Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware error during installation

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Hi all,

I have Windows XP and 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium edition. I have Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM) version 1.46 and MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) installed on both machines.  While I was updating MBAM version 1.46 on Win7, I got the following error message, which I have not seen before in the entire history of my using MBAM.

Error :


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
An error has occurred. Please report this error code to our
support team.

What does this mean? How do I address this? Thanks.

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Answered By 45 points N/A #93309

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware error during installation


Hello Simmons.

The error you report indicates that MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) is somehow unable to access the Internet. 

1.  First of all, make sure you have a working Internet connection.

2.  If your Internet connection is working fine, then it may be possible that your antivirus or firewall is blocking MBAM.  Set your antivirus and firewall to exclude MBAM from its list of blocked applications.  Consult your antivirus' help file for details on how to do that.

3.  If the first and second solution doesn't work, verify your network connection's DNS and proxy settings of Internet Explorer.  Some viruses replace DNS settings with a fake one and replaces Internet Explorer's proxy settings.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #93311

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware error during installation


Good Day Simmon!

The reason behind this error message while you were updating your Malwarbytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) is that something blocked it from connecting to its update server. I have here a list of troubleshooting steps you might want to use in order to solve this issue:

             1.     Check your Firewall .

Since you are using Windows 7, kindly click on the Windows icon/ Start button and then type “firewall” on the search box. Choose Windows Firewall under Control Panel results. It should be set to recommended settings or Notify me when Windows Firewall blocks a new programs is ticked for all types of network.

2.     Including the following URL to trusted websites.

Open Internet Explorer, type in the address bar.

Click Tools button, then click Internet Options. New window will appear, click Security Tab then click security zone (Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites).Click sites. If you clicked on Local Internet in the previous step, click Advanced. should be shown in the Add this website to the zone field, then click Add. Click close then Ok twice to exit out of the window.

3.     Make sure you are using Genuine Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

To do this, your MSE should be downloaded directly from Microsoft website.

 You can always uninstall through Control Panel > Programs > MSE > uninstall and reinstall MSE through then follow the prompts.

4.     Manually download the update or definition via

Download it using your internet browser , save and run the application then follow the  prompts.

Note: All steps could solve the problem and no need to continue with the other troubleshooting step/s if you arrive to a resolution.

Answered By 45 points N/A #93312

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware error during installation


This is a common error when we cannot update our malware byte program continually. This is an error for a specific database. Here provided all solutions are good but there is another Techyv post which is described about this problem too. So my recommendation visit that page and get more information.

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