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Malwarebytes won't run

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#1 sue ward

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

I installed Malwarebytes anti-malware sofware a while ago and it was running fine. About 3 weeks ago, that came to an end. When I started it, I got a message saying that Windows cannot find the path and that I may not have the appropriate permissions to access the file. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program on several occasions and when I first do so, the scan starts but closes after only a few seconds and then I cannot start it again without getting the message about the path and the permissions. I know there must be another virus preventing this and I have since manually removed Privacy Protection a couple times while in Safe Mode, but this has not helped. Please advise what to do next. Thanks.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:38 PM

Hello, I moved this to the Am I Infected forum,
Use Inherit.exe to fix inappropriate permissions.
Use this fix, when you see a box that states “Windows cannot not access the specified device, path, or file. You may have inappropriate permissions to access the item”.

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Save it next to mbam.exe (this file is located in the Malwarebytes Anti-malware home folder). Once done, drag and drop mbam.exe into Inherit.exe. Click OK and attempt to run Malwarebytes Anti-malware once again.
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