Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools to keep them from running properly. Other types of malware may delete
the main mbam.exe
executable file during installation or when attempting to perform a scan which results in various errors. If that's the case, please refer to the suggestions provided in For those having trouble running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
.If you cannot use the Internet or download any required programs
to the infected machine, you are going to need access to another computer (family member, friend, library etc) with an Internet connection. Save mbam-setup.exe
to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD, transfer it to the infected machine, then install and run the program. If you cannot transfer to or install on the infected machine, try running the setup (installation) file directly from the flash drive or CD by double-clicking on mbam-setup.exe
so it will install on the hard drive. If you cannot copy files to your usb drive, make sure its not "Write Protected
". Some flash drives have a switch on the side which could have accidentally been moved to write protect.