MBAM Pro + ESET + Windows 8 start up freeze

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I have a Windows 8 laptop running ESET Smart Security 5 (version I set exclusions in ESET as shown below (the same as for Win 7).

C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

I activated MBAM Pro. Both programs worked fine (I was able to run a flash scan) until I shut down and restarted. After startup my laptop froze completely after password input.

I was able to start in safe mode with networking and removed MBAM Pro. Everything back to normal. Has anyone experienced similar issues with ESET and MBAM Pro? Has anyone got any ideas about to resolve this issue? Many thanks.

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Hello and welcome, CP3AS: :)

Sorry to hear your system is freezing up.

The MBAM staff will need a bit more info in order to sort this out.

Since you are a paid user of MBAM PRO, you may wish to open a ticket at the help desk.

The support team will work with you to get everything up and running properly.

They can be reached by submitting a request >>HERE<<.

When you do, please reference this forum topic:


Alternatively, if you'd like further assistance here in the forum, please follow the instructions below and post back with the following logs as attachments to your next reply:

  • Checkresults.txt from mbam-check
  • A couple of protection logs, if you have them
  • DDS.txt from DDS
  • Attach.txt from DDS

These will provide the MBAM staff with a bit of information that will permit them to pinpoint the cause and the solution for you.




Step 1 -- Create an mbam-check log:

Download mbam-check.exe from HERE and save it to your desktop.

Double-click on mbam-check.exe to run it, it should then open a log file.

Please attach to your next reply the CheckResults.txt file which should now be located on your desktop.

Then, if you can, please also upload your 3 most recent Protection module logs:

In Windows XP, these logs are located in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs

In Windows Vista/7/8, these logs are located in: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs

Step 2 -- Run DDS and create 2 logs:

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop:



Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.

How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once it is downloaded, you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.

Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool, on Vista or Win 7 right click and select Run as administrator

Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.

A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:

    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt

  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please attach both of the following logs to your next reply: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
    --->You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file in most cases.


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Hi daledoc1. Thanks for the prompt reply. Can I include the logs requested in a support ticket?

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CP3AS, if you create a support ticket HERE, there is no way to submit and attach the logs, but once they reply to your email and start working on your issue, you would be able to send in the logs.

You can attach the logs here as well, then in your support ticket you can referance this thread and they can come look at the logs here.

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