Manually update your database in Malwarebytes for Windows

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Sep 10, 2018Last modified by jgolomb Employee on Oct 15, 2018
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Malwarebytes for Windows automatically performs database updates and scheduled scans. You can also manually update to the latest database version for your protections. There are two different ways to manually check for updates. See below for instructions on the method you prefer.


Check for updates from Malwarebytes Dashboard

  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.

  2. Click the word Current to the right of Updates. This word may be different if your protection database is not up to date.
    Image of database update button on the bottom right of the Malwarebytes for Windows Dashboard.

  3. Malwarebytes for Windows will check for any protection database updates. This process may take a few moments.



Check for updates from Windows desktop

  1. At the bottom right corner of your desktop task bar, click the up arrow to show hidden program icons.
    Image of icon tray located on the bottom right of the desktop taskbar.

  2. Click the Malwarebytes icon. This will bring up a context menu.

  3. Click Check for Updates in the context menu.
    Image of Malwarebytes context menu highlighting Check for Updates option.

  4. This will open Malwarebytes for Windows and check for any protection database updates. This process may take a few moments.



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