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When trying to install the latest version of mbam, the program will immediately ask me ro perform a reboot on my pc. This be omes a constant loop and I am unable to initiate the installation.

I have read other similar topics, and i have tried the mbam cleanup tool which found nothing, as well as manually deleting all mbam files, foldera, and all registey keys containing the keywords of "malwarebytes" and "anti-malware." How do i fix my pc to be able to install.

Also, there is no existing mbam service for me to run. 

Thank you in advance

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Greetings and welcome,

I'm sorry for the issue you're experiencing.  I will do my best to assist you in getting the problem corrected.

First, please run MB-Clean one last time, however when prompted to reinstall the latest version after reboot, decline so that it does not attempt to install.

Then, once this is done, please download the latest beta version of Malwarebytes 3 from here and install it.  If you would prefer not to try the beta, let me know and I'll work with you to continue to attempt to get the current release version to work correctly (I am having you try the beta as I believe it is more likely to resolve the issue without any additional steps due to the bugfixes it contains).

Please let me know how it goes, if there are any problems, and if the original issue you were having persists.


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Ah, that explains it.  I'm glad you got it figured out and fixed.  Yes, if it can't write to that location that would prevent it from installing its drivers, thus the boot loop.

Thanks for letting us know and I'm glad that it's finally sorted now.

If there's anything else we might help you with, please don't hesitate to let us know.  I'll also take this occurrence to our Support team for analysis as they can likely whip something up in our support tools to check for and possibly fix permissions issues like this to correct it for anyone else who might be impacted by a similar situation.

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