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When I try to run Malwarebytes, this thing keeps poping up saying windows can not acces to the specified device, path, or file...


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I am having problems with my PC.

Whenever I go to web addresses i am getting Google search results instead of the page i am looking for (i am typing the addresses into the address bar, not my search engine bar wink.gif ) and i am also sometimes redirected to random web sites. I am unable to run some programs like Windows Live Messenger (platform error).

Whenever I try to run malwarebytes. it pops up saying the in windows can not access to the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.

Please help me with this problem.

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