Malwarebytes Corp has released version 4.4 for Malwarebytes for Windows with Tamper Protection, Brute Force Protection features, and other improvements and bug fixes. The new version brings protection against Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks and unauthorized uninstallation of Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes 4.4 for Windows
With Covid, more organizations and people are working from Home
Thanks to the increase in the use of Remote Desktop Protocol on Windows, by using Microsoft’s RDP on Windows devices, hackers can gain remote access to devices if they guess your password right.
RDP is generally allowed to access another computer for technical support. This has now been utilized by cybercriminals to remotely connect to users’ devices and deliver ransomware and other malware.
Newly released Malwarebytes v 4.4 with Brute Force Protection for RDP built-in can detect and block malicious remote login attempts if you enable the feature. Here is how you can do that.
Enable Brute Force Protection for Remote Desktop Protocol in Malwarebytes
- Launch Malwarebytes Graphical user interface
- Click on cogwheel
- Select Security
- Scroll down to Brute force protection and enable the “Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)” setting.
The default values for the Settings are enough, you don’t need to tinker with them.
If you’re an advanced user or admin, you can configure these values to your liking.
If you don’t want your family members or others to uninstall Malwarebytes, the anti-malware has got covered with Tamper Protection.
Malwarebytes lets you configure its product in a such way that, it can warn when someone tries to remove Malwarebytes without your consent.
They need to enter a password or Malwarebyte license to proceed with its uninstallation
Enable Uninstall Protection for Malwarebytes
- Visit Settings > General
- Navigate to User access
- Toggle the setting
- In the dialog that pops up, select “Uninstall Malwarebytes”
- Type and confirm Password and click Done
Note: If you forget the password or don’t enter Malwarebytes license, then you’ve no option left but to reinstall Malwarebytes.
From now on, when any attempt is made to uninstall Malwarebytes, anti-malware prompts to enter Password to proceed.
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