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#1 rayj0054

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:18 PM

how can i get malware bytes updates for a computer that has no web access at this time

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:42 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. 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 06 February 2010 - 06:23 PM

appreciate the help. im trying to help a friend out on his laptop i think its infected

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:51 PM

Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, please refer to the suggestions provided in For those having trouble running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:14 PM

thanks quiteman7 . i can get it to run in safemode but i want to make sure i have the latest defs befor i run it




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