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Can't Run Malwarebytes

By Martyheinz
Jul 24, 2013
  1. I have run mbam and restarted the computer and then downloaded malwarebytes. It starts to run and then I get "Not Responding". This always happens when I try to run malwarebytes. I even ran CC Cleaner before mbam and it didn't help, This has happened with malwarebytes for years when I have tried to run it. Why doesn't it run and is there anything I can do? Thanks,

  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 53,867   +370

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.


    1. Uninstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware using Add/Remove programs in the control panel.
    2. Restart your computer (very important).
    3. Download and run this utility.
    4. It will ask to restart your computer (please allow it to).
    5. After the computer restarts, install the latest version from here.
  3. Martyheinz

    Martyheinz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I took all the steps you you outlined. When I ran the scan it stopped (like it always does) and said NOT RESPONDING. This always happens. These are the same steps Big Fish Customer Service had me take and it just won't run. I will be away for the weekend but will be home late Sunday night. Thank you and I look forward to the next step.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 53,867   +370

    Please, complete all steps listed here: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.
    Skip MBAM scan.
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