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#1 scff249

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:48 AM

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but please move it to the proper place if it isn't.

I'm trying to download Malwarebytes just for more protection purposes since I sometimes get a little paranoid these days.

The issue is that I can't seem to download it properly since an error message keeps popping up.

Here's the exact message:



D:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll

Unable to register the DLL/OCX: CreateProcess failed; code 2.
The system cannot find the file specified.

Click Retry to try again, Ignore to proceed anyway (not recommended), or Abort to cancel the installation.


Then there are three options below the above text.

I've tried to Retry the download, but the error pops back up again instantly, and I'm also hesitant about ignoring it. So...I just end up aborting it.

I think I've tried at least 7 times to download it (both to the C and D drives), but the same error pops up.

Can someone help?

Edited by scff249, 16 October 2008 - 12:49 AM.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:02 AM

Hello scff249,

I've moved your topic here to the AntiVirus forum.

It would be helpful to know what your operating system is: Windows XP, Vista, etc.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:04 AM

Whoops. Didn't see this one for some reason....(then again, it was late at night when I was posting).

I'll just list what I know about my computer just in case. If it was unneeded information, excuse me. I'm just trying to be thorough ^^.

I'm running Windows XP on a Dell Latitude D820 with 1 gig of ram running and about 65-70 gigs of harddrive space. Virus/Malware protection is Norton Antivirus and Spybot Search and Destroy. If I need anything else, I'll try to post ASAP.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:35 AM

What link are you using to download from? Uninstall Mbam and try this one:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwa.../mbam-setup.exe
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

:thumbsup: I can't believe I forgot this topic!

I actually got it fixed quite a while ago. I was apparently missing my Regsvr32...not sure why I lost it though :flowers: (maybe from the amvo worm attack our campus had??? But then again.....). Got it back into here, though :trumpet:

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:06 PM

That's not an uncommon error for MBAM but glad to hear you sorted it out. What about your malware issues?
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:16 PM

The amvo worm or something else completely?

If the former, that was somewhere around a year ago, so there's no worries on it as it was contained.

But yeah, I'm good and no worries, so if you want to close this topic or whatever, go ahead :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:24 PM

Glad to hear that your malware issues are resolved. Just wanted to make sure in case you needed further assistance.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".
• "Use Task Manager to close pop-up messages to safely exit malware attacks"

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:07 AM

...okay...this has been bugging me since my lurking days here.....(speaking of which, I should change my sig a bit....)

What does it mean by gaming sites? Sites like Newgrounds.com sort or something else completely? The only gaming I do on here is Starcraft....and that's offline and rarely done (only when I'm bored) and against NPC's.

The rest of those I know of (actually, underground websites is another one of those weird ones, but I get the idea).

Another question as well.....

.....what does smörgåsbord mean exactly :thumbsup:? Is that German for something like a crapload of stuff?

Sorry for the weird and random question :flowers:

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:40 AM

what does smörgåsbord mean exactly huh.? Is that German for something like a crapload of stuff?

Close enough. Its an assorment, mixture, collection, etc containing a variety of sorts of things. I'm using it to refer to an assorment of various types of malware.

Online gaming sites are infested with malware and an increasing source of system infection. They can lead to other sites containing more malware which you can inadvertently download without knowledge or consent. Users visiting such sites may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Gaming sites can put you at risk to fraud, phishing and theft of personal data. Even if the gaming site is a clean site, there is always the potential of some type of malware making its way there and then onto your system. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be successfully cleaned or repaired. In those cases, recovery is not possible and the only option is to reformat/reinstall the OS.

Dangers of Gaming Sites:

The design of online game architecture creates an open door for hackers...hackers and malware hoodlums go where the pickings are easy -- where the crowds gather. Thus, Internet security experts warn game players that they face a greater risk of attack playing games online because few protections exist....traditional firewall and antimalware software applications can't see any intrusions. Game players have no defenses...Online gaming sites are a major distribution vehicle for malware....

MMO Security: Are Players Getting Played?

...Moral of the story?
1. Do not allow online games
2. Block ports used by online games
3. Block sites related to these online games
4. Educate your users...

online game + online trade = Trojan Spy

...what if the company behind the games isn’t as trustworthy as it should be?...how would you know?...And, to be able to play, you always have to download a little program...But how do you know that you only have downloaded the required software? Are you really certain that your computer isn’t being infected with some sort of unwanted spyware cookie, spyware or adware? Or, worse, a Trojan!...

Why online casinos and online poker rooms can be hazardous

...Gaming sites are notorious as sources of malware. Visitors...accept a download of a cool game or video. They get the cool game or video and the hacker gets a new zombie...

How does malware get onto a computer? (scroll down)

Dangers of Flash Ads:

...One of the advertisements uses a Flash file to create an invisible iFrame, which is linked to an IP address containing obfuscated visual basic script and uses the MDAC exploit to download the malware...

Dangerous Malware Detected on MySpace, Bebo, Photobucket and More

...the Flash ad contains code to open a popup that leads to a very different destination -- it's what I assume is an affiliate link that attempts to download and install ErrorSafe on your computer...

Advertiser Sneaks Malware into Flash Ad

A new type of Internet-based attack is spreading in which Flash-based ads seize control of a Web surfer's clipboard and paste in a link to a malicious site in the hopes that it will be spread from there into e-mails, blogs, and instant messages....

Malicious Flash ads attack

At least one in 10 web pages are booby-trapped with malware...The tricks include hacking into a web server to plant malware, or planting it within third-party widgets or advertising...

One in 10 web pages laced with malware
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:40 PM

Ah, so it's virtually every type of online gaming site, I suppose :thumbsup: Of course, again, I never use this thing for online gaming (plus, all of my gaming needs are on consoles anyways :flowers:).

Thanks for the info, Quietman7. I'll get to reading up on those when I get the time :trumpet:.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

QM7's MODUS OPERANDIS: "Knowledge and the ability to use it is the best defensive tool anyone could have. An uninformed user can be his or her own worst enemy when acting in ignorance."
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:35 PM

Hello.

Last time QM said that was more than a year ago (here). Must be a special occasion.. :thumbsup:

I always enjoy QM informing people.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

I've never seen it myself. Then again, I started lurking here somewhere around March of 2008...maybe.

But thanks for the modus operandus (.....whatever that means :huh: ).

....but a year ago :cool: Wow....that must be a special occassion! :thumbsup:

I'll admit though, whenever I see Quietman7 post something with one of the pre-made stuff, I get the image of the usual cliche detective dressed in the trench coat with one of those hats on (whatever those hats were called again....:flowers:) .....then again, it could be just because of his avatar....(like Galadriel, Rigel, Animal, Grinler, and other people around here with avi's, I usually imagine them as is depending on their avatar)

And to crack at a joke I did with Groovicus.....

HAIL QUIETMAN7! :trumpet:

EDIT: Actually, I shouldn't just bowdown to him......

HAIL ALL THE STAFF :inlove: :) :woot:

Edited by scff249, 14 November 2008 - 09:03 PM.

"Ototo'i wa usagi o mita no...Kino wa shika...Kyo wa anata." -Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad) [see below for translation]
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:34 AM

modus operandus (.....whatever that means)

modus operandi (mode-us ah-purr-and-ee or ah-purr-and-eye) - a habitual method or procedure; a particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
n. from Latin, a criminal investigation term for "way of operating," which may prove the accused has a pattern of repeating the same criminal acts using the same method.
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