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Install Malwarebytes to flash drive?


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#1 fbkaiser

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:01 AM

Is this ok to do? Iwant to be able to run it without connecting this pc to the internet.

Will it update ok?


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:53 AM

Yes you can do that
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:25 AM

Mark,

ty for helping.

Let me be a bit clearer.

I want to run Malbytes with is latest update on a pc that cannot be connected to the internet.

I know that I could run the app with no need to be online, but how would I get the update file?

I have this question about AVG too. I assume the answer will apply to both.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:55 PM

When you cannot update

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.

Edited by garmanma, 04 October 2009 - 01:56 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:06 PM

Mark,

This makes sense.

Does this technique work with AVGfree? Do you happen to know name of that update file?

Thank much again.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:15 PM

That I do not know
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