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How do i update malwarebytes without an internet connection?


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#1 Fiend27

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:30 AM

Hi,

One of my Pc's (Dads) has got a serious malware infection. ive used malwarebytes and quarentined several problems. they appear to keep on popping up again though. should i delete them from quarentine? (smss.exe, multiple svchost, win 32 problems etc)

also i obvously need to update malwarebytes but the internet connection, while connected is unresponsive.
is there a way to save the update to a memory stick?

ive dealt with many viruses etc in my time, but without an internet connection im stuck.

the internet connection, as it is a broadband connection requiring log in details wont connect in safe mode, unless im missing something.

Help would be sincearly appreciated! in the past i have been able to use other posts for my solutions, but this one has got me by the... well you know what.

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#2 Fiend27

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:37 AM

ok, some new info, the malware has diabled my firewall.

also exactly the same versions of exactly the same problems keep re-appearing on the pc upon re-starting.

any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:20 PM

is there a way to save the update to a memory stick?


Since you cannot use the Internet, manually download the definition updates from another computer, save them to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD and transfer to the infected machine. Then just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install the update. If you cannot transfer or install from the infected machine, try installing the file directly from the flash drive to your machine.Mbam-rules.exe is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current database definitions is to install MBAM on a clean computer, launch the program, update through MBAM's interface, copy the definitions (rules.ref) to a USB stick or CD and transfer that file to the infected machine. Copy rules.ref to the location indicated for your operating system.
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
If you cannot see the folder, then you may have to Reconfigure Windows to show it. Then perform a new Quick Scan in normal mode and make sure you reboot afterwards. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:34 AM

Thank you so much! that is exactly what i needed to know, and it worked!




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