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Updates do not automatically download and install.  Has to be done manually multiple times per day on 3 PCs.  :-(

 

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1 hour ago, Rekees said:

Updates do not automatically download and install.  Has to be done manually multiple times per day on 3 PCs.

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Greetings,

The setting mentioned controls application updates/program updates, not database/signature protection updates.  The setting that controls automatic threat signature updates is located under the Security tab in settings in Malwarebytes under the Update Threat Intelligence section at the top.

The first setting listed, Automatically check for threat intelligence updates controls whether or not Malwarebytes Premium will automatically check for database updates and the two drop-down menus that follow it control how frequently it checks for updates when Malwarebytes Premium is running resident in the background (by default it is configured to check once every hour).

If that setting is already enabled, please follow Porthos' instructions above and post back the ZIP file from the Support Tool for further assistance.

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16 hours ago, Rekees said:

Has to be done manually multiple times per day on 3 PCs.

Are you coming to this conclusion because every time you manually check for updates there is one?

Malwarebytes puts out many updates daily and you might be just checking before the auto updater checks (you are set for hourly) on its own?

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Yes, Porthos that's true.  As a new Malwarebytes user I did not know that the word "update" has multiple meanings and that there are 3 settings General, Security, and About that automatically control the update function(s).  I have been checking for updates by right-clicking the Malwarebytes icon in the taskbar then clicking "Check for Updates".  I incorrectly assumed the taskbar method was controlling ALL updates.  Anyway this thread can now be closed since updates are apparently being performed quickly in the background to preclude the possibility of a malware attack.  Thank you and exile360 for your help. 👍

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