Business Products Lifecycle Policy

In order to make sure that users have the best threat protection possible, and to focus our development efforts on continuing to protect users from new threats, Malwarebytes has published a Lifecycle Policy effective December 8, 2016. The purpose of this policy is to establish clear guidance on the expected lifetime of our software and technologies. This usually occurs whenever we release a new version of existing software, when we have brand-new software/a major evolution of existing software, or when we choose not to release any more versions of a product for business or technology reasons.

The Malwarebytes Lifecycle Policy applies to major, minor, and patch/service versions of our software. A version marks an update to our software and/or technologies. Version numbers are generally (but not consistently) differentiated with the nomenclature "X.YY.Z". Typically, a change in "X" indicates a major version update, typically representing a large number of new features, bug fixes, and/or major software architectural or technology changes in the release. A change in "YY" indicates a minor version update, usually with a smaller number of new features and bug fixes. A change in (or addition of) "Z" represents a smaller planned patch or service release.

Malwarebytes Business products may include one or more separate software applications, each on their own Lifecycle timeline. When an individual software application is updated, it will be included in the latest version of the product .zip package. To access the update, simply re-download the .zip package from your original purchase document. If you don't have access to your original purchase document, contact Support at corporate-support@malwarebytes.com.

Key Lifecycle Policy Milestones are as follows. Please see our Product Lifecycle Matrix for more information on the lifecycles of specific Malwarebytes applications and versions. Please note that any End of Sale, End of Maintenance, or End of Life Dates previously communicated before the effective date of the policy are still in effect.

Definition of terms

Milestone What this is What this means for you
General Availability (GA) Date The date when a new version of our software is available for sale or public download (excluding Beta). A new software version is available. If you have an older version, you should upgrade as soon as possible to get the latest feature updates.
End of Sale The date when an older version of our software is no longer available for sale, renewal, or public download. An older version of our product is no longer available for purchase or download. Typically, we release a new version to replace it on the same day. From time to time, we may choose to discontinue software in order to focus on newer iterations of our technologies. If we have chosen not to release any more new versions, we'll provide instructions on how to migrate to another comparable Malwarebytes product, if available.
End of Maintenance The date when we will no longer provide maintenance on an older version of our software. Bugs happen. From the General Availability date until the End of Maintenance date, if we find a bug in an older version of our software, we may choose to fix it as a hotfix or silent update. After the End of Maintenance date, we'll provide technical support on the existing functionality of that version until the End of Life date, and may choose to address bugs in a newer version of the software, if applicable.
End of Life The date when we will no longer provide technical support on an older version of our software, exactly 6 months after the End of Maintenance date for home applications and 12 months after End of Maintenance for business and technician applications. Versions that are past their End of Life date are considered "Legacy." All versions that have not yet reached their End of Life date are considered "Active." If you are using an older version of our software that is past its End of Life date, technical support will be limited to help with upgrade to the latest version, or migration to a comparable Malwarebytes product, if applicable. We will continue to answer common product questions, and any existing self-help resources will still be available. You may continue to use the older product version at your own risk, but ongoing protection updates are not guaranteed.

Product Lifecycle Matrix

Management Console Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Management Console v1.8
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.8Active3/22/17   
1.7Active5/26/163/22/173/22/173/22/18
1.6Active9/21/155/26/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
1.5.0.2710Active3/9/159/21/1512/8/16†12/8/17†
1.4.1.2329Active10/20/143/9/1512/8/16†12/8/17†
1.4.0.2268Active6/12/1410/20/1412/8/16†12/8/17†

Anti-Malware for Business Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business v1.80.2
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.80.2Active5/26/16   
1.80.1Active11/11/155/26/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
1.80Active9/21/1511/11/1512/8/16†12/8/17†
1.75Active6/12/139/21/1512/8/16†12/8/17†

