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Hey Malware bytes

First post, and not familiar with the rules of forums and the like. god knows how i managed to not know after all the years ion the internets, but whatever

I'm trying to run malware bytes anti malware after downloading it and installing, not without difficulty- i had to change the name of the mbam-setup to Mbytes-setup as per advice from a different site suggesting i might have a virus blocking the access of filename mbam-setup, so that worked fine and Malwarebytes is now installed.

however, i cannot run the program! i have only tried clicking it from the start menu, and the shortcut as well as from the program files section of the hard drive, but cannot get it to work. perusing the forums trying to find a solution, i have the things your team uses to identify problems, such as Hijack this, and other logging tools, but should let you know i am a total novice and only know these programs by name only and nothing more.

really hope you can get back to be, as i truly am at square one here, and hopefully can get it sorted before i have to go away from home again.

thanks in advance,


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Hi and welcome to the forum! :blink:

Please read and follow ALL the instructions below. Thanks!

Scan and post logs - read note at bottom in green

If you're having Malware related issues with your computer that you're unable to resolve.

1. Please read and follow the instructions provided here: I'm infected - What do I do now?

2. If needed please post your logs in a NEW topic here:Malware Removal - HijackThis Logs

3. When posting logs please do not use any Quote, Code, or other tags. Please copy/paste directly into your post and do not attach files unless requested.

* Please do not post any logs in the General forum. We do not work on any logs posted in the General forum.

* Please do not install any software or use any removal/scanning tool except for those you're requested to run by the Helper that will assist you.

* Using these other tools often makes the cleanup task more difficult and time consuming.

* If you have already submitted for assistance at one of the other support sites on the Internet then you should not post a new log here, you should stay working with the Helper from that site until the issue is resolved.

* Do not assume you're clean because you don't see something in the logs. Please wait until the person assisting you provides feedback.

* There are often many others that require assistance as well, so please be patient. If no one has responded within 48 hours then please go ahead and post a request for review

* NOTE: If for some reason you're unable to run some or any of the tools in the first link, then skip that step and move on to the next one. If you can't even run HijackThis, then just proceed and post a NEW topic as shown in the second link describing your issues and someone will assist you as soon as they can

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