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I know that many people are having problems after downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit on Windows 10 computers. You will try to run the program and it will give you an error message. If you're savvy enough to go into task manager, the process will be there but nothing will happen. This error could be due to a corrupt file when downloading the program, it could be due to an antivirus conflict, or it may have been due to encrypting the hard drive with bitlocker or truecrypt.


Here is how to fix this:

  1. Go to your command prompt. (windows key, type 'cmd' , ctrl +shift +enter) - or Right click on 'command prompt' and select 'run as administrator'
  2. Type in 'cd' and then the location of the malware bytes file (it's usually under program files). For example: cd c:\program files (86x)\malwarebytes anti-exploit\
  3. Type 'mbae-svc -install' after the extension. For example: c:\program files (86x)\malwarebytes anti-exploit\mbae-svc -install\

This should start working immediately. I was frustrated that a program I paid for was not working so I took a few minutes to play around with it. 

You're Welcome. 



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Didn't work for me Lando unfortunately.  Here is what happens to me


C:\Windows\system32>cd c:\program files (x86)\malwarebytes anti-exploit\

c:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit>mbae-svc -install
CmdDelService(881): Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Service deleted.
........CmdInstallService(772): Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Service failed to start.



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thanks Lando. this failed for me as well. I had to re download and install. as a premium subscriber, I expected to have to add the license, but it found it. now to reboot and see if it stays repaired.

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confirming simply reinstalling on top of ( not uninstalling, just downloading the current installer and running ) worked, and persisted successfully, post reboot

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