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Hi, I downloaded the newest version of MBAM and it will not update. It brings up the screen where it says "Looking for malwarebytes.org", but makes no progress. It doesn't necessarily freeze because I can close it out promptly, and all other facets of the program seem to be fine. I've performed one scan, turning up absolutely no problems. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance...

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Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes.org

It could be that there is something on your system preventing the update and blocking it.

If you're having Malware related issues with your computer that you're unable to resolve.

  1. Please read and follow the instructions provided here: I'm infected - What do I do now?
  2. If needed please post your logs in a NEW topic here: Malware Removal - HijackThis Logs
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LOL - Yes it could be. I guess I just see too many infected boxes blocking stuff that I jumped to a conclusion :D

No problem. That's another common cause. I just like to start with checking that blasted Offline Mode setting before going through anything more complicated.

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I'm actually just finishing cleaning some "problems" from my computer with the help of the Spybot forum. The gentleman that helped me had me using MBAM program and recommended that I come here to see if you folks can help with the issue I'm having with it regarding the update. So... it's a setting in IE that I have to change?

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You were right, the problem was with the IE setting, thank you guys very much. You can close this thread if you'd like! BTW - This is a superb program.. I will be using it in the future.

I'm glad we could be of assistance.

Good luck getting everything cleaned up. :D

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