Last updated on February 6th, 2023 at 01:56 pm.
How to do an Offline Malwarebytes Update – Standalone update
If you want to download latest Malwarebytes update, go to the official Malwarebytes downloads page and download the latest rules.
This is helpful for anyone who is updating another computer which is not currently connected to the internet. Perhaps it is infected. Or you’ve just formatted your computer and still don’t have the network drivers for your computer, so it is unable to connect to the internet.
The steps to install latest Malware Updates manually:
- Download the latest updates from the official Malwarebytes downloads website. Do not download it from anywhere else because you don’t know what present may have been left for you in the download. Link : http://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbam_rules . The download will be a compressed zip file with two files. The zip file always has a date stamp on it to enable you know the version release date . The file name will contain this information in this manner : mbam-rules-YYYY-MM-DD.zip . Sample name could be : mbam-rules-2018.03.01.zip for an update released on March 1st 2018.
- Extract the zip file. You will find a folder containing 2 executables (mbam2-rules.exe , mbam-rules.exe). For most people you just need to run the mbam2-rules.exe. However if you are feeling conflicted, apprehensive ,unsure and confused, just run them both. No harm will be done.
- That’s it. Your Malwarebytes has been updated with the latest rules.
If you don’t have Malwarebytes installed, download it for free from here . For Windows users, the free version works great alongside Windows Defender. Feel free to check out their pricing page to upgrade to the even more powerful premium versions.
Instead of using Windows Defender and Malwarebytes, you could opt to use Avast and Malwarebytes. Avast is a fully fledged antivirus for Windows , Mac, iOS and Android.
That’s it !
Update 2020 : It seems Malwarebytes has removed the offline updates and disabled the links due to piracy. Hopefully they’ll reconsider.
That’s how to update Malwarebytes offline. Just download the rules and install them. It’s that simple. If you have internet connection, to update your Malwarebytes just go the Dashboard , and under scan status, check for updates (the refresh icon that looks like the letter C ). Or in the Windows tray icon, right click the Malwarebytes icon, then click on check updates.