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when i do a scan with adwcleaner i notice that the malware-definitions are dated 4/08/2020. it seems like the malware-definitions are never updated.

here is what the scan-log shows:

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# Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 8.0.4.0
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# Build:    04-03-2020
# Database: 2020-04-08.2 (Cloud)
# Support:  https://www.malwarebytes.com/support
#
# -------------------------------
# Mode: Scan
# -------------------------------
# Start:    05-12-2020
# Duration: 00:00:18
# OS:       Windows 10 Home
# Scanned:  31802
# Detected: 0

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In order to help us assist you to resolve your issue, please post or attach your latest AdwCleaner log files with your post. https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039021593

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Greetings,

If you refer to the release information linked in this support article, each release includes a note regarding updating the definitions.  I believe this means that definitions for ADWCleaner are only updated when a new version is released and they likely build and release a new version any time the definitions require an update to stay on top of the latest adware/PUPs.

I am not positive, but I believe this is how it works based on analysis of the published release documentation.

I hope this helps, and if there is anything else we might assist with please let us know.

Thanks

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