Thank you - it was a detected threat that I hadn't dealt with that seemed to be blocking it. I did also make sure I allowed all the relevant programs thru the firewall as well, so maybe a combination of the two that solved. Thank you and sorry for inappropriate posting!
I continually get the Databases Out of Date messagebox but cannot update. I click Update Now (green button) nothing happens. I open Malwarebytes and click big Fix Now button - nothing happens. The link to update databases> is greyed out below adjacent to the databases version. I currently have version V2014.06.29.02 I have a licensed version <license info removed by moderator>