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Hi, I'm using Malwarebytes AntiRootkit Beta v.1.07.0.1012 successfully on my very old Windows Vista laptop, updating the database just today.   I also used the original installation file to install the same version on my new Windows 10 laptop, and it has worked correctly on there, until today.    Now I'm getting Update: - Failed, Host Not Found, but it still scanned normally using the database from the last time I updated, on May 30.    I tried deleting the entire AntiRootkit folder and re-installed.     Same result, except now the database is v.2014.05.21.07, LOL!

The only change since May 30 on my system is that Windows 10 updated from v.1809 to v.1903.   (Took ages!)

 

So, short version -   AntiRootkit still working fine on Windows Vista laptop;    still scans OK on Windows 10 laptop, but can no longer update the database since the Windows feature update to v.1903.

Request advice.    Thank you.  

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Greetings,

The latest version of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit beta is 1.10.3.1001 and can be downloaded directly from this page.  Please try that version and see if it functions properly on your Windows 10 system.

I'd also recommend using the latest version for your other system(s) as changes are made to the engine over time to improve its effectiveness and detection/remediation capabilities for the latest rootkits.

Please let us know how it goes and if the issue still persists.

Thanks

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exile360 - thank you for your reply.      I downloaded and installed v1.10.3.1001 on my Windows 10 machine as suggested, and:-   Success!      The database updated normally, and I then ran a scan normally too.   Nothing found, thank goodness.

I'm a bit wary of tampering with the Windows Vista machine's setup, though.    It can be a bit flaky sometimes, with MBAR returning an "Invalid Directory Pathway" message every now and then for no apparent reason.    I usually fix that by doing a System Restore.   Perhaps I will risk it sometime soon!

Thanks again.

frostfair.

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I'd definitely recommend using the latest build, just because they are always adding new detection capabilities as I mentioned (not to mention fixing bugs, which may actually end up addressing your intermittent issue with those 'Invalid Directory Pathway' messages, but at the very least I don't expect it to be any worse off than the older version you're using currently there).

If you do have any trouble, please let us know and we're gladly do our best to assist.  I'm sure someone can devise some kind of solution for the issue.

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