How to fix “Malwarebytes Won’t Update” error?
Malwarebytes is a strong utility application/software that protects your system from external web threats and malware. This utility software/application is famous worldwide and you also must be having this Malwarebytes application in your system. The software comprises of all the powerful features and facilities to detect any kind of system threat/malware and remove them completely from your system. The Malwarebytes software/application comes with a free version and after you install Malwarebytes in your system, it may show some errors such as “Malwarebytes won’t update error”, “Malwarebytes not responding during removal error”, etc. You may also need to completely uninstall Malwarebytes’ application/software from your system due to some error or problem. Read below to find different possible step-wise solutions if you are having trouble updating Malwarebytes software/application.
Solution No. – 1
Manual Installation of the Malwarebytes Updates
We need to tell you that before moving ahead with this step, you need to make sure that the Windows Defender is set to the “disabled” option. Two or more software/applications serving the same purpose, providing the same facilities, and working together may result in problems and some system functions failure.
As you move ahead with the first step to install Malwarebytes application/software, the system will automatically disable the defender but this setting may change when you install the system updates. Go to the Windows Defender option then, Virus and threat protection then, Virus and threat protection settings and set the Real-time protection option to disable.
After performing the above step, restart/reboot the system and open the Malwarebytes application/software. Now, go to settings and click on the “Install Application Updates” button under the tab of Application.
If this solution does not help in fixing the “Malwarebytes won’t update error” then, you can try the next solution to get the desired result/output.
Solution No. – 2
Checking the Windows Firewall While Malwarebytes Won’t Update
One more major step that you may take is checking the Windows Firewall settings. Sometimes, an update can result in solving many issues and errors that you may be facing. So, you must go to the Windows Firewall section and check that the Malwarebytes application/software has permissions for receiving the updates or not. The step-wise solution for the same is mentioned below.
Go to the search bar of Windows and type “Allow”. Now, click on the option of “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”.
Click on the option of “Change Settings”.
Now, click on the option of “Allow another app”.
Go to the installation folder of Malwarebytes application/software and make the addition of the executable files in the same folder.
Allow the Malwarebytes application/software to form connections with private and public networks.
Now, make sure to confirm for all the made changes and restart/reboot the system.
In the end, try again to update the Malwarebytes application/software.
If solution No.2 is also not helping you in getting rid of the “Malwarebytes won’t update error” then, you must move ahead with the solution no.3 for resolving the same problem/error.
Solution No. – 3
Reinstallation of Malwarebytes Software/Application
If any user has installed the old version of Malwarebytes software/application or any other third-party antimalware application. Then, the residual files and folders of that application/program may result in affecting and corrupting the present installation setup. Due to this, some of the software/program functions and features may not work properly, you are required to perform the reinstallation process of the software.
We recommend that you must purchase the premium version of the Malwarebytes software/program as it offers many more functionalities and features than the free version. These features and functions really bring a big change to your system in positive terms. Your system will be free from any of the threats and malware, it will be totally protected by the Malwarebytes software/application when you switch to the premium version.
If you have followed the above-mentioned solution and still not able to remove the “Malwarebytes Won’t Update error” from your system then, move further and follow the Solution No.4 which guides towards removing this error through updating the Windows.
Solution No – 4
Windows Updation to Fix Malwarebytes Won’t Update Error
Now, the final solution that you can try is updating Windows. Some of the Windows updates result in creating problems while you use a third-party application/software in your system. Many users have reported that they are facing problems with the Malwarebytes application after a Windows update.
You must update and install system patches as early as possible. Most probably, one of the system patch updates should work for you and the error must be removed. For being sure, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps for installing updates manually in Windows 10.
Firstly, open the Settings tab.
Now, make a selection for the option of “Update and security”.
Click on the button of “Check for Updates”.
See the available updates list and make sure to install all the updates, Now, restart the system.
In the end, remember to check if you are able to update the Malwarebytes application now or not.
We hope that your problem must have been resolved by following one of the above mentioned step-wise solutions. But for those, who have tried all the solutions and ways to resolve the error and still not getting the desired output/result, they can get in touch with our ErrorsDoc technical experts’ team. Our experts are always ready to guide and assist you in fixing up any technical errors that you may face.