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Run Malwarebytes from a flash drive?


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#1 richierein

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

I tried to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on a flash drive to be able to run it on another computer but I get an error message. It appears that the data file containing the list of possible infections was installed on my C: drive. Is it possible to run this program on another computer from a flash drive? The error I receive is 'Run time error 13...Type mismatch'.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

mbam-setup.exe. is executable. this is used to install Malwarebytes on your hdd, so no, you will not be able to run Malwarebytes from the flashdrive.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Thank you for your response. Do you know of any way to detect or remove infections from an external device. The computer with the problem is not even able to run IE9 and get onto the internet nor is it able to run many of it's local programs. It would be disappointing if I had to re-format the C: drive and re-install Windows.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

You could install Malwarebytes from the flash drive and then run the scan from that computer.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

Thanks. I transferred Malwarebytes but it doesn't run. Almost nothing runs except the task manager.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

I tried to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on a flash drive to be able to run it on another computer but I get an error message. The error I receive is 'Run time error 13...Type mismatch'.


This is a little confusing, let me see if I have this right... It sounds like you have two computers and one flash drive. One of these computers is the one you are trying to repair, the other has the mbam-setup.exe on it and when you try to send this to the flash drive you get the error message?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

I transferred the program from the flash drive onto the non-working computer. It wouldn't run just like everything else. A decision was made by the owner to re-install Windows since there was very little to be lost by doing so. Thanks for your response.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

Nearest answer I can find @ MBAM FAQ area -
Please download and install the Microsoft Visual Basic Common Controls from Here to see if it helps.

EDITED to add >>
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=10138 < < Link to MBAM FAQ area -
Malwarebytes Chaleleon will run on an infected computer -

Edited by noknojon, 20 December 2012 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

I've seen this question before and want to give a clear answer (for others that find this via an internet search engine).

You can put the MBAM setup.exe (installer) on a flash drive.

You also need to copy two files for the updates to run it on a PC w/o internet access.

Install & run MBAM on a computer that has internet.  Update MBAM

Copy 'rules.ref'  from  C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\

Copy 'database.conf' from  C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Configuration\

  Pro-tip; I also make a shortcut to these two folders on the flash drive.

Install MBAM from the flash drive on the 'infected' PC.

Copy / paste the two files into their appropriate folders.

Run MBAM

Note:  this is for Windows 7



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:49 AM

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=6109&view=findpost&p=26580


You have dragged up an old topic, but this is the reply from Malwarebytes - See above for full answer -

 

You can copy it to USB to use for installing or even install it to the USB drive but it is not stand alone, meaning it will not run if you just plug the USB into another computer and will quit working on the computer you installed on if you remove the USB drive.
It is not a portable application.

         



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:48 AM

In order to have malwarebytes to work in win7, you need to add the one of its folder located in C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes (**it's a hidden folder).. then add the folder onto the .wim file.

 

steps:

1. Dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\test\images\myimage.wim /index:1 /MountDir:C:\test\

 

then browse to the location of the mounted .wim dir and past the " C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes" folder into your .wim ProgramData folder

 

2. Dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\test\ /commit

 

3. done.



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:46 PM

You were replied to in this topic.

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