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Hi,

 

I am having this issue, i have tried solutions via other threads that are similar to my issue but none seem to be working. My hosts files do not have any addition text in them, I have tried disabling windows firewall and allowing access to Malwarebytes but still no luck.

 

I've attached my logs from the support tool in hope that someone could help with this, sorry if a solution has already been posted but I am all out of luck here and desperate to get malwarebytes activated on my PC.

mbst-check-results.txt

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I can't seem to edit the first post so thought I'd note here;

 

I have recently factory reset my PC (about 1 week ago) and before, the same problem occurred which led to me thinking it might've been some program I've downloaded blocking but this still occurs after a reset which means it must be my interest provider blocking this?

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Hello @plusrw and :welcome:

New members are disallowed from editing their posts due to an ongoing problem with spammers.

The Windows system of the computer in question must have unimpeded Internet access with all Malwarebytes Servers. For the Malwarebytes product licensing activation procedure to succeed and sustain, this condition, on that computer, must be corrected in either of two ways:

1) (Preferred) Reset the Windows HOSTS file to its default by following Microsoft's support document for the version of Windows installed using: How to reset the Hosts file back to the default
or
2) With a text editor or the Windows Notepad utility, please open the HOSTS file at:

   %WinDir%\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS     ( C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS }

3) Then, please permanently delete the following present entry lines in the above HOSTS file followed by a save:

   0.0.0.0 serius.mwbsys.com
   0.0.0.0 keystone.mwbsys.com

4) Then, restart Windows 10 and proceed to activate the Malwarebytes 4 for Windows (MB4) product license.

5) Then, please reply to this topic and let the forum know if the Malwarebytes license activation process succeeded.

Thank you.

Reference: Firewall Rules for Malwarebytes on Windows devices

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39 minutes ago, 1PW said:

Hello @plusrw and :welcome:

New members are disallowed from editing their posts due to an ongoing problem with spammers.

The Windows system of the computer in question must have unimpeded Internet access with all Malwarebytes Servers. For the Malwarebytes product licensing activation procedure to succeed and sustain, this condition, on that computer, must be corrected in either of two ways:

1) (Preferred) Reset the Windows HOSTS file to its default by following Microsoft's support document for the version of Windows installed using: How to reset the Hosts file back to the default
or
2) With a text editor or the Windows Notepad utility, please open the HOSTS file at:


   %WinDir%\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS     ( C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS }

3) Then, please permanently delete the following present entry lines in the above HOSTS file followed by a save:


   0.0.0.0 serius.mwbsys.com
   0.0.0.0 keystone.mwbsys.com

4) Then, restart Windows 10 and proceed to activate the Malwarebytes 4 for Windows (MB4) product license.

5) Then, please reply to this topic and let the forum know if the Malwarebytes license activation process succeeded.

Thank you.

Reference: Firewall Rules for Malwarebytes on Windows devices

A life-saver.

 

I had previously tried to delete the hosts manually from the hosts file however when creating a completely new file, that seemed to fix the issue I was facing. Thanks for your help 1PW.

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Unless the hosts entry is blocked with some other security software, if you run a Threat scan with Malwarebytes it should list our license server as an item that needs to be fixed. Then if you allow the scan to fix / remove what it finds it should automatically fix the hosts file for you.

 

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5 hours ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Unless the hosts entry is blocked with some other security software, if you run a Threat scan with Malwarebytes it should list our license server as an item that needs to be fixed. Then if you allow the scan to fix / remove what it finds it should automatically fix the hosts file for you.

 

For some reason, when I manually edited the hosts files it did not recognise my edit and was still showing the error when trying to connect to server but when I created a completely fresh hosts file, that somehow fixed the issue, even though both hosts files were identical.

 

No security software is installed on my PC other than Malwarebytes. 

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