>> version.
>>>
>>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>>> 14 day thing.�  Circular.
>>>
>>> Am I right ?
>>>
>>> DoctorBill
>>
>> MB became confusing some time back when they went from a simple scan
>> on demand to including every other anti-virus thing in a suite.
>> Download and install the free version but don't check the box for
>> "start 14 day trial", or what ever it says... I forgot exactly.
>> Also, in Setup / Application, be sure to turn off EVERYTHING,
>> otherwise it will continually report back to their home planet.
>>
>
> I cannot find the "Free Version" on Google.
> Whatever Google comes up with turns out to be the 14 Day trial thing !
> That is why I am asking if that is gone ?
>
> Even the Google links that are OLDER still come up with the 14 day thing.
> If I am missing something, please tell me !
>
> DoctorBill
>

https://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_3/

Filehippo says it's free. There's no guarantee, but in this case I think 
it is free because I use one of the 3.6.1.xxxx versions on the right and 
it's free.

As I recall when I installed my version they "turned everything on". The 
solution: turn everything off, and you'll have the free installation. 
After the trial period is over, you won't notice the difference because 
you already will have done what they were about to do.





I'm using 3.6.1, which is free

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Roger
2/11/2019 1:01:01 AM
Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
> DoctorBill wrote:
>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
>>
>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>> version.
>>
>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>> 14 day thing.  Circular.
>>
>> Am I right ?
>>
>> DoctorBill
> 
> MB became confusing some time back when they went from a simple scan on 
> demand to including every other anti-virus thing in a suite.
> Download and install the free version but don't check the box for "start 
> 14 day trial", or what ever it says... I forgot exactly.
> Also, in Setup / Application, be sure to turn off EVERYTHING, otherwise 
> it will continually report back to their home planet.
> 

I cannot find the "Free Version" on Google.
Whatever Google comes up with turns out to be the 14 Day trial thing !
That is why I am asking if that is gone ?

Even the Google links that are OLDER still come up with the 14 day thing.
If I am missing something, please tell me !

DoctorBill

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DoctorBill
2/11/2019 3:55:27 AM
DoctorBill wrote:
> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
> 
> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial 
> version.
> 
> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
> 14 day thing.  Circular.
> 
> Am I right ?
> 
> DoctorBill

I just read a "Review" of MalWareBytes that explained the 14 Day Trial 
Period.

After the 14 Days - it reverts to the "FREE" version.

I thought that it would seize up after 14 days like most Trial Software !

I downloaded the "Free" Version and am using it now.  Sorry for my 
confusion !

DoctorBill
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DoctorBill
2/11/2019 5:38:21 AM
On 2/10/19, DoctorBill <NoNoNo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>> DoctorBill wrote:
>>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
>>>
>>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>>> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>>> version.
>>>
>>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>>> 14 day thing.  Circular.
>>>
>>> Am I right ?
>>>
>>> DoctorBill
>>
>> MB became confusing some time back when they went from a simple scan on
>> demand to including every other anti-virus thing in a suite.
>> Download and install the free version but don't check the box for "start
>> 14 day trial", or what ever it says... I forgot exactly.
>> Also, in Setup / Application, be sure to turn off EVERYTHING, otherwise
>> it will continually report back to their home planet.
>>
>
> I cannot find the "Free Version" on Google.
> Whatever Google comes up with turns out to be the 14 Day trial thing !
> That is why I am asking if that is gone ?
>
> Even the Google links that are OLDER still come up with the 14 day thing.
> If I am missing something, please tell me !

It looks like you get 14 days of Malwarebytes Premium for free; if you
don't buy it then all the premium features are disabled and you're
left with the free version that just disinfects:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/trial/
- For 14 days, Malwarebytes for Window will keep malware from
infecting your computer for free. After that, it reverts to a limited
scanner.
- TRIAL PERIOD
Prevent malware from infecting your computer for 14 days with
real-time protection, anti-ransomware technology, and malicious
website blocking.
- DO NOTHING
Malwarebytes for Windows reverts to a manual scanner that detects and
cleans up malware infections only when you run a scan. You can upgrade
to the premium version any time.


