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I've had MalwareBytes for a while, and just recently purchased premium. However, I had issues connecting to the license server when attempting to upgrade. I downloaded and ran MalwareBytes Support, cleaned and uninstalled MalwareBytes, but it failed to reinstall saying "an error occurred while downloading". I've attached my logs below. Feel like I'm hitting every possible error I possibly can trying to get this working.mbst-grab-results.zip

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Hi,

Thanks for posting in the Malwarebytes for Windows Help forum.

If you are having technical issues with our Windows product, please do the following:

Malwarebytes Support Tool - Advanced Options

This feature is designed for the following reasons:

  • For use when you are on the forums and need to provide logs for assistance
  • For use when you don't need or want to create a ticket with Malwarebytes
  • For use when you want to perform local troubleshooting on your own

How to use the Advanced Options:

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  1. Download Malwarebytes Support Tool
  2. Double-click mb-support-X.X.X.XXXX.exe to run the program
    • You may be prompted by User Account Control (UAC) to allow changes to be made to your computer. Click Yes to consent.
  3. Place a checkmark next to Accept License Agreement and click Next
  4. Navigate to the Advanced tab
  5. The Advanced menu page contains four categories:
    • Gather Logs: Collects troubleshooting information from the computer. As part of this process, Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) is run to perform a complete diagnosis. The information is saved to a file on the Desktop named mbst-grab-results.zip and can be added as an email attachment or uploaded to a forum post to assist with troubleshooting the issue at hand.
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  6. To provide logs for review click the Gather Logs button
  7. Upon completion, click OK
  8. A file named mbst-grab-results.zip will be saved to your Desktop
  9. Please attach the file in your next reply.
  10. To uninstall all Malwarebytes Products, click the Clean button.
  11. Click the Yes button to proceed. 
  12. Save all your work and click OK when you are ready to reboot.
  13. After the reboot, you will have the option to re-install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows.
  14. Select Yes to install Malwarebytes.
  15. Malwarebytes for Windows will open once the installation completes successfully.

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3 hours ago, MBoyle10 said:

This is an updates logs zip after a failed reinstall; the first logs were a clean without attempt to reinstall. mbst-grab-results.zip

Can you please try this:

1. Download the offline installer from : https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb4_offline

2. Run the installer

  Can you please let me  know if that worked ?

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While you await a response from AdvancedSetup, there is something I would recommend you try to see if it helps.  Please try changing your DNS to an alternative such as Google DNS or OpenDNS and testing to see if that allows Malwarebytes to access the licensing servers.  Instructions on configuring Google DNS can be found in this article and instructions for OpenDNS can be found in this article.

Doing so should at least eliminate a few possible causes of the issue and aid in diagnosing and hopefully fixing whatever is causing it.

If you choose to do so, please let us know how it goes.

Thanks

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I've changed the DNS for both Local-area and my Ethernet connection, and while doing that I noticed I had my Hamachi network still enabled. This has caused problems in the past for a few connections, so I decided to disable that and attmept to upgrade again. One of those two changes seems to have done the trick. Thank you both for all your help! :)

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