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Hi, I'm new to the forum thing so if I'm posting this in the wrong area please let me know. O, yeah, I'm also new to a lot of these other programs I've been reading in the post like HJT.

I was going to run a scan using MBAM because I've been getting redirected to other sites when clinking on Google links from searches. I opened MBAM and then clicked on Quick Scan and it started for about 3 seconds then it shutdown and went to the desktop. When I tried to open MBAM again, I got the following message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I've uninstalled MBAM and reinstalled but it just repeats the process.

Is there anyone who can help me?


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