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Solved: malwarebytes - anti malware question

Discussion in 'General Security' started by elmoticky, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. elmoticky

    elmoticky Thread Starter

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    With help from this site I managed to download my free malwarebytes - antimalware program some short weeks ago. At first I had difficulties due to misunderstanding which led to confusions about whether it was free or if I had to pay for it. I was told by a member here to pay attention during downloading, and not to click on button that instructed "trial download".

    I managed to download the program without problems and have had it for several weeks now, without an hitch.

    I got a message last week that malwarebytes - antimalware was 5 weeks outdated and If I wanted to update it. I pressed the "No" button and things went on without problem. However, two days ago I got another message that it was 7 weeks outdated and if I wanted to update. I answered "No".

    My question is simple for you who know: (well make that two questions}

    What does this message mean?
    What happens if I want to update?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You don't get that message unless you open the interfact to run a scan. Is that what you mean?

    If so, you have to let it update, otherwise, you will be running scans with the same old definitions.
     
  3. elmoticky

    elmoticky Thread Starter

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    Thank you Cookiegal. Yes, I have been scanning pretty frequently with my new program. In fact I think you are correct and I will click "yes" the next time I get this message.
    Should I mark this thread "solved"?
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I see you've marked it solved. You're welcome. :)
     
  5. elmoticky

    elmoticky Thread Starter

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    Cookiegal, I edited my last message to you, but I failed to get it to you properly. I mean I just wrote the edit and did not press the right send button, so it never got to you as I can now see above.

    But yes, you were correct all along. I opened my malwarebytes anti-malware to run a scan and immediately was told my program was 38 days outdated, so I did what you said.

    And it downloaded my new version.....Thanks again Cookiegal
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I did not see that you edited your post. I saw your reply in post no. 3.

    Anyway, all is good now. You're welcome.
     
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