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Hey,

  The first message is unable to contact license server.  Then I'm getting an MBAM404101 Error.  

"Installation_token Not Found.  There is a problem with license key."  Etc.  I've attempted with two different license keys I have that have an open spot as I bought 2 devices previously.

Uninstalled, reinstalled with no luck.  Then went down the forum rabbit hole,  abd went through everything with the Support Tool to no luck.  Checked Hosts and found CoinHive, deleted it, restarted, etc.  Did everything again, still nothing.  

Attaching the log file from the recovery tool

mbst-grab-results.zip

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Greetings,

The latest build of Malwarebytes has problems with connecting to its servers when using any sort of proxy/VPN etc. that hooks into the Winsock.  I saw entries for Astrill in your logs and I suspect this is the problem.  Please try removing Astrill to see if Malwarebytes is then able to function properly and let us know how it goes.

Thanks

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Great, that did it.  

Activated and working, but if I need to use my VPN its going to break?  I travel to China and use Gmail/Gsuite so its a necessity to have

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Hi @andy_ar,

If you need to reinstall the program, you will unfortunately encounter the same issue. To workaround this, you will need to revert to the previous version of Malwarebytes (version 3.6.1) until a more permanent solution is found.

A link to the previous version installer can be found here: https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/plo5hdm39who0lwld7j1y5e55rum8z33

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I encountered a "Can't Connect to Licence Server" upon boot on both my personal desktop and a client's desktop today.  Neither computer is using a VPN or a proxy.

In the case of my computer, I have Bitdefender 2019 Total Security installed, which has a VPN option that I have never activated, but that might have messed with the winsock catalogue when BDTS 2019 was installed.

Interestingly, when the error message is acknowledged, and Malwarebytes is opened, all seems fine.  The Premium account information is accurate.

Submitted for your info.  Have a great day.

Regards,
-Phil

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Has there been anymore findings on this issue?  At the moment I just removed Malwarebytes until it's resolved.  I use a couple VPN options out there daily for what I do, so uninstalling them is not an option for me.  I'll just live without Malwarebytes until a resolution has been found.  Seems to be a too common of an occurrence now days, but I still try to stick it out and recommend despite the unusual issues that come up. :)

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Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, nheimler said:

Has there been anymore findings on this issue?  At the moment I just removed Malwarebytes until it's resolved.  I use a couple VPN options out there daily for what I do, so uninstalling them is not an option for me.  I'll just live without Malwarebytes until a resolution has been found.  Seems to be a too common of an occurrence now days, but I still try to stick it out and recommend despite the unusual issues that come up. :)

We are in the process of working on a solution for the issue.

In the meantime, you can install version 3.6.1 if you wish. This version does not experience the same issue.
Here's a link to the installer: https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/plo5hdm39who0lwld7j1y5e55rum8z33

Once installed, you will need to disable one of the settings to prevent being notified about the 3.7.1 update (which does experience the issue).

  • Open Malwarebytes.
  • Click Settings.
  • Turn the, "Notify me when full version updates are available" setting off.
Edited by LiquidTension

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Old version or nothing.  I tried installing and uninstalling my VPN, but even for 2 hours it crashes everything.

 

 

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On 3/21/2019 at 3:19 PM, andy_ar said:

Old version or nothing.  I tried installing and uninstalling my VPN, but even for 2 hours it crashes everything.

I understand the frustration. We're currently working on a solution.

I'll provide an update to this topic as soon as possible.

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Thanks!  Good to hear.  For now, I'm making it work 😉

Rather safe than sorry!

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