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I did follow the directions for the other topic similar to this - uninstalled, ran MBAM_Clean, rebooted, downloaded the version from major geeks and continue to get the 10-day old lib would you like to update error. I have a licensed the pro version and do have the prod id / key but did not redo it yet.

AV was off. I am unable now to start my AV? Maybe something else going on?

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Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes, jpaulr:

There are many causes of updating errors

Sounds pretty fishy - especially since your AV won't start.

I'm just a home user, not an expert, but it could be that your computer is infected.

Alas, we cannot work on malware detection/removal in this part of the General MBAM forum.

Excellent, self-help troubleshooting info for getting MBAM to run on an infected machine can be found here.

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Hello jpaulr:

Yes. You should restart your AV now.

Please go to the Update tab and click on "Check for Updates"

@ iPW:

I wonder if I misunderstood, as the OP says he is unable to restart his AV?

(Looks like our posts crossed in cyberspace...) :)


I guess that if a reboot doesn't solve it, and your AV is disabled, it might be best to have the malware experts take a look over at that sub-forum.

I don't want to confuse you by having more than 1 person assist, so I will duck out of this topic for now. :)

Let us know how things go!


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It will not update. I did get AV to start. I keep getting the update error. The strange thing is I have been running scheduled nightly scans and updating the database every morning. All of a sudden my libs are 10 days old and I get that 2,0 connection error?

I am not sure what to do next.

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