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MBAM won't start with Windows (Win10)


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I am starting this thread, based on the recommendation given in my thread on the MBAM support forum, which can be found here: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/178716-mbam-doesnt-start-with-windows-windows-10/

 

Logs from my FRST run are attached.

I've also attached the log from mbam-check.exe, since that was requested in the original thread, as well.

 

Thanks for your assistance!

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FRST.txt

CheckResults.txt

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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll try to help your with your issue.
 
     
    
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2eyjdoj.png Check Disk
chkdsk C: /r
  • Press the WindowsKey.png + R on your keyboard at the same time. Type cmd and click OK.
  • Copy/Enter the command below and press Enter:
  • You should get a message to schedule Check Disk at next system restart. Please type Y and press Enter.
  • All you should do now is to restart your PC and let the Check Disk process finish uninterrupted.

Check Disk report:

  • Press the WindowsKey.png + R on your keyboard at the same time. Type eventvwr and click OK.
  • In the left panel, expand Windows Logs and then click on Application.
  • Now, on the right side, click on Filter Current Log.
  • Under Event Sources, check only Wininit and click OK.
  • Now you'll be presented with one or multiple Wininit logs.
  • Click on an entry corresponding to the date and time of the disk check.
  • On the top main menu, click Action > Copy > Copy Details as Text.
  • Paste the contents into your next reply.



mbam-old.png Uninstall outdated/damaged Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please download MBAM-clean and save it to your desktop.
  • Right-click on mbam-clean.exe icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • It will ask you to reboot the machine - please do so.

After that follow my next instructions to download & install the latest MBAM version.



51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware. Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

  • Install the progam and select update.
  • Once updated, click the Settings tab, in the left panel choose Detctions & protection and tick Scan for rootkits.
  • In the same tab, under PUP and PUM detections make sure it is set to Treat detections as malware.
  • Click the Scan tab, choose Threat Scan is checked and click Start Scan.
  • If threats are detected, click the Apply Actions button. You will now be prompted to reboot. Click Yes.
  • Upon completion of the scan (or after the reboot), click the History tab.
  • Click Application Logs and double-click the Scan Log.
  • At the bottom click Export and choose Text file.

Save the file to your desktop and include its content in your next reply.

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So far, so good - MBAM has started properly after several reboots, without issue.

Granted, I did the remove/re-install before and it worked for a day or so before the problem returned, so time will tell.  Details in this thread, which I referenced in the OP above:

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/178716-mbam-doesnt-start-with-windows-windows-10/

But for now, it's working.

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