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Malwarebytes Am Won't Even Execute!


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#1 redssss

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:46 AM

I want to remove antivirus XP 2009 from my pc (the one that fakes a BSOD and fakes a reboot).

I installed malwarebytes anti-malware - but when I start the executable, the cursor is busy for a split second, then nothing happens. I started from the shortcut, and also by invoking directly by double-clicking the EXE file in windows explorer, both from safe mode and normal mode?

What do you start to troubleshoot a prog that immediately exits?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:16 PM

Try renaming it. Open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Then double-click on it to run.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:17 PM

Renaming it (both the basename and the extension) didn't work. Any more ideas?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:03 PM

If you're using Windows 2000/XP, please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • The SDFix report log (Report.txt) will open in Notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
Note: If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, you will need to fix the policy restrictions created by this infection. Open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.
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