Antivirus App Freezes Windows 7 After Latest Update

A bug in the latest version of Malwarebytes, a popular security product for Windows, causes a number of Windows 7 devices to freeze.

The issue has already been acknowledged by the company, who says that it’s working on a patch and confirms the freezing is experienced on Malwarebytes for Windows version 3.6.1 with component package version 1.0.508.

To check the version that you are running, open Malwarebytes and then click Settings > About. Check both the Malwarebytes version and the component package version. The company says only devices with the Premium license activated are affected.

The only way to recover after the machine freezes is a hard reboot, and Malwarebytes explains there are just two different workarounds to prevent similar issues from happening again in the future.

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.