Can't install Malwarebytes
I'm running WinXP Pro and can't get Malwarebytes to run on my computer after installation. It seems to install ok but when I click the icon to run the program, nothing happens. I've installed and re installed, still no luck. Anyone have a suggestion as to what might be wrong?:mellow:
Malwarebytes Support Forums
Hi Squire : For problems related to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Best to ask on their Support Forums at http://forums.malwarebytes.org . I would start in their "General Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forum" . A situation such as yours MAY already have been discussed there & if not, you could start a thread there .
anti virus programs blocked
A simple way around the problem is to rename MBAM.EXE the main executable for malwarebytes to another name, i always rename it as mouse.exe this name is very rarely blocked by virus as it could be the true mouse program for your computer.
Originally Posted by squire
simple solution works 99% of the time
Purchase a cheap SATA to USB cable, or a hard drive dock. These are very inexpensive at Newegg, for example.
Install Malwarebytes on a different computer.
Remove your infected hard drive from the pc/laptop.
Connect (USB) the dock or cable to the computer with Malwarebytes installed, insert/attach your hard drive, and full scan the drive.
Once complete, all malware components will not be removed, only the executable portions. Put your now partially disinfected hard drive back in your computer and it will boot. Install malwarebytes and full scan to remove the remainder.
Yeah it's a bit more effort, but you will find a dock or sata/usb cable a very handy thing to have, especially when you or your friends get infected again. It is also a nifty tool for doing backups if you happen to come across a spare hard drive.