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Hello All,

Just switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Succeed installing FL studio 20 under Playonlinux. Next program I really like to have on Linux is Malwarebytes (3.7.1).

I keep getting the error message " Runtime error (at 433:375) Could not proc".

Anyone have success installing Malwarebytes under playonlinux and or directly with wine?

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Greetings,

Trying to get Malwarebytes (or any security software, really, especially any that uses low-level drivers and system APIs as Malwarebytes and many others do) is probably going to be impossible.  It relies on drivers and services and core components of the OS itself in order to function properly.  Not only that, but it's really designed to look for/detect threats that attack Windows systems which is particularly important because of its reliance on not only the memory architecture in Windows but also the filesystem as well as native Windows executable file formats.  Likewise components like Exploit Protection and Ransomware Protection fully rely on and look for Windows based behaviors and functions and the Web Protection component is designed to hook directly into the native Windows networking stack.  Basically what I'm trying to say is even if you were able to successfully get it running under Linux, I would not trust it at all to provide any real protection for the system because it's not just a matter of getting it to run, but also the fact that it is designed from the ground up to look for Windows based threats and to function with native Windows APIs and files.

In truth, the Android version is probably a lot closer to a Linux program than the Windows version (though obviously that version is designed with mobile devices in mind).  You may be able to get Malwarebytes to run in Wine, but I wouldn't recommend trusting or relying on it to protect your system or to be at all stable and it's obviously not supported in any official capacity.  Hopefully they will release a version specifically for Linux one day.

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Yeah, having a dedicated Linux product and Research team really is what's required for Linux clients.  Hopefully they will make a product for Linux in the future; I know it has been requested in the past and has been discussed by the team, though I don't know where the issue stands now, but I suspect that with the numbers of Linux devices, including more desktop clients and a vast number of servers running Linux I believe that eventually they will respond to that trend and develop and release a Linux compatible product.  It's likely just a matter of time.

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It's possible, however because of the fact that antivirus and anti-malware software uses drivers and needs full access to pretty much everything on the system, I don't know if it would work or how effective it would be if it did.  It also wouldn't do any good against Linux based threats since it would just be the Windows product with its databases and technologies targeting Windows based malware.

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31 minutes ago, exile360 said:

It's possible, however because of the fact that antivirus and anti-malware software uses drivers and needs full access to pretty much everything on the system, I don't know if it would work or how effective it would be if it did.  It also wouldn't do any good against Linux based threats since it would just be the Windows product with its databases and technologies targeting Windows based malware.

Oh. Do you have a website that you would be willing to show me? Because I'm really into it

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A website about what exactly?  Wine?  I don't use Linux myself so I am no expert on the subject by any means, however I do know enough to know that different software platforms/operating systems rely on totally different APIs and functions, therefore any threat designed to target one platform is likely to have no effect on another (this is why Windows malware doesn't infect Macs or Android devices), so using a product designed to target Windows based threats and to guard against Windows based exploits isn't going to do any good on a Linux box.

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