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Problem solved. I removed a pair of user profiles I had created just prior to running MBAM. (I also went into C:\Users and deleted some leftover files and those user directories.) After that MBAM ran fine. It didn't find any malware.

 

So it appears that in its pre-operation phase MBAM ran across something in one or both of those new profiles that it didn't like and simply aborted, throwing the SDK/1812 error.

 

Might I suggest that it would improve the software if it could recover from this--perhaps throw a more-helpful informational dialog that told the user that MBAM had a problem with a particular user profile?

 

Thanks for your help.

GaryK

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Unfortunately, there are a few issues that can cause this. The program attempts to read the profiles and looks for a couple of valid folder structures. When not found it can cause issues. In your case, my guess is that with that many accounts one or more of them have have been corrupted and caused the installer to fail.

I'm glad you were able to get it resolved and the program is now working for you.

Thank you

Ron

 

 

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Thanks for all your reponses. MBAM is a great product, and I'm grateful it exists. You all do good work, and when there's a problem we MBAM-blessed users appreciate your willingness to help people.

Still, I want to propose an improvement: This particular error--SDKDatabaseLoadDefaults...1812--has existed since MBAM went to v2, and as it appears to be simply an error-handling problem, it seems that it wouldn't be that hard to improve the product in this regard. Exactly how MBAM reacts when it finds this particular structural anomaly-- something unexpected in a profile--is a choice made by the programmers.

Googling this error turns up a long history; many others have gotten the same error, and the response nearly always involves an arduous call-and-response where MBAM techs and users go back and forth running various anti-malware programs and turning in logs without finding any malware. In fact, reading through the reports of others who've reported this error, I don't find any instances where the cause seems to have actually been malware. I could be wrong.

In this particular instance though--a profile anomaly--the program certainly knows what's causing the error. Can't the error dialog say that? The error dialog could list several of the known causes of this error (since MBAM seem to know them), something like "Several things can cause this error, including an irregular profile structure. Please check any recently created user profiles. Also this error can be cause by (... .)." This might save everybody a lot of time and angst.

Just thinking out loud.

Thanks again..

GaryK

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Hi Gary,

Yes, you're correct that "often" this is due to a folder structure issue and there is a routine in the program to try to check and correct. However, it would appear that in your case it was unable to correct it on its own. What caused that is unknown and would probably take a lot of analysis to determine why. We are currently working on the next 3.x version so it's very unlikely we'll be updating the program structure of the 2.x version at this time. The 3.x version is quite a bit different and I would not expect it to have this same issue.

Thank you again for the kind words and using the product.

Ron

 

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