FIX: Malwarebytes Will Not Upgrade on Windows 10

The comprehensive protective nature of Malwarebytes puts it at the top of this free antivirus market. The most important package, in addition to dealing with these unbearable germs, also copes with PuP and anti-virus. Both free and premium variants of this package. On the other hand, integration with Windows 10 (e.g., using many third-party options) neglects users. Namely, many of them are unable to update the client, even after several attempts.

We conducted an internet hunt and provided some practical solutions. Give them a chance and let us know if they work.

Malwarebytes not opening windows 10. Here's what you need to do

  1. Install updates Rate 
  2. Windows Firewall 
  3. Reinstall Malwarebytes 
  4. Update Windows


1: Install updates manually

First of all, we want you to do something before manually installing the update. The first thing you should do is confirm that Windows Defender is turned off. 2 antimalware services in combination with real-time protection enabled and operating at exactly the same time is not the best idea.

With the first installation, the system mechanically simplifies the Defender, but this may change after a significant update. Go to Windows Defender> Hotmail and Threat Protection> Display Security and Threat Settings and disable real-time protection.

Then restart your computer and launch Malwarebytes. Go to Settings and on the Program tab click Install application updates.

2: Rate the Windows Firewall

Another factor related to checking is the Windows Firewall. As we mentioned in the previous step, a significant update can really make significant changes to the system. Including interference with Firewall permissions. For this reason, we invite you to browse the Windows Firewall configuration and allow Malwarebytes to communicate openly with the update server.

Here's what you need to do: 

  1. In the Windows search bar, type Allow and start allowing the program through the Windows Firewall
  2. Click "Change preferences.
  3. Click "Let another program". 
  4. Browse to the installation folder, and then insert the executable file. 
  5. Let it communicate openly with public and personal networks. 
  6. Check the changes and restart the computer. 
  7. Consider again the Malwarebytes update.

3: Reinstall Malwarebytes 

Currently, if you have installed an earlier version of Malwarebytes (or some other anti-malware applications), the remaining linked files may damage your current configuration. Therefore, some of the main functions may not work as planned. It requires a full reinstallation of this program.

However, as we said, the antivirus contains much deeper than a regular third-party application. That is why the great people at Malwarebytes provide a special tool that should allow you to wash all related files. Then it is possible to install Malwarebytes also hopefully upgradeable without any difficulty.

Here's what you need to do: 

  1. Run the application and read the terms of the EULA
  2. The application starts with the uninstall process and finally prompts you to restart. 
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. After the restart, 
  5. choose to install the latest version of all Malwarebytes.

4: Update Windows

And, finally, we must recall one of the most common reasons for not updating. Important Windows 10 updates are known for breaking third-party applications. Most reports on Malwarebytes update issues appeared after a major update (namely, developer updates).

With this in mind, you should configure system patches and updates whenever possible. We hope that some of them should help you solve the problem. To make sure all updates are on stage, please check for updates. Follow these steps to test Windows 10 updates:

  1. Open Preferences.
  2. Select Update and security.
  3. Click Check for updates
  4. Install all available updates and restart your computer.
  5. Assess if the customer can upgrade.

This is it. If you are still harassed with the exact same error and cannot recover the latest Malwarebytes updates, make sure you talk about your queries in their forum.