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I happen to know that when a new version of Malwarebytes Antimalware is available, it will automatically ask you to update to the latest version when you check for updates, can I choose to not install the latest version of Malwarebytes Antimalware?

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Greetings :)

Yes you can, simply open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and click on the Settings tab and click on the Updater Settings subtab. Once there, uncheck the box next to Download and install program update if available. and that will prevent it from downloading and installing the newest version.

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Say if I had the Download and install program update if available option checked in Malwarebytes Antimalware, then if I use Malwarebytes Chameleon to run Malwarebytes Antimalware on an infected computer, and it informes me that a new version is available after Chameleon downloads the definition updates of Malwarebytes Antimalware, will that interfere with the installation of the new version of Malwarebytes Antimalware?

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Say if I had the Download and install program update if available option checked in Malwarebytes Antimalware, then if I use Malwarebytes Chameleon to run Malwarebytes Antimalware on an infected computer, and it informes me that a new version is available after Chameleon downloads the definition updates of Malwarebytes Antimalware, will that interfere with the installation of the new version of Malwarebytes Antimalware?

It is possible that it would, yes, but reinstalling the latest version afterwards should fix it if it does cause any problems.
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I just did a test regarding to this issue. I uninstalled the latest version of Malwarebytes Antimalware, and I downloaded a previous version of it. I unchecked the checkbox of update Malwarebytes Antimalware and Launch Malwarebytes Antimalware. Then I went to Malwarebytes Chameleon folder and ran one of the chameleon files. It prompted me to download the latest version when Chameleon was trying to update Malwarebytes, but I cancelled it, just to see what would happen, and then Malwarebytes Antimalware downloaded the definition updates, the product is still not updated. I understand that I need to install the latest version of Malwarebytes Antimalware, but in the unlikely event that if there is a new version of Malwarebytes Antimalware came out, and assuming that my computer is infected with a fake antivirus (for example) in that time, if I proceed to download the latest version while I am running Malwarebytes Chameleon, the fake antivirus may block the installation of the new version of Malwarebytes Antimalware, in this case I will have to cancel the installation of the latest version of Malwarebytes Antimalware product, and wait until the fake antivirus is removed and my computer is fixed, then I will download the latest version, and then do another scan. This is a workaround. Perhaps in the future, Malwarebytes Chameleon should check for Malwarebytes Antimalware product updates if Malwarebytes Antimalware is installed.

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