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How do I copy/transfer Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to a sick pc?

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#1 BullDad


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:18 AM

First off...I really am a computer dummy...
That said, please use small words and speak slowly, lol...

I have an old pc, at least that is what i have been told. It is an HP compaq with a decent drive and the drive from my old pc piggy backed for data access. Hope i described that right. I got myself a virus or something after getting Zone Alarm (not impressed). It will start in safe mode and has the text written in the corners along with the operating program displayed at the top.
I have windows xp professional SP3.
The rest of the screen is black.
I had one of those "fake" virus services appear on the laptop i am now on and found the Malware Anti-malware site. It fixed me right up.


That said, is it possible to copy that awesome program onto a flash drive or something and use it to fix my PC?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

A flash drive is a good choice, but since some viruses infect flash drives you may just want to burn the installer to a cd and then install it. If the computer has working internet, you can just download it from http://fileforum.betanews.com/download/Malwarebytes-AntiMalware/1186760019/1

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:59 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware database definitions file (mbam-rules.exe) is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current definitions if you're having problems updating through the program's interface or have already manually downloaded the latest definitions, is to do the following:

Install MBAM on a clean computer, launch the program and update through MBAM's interface. Copy this definitions file (rules.ref) to CD and transfer that file to the infected machine. Copy rules.ref to the location indicated for your operating system AFTER installing MBAM. If you cannot see the folder, then you may have to Reconfigure Windows to show it.
  • XP,Windows 2000, 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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