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Malware update is blocked by virus


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#1 mebriggs

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:34 PM

A virus is blocking me from getting the latest updates from Malware. The Malware forum offers a link to download the latest updates, but that link does not work. How can I get the latest Malware updates into the infected computer?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

Hi, if you are talking about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware,

You can update through MBAM’s interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (Windows XP and 2000) or C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\rules.ref (Windows Vista and Windows 7) from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:12 PM

If malware is blocking you from updating, then manually download the database definitions from one of the following locations (they may not be the most current) and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install:Note: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware database definitions file (mbam-rules.exe]) is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current definitions if you're having problems updating through the program's interface or have already manually downloaded the latest definitions, is to do what Sightless suggests.

Install MBAM on a clean computer, launch the program and update through MBAM's interface. Copy this definitions file (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. If you cannot see the folder, then you may have to Reconfigure Windows to show it.
  • XP,Windows 2000, 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Vista, Windows 7, 2008: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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