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So I have(had?) the premium version.  Windows did an update the other day now Malwarebytes won't start.  I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it and I still seem to be having compatibility problems.  I run the troubleshooter but it doesn't find anything to fix. 


Has anyone else recently noticed this?  I don't know what else to do since I have already tried to reinstall it.  

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Hello @Pauli  and :welcome:

Thank you for reporting the system's MB3 starting issue.  The Malwarebytes' staffers/helpers must have good log data for a quality fault analysis to begin.

  1. Please save your work and close all running user applications for your convenience.
  2. Please follow the steps within the locked/pinned topic at Having problems using Malwarebytes? Please follow these steps.

  3. In your next reply to your topic, please only attach the three (3) separate files that are developed above: mb-check-results.zip, FRST.txt, and Addition.txt.

Thank you.

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okay, I did find a check mark which I took out.  Still does not work.  I keep getting the same error message as posted above.  I tried to uninstall it again from Control Panel and now it won't even let me uninstall.  which I click "uninstall" it does nothing.  


I appreciate all your help.  I'm at a loss.  

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Hello @Pauli

Since the conventional Windows uninstaller has failed, please follow this procedure:

  1. Please follow the steps in the locked/pinned topic to uninstall the remnants of MB3 and reinstall the latest build: MB-Clean Tool (NOTE: After uninstalling with the MB-Clean tool, you will be asked to reboot.  Once restarted, the tool will ask you if you want to re-install Malwarebytes, you can select YES (it will download the MB3 release version) or you can download the MB3 release version manually (currently v3.1.2.1733-1.0.160-1.0.2251) to re-install from HERE).
  2. Only if that does not correct the system's issue, then once again, please read the following and only separately attach to your next reply the 3 requested logs - Diagnostic Logs (the 3 logs are: mb-check-results.zip, FRST.txt, and Addition.txt).

Please reply with your progress.  Thank you.

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It looks like you have an older version of the self-protection driver on your machine and that's causing this issue. This can sometimes during an upgrade. Can you please download the latest mb-clean from https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb_clean and then try running it in safe mode to remove everything? Then after rebooting back to normal mode, please attempt to re-install MB3

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dcollins.  It Worked!!  I ran that in safe mode as you said.  re installed Malwarebytes, activated my license again.  and Ran the Program.  Yay.  It worked.  


I am so happy.  Thank you and all the others for your dedication and patience.  :D

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