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First indication of trouble - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro would not run on wife's WIN-7 Home Premium - 32 bit Dual Core 2 GHz HP laptop (29 AUG 2013). It starts but after 1 or 2 seconds indicated, it locks up. It does not matter which scan; Flash, Quick or Full. I shut it down and upon returning home Sept 2nd., I downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Beta, installed, updated, and started running it. And its still running. I know its working since I have task manager and resource monitor running showing  CPU, Memory, Disk, Network, and Overview of the monitored mbar.exe activities.


Unlike the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Beta which I ran on both my 64 bit WIN-7 Home Premium AMD 3.5 GHz Quad core and 250 GB SSD machines (less than 10 minutes) there is no indication of what is being scanned on the 32 bit laptop. I have NO idea if I have another 5 minutes or another 5 days before the scan is finished and the clean up can start. 


AB9M - Gary

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Software from Dell that we've recently run into that for some reason is blocking our tool.


If you feel the computer is possibly infected and need help then please review the information below.


I would suggest following the advice from the topic here Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers and having one of the Experts assist you with looking into your issue.


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