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My file scans never seem to end. They run 100+ hours. I ran another and cancelled it after about 45 Mins and still just spinning .  Attached are the logs from support tool.  I also ran the repair and no change.  I can't even cancel the scan, after pressing the button it just continues to spin

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Greetings,

Thank you for reporting this issue.  Multiple users have reported this problem recently and the team is investigating the issue.  Hopefully they will find a solution soon, but in the meantime you can try running a scan in Safe Mode to see if it is able to complete that way.

Also, if you suspect that you may be infected you may try running ADWCleaner as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and if signs of infection still persist you should read and follow the instructions in this topic and then create a new topic in the malware removal area including the requested logs and info by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you in checking and clearing your system of any remaining threats.

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Hi @kcarlasc,

Could you try disabling Windows hibernation, reboot and then check if this has any impact or not.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/920730/how-to-disable-and-re-enable-hibernation-on-a-computer-that-is-running

What type of scan are you running and with what scan configuration? If you run a different type of scan, does it also hang?

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Please do the following:

  • Open Malwarebytes.
  • Click Settings.
  • Enable the Event Log Data setting.
     

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  • Please download run_procdump.bat using the link below.
    https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/e127cj2ppb2lq6njf67li2gls3kbfz24
  • Open your Downloads folder.
  • Double-click CX41PDv.png run_procdump.bat. Click Yes if prompted by AVOiBNU.jpg User Account Control.
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  • When prompted to reboot, type Y into the window and press Enter on your keyboard.
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  • Upon completion, a file named HSPwQfy.png memorydump.zip will be saved to your Desktop. Please attach the file in your next reply.
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Afterwards, please run the Malwarebytes Support Tool once more. Click Advanced, followed by Gather Logs and attach the new mbst-grab-results.zip.

Edited by LiquidTension

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@LiquidTension The dump does not work, it fails to stop the service.. Which is the case.. I cannot manually stop the service either.  Its running the automated scan and this issue always happens on the File System Scan.  It seems when I run a manual scan right after a reboot it works fine.  Will test the hibernation stuff.

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Self-protection should prevent you from terminating the service manually (it's also highly unstable to stop a service that way by force terminating it).  I'm not sure why the dump isn't working, and I don't think it needs to stop the service to do so as it should just be copying the process's contents from memory to a dump file which can be done while a process is still active and continues running (I've verified this by creating process dumps using Task Manager on active running services and processes, including MBAMService.exe), though the service's hung state might be hanging up other processes and that may be why the dump creation is failing.

Is there any sort of error message when the dump process fails?

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@kcarlasc It sounds like you're reproducing the scan hang and then running the batch file for the first time. This won't work as MBAMService is already in the hung state.

The batch file needs to be run when Malwarebytes is fully functional. You will then be prompted to reboot. After the reboot, you need to reproduce the scan hang and then run the batch file for a second time, which will generate the dump for you.

Task Manager cannot be used in Windows 10 due to MBAMService running as a protected service.

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40 minutes ago, LiquidTension said:

Task Manager cannot be used in Windows 10 due to MBAMService running as a protected service.

Interesting, I was not aware of this.  I guess since clicking 'Show processes from all users' has been replaced with the new 'Users' menu, it doesn't provide the option or any way to show processes that run under the SYSTEM user/account like MBAMService.exe does.  I guess I get why from a security perspective, but that's a real downer for anyone trying to fully monitor and manage all tasks and processes on their systems.

Oh well, thanks for the info :) 

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16 hours ago, exile360 said:

Interesting, I was not aware of this.  I guess since clicking 'Show processes from all users' has been replaced with the new 'Users' menu, it doesn't provide the option or any way to show processes that run under the SYSTEM user/account like MBAMService.exe does.  I guess I get why from a security perspective, but that's a real downer for anyone trying to fully monitor and manage all tasks and processes on their systems.

Oh well, thanks for the info :) 

The option is still present in Task Manager. Processes running under the context of the SYSTEM account can be seen in the Processes and Details tab.

The issue is that on Windows 10, tools such as Task Manager, Process Explorer, ProcDump, etc do not sufficient privileges to open MBAMService in normal circumstances and therefore cannot generate a memory dump.

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Ok.. got an little further but how long should the dump take.  Been about 30 mins.  I know its dependent on amount of memory, etc.  Seems like it should be done by now...  only 16gb

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It should take less than a minute.

If the batch file is still running, please close it, rerun the Malwarebytes Support Tool -> Advanced -> Gather Logs and attach the new mbst-grab-results.zip.

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Have had same issue with several PCs I am running into for customers when doing system maintenance. Could not stop the scan. Ended up restarting the computers and the one just ran the scan and was fine.

The other is very old so will check back later for that one.

Will keep checking and see if I see any patterns.

 

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It was both Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines.

I do not have anytime access to the machines as they are in production. If I can reproduce the problem when doing maint I will run the tool and send to you.

Like I said above after a restart things seemed to go back to normal - I think it may be something to do with malwarebytes updating it self (" Install Application updates") - That is just a guess.

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