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I made a really big mistake the other day installing something onto my machine that had not been properly checked for malware and viruses. It turned out that it had some really nasty virus and also installed something called the YeaHelpdesk onto my machine which has run riot through my system. I have read online that Malwarebytes can get rid of it but sadly, one of the effects of the virus was to take away my administrative rights to my own PC and is able to prevent me installing Malwarebytes on my system, saying that I do not have permission to.

I want to know if it is possible to install Malwarebytes onto a datastick from my laptop and then be able to plug that into my PC and be able to run it from off the stick. Anyone?

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13 minutes ago, LostManAbroad said:

I want to know if it is possible to install Malwarebytes onto a datastick from my laptop and then be able to plug that into my PC and be able to run it from off the stick. Anyone?

No it is not. you can install from the USB but you will need to get online for the current database update.

13 minutes ago, LostManAbroad said:

It turned out that it had some really nasty virus and also installed something called the YeaHelpdesk onto my machine which has run riot through my system.

 

You are welcome to post in the following topic and get free assistance removing the infection. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/7-malware-removal-for-windows/

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22 minutes ago, Porthos said:
25 minutes ago, LostManAbroad said:

I want to know if it is possible to install Malwarebytes onto a datastick from my laptop and then be able to plug that into my PC and be able to run it from off the stick. Anyone?

No it is not. you can install from the USB but you will need to get online for the current database update.

25 minutes ago, LostManAbroad said:

It turned out that it had some really nasty virus and also installed something called the YeaHelpdesk onto my machine which has run riot through my system.

 

You are welcome to post in the following topic and get free assistance removing the infection. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/7-malware-removal-for-windows/

What @Porthos said is correct. However, we do have a portable option available for our computer repair shop partners via our Techbench program. You can read more about that here: https://www.malwarebytes.com/techbench/

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