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Rootkit? Malwarebytes is unable to load the anti-rootkit dda driver


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#1 z3n_Force

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:34 PM

I'm getting this message. Not sure whether it's a legitimate threat or a mistake on Malwarebytes end?

 

 

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I ran a TDDS killer scan (adware cleaner as well) just to see if anything came up. There was nothing flagged (aside from Auslogics disk defrag by adware cleaner as a PUP, apparently they have bad business practices?).

 

I'm running a kapersky full scan as well and waiting for the results on that. 


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:03 PM

I recall something about Avast may cause that error...do you have Avast installed?

 

That is a legit error notice. I attempted to find a fix for that at Malwarebytes Forum. The latest looks like the staff member gave up.

MB 3.3 Anti-Rootkit DDA Driver - Malwarebytes 3 - Malwarebytes Forums  You can try some of the recommendations in that topic.

 

Another one goes back to 2016 and some other scans were run to clean, remove adware and malware along with using a tool that

can't be used in this forum....only in the malware removal forum.

 

You can try running the programs below and then reinstalling Malwarebytes by following the directions in the link above for using the

special tool for complete removal of Malwarebytes first.

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of Google Chrome and Avast.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

 

Download and run the FREE online scanner from Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET | ESET

  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:19 PM

I'm using kapersky and had to add malwarebytes as an exception, or it ended up freezing my computer.

 

I ran CCleaner, the kapersky scan isn't done yet. So I'll wait and run eset tomorrow or later on unless you suggest otherwise.



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:08 AM

You can forgo the Eset scan. Kaspersky is good enough.

 

Have you looked at the info in the link I gave for a Malwarebyte's Topic on your problem?

If so, have you reinstalled Malwarebytes after uninstalling per instructions in that topic?


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:52 AM

More recent discussion on this error/ problem: Unable to load DDA driver Malwarebtes 3.4.4 - Malwarebytes 3 - Malwarebytes Forums


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:53 AM

That's so odd, I just booted up my computer this morning and nothing appears to be wrong with it. (even if after numerous reboots yesterday this didn't resolve the issue)

 

If it happens again I'll try to reinstall it, thanks.

 

 

 

edit: Just saw the other link , seems like there was a similar result for someone else. 

 

Thanks again!


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:58 AM

Could be the Thursday patch helped.

 

new patch upgrade for Malwarebytes for Windows—v. 3.4.5.

We’ve started rolling out upgrades for this version via in-app upgrades. If you don't want to wait to be notified by the program that your upgrade is available you can always grab the upgrade manually by clicking Install Application Updates in Settings > Application (if you're running MB 3.2 or later).  The updated installer is also available for download now from the main Malwarebytes website.

 

You're welcome....


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