Did earlier versions of malwarebytes free offer any kind of protection
or was it strictly an after-the-fact find & remove malware product?

Lee
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Lee
2/11/2019 5:41:58 AM
Lee wrote:
> On 2/10/19, DoctorBill <NoNoNo@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>>> DoctorBill wrote:
>>>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>>>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
>>>>
>>>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>>>> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>>>> version.
>>>>
>>>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>>>> 14 day thing.  Circular.
>>>>
>>>> Am I right ?
>>>>
>>>> DoctorBill
>>>
>>> MB became confusing some time back when they went from a simple scan on
>>> demand to including every other anti-virus thing in a suite.
>>> Download and install the free version but don't check the box for "start
>>> 14 day trial", or what ever it says... I forgot exactly.
>>> Also, in Setup / Application, be sure to turn off EVERYTHING, otherwise
>>> it will continually report back to their home planet.
>>>
>>
>> I cannot find the "Free Version" on Google.
>> Whatever Google comes up with turns out to be the 14 Day trial thing !
>> That is why I am asking if that is gone ?
>>
>> Even the Google links that are OLDER still come up with the 14 day thing.
>> If I am missing something, please tell me !
>
> It looks like you get 14 days of Malwarebytes Premium for free; if you
> don't buy it then all the premium features are disabled and you're
> left with the free version that just disinfects:
> https://www.malwarebytes.com/trial/
> - For 14 days, Malwarebytes for Window will keep malware from
> infecting your computer for free. After that, it reverts to a limited
> scanner.
> - TRIAL PERIOD
> Prevent malware from infecting your computer for 14 days with
> real-time protection, anti-ransomware technology, and malicious
> website blocking.
> - DO NOTHING
> Malwarebytes for Windows reverts to a manual scanner that detects and
> cleans up malware infections only when you run a scan. You can upgrade
> to the premium version any time.
>
>
> Did earlier versions of malwarebytes free offer any kind of protection
> or was it strictly an after-the-fact find & remove malware product?
>
> Lee
>
Previously, if I remember correctly, there were 2 versions: FREE and 
PREMIUM.
Now, however, it looks like they turned on the Premium with the FREE
version hoping to lure a few more fish to their bottom-line.
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Glen
2/11/2019 5:47:40 AM
DoctorBill wrote:
> DoctorBill wrote:
>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
>>
>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>> version.
>>
>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>> 14 day thing.  Circular.
>>
>> Am I right ?
>>
>> DoctorBill
>
> I just read a "Review" of MalWareBytes that explained the 14 Day Trial
> Period.
>
> After the 14 Days - it reverts to the "FREE" version.
>
> I thought that it would seize up after 14 days like most Trial Software !
>
> I downloaded the "Free" Version and am using it now.  Sorry for my
> confusion !
>
> DoctorBill
You can also look at their price list 
(https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/) and it still shows the 'free' 
version.  And if you try downloading via both links, it downloads the 
same version, so it confirms it's just a ploy to get more paid 
subscribers.  Plus, as you can see, seeing for yourself the confusion, 
many people will end up paying the Premium to keep the software active. ;)
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Glen
2/11/2019 5:51:51 AM
Roger Fink wrote:
> On 2/10/2019 10:55 PM, DoctorBill wrote:
>> Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>>> DoctorBill wrote:
>>>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>>>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !�  I dumped it.
>>>>
>>>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>>>> Is it gone ?�  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>>>> version.
>>>>
>>>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>>>> 14 day thing.�  Circular.
>>>>
>>>> Am I right ?
>>>>
>>>> DoctorBill
>>>
>>> MB became confusing some time back when they went from a simple scan
>>> on demand to including every other anti-virus thing in a suite.
>>> Download and install the free version but don't check the box for
>>> "start 14 day trial", or what ever it says... I forgot exactly.
>>> Also, in Setup / Application, be sure to turn off EVERYTHING,
>>> otherwise it will continually report back to their home planet.
>>>
>>
>> I cannot find the "Free Version" on Google.
>> Whatever Google comes up with turns out to be the 14 Day trial thing !
>> That is why I am asking if that is gone ?
>>
>> Even the Google links that are OLDER still come up with the 14 day thing.
>> If I am missing something, please tell me !
>>
>> DoctorBill
>>
>
> https://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_3/
>
> Filehippo says it's free. There's no guarantee, but in this case I think
> it is free because I use one of the 3.6.1.xxxx versions on the right and
> it's free.
>
> As I recall when I installed my version they "turned everything on". The
> solution: turn everything off, and you'll have the free installation.
> After the trial period is over, you won't notice the difference because
> you already will have done what they were about to do.
>
>
>
>
>
> I'm using 3.6.1, which is free
>
What he said. :)
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Glen
2/11/2019 6:04:02 AM
On 2/10/2019 9:10 AM, DoctorBill wrote:
> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
> 
> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial 
> version.
> 
> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
> 14 day thing.  Circular.
> 
> Am I right ?
> 
> DoctorBill
> 

