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I have a lifetime license for Malwarebytes that has worked well. Today, I got a pop up that said my real time protection was off. I tried to turn it on but the button was not highlighted, so I deleted Malwarebytes and also deactivated it on my home page. It now shows I have one install available. I downloaded it again, and tried to install it, but it will not install. I get an error message that says something to the effect "error, cannot install Malwarebytes on this computer".  The computer restarts 3 times before I get that message, and when I check my system, Malwarebyes never really downloaded. I filled out a ticket on this, but haven't heard back yet. Anyone else having this issue? Right now I am operating w/o Malwarebytes installed. Please advise or help if you can.

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2 minutes ago, Billbo said:

Please advise or help if you can.

Please try uninstalling and reinstalling Malwarebytes for Windows using the Malwarebytes Support tool. 

Uninstall and reinstall using the Malwarebytes Support Tool
https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2674

Let me know if that clears up the issue or not.

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9 minutes ago, Porthos said:

Please try uninstalling and reinstalling Malwarebytes for Windows using the Malwarebytes Support tool. 

Uninstall and reinstall using the Malwarebytes Support Tool
https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2674

Let me know if that clears up the issue or not.

Thanks Porthos, that worked. Wonder what happened the other times to cause problems?

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I spoke too soon. Malwarebytes cannot connect to the internet even though I have internet access. The recovery tool installed it, but now I cannot delete it or anything. It is on my desktop but not operational and I cannot manually uninstall it and the recovery tool cannot either. When I tried to redownload it from the site, it says "error" and when I try activating my one license, it says Malwarebytes is not installed. I'm lost.

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11 minutes ago, Billbo said:

I spoke too soon. Malwarebytes cannot connect to the internet even though I have internet access. The recovery tool installed it, but now I cannot delete it or anything. It is on my desktop but not operational and I cannot manually uninstall it and the recovery tool cannot either. When I tried to redownload it from the site, it says "error" and when I try activating my one license, it says Malwarebytes is not installed. I'm lost.

Please follow the directions from the following article and post back the requested logs and we'll review to assist you.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2396

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47 minutes ago, Billbo said:

I didn't do it exactly right.


    Click the Advanced tab on the left column
    
    Click the Gather Logs button
    
    A progress bar will appear and the program will proceed with getting logs from your computer
   
    Upon completion, click a file named mbst-grab-results.zip will be saved to your Desktop. Click OK
    Please attach the ZIP file in your next reply.

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6 minutes ago, Billbo said:

It uploaded logs though. At least it said it did. It uploaded them to that ticket number. Didn't they get there? They went somewhere.

That is different from the forums, We need you to attach them here if you want speedier help.

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5 minutes ago, Billbo said:

maybe by Thanksgiving?

If you are lucky. Weekends and Holidays have limited support personnel. If you wish to wait on support it will be by email and is first come first served. Be sure to watch your spam folder as well.

Best wishes and happy holidays.

5 minutes ago, Billbo said:

What is contained in the logs?

The tools and the information obtained is safe and not harmful to your privacy or your computer

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