Why My Malwarebytes Stuck On Checking For Updates?

 Malwarebytes Stuck On Checking For Updates

Is your Malwarebytes stuck on checking for updates? First, check if the Internet connection is stable. You may get update issues if the Internet connection is unstable on your computer. Sometimes, it can happen if the active firewall is blocking Malwarebytes on your computer. Get the update done within a few minutes after trying out these troubleshooting steps.

Solution 1: Turn Off Windows Firewall

  • On your Windows computer, click the Start menu and type ‘firewall’ in the search field.
  • Click to open Windows Firewall from the search result.
  • Navigate to the left-side panel of the Control Panel window and click the Turn Windows Firewall on or off link.
  • Select the Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) option under the Private network settings and Public network settings sections.
  • Click OK and run Malwarebytes to check for the latest updates.
  • If your Malwarebytes is stuck again while checking for updates, try the other solutions.

Solution 2: Update Malwarebytes Database Manually

  • First, download the most recent version of Malwarebytes from the official site and save it to your computer’s Downloads folder.
  • Next, double-click the downloaded file and extract it to run the installer.
  • Click Yes if the device prompts for User Account Control.
  • In the setup wizard, click the Next button and select Install.
  • Wait until the installation is completed.
  • Click Finish and launch the Malwarebytes app.
  • Run a quick scan and check if your database has been updated to the recent version.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, reinstall Malwarebytes using the Malwarebytes Support Tool.

Solution 3: Reinstall Malwarebytes Using The Malwarebytes Support Tool

  • Ensure that you have installed Microsoft.NET 4.0 Framework on your Windows computer.
  • Download the Malwarebytes Support Tool from the official site.
  • Open the downloaded file from the Downloads folder.
  • If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click the Yes button.
  • Agree to the EULA and click Next to complete the installation.
  • Click Advanced in the Malwarebytes Support Tool and select Clean below Advanced Options.
  • Next, click Yes in the Malwarebytes Cleanup window.
  • Click OK to restart your computer.
  • If the User Access Control window appears after restarting your computer, click Yes.
  • In the Reinstall Malwarebytes for Windows window, select Yes to reinstall the Malwarebytes app.
  • Carry out the instructions in the Malwarebytes Support Tool and complete reinstalling the Malwarebytes app on your computer.

You have now seen how to fix the Malwarebytes stuck on checking for updates issue.


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