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I have Windows XP and I'm using an Astaro 110/120 firewall that can allow exceptions if you put them in, but otherwise is pretty locked down.

I can't update Malwarebytes. Is there a website I should put in exceptions on the firewall in order for it to update? Malwarebytes.org is already there.
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found the answer.

data-cdn.mbamupdates.com

Here's where I found the answer
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=52873
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by:Jonvee
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You may already have a Malware infection.  Suggest you first use rkill.com to delete enough Malware processes to allow Malwarebytes to update, then try it ...
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com
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by:Kris Montgomery
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I ask this only because you are mentioning Malwarebytes... is your PC having any symptoms of malware?

I have dealt with a lot of malware that stops malwarebytes from updating.

What is the error code that you get?  It should give you a link to show more info.  Post that here.

Malwarebytes updates through port 80, so there shouldn't be any problem getting updates through the firewall.

Thanks!

mug
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by:mrmyth
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I'm just running some routine scans on some computers that are behind a firewall, just as a maintenance measure. I should have mentioned that I was running the update on several computers and getting the same issue. Sorry about that. That was what I thought as well, was that it was some kind of malware issue, but it was just the firewall blocking the update site.
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by:Jonvee
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Okay, thats fine ... thanks for the report.
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this worked.
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