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Hi,On my friends laptop,mbam freezes at aprox 20 secs when it gets to this file c:/boot/bcd.log.

I've tried uninstalling and then running mbam clean tool then reinstalling but same thing happens.

Also when mbam freezes it says "not responding" then the laptop crashes and it has to be turned

off at the power button.

His os is Windows Vista home premium 64bit.Thanks in advance for any help.Neil.

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Thanks for your reply.He's got Avast free and no exclusions set up.

Not sure if the laptop is infected,but he told me IE9 and FF wont connect

to the internet but google chrome does.

So i was thinking maybe a virus and told him to do a full mbam scan,but

as i said earlier mbam crashes and then crashes the laptop,he did say he's

been getting vista is non genuine popup,but it is.

Have also tried running mbam in safe mode but still crashes.

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Well if he's having such issues and non genuine coming up I'm guessing the system is infected.

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While AdvancedSetup returns, you can try and enter exceptions in your Avast AV as stated in our FAQ located => HERE

Let us know if that helps.

Thanks for the info.I don't have the laptop with me yet ,but i will try out what you said.

Also i was wondering what if i added the file that causes the crash c:/boot/bcd.log to the

ignore list in mbam would that stop it crashing?

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No do not add c:/boot/bcd.log to the ignor list. As stated by AdvancedSetup above in post number 5, its best to have the experts help you get that computer cleaned up. Follow his instruction and if you want to be on the safe side also add the exceptions to your AV for malwarebytes as per our FAQ.


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