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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not install; bogus failure

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I am helping my son's friend with his Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5303 with Windows 8. Unfortunately, no one told this kid to  at least install an anti-virus protection program. (I don't know him that well)


At any rate, I tried tried to download and install the latest Malwarebytes in both normal and safe mode in Windows 8. The installation is being stopped at about 60% with the what seems to be a bogus error message:


  "Unable to install Maleware Bytes
   Your PC requires cleanup before install"


I've used Malewarebytes several times before to help other friends and family, as well as for my own personal use and I've never seen this issue.


I would greatly appreciate any advice I can get...  I have run the 'HijackThis' utility and I am attaching the log file for your reference.


Thanks in advance and best regards!



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Hello gespi and :welcome:

The message indicates the computer is probably infected and malware removal actions are not permitted in this sub-forum.

I recommend following the advice from the topic: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers and have one of the Malware Removal Experts assist you with your issue.

If, as recommended, you do open a topic in Malware Removal Help, please make reference to this thread.

Thank you. :)

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