Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:54 PM
So far, no luck. I tried the main download, but the .exe wouldn't load. But I ran the one from MajorGeeks, and it installed more or less fine, though on the last step, it hangs for a bit before bringing up the "Update & Launch" prompts.
However, afterwards, nothing happens. I get the little hourglass next to the cursor, then it goes away without MBAM loading. I tired downloading the update separately, then running it, and it ran without issue, but still to no avail.
My initial install of MBAM I had WinPatrol running, though after it asked me if I wanted to allow MBAM access, I turned WinPatrol off. I had hoped this was why it wasn't working properly. However, when it wasn't loading, I uninstalled MBAM, and it asked me to restart my computer. I did so, though it hung on WinXP's "shut-down blue screen". When I manually powered down (via the power button) then restarted, it hung on the "startup blue screen", so I manually powered down again, and restarted. This time, when I went to install MBAM, I turned WinPatrol off ahead of time, hoping this was the issue.
Unfortunately, I'm still in the same boat.
Also, and update on issues: the "random tab, pseudo popup" takes me to "online555casino.com", and I've been experiencing odd issues apparently caused through IE as well. I awoke today to hear some ad playing on my computer (I keep it running with the monitor off most of the time), so when I turned the monitor on, I expected to see some webpage pulled up by this Malware. There was no window, nothing through the Applications tab of Windows Task Manager, though on the Processes tab, there was an entry for iexplore.exe, which I thought to be very odd, as I very infrequently use IE; I ended the process.
I also noted when I was checking out WTM to write this that iexplore.exe was up in the processes again. Odd.