How do I allow MalwareBytes through the Windows firewall?

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  1. rms_returns

    rms_returns MDL Novice

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    I've install MalwareBytes Anti-malware scanner, but its not updating itself as its not allowed an out connection by the firewall. Can anyone please tell me what exe files I'll have to allow in order for MB to access the internet? (I don't want to allow a blanket out rule for all apps).
     
  2. ofernandofilo

    ofernandofilo MDL Member

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    #2 ofernandofilo, Jul 14, 2016
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  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    All you need is mbam.exe thru the wall so it can update. Outgoing only.
    Forgot to mention by default the Windows Firewall lets everything go out !
     
  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I guess I've installed MalwareBytes, oh ... 100 times conservatively in the last few years. I don't recall a single instance where Windows firewall blocked it.

    First thing I'd do if I had your problem would be to reset WFW to default values and see what happens.
     
  5. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    This is the wrong section. Probably the jokes section would better. :clap:
     
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  6. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    Paid version allow to update itself, free version you'll have to do it manually.

    windsman.