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I had updated MalwareBytes today. It had updated itself to the newer UI for MBAM. A bit disappointing, was my first thought, as I liked the other UI. Anyways, I decided to scan with it an hour or two ago. I was drawing a picture in FireAlpaca while I was scanning. I'm not sure if having Google Chrome, FireAlpaca, and MalwareBytes (while it was scanning) open all at the same time had something to do with it, but as the scan was at the last step, it just wouldn't finish. It had detected 21 threats, so I thought I could remove them by stopping the scan, but I can't find that out, because MBAM lags and CRASHES whenever I try to stop the scan. It does the same thing when I try to Exit via the MBAM icon in the bottom right corner of my screen.


I had to go to Task Manager and end the mbam process just to close it, because it was lagging SO MUCH. It was lagging my computer so much, that it took forever for Task Manager to even OPEN. I'm not sure if this has something to do with Malware, the fact I had two other programs open, or because of the new update, but, I just can't scan, I can't get any logs. I can't really do anything.

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Hello and welcome back: :)
Depending on your computer's hardware/software resources, it's possible that they were overtaxed by trying to run all those programs at once.
Also, sometimes, the scan will only appear to hang or stall, because the scanner is working on a large archive file, or scanning deeply for rootkits.
Having said that, you also reported that:

It had detected 21 threats,

It could be the malware itself that caused the behavior you describe.
We can't work on malware diagnostics and removal in this sub-section of the forum.

So, for expert assistance, I suggest that you please follow the advice in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
A malware analyst will guide you for free through the cleanup process.


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