Condeco Software and Lovecrafts have joined the Future Fifty, a programme that gives companies immediate access to a valuable peer network; expert-led classes and workshops designed to take their businesses to the next level; and a higher profile amongst the wider tech ecosystem. Existing Highland Europe portfolio companies in the Future Fifty include NewVoiceMedia and Brandwatch.
Some more consolidation is afoot in the gaming industry. Take-Two Interactive, the games maker behind big titles like Grand Theft Auto, Civilization and BioShock that once rebuffed a $2 billion acquisition offer from EA, has made a definitive move into the world of mobile gaming: it has acquired Social Point, a publisher based out of Barcelona, for $250 million with additional earn-outs of up to $25.9 million
I am thrilled to announce the launch of our next-generation product, Malwarebytes 3.0! This product is built to provide comprehensive protection against today’s threat landscape so that you can finally replace your traditional antivirus.
Our engineers have spent the last year building this product from the ground up and have combined our Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware, Website Protection, and Remediation technologies all into a single product which we simply call “Malwarebytes.” And it scans your computer 4 times faster!
With the launch of Malwarebytes 3.0, we are confident that you can finally replace your traditional antivirus, thanks to our innovative and layered approach to preventing malware infections using a healthy combination of proactive and signature-less technologies. While signatures are still effective against threats like potentially unwanted programs, large portion of our malware detection events already come from our signature-less technologies like our Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware; that trend will only continue to grow. For many of you, this is something you already know, since over 50% of our customers already run Malwarebytes as their sole security software, without any third-party antivirus. But rest assured, we continue to support compatibility if you choose to use a third-party antivirus or other security software alongside Malwarebytes 3.0.
With the combination of our Anti-Malware ($24.95), Anti-Exploit ($24.95) and Anti-Ransomware (free, beta) technologies, we will be selling Malwarebytes 3.0 at $39.99 per computer per year, 20% less than our previous products combined and 33% less than an average traditional antivirus. But don’t worry, if you are an existing customer with an active subscription or a lifetime license to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, you will keep your existing price and get a free upgrade to Malwarebytes 3.0. If you have both an Anti-Malware and an Anti-Exploit subscription, we will upgrade you to a single subscription to Malwarebytes 3.0, reduce your subscription price and add more licenses to your subscription. More on that below! As always, we will be keeping malware remediation absolutely free.
I am so excited about this product and its ability to replace your traditional antivirus. It’s something we’ve been working toward for many years, and something both our consumer and business customers have been asking for.
If you have any questions, please read the FAQ below first and then ask away!
Frequently Asked Questions
The complete Malwarebytes 3.0 Frequently Asked Questions can be found in our forums. Below is a selection of the most relevant FAQs.
So, I can replace my traditional antivirus?
Yes! As I said above, over 50% of our customers already have too. We believe in layered defense and built Malwarebytes 3.0 to provide the right mix of proactive and signature-less technologies to combat modern threats and zero-day malware. The combination of our Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware, Website Protection, and Remediation technologies has you better covered against modern threats than the traditional antivirus companies that charge more for less effective protection.
Can I still run Malwarebytes alongside my Symantec, McAfee, etc.?
Certainly! We built Malwarebytes 3.0 to be compatible with all major antivirus software, even Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.
I’m an existing subscriber of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. How much do I have to pay?
You don’t have to pay anything extra. Even though Malwarebytes 3.0 sells for $39.99, we are grandfathering ALL our existing customers at their original price. So if your subscription is currently $24.95, that is the price it will remain at, and you can get Malwarebytes 3.0 without having to pay anything extra. Your existing license key will work automatically with Malwarebytes 3.0.
I have a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware lifetime license. Will it work for Malwarebytes 3.0?
Yes! Simply install Malwarebytes 3.0 on top of your Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and your lifetime license will automatically apply to Malwarebytes 3.0.
Which Operating Systems does Malwarebytes 3.0 work under?
We continue to support all versions from Windows XP to Windows 10. Our Anti-Ransomware technology is only enabled on Windows 7 and higher.
How do I upgrade my Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to Malwarebytes 3.0?
Simply download and run the installer from here. Malwarebytes 3.0 will automatically upgrade Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.x to Malwarebytes 3.0 and apply its license key accordingly.
How do I upgrade to Malwarebytes 3.0 if I also have Anti-Exploit or Anti-Ransomware installed?
Simply download and run the installer from here. Malwarebytes 3.0 will automatically remove the old Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware and upgrade them all to Malwarebytes 3.0.
I’m a business customer and I want Malwarebytes 3.0! When can I get it?
Small businesses that use the un-managed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1x or 2x versions can uninstall the old product and install the new Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium. The centrally managed Malwarebytes 3.0 will be shipping for business customers by early next year. We’re very excited about some really cool endpoint protection management technologies we have in the pipeline for our business customers.
The first of half of 2016 is off to a roaring start for digital health investment and has reached $3.9 billion — that’s about $1B more than this time last year, according to a report from StartUp Health. Many of the investments in the first six months of the year reflected the development of digital health outside the U.S. in places like Israel, China and India, especially in telemedicine
Segmentation for retargeting is often a very manual process that relies heavily on what someone’s done in the past.
App marketing platform Jampp wants to help advertisers craft predictive segments that anticipate what someone will likely do in the future.
Jampp’s predictive segments technology, which exited beta on Thursday, uses machine learning to analyze around 800 million daily in-app events and behaviors signals.
Fosway, Europe’s leading independent HR analyst, have rated Talentsoft a “Core Challenger” in their latest 9-Grid™ (www.fosway.com/9-grid) report on Integrated Talent Management systems. The Fosway 9-Grid™ allows organisations to compare solutions based on Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectory.
After raising $50 million earlier this year from Fidelity, security startup Malwarebytes said that it would use some of the funding for acquisitions, and today comes some related news. The company is acquiring a startup out of France called AdwCleaner, whose product specifically tackles and removes adware and has seen a total of 200 million downloads across Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 in 32 and 64-bit platforms.
ContentSquare, an experience optimization platform for online and mobile businesses, announces today the completion of $20 million in Series B funding. The capital investment by Highland Capital Partners will support ContentSquare’s global expansion and attract new talent to advance the company’s vision.
Highland Europe won the award for the “Growth Fund of the Year” at the 2016 Investor Allstar Awards, held in London on the 29th of September 2016
Growth stage or growth equity tech investing is on the rise in Europe. According to Invest Europe, growth investments rose 11% year-on-year in 2015 to reach €6.5 billion ($7.3 billion), reflecting the increasing number of European companies leaving their startup years behind them to embark on the next stage of their life cycle.
Photobox, Privalia, and myOptique have all exited recently for a combined value in excess of $1 billion (£770 million). The investments delivered meaningful profit to Highland Capital Partners – the funds from which the firm I co-founded, Highland Europe, was born. The combined revenue of the three companies at the time we invested was approximately $50 million, and all were burning cash. In 2016, together they will deliver close to $1 billion in revenue and significant profitability.
At Highland Europe, one of the things we’re most often asked about is how to fundraise successfully. From selecting the right investors in the first place - and how to engineer introductions to them - to getting the market timing right, raising investment can often seem a bit like a game of snakes and ladders, with a few extra snakes thrown in for good measure. It needn’t be, so long as you get the fundamentals right.
Essilor has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MyOptique Group Ltd., a leading European online prescription glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses business.
German-based OUTFITTERY raises funding led by Octopus Ventures