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All I can get is this in the command window:

MBAM – Chameleon ver. 1.62.0

Press any key to continue

Driver is already installed

Activating driver …


Enabling driver …


Malwarebytes Anti-malware not found

Trying to run mbam-setup, please wait

mbam-setup not found

Trying to download it from the web, please wait

@@@ At this point Secure whatsits popped up stating it had blocked an attempt to access the Internet

Download failed, retry …

Download failed, retry …

Can'n [sic] download mbam-setup

Failed to run mbam-setup

Trying to to update Malwarebytes Anti-malware, please wait

Killing known malicious processes, please wait

Failed to run mbam-killer.exe

@@@ At this point Secure whatsits popped up at system-tray stating mbam-killer.exe is infected

Trying to run Malwarebytes Anti-malware, please wait

Failed tto run Malwarebytes Anti-malware

Disabling protection driver

Failed to disable protection driver

Press any key to continue

And the blooming Shield continues to bounce along.

BTW, I have restarted the computer - twice, so as to boot to Linux to be able to type this spiel.



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Greetings :)

I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with this nasty rogue. It is quite possible that it's changed its tactics as these rogues (and of course other forms of malware) will often do so in order to guard against removal.

The first thing I would suggest is downloading a copy of mbam-setup from this page using a clean computer that can actually reach our website (I expect the rogue will prevent you from navigating there on the infected system).

Once you have the setup file, make certain it is named mbam-setup and then place the file in the same location where you have Malwarebytes Chameleon, then try running Chameleon again. Hopefully that will get it installed for you and will remove the rogue.

If that doesn't do the trick or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fails to find the rogue because it could not update its database, then I would suggest doing the following in order to receive assistance with getting rid of this nasty infection:

Please read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then create a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one on one assistance when one becomes available.

Please note that it may take 48 hours or more for you to receive a response in the malware removal forum, as it is often busy at times. Please do not reply to your own post asking for help unless its been more than 48 hours since you originally posted, as this can make it appear as though you are being helped and take longer for you to get help.

If you are unable to do all or any of the steps in the link to the directions above, just post your problem into the forum I gave you a link to anyway and someone will be able to assist you.

If you prefer to be assisted via email you may contact Consumer Support and one of our support staff members will assist you directly.

Good luck, and I hope that you're able to make short work of eliminating that nasty rogue.

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thanks, exile.

But I am confused now: the chameleon folder already contains mbam-setup.

I havethe chameleon folder on a thumb-drive and have been trying to run mbam from that, rather than copying it onto desktop.

Also I notice there is nothing mbam-related in the program-files on C: even after several attempts at running iexplore.exe from within the flash-drive (see my original post)


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I see. I saw that Chameleon was trying to download mbam-setup, that's why I suggested including it.

Try again, but this time place the folder with Chameleon and mbam-setup onto the desktop of the infected PC and see if that works. Chameleon should recognize that it already has mbam-setup.exe as long as mbam-setup.exe is in the same folder with the Chameleon executable that you're trying to run, but as seen above in the output you wrote up from Chameleon, it did not (it showed "mbam-setup not found").

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