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Unfortunately offline updates are not currently available and I don't know if they intend to bring them back or not.  I suspect they may not since many of the components in Malwarebytes now rely heavily on cloud capabilities for real-time data and threat analysis rather than just signatures/locally stored databases.

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9 hours ago, exile360 said:

Unfortunately offline updates are not currently available and I don't know if they intend to bring them back or not.  I suspect they may not since many of the components in Malwarebytes now rely heavily on cloud capabilities for real-time data and threat analysis rather than just signatures/locally stored databases.

Bad news ☹️  Thanks for your reply anyway

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49 minutes ago, exile360 said:

They actually update the signatures included with the offline installer quite frequently.  The latest version of the offline installer may be downloaded here.

im not talking about software version updates im talking about database and rules so i dont have to deactivate my license and reactivate incase i loose access to my account just because there was a software update i lost my lifetime license because of this BS

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Once you have created an account at My.Malwarebytes.com as described above your license will be permanently tied to your account to prevent piracy/theft and enable you to deactivate any device/installation you choose which makes resetting/reactivating the software after any sort of issue much easier.  Early on when the new licensing system was first put in place it was a difficult transition for some due to rampant past piracy which is likely what occurred in your case, however now that your license is active in the new licensing system this should never happen again.

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How about this: I occasionally restore my system to an earlier state via actual images, not system restore. Before re-connecting to the internet, I like to update all my software, including anti-malware programs, manually, by keeping those definitions and program updates on a separate hard drive.

C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService [in Windows 8.1] appears to be where all the relevant files are stored. Can I save that folder on an external drive, archiving it, say, monthly, so it's never too far out-of-date, then, after restoring my system to some earlier date, I would just overwrite the old folder with the new, or else simply replace the "important" files in that folder--whichever ones those are--after first running the most recent program installer itself to update the program proper?

The files that were changed by updating the program just now include AMECIs, clean.mbdb, dbmanifest2.dat, dbupdate.log, DDSCIs, dynconfig.dat, exclusions.txt, HubbleCache, mbdigsig2.dat, rdefs.mbdb, rules.mbdb, scan.mbdb, and tids.mbdb. A number of others have changed between that moment and when I last restored a system image.

I'm tempted to save just the rdefs.mbdb and rules.mbdb alone, and plop those two into that folder the next time I restore a system image. Would that be unreasonable to do?

Yes, there are only a few moments between when I re-connect to the internet and when I update MBAM--along with SuperAntiSpyware and Norton, all of which seem to have coexited peacefully on my system for years--but I don't want anything untoward to happen even in those few moments. (I'm a belt-and-suspenders kind of person.)

MBAM program data window.jpg

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