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Is there any way to update Malwarebytes from within the program? I'm referring to the program version (or mini version), not the definitions.

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Hi mbmo :)

In Malwarebytes Settings (assuming you're running 2.2.1), I think there's an option to check for program updates when you check for definition updates. Malwarebytes 3.0.6 is being rolled out by block right now, so if you haven't received the upgrade notification yet, but wish to upgrade anyway, you can do so by downloading and installing the latest version from the thread below.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/195049-malwarebytes-306-released/

Edit: There it is:

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Edited by Aura

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Thank you.

Actually I currently have version 3.0.5 and would like to update to 3.0.6 (and again in the future with newer releases) without having to download and install again.

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Then open Malwarebytes, go in the Settings, under the Application tab and click on "Install Application Updates".

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Thank you.

When trying to open Malwarebytes now again to do that, I got this "Unable to Connect the Service" error (see attachment). This isn't the first time it happened. Even when I go into "Services" as a admin, the option to start this service is grayed out. The only way to get it to work again is to restart the computer. This seems to be one of the bugs remaining in MB3.

Two clarifying points: every time I exit Malwarebytes from the notification area a UAC prompt pops up, though when I open the program that doesn't happen. Also, the Malwarebytes service is not set to automatically start when the computer's opened, but it does start successfully the first time I click on the program, but sometimes can't start again after the program was closed and a re-open is attempted.

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If you have issues with Malwarebytes 3.0.5, it is suggested to uninstall it first, and then install 3.0.6 after (to do a clean install). This will solve most (if not all) of your issues.

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I already uninstalled the initial version of Malwarebytes 3.0 and waited for some time before doing a clean install of version 3.0.5 but I guess I could try it again for 3.0.6.

Thank you very much :)

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No problem mbmo, let us know how it goes :)

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