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Malwarebytes Free Cannot Stop Update Nag Screen Fix?

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#1 tomsbc


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:51 PM

Hello Everyone,  i somehow clicked on a trial pay version, after a month or whatever, its back to the free version but i keep getting the Malwarebytes needs to be updated. I updated but the nag screen keeps coming back to update.  i looked into settings, protection and the change updates scheduler is greyed out and only available on the pay version  i uninstalled malwarebytes and reinstalled the free version but i still get the update nag screen. anyone know how to stop this screen from coming up? Thanks

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 25 May 2017 - 04:50 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to AV and A/malware software.

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#2 Guest_Aaron_Warrior_*


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:08 PM



Post a screen shot of the nag screen.


FYI this may be by design, i.e. your choices may be limited to uninstall the software, buy the software or hack the software. This forum may have a rule about hacking people's software.  IDK.


Of all the AV companies, I like malwarebytes the best.  Their online presence is just so good.  When they talk, it's like they're right THERE, talking to you.  Very professional.  Meaning I might help someone hack Norton, or McAfee, but not malwarebytes.  There's probably a registry entry you could delete, is the point, but I'm not going to help you with finding it.  They are literally the only online company I actually like.  They seem honest, intelligent, well-informed, their product is REALLY good and they answer average people's threads for no other reason than to be helpful.  No attempt at selling, or BS-ing, etc...

#3 tomsbc

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

this only happened after the pay trial but never happened before, i have had malwarebytes for 15years with no problem. not interested in hacking anyone just want to get rid of the nag update nag screen. going to try something now.



I think i may have done it, will get back to you

#4 midimusicman79


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

Hi all!
I am having the exact same issue, in which the error message reads: "Updates not applicable. Click here to keep Malwarebytes updated."
Ideally, if only using Malwarebytes 3 Free, which actually does not feature automatic updates, there should not be any nag screen to update database definitions either.
It only makes sense to update in conjunction with using the said software, which for most users would mean once a week or so.
Also, ironically, while hovering the mouse pointer over the SysTray icon, it reports: "Updates: Updated", even when it is not.

Edited by midimusicman79, 26 May 2017 - 02:49 PM.

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#5 Porthos


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:03 PM

It will in the free version update first when doing a manual scan.  and this was added to free.

Added an automatic monthly scheduled scan in Free mode


ts back to the free version but i keep getting the Malwarebytes needs to be updated. I updated but the nag screen keeps coming back to update.


There is a NEW version 3.1.2


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:14 PM

In repose to the original question I found the following solution: https://helpmerick.com/disable-malwarebytes-purchase-nags.htm


You have to turn off the trial version in the my account section of settings.

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