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    updating malwarebytes on the bgfl network

    has anyone on the bgfl network (ie Birmingham school) managed to get malwarebytes to update? The bgfl firewall is preventing this and I cannot workout why.

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    Have you set the proxy settings up in Malwarebytes, as it has its own settings rather than using the standard ones in IE/Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Have you set the proxy settings up in Malwarebytes, as it has its own settings rather than using the standard ones in IE/Windows?
    Nope, dont work with the proxy in either

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    I've had the same problem too in the past. You can update the MalwareBytes rules manually here, however they only update it once a week. I downloaded a test and MalwareBytes reported it was 18 days out of date!

    Your only alternative is to either update it outside the BGFL network or use a 3G dongle. I suppose you could also raise a support call at: http://kb.link2ict.org/ but their turnaround is typically a few days. It really depends how quickly you need to perform a scan!

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    Looks like it goes from port 51310 (possibly random) on the local pc to 8192 on the update server, I have logged the call with L2ICT and will update here once I get a reply.

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    If you update on a computer not connect to your firewalled system (home etc) and then copy the c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\malwarebytes\malwarebytes onto the machine you want to update.

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    the malwarebytes forum mentions port 8192 connecting to data-cdn.mbamupdates.com and bgfl said we need to log a change request to have this port opened on the school firewall. However, when I updated this at home it connected to the update server via port 80, which should work within the school. What I don't want to do is raise a change request until I have a definite port number.

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    Not ideal, but there is a note in this thread of the MalwareBytes forum of an offline definition installer from MalwareBytes themselves. It's not updated daily, and the current one is a couple of weeks old, but it's better than having definitions months out of date and useful to have on a USB stick.

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    Yep, change request and list of IPs for server(s), farce!

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