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The link is to a download of 1 zip file, where the name is mbam-rules-YYYY-MM-DD.zip
Something to note - There are 2 files contained within the zip archive:
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

When I checked it just now, it says that it has a database from Aug 11, 2016.

(It will always be at least a few days behind the current database.)


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11 minutes ago, DarwinsFlinch said:

Hi there. Appreciate the reply but the executables do not change the file structure for MWB. No update happens.

Nope, that is not a link to the MBAM installer.  That is a link to the current rules file.

Right-click and "run as administrator" -- if you are running MBAM version 2.x, use the version 2 file.

Other than that, I'm not sure what you're looking for -- the program cannot update if it has no internet access.
In that case, the user needs to manually using the files for which I provided the link.
The manual database is not updated as often as the one delivered via the program auto-updater (which may be updated 10 or more times per day).

In any event, this is not the ideal procedure for updating databases.
If you have a badly infected computer without internet access, I suggest getting a bit of free, expert help in the malware removal section of the forum.

I suggest that you might want to 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 - the helper will guide you through scanning, cleanup and repair; the helper can also assist with getting MBAM up and running...

Thanks again,


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17 minutes ago, DarwinsFlinch said:

And, if the database will always be behind, and the machine has no internet access, it will never scan?

Not necessarily.

MBAM (Free, Trial or Premium) will "automatically" check for updates as the first step before any MANUAL scan.

AFAIK If there is no internet access, the update check is supposed to fail gracefully and the scan should proceed anyway.

(Though it's not a good idea to scan with very outdated definitions -- it could lead to false positives or false negatives.)

If that's not what you're seeing, or the computer is otherwise badly infected, then I suggest following the advice in my previous reply.
The malware helpers will guide you for free through scanning, cleanup and repair.

Thanks again,

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56 minutes ago, daledoc1 said:


I see that you are already working with Maurice here:

To reduce confusion, please stay with him in that other thread in the malware removal section.

Thank you again,

I respectfully suggest that you please stay with @Maurice Naggar in your other topic.

First, the information I provided about offline updating is the most current I have.  If it does not work for you, I do not have any other suggestions.

More importantly, Maurice is a Malwarebytes staff member and expert in malware removal and computer repair.  He can assist you far better than I can.

And, as I mentioned, it can be confusing and counter-productive to work on the same problem in multiple venues.

Thank you again,

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