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[CreateService] Failed to perform desired action. Error Code: 1073, Error: [OpenEven] Failed to perform desired action. Error Code: 2

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When I click "Start Protection" I get Error: [OpenEven] Failed to perform desired action. Error Code: 2

I then Click Ok

System Tray Icon Disappears

I Click Start Protection again

"The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module is Already Running"

"[CreateService] Failed to perform desired action. Error Code: 1073"

In the Event viewer I get:

Eventviewer -> MBAMSERVICE = "The description for Event ID ( 1 ) in Source

( MBAMService ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary

registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.

You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and

Support for details. The following information is part of the event: MBAMService,

mbamservice.exe: CreateFile failed with error code 5."

I believe I have tried all of the suggestions in threads related to this topic.

Virus Protection: McAfee (has it's own built in Firewall, used to use ZoneAlarm).


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Though this is not your version, please take a look and see if it might apply. Did you install it sitting at the computer or over Remote Desktop?


My personal PC ( not Remote Desktop ).

I read your link to "Basic procedures to correct freezing or disappearing program issues with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.x" Unfortunately, the cheapo version I have does NOT allow the user to modify the Trusted List or Exclusion List (confirmed with McAfee support). In addition, there is no reference or interface to the "Access Protection module" in my version of VirusScan.

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