Yesterday, I downloaded the FREE version of Malwarebytes 3.7.1.2879 from
the Malwarebytes home Web page.  I then installed it.

To get the installer, I went to <http://www.malwarebytes.org/>.  On the
left side of the Web page under Home (I had to set Images to "Load all
images"), I put my cursor over the Explore button without selecting it.
That gave me the options Free and Premium.  I selected the Free Download
button under Free.

Note:  The installer shows a very long version number.  It is actually
three version numbers separated with hyphens.  The first part is the
software version.  The second part is the components version.  The third
part is the update package version.  I do not understand the distinction
between these three.

-- 
David E. Ross

Trump again proves he is a major source of fake news.  He wants
to cut off disaster funds to repair the damage caused by the
Woolsey Fire in southern California because he claims the state
fails to manage its forests properly.  The Woolsey Fire was NOT
a forest fire.  Starting in an industrial tract, it did not burn
through any forests.

See <http://www.rossde.com/fire.html>.
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David
2/11/2019 4:10:47 PM
David E. Ross wrote:
> On 2/10/2019 9:10 AM, DoctorBill wrote:
>> My old free version of Malwarebytes did a "Thing" on me and
>> did an "Update" which installed a 14 day trial version !  I dumped it.
>>
>> Been looking for the "Free" version, but can't find it.
>> Is it gone ?  'Free Download' is used to trick you into the 14 trial
>> version.
>>
>> Old sites for the Original FREE VERSION just lead to the
>> 14 day thing.  Circular.
>>
>> Am I right ?
>>
>> DoctorBill
>>
>
> Yesterday, I downloaded the FREE version of Malwarebytes 3.7.1.2879 from
> the Malwarebytes home Web page.  I then installed it.
>
> To get the installer, I went to <http://www.malwarebytes.org/>.  On the
> left side of the Web page under Home (I had to set Images to "Load all
> images"), I put my cursor over the Explore button without selecting it.
> That gave me the options Free and Premium.  I selected the Free Download
> button under Free.
>
> Note:  The installer shows a very long version number.  It is actually
> three version numbers separated with hyphens.  The first part is the
> software version.  The second part is the components version.  The third
> part is the update package version.  I do not understand the distinction
> between these three.
>
Well, at least from what I gather when downloading the latest software 
even though I've been using this program forever, no matter if you 
choose the Home/Premium Trial or Premium Trial links, considering either 
or is your only option to download any version without having to make an 
upfront payment, both links will give you access to the identical 
program. Long story short, both the Free/Premium Trial or Premium Trial 
versions are identical and, like Cinderella at midnight (after 14 days), 
both will revert to malware scanning only after the trial expires, 
unless you choose to spend the bucks for keeping Premium features active.

Visually:
Free/Premium Trial version #: .....3.7.1.2839-1.0.538-1.0.9186.exe
Premium Trial version #: .....3.7.1.2839-1.0.538-1.0.9186.exe

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Glen
2/11/2019 6:27:18 PM
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