AlexC

How to update Malwarebytes offline?

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Is there any "official" link to download the latest definitions?

How should i procedure to update Malwarebytes offline?

Thanks!

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Hi, AlexC:

Please see the FAQ - Section A - Item #4 about updating offline.

Also, you can also download a manual update from here.

NOTE: This manual update will always be way behind in version level compared to updates from within the program

ISSUE: I need to get the latest database onto a computer that cannot access the Internet.

SOLUTION: You can manually copy the database from a working computer using a flash drive or CD onto the infected PC. Our database file is stored in the following locations.

  • Windows XP and 2000
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
    Note: Starting with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60, you must also copy the file database.conf located within the Configuration folder which is in the same folder as rules.ref listed above.

HTH,

daledoc1

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Hi, AlexC:

Please see the FAQ - Section A - Item #4 about updating offline.

Also, you can also download a manual update from here.

NOTE: This manual update will always be way behind in version level compared to updates from within the program

HTH,

daledoc1

Thanks!

The problem is that when the manual update (the installer) is used, MBAM crashes and won't start. This happened in two computers with Win7.

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Thanks!

The problem is that when the manual update (the installer) is used, MBAM crashes and won't start. This happened in two computers with Win7.

Actually, you are the second person who has reported this problem. The other person was on Usenet.

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Hello - I've tried both the manual update and the running the offline updater, but both seem to not be working as the version of mbam doesn't change. Anyone experiencing a similar issue?

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You have replied to a post that was last made on;   15 January 2012 - 08:08 PM
 
It is frowned upon to resurrect an old thread if you were not the forum member that started it.

 

Updates - These are signature files that are produced multiple times per day

Upgrades - This refers to to the version of the Malwarebytes' program and occurs much less often such as 3 or 4 or more times per year.  For example from MBAM v2.6.x to v2.8.x

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Hi:
 

Hello - I've tried both the manual update and the running the offline updater, but both seem to not be working as the version of mbam doesn't change. Anyone experiencing a similar issue?

 
Yep, as David aptly pointed out, this thread is carbon datable. :o
The program version and the methods for offline updating have both changed significantly since 1912 2012. :)
 
The offline updating was originally intended as a rescue method for getting definitions onto a heavily infected computer with no internet access.
It has largely been supplanted by other technology, such as Chameleon.
And the offline database will always be somewhat outdated, compared to the versions available via the program auto-updater.
 
If, however, you would like to use the offline method, here is the current advice:
 
There is a new mbam-rules link: =>HERE<=

The link will download 1 zip file, where the name of the file is mbam-rules-YYYY-MM-DD.zip

  • There are 2 files included in the zip file now:

o Mbam-rules.exe
o Mbam2-rules.exe

  • They are specific to the version, so mbam-rules is for any MBAM 1.x installation, whereas mbam2-rules is for any MBAM 2.x installation.

If you need help with malware removal, I suggest that you please follow the advice in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
It explains the options for free, expert help >>AND<< the suggested, preliminary steps to expedite the process.
A malware analyst will assist you with looking into your issue.

Thanks,

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