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MBAM_ERROR_UPDATING (12007,0, WinHttpSendRequest)

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I saw that there was another post of a similar note, but I believe my issue is different. My g/f's computer has Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware software and got the "MBAM ERROR UPDATING (12007,0, WinHttpSendRequest)" error when attempting to update. I also have the software installed, and receive no such error (I can successfully update). Since I can update, and we're on the same wireless network, that leads me to believe that there is no problem with the router, but maybe I am wrong? I don't really know much about routers and modems...

1.OS version including 32/64-bit - hers is windows XP 32 bit, mine is windows 7 home 64 bit

2.Installed Security Product(s) including Firewall - Not sure- I think AVG free and default windows firewall

3.MBAM version (current 1.46) - 1.46 on both

4.Definition version (current 4793) - not sure

5.Connection mode to Internet i.e. any router involved or directly through modem - connect into a linksys wireless router to cable modem

Happy to provide more info - but not sure where to look for it. Thanks in advance!


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Hi -

For the XP try this quick fix first - Log out first -

1. Reset the IP/DNS settings of your interent connection:

  • Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Double click on Network Connections.
  • Right click on your default connection (usually Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    ?Under General tab:
  • Select "Obtain an IP address automatically".
  • Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
  • Click OK twice to save the settings.
  • Reboot if you had to change any setting.

2. Flush the DNS cache:

  • Click the Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen
  • Click on Run or press Windows Logo+R
  • In the command window copy/paste the following:
    ipconfig /flushdns

  • Then hit enter.
  • Exit the command window.

3. Retry to update :

This will only work for the XP as Win7 is not quite the same - Also read the item below from Haider -

Thanks -

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Thanks Haider and Noknjon-

I did connect the computer directly to the modem and saw the same error. I was running it in safe mode however, and didn't check to make sure it was connected to the internet... I'll have to check it tomorrow.

Haider- we're running the free version of the software.

Noknojon- we'll try your solution tomorrow.

Thanks both for such a quick reply!!



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Hi again -

After re-reading all the information it seems that you may have an infection on that computer -

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