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Malwarebytes’ new Data Scan-and-Backup Service Prevents the Upload and Sharing of Malware

Malwarebytes’ new Data Scan-and-Backup Service Prevents the Upload and Sharing of Malware

San Jose based anti-malware company Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes Secure Backup, an online backup service that automatically scans files for malware prior to backup, thereby removing the threat of saving or sharing infected files.

Convenient and easy-to-use, Malwarebytes Secure Backup scans for all documents, photos, music and videos on a users’ system and uploads them  to MalwareBytes’  US based data center. If a particular file is found to be infected, it is skipped, and the user is notified of the same.

Users can also customize the individual files and drives they want  included or excluded from the backup.

Malwarebytes Secure Backup-File Selection Options

Malwarebytes Secure Backup-File Selection Options

In addition to Windows PCs, users also have an option of backing up their files on   Android and Apple iOS devices. In case the said  devices are lost or damaged, users can  still have access to clean backup and can retrieve important files.

Users who don’t have 24×7 Internet  access and want to store their  files on local storage, can do so as  Malwarebytes Secure Backup can  encrypt and archive the files  directly into local storage, in a form that malware can’t get to.

Users can  back up as many devices and drives as they want using a single license. They can also access or download their files from any Web browser and share clean files with others by simply sending a URL to the cloud-hosted file from the Secure Backup Web management portal.

Users can also use the UltraSafe feature to create a custom encryption key to ensure that no one else can access their data.

Users can schedule the backups to run either automatically or at pre-defined regularly  intervals. An option to receive an email report whenever a backup job ends is available.

Malwarebytes Secure Backup-Scheduling and E-mail Reporting Options

Malwarebytes Secure Backup-Scheduling and E-mail Reporting Options

Most people think secure backup solutions like Carbonite or Mozy can be a cure for a compromised machine after they have trouble. The fact is, backups should be done when the machine is not infected, since restoring infected data will just re-establish the malware, and render the backup useless. The malware must be removed before backup.
– Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes.Marcin Kleczynski, founder and CEO, Malwarebytes.

Here is a list of features of the Malwarebytes Secure Backup:

  • Seamless integration with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Backs up to the cloud and/or local drives.
  • Convenient 50, 100, and 200 GB plans.
  • Unlimited device backup.
  • Unlimited file versioning.
  • Deleted files archived.
  • Automatic backups.
  • Web management portal.
  • Network drive and external drive support.

“Most people think secure backup solutions like Carbonite or Mozy can be a cure for a compromised machine after they have trouble,” said Mr. Marcin Kleczynski, founder and CEO, Malwarebytes.

“The fact is, backups should be done when the machine is not infected, since restoring infected data will just re-establish the malware, and render the backup useless. The malware must be removed before backup,” he added.

All  data is transmitted using military-grade encryption and stored within a U.S.-based SSAE 16 (SOC 1) certified data center.

Malwarebytes Secure Backup is currently available in three packages:

  • Basic: 50GB- Priced at $29.95 per year
  • Standard: 100GB-Priced at $59.95 per year
  • Premium: 200GB -Priced at $119.95 per year

It supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, iOS and Android platforms. For more information, please  click here.

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