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So here's the thing:

I downloaded MB, shifted it to a jump-drive and installed it on my work machine.

(I'd been Malware-d and knew that our TS response would be to wipe the drive and re-image the machine - because that's what their check-box would tell them to do - not wanting to lose everything, I took the law into my own hands)

It did exactly what I wanted it to do, but now it tells me that definitions are '72 days old' and should be updated.

Problem is that I can't run the update - I suspect our proxy filters won't allow the connection and/or our Symantec Endpoint won't allow it, and I cannot alter or (even temporarily) disable either.

Can I get an update that can be run from an .exe that I can run locally?

Running XP, if that matters.

Thanks,

- MD

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Manual update

In the FAQ section (item #4)

#4

ISSUE: I need to get the latest database onto a computer that cannot access the Internet.

SOLUTION: You can manually copy the database from a working computer using a flash drive or CD onto the infected PC. Our database file is stored in the following locations.

  • Windows XP and 2000
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref

You can also download a manual update from here - NOTE: This manual update will always be way behind in version level compared to updates from within the program

**NOTE: Please note though that this should be a last resort and if at all possible you should attempt to download updates from within the program. Once the system is clean and stable again you should update again from within the program.

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So here's the thing:

I downloaded MB, shifted it to a jump-drive and installed it on my work machine.

(I'd been Malware-d and knew that our TS response would be to wipe the drive and re-image the machine - because that's what their check-box would tell them to do - not wanting to lose everything, I took the law into my own hands)

It did exactly what I wanted it to do, but now it tells me that definitions are '72 days old' and should be updated.

Problem is that I can't run the update - I suspect our proxy filters won't allow the connection and/or our Symantec Endpoint won't allow it, and I cannot alter or (even temporarily) disable either.

Can I get an update that can be run from an .exe that I can run locally?

Running XP, if that matters.

Thanks,

- MD

Hello,

If you are using MBAM on a work machine, did you acquire a corporate license? If so you can get help from Here

Best regards

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Hello

Manual update

In the FAQ section (item #4)

#4

ISSUE: I need to get the latest database onto a computer that cannot access the Internet.

SOLUTION: You can manually copy the database from a working computer using a flash drive or CD onto the infected PC. Our database file is stored in the following locations.

  • Windows XP and 2000
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref

You can also download a manual update from here - NOTE: This manual update will always be way behind in version level compared to updates from within the program

**NOTE: Please note though that this should be a last resort and if at all possible you should attempt to download updates from within the program. Once the system is clean and stable again you should update again from within the program.

Exactly what I needed - thanks - you rock!

- MD

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