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Hi. I have a licensed Malwarebytes Premium, v.4.4.2.123, Update pack 1.0.43416, Component pack 1.0.1358. I'm a retired PC builder and serviceman.

My main computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate and I don't wish to update to W10. Also, I have Windows Updates turned OFF. It's been off since my last reinstall, about two years back.

I'm being offered the latest version of MB but it seems to need an SH2 update. Is there a single update file I can download to enable me to install the latest version of MB?

Thanks.

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19 hours ago, byteback said:

....My main computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate and I don't wish to update to W10. Also, I have Windows Updates turned OFF. It's been off since my last reinstall, about two years back.

I'm being offered the latest version of MB but it seems to need an SH2 update. Is there a single update file I can download to enable me to install the latest version of MB?

Hi byteback:

AdvancedSetup posted newer instructions on 05-Jun-2021 in murph's thread Now MBAM Wants a Microsoft Security Update that are intended for Win 7 SP1 users who already have most of the security updates released prior to end of support on 14-Jan-2020.  Those newer instructions include download links for both KB4490628 (Servicing Stack Update for Win 7 SP1, rel. 12-Mar-2019) and KB4474419 (SHA-2 Code Signing Support for Windows 7, rel. 23-Sep-2019), which are the two Win 7 SP1 updates recommended in the MS support article 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support Requirement for Windows and WSUS. Depending on the exact date you turned off Windows Update, you might already have KB4490628 installed.

AdvancedSetup states in those newer instructions "That should be all there is to it and the latest version of Malwarebytes will install on your system again" but notes that this is the "quick and easy method".  Users are still encouraged to install the full set of updates listed in his 19-May-2021 article How to Update Windows 7 to the Latest Security Updates that Porthos suggested <above> to ensure that Win 7 SP1 is patched to the end of extended support on 14-Jan-2020.

Note that most Win 7 SP1 users find that installing KB4474419 (SHA-2 Code Signing Support for Windows 7 ) is all that is required to allow them to run newer Malwarebytes installers that are signed exclusively with SHA-2 digital certificates.  See Rhon's 18-May-2021 post in their thread Security Update KB2286198 is a Pain! for one example. The 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit(x64) standalone .msu installers for KB4474419 are available from the Microsoft Update Catalog at https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4474419 Windows 7.
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Re my Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 update situation, I can definitely confirm that installing only KB4474419 was enough for Malwarebytes to update itself to 4.4.4.126, 1.0.43778 Update package , 1.0.1404 Component Package.

Previously, I was all set to install every update noted in Advanced Setup's post. From his list, the only update I already had was 3140245. I was missing 3020369 (tho I have 3020370), as well as 3125574 and 4490628. The list also shows 4516655 and 4516065, following 4474419. I haven't bothered with those two, but maybe they might be required for some future Malwarebytes update?

Re the update process itself, it's a while since I've been in the thick of PC work, and have somewhat lost the plot (81 y.o) but I managed to run the msu for KB4474419 that you'd linked and it was only necessary to get offline, then re-liven Windows Updates (which has been off for 2-3 years) after which Windows found the msu without me pointing to it, and installed it. After rebooting I got back online and Malwarebytes updated itself. Quite painless! Thanks Imacri, Porthos and Advanced Setup 🖖. Live long and prosper!

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