Anti-Exploit for Business Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for Business v1.09.2.1334
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.09.2.1334Active2/15/17   
1.09.2.1291Active12/15/162/15/172/15/172/15/18
1.08.2.2572Active8/2/1612/15/1612/15/1612/15/17
1.08.2.2563Active6/29/168/2/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
1.08.2.1045Active12/2/156/29/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
1.07.2.1015Active7/24/1512/2/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
1.07.2.1010Active7/1/157/24/1512/8/16†12/8/17†
1.06.2.1018Active3/31/157/1/1512/8/16†12/8/17†
1.05.2.1016Active12/11/143/31/1512/8/16†12/8/17†
1.04.2.1012Active9/4/1412/11/1412/8/16†12/8/17†
1.03.2.1220Active6/12/149/4/1412/8/16†12/8/17†

Anti-ransomware Client for Windows Collapse

Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
0.9Active9/12/16   

Breach Remediation for Windows Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Breach Remediation v2.7.1
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
2.7.1Active11/2/16   
2.7Active5/26/1611/2/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
2.6.2Active5/6/165/26/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
2.6.1Active3/8/165/6/1612/8/16†12/8/17†
2.6Active2/29/163/8/1612/8/16†12/8/17†

Breach Remediation for Mac Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Breach Remediation for Mac v1.2.6
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.2.6Active1/23/17   
1.2.5Active11/2/161/23/171/23/171/23/18
1.2.4Active5/26/1611/2/1612/8/1612/8/17

Forensic Timeliner Collapse

Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.0Active5/26/16   

Anti-Malware Small Business Edition (LEGACY) Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business or Malwarebytes Endpoint Security
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.75Legacy4/9/136/12/146/12/14*6/12/15*
1.70Legacy12/27/124/9/134/9/13*4/9/14*
1.65.1Legacy10/17/1212/27/1212/27/12*12/27/13*
1.65Legacy9/10/1210/17/1210/17/12*10/17/13*
1.62Legacy7/11/129/10/129/10/12*9/10/13*
1.61Legacy4/9/127/11/127/11/12*7/11/13*

Enterprise Edition (LEGACY) Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business or Malwarebytes Endpoint Security
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
1.3.1.1962Legacy12/12/136/12/146/12/14*6/12/14*
1.3.0.1936Legacy10/15/1312/12/136/12/14*6/12/14*
1.2.1.1665Legacy5/24/1310/15/136/12/14*6/12/14*
1.2.0.1578Legacy3/6/135/24/136/12/14*6/12/14*
1.2.0.1517Legacy12/1/123/6/136/12/14*6/12/14*
1.0Legacy9/19/1212/1/126/12/14*6/12/14*

Remediation Tool (LEGACY) Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: Malwarebytes Breach Remediation or Malwarebytes Endpoint Security
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
2.5.2Legacy2/3/165/26/165/26/16*5/26/17*
2.5.1Legacy11/11/155/26/165/26/16*5/26/17*
2.5Legacy10/11/155/26/165/26/16*5/26/17*
2.1Legacy6/24/155/26/165/26/16*5/26/17*
1.75Legacy6/12/145/26/165/26/16*5/26/17*

Techbench USB (LEGACY) Collapse

Migrate to the latest product/version: IT Admins or Computer Repair Shops
Version Status GA Date End of Sale End of
Maintenance
End of Life
2.00.0.1400Legacy10/1/1312/31/1512/31/15*12/31/16*

* The Lifecycle Milestone dates shown for this product/version have been communicated publicly by Malwarebytes prior to the Lifecycle Policy effective date. The originally communicated dates will continue to be honored. If the product/version has already reached its End of Life Date, it is considered "Legacy" and is no longer supported or maintained.

† The End of Maintenance and End of Life Milestone dates for this product/version were not communicated publicly prior to the Lifecycle Policy effective date. End of Maintenance for this version will coincide with the Effective Date of the Lifecycle Policy. End of Life will be exactly 6 months from the End of Maintenance Date for Home applications, and 12 months from the End of Maintenance Date for Business and Technician applications.

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