Manually update database in Malwarebytes for Android

Document created by jgolomb Employee on May 8, 2019Last modified by jgolomb Employee on Sep 19, 2019
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Malwarebytes Premium for Android automatically performs database updates periodically. If using the Malwarebytes Free version, you must manually check for database updates to ensure your protection definitions are current. On the Dashboard, the Database Version area displays it's current status.

Image of the Dashboard for Malwarebytes for Android.


To manually update your database, follow the instructions below.


Manually check for database updates

  1. Open Malwarebytes on your Android device.

  2. Tap the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.

  3. Tap Settings.
    Image of the menu for Malwarebytes for Android.

  4. Tap Other.
    Image of the Settings tab in Malwarebytes for Android.

  5. Tap Force update.
    Image of the Other tab in Malwarebytes for Android.


Malwarebytes database updates to the current Database Version.


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