I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) with AVG Free and Malwarebytes installed.
In the last few days I have been receiving the error "Windows cannot find 'C:\program files (x86)\......" when trying to run Malwarebytes. I also see the error when trying to activate "resident shield" on AVG, trying to access system protection & trying to access system restore.
I have attempted to run Chameleon for Malwarebytes but for all 12 buttons all it does is show a window with "Please Wait.." and when that disappears the Chameleon# button switches to a tick and tested (this happens for all 12 Chameleon # buttons).
I have tried uninstalling Malwarebytes and re-installing but for both stages I get the same error message as stated above.
I have tried installing SUPERantispyware but when I attempt to run the installer file I get the same error message.
I have tried renaming the .exe file for Malwarebytes to things like "explorer" and "winlogon" and I have tried changing the file extension from .exe to .com as advised in the Malwarebytes error resolution instructions but neither change allowed me to run the software.
I have tried installing both malwarebytes and SUPERantispyware on a flash drive on a separate PC then running them on the PC with the error from the flash drive. In the case of Malwarebytes the same error is returned when trying to open the software, in the case of SUPERantispyware the programme will run from the flash drive but crashes halfway through the scan having only identified tracking cookies.
I have tried running both antispyware programmes from the flash drive in safe mode which has not returned any better results.
What do you advise as the next steps to resolve the "Windows cannot find 'C:\program files (x86)\......" Error