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MalwareBytes' chameleon fails to update MWAB.


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#1 AAbdallah

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 06:59 PM

I have a laptop that's infected with some malware I've never seen before, it has successfully stopped my from running the setup for malwarebytes (and has screwed up Chameleon EVERY TIME it tries to do anything) it also seems to prevents the GUI of MalwareBytes and keeps it from running in the background. Thought it does NOTHING to stop MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) from doing anything which is odd.



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

See if using RKill will allow you to update MBAM and scan with it. Once you have completed the RKill scan....DO NOT REBOOT until after completing

the MBAM scan.

Use this RKill download intentionally misnamed.....Download Now iExplore.exe

 

RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running.

As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.


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