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PROGRAM_ERROR_UPDATING (0, 0, Corrupt transfer)

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I am convinced my computer is infected with 'something'.

When I download '.EXE' files and attempt to install them I receive a messege titled: 'Error' stating: 'The source file is corrupted'.

I did a scan of my system using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware My current database version is: v2012.08.21.04 so I attempted to update it.

A messege titled: 'Updating Malwarebutes Anti-Malware' states: 'Downloading v2012.08.21.08' '6,718.50 KB [100%]' but then I receive another messege stating the following:

An error has occured. Please report this issue to our support team...

PROGRAM_ERROR_UPDATING (0, 0, Corrupt transfer)

I have Windows' standard firewall running. I do not have background anti-virus software.

My concern is, something in the background may be interfering with .EXE downloads or executions.

I have attached copies of DDS.TXT and ATTACH.TXT.

Thank you for any assistance you may offer.



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Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes

It looks as though the computer is probably infected. I would highly recommend following the advice below.

If you think you are infected, here are the steps needed to get your computer cleaned....

Please read the following so that you can begin the cleaning process:

Don't use any temporary file cleaners unless requested - this can cause data loss and make recovery difficult

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