Cant run malware bytes after dwnlding

By crystalporch
Jun 30, 2011
  1. please help! im trying to follow the 7 steps posted by julio and when i download malware bytes i get an error msg that says the set up files are corrupt and to get a new copy of the file. what do i do now? i have looked and cant find any other program to use.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Not to worry! This is usually 'fixable.'

    If you downloaded Malwarebytes from here>> Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal thread HERE.

    Reboot the computer and try the scan again. If that doesn't work, do this:
    Please download randmbam.exe

    It will try to create random names and shortcuts for Malwarebytes Anti Malware(MBAM) if you have it installed already.

    Once done, try running a scan again
    If you did not use our link, please uninstall the Malwarebytes you now have, and download the version in our link.

    Since I don't have any idea why you suspect malware, that is the most basic info I can give you.
    My Guidelines: please read and follow:
    • Be patient. Malware cleaning takes time and I am also working with other members while I am helping you.
    • Read my instructions carefully. If you don't understand or have a problem, ask me.
    • If you have questions, or if a program doesn't work, stop and tell me about it. Don't try to get around it yourself.
    • Follow the order of the tasks I give you. Order is crucial in cleaning process.
    • File sharing programs should be uninstalled or disabled during the cleaning process..
    • Observe these:
      [o] Don't use any other cleaning programs or scans while I'm helping you.
      [o] Don't use a Registry cleaner or make any changes in the Registry.
      [o] Don't download and install new programs- except those I give you.
    • Please let me know if there is any change in the system.
    If I have not replied for 2 days, you can send me a PM reminder. Include the URL of your thread. Please do not send me a PM to tell me your logs are up.
    If I don't get a reply from you in 5 days, the thread will be closed. If your problem persist, you can send a PM to reopen it.
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