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this is a new windows Installation and I have a few problems caused by Malwarebytes which is to disabling its service and to also to make my windows defender to be already disabled !

a note : some time windows defender service got error out when exit out of MBAM !

and idea ?

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3 minutes ago, Gt-truth said:

and idea ?

Please do the following so that we may take a closer look at your installation for troubleshooting:

NOTE: The tools and the information obtained is safe and not harmful to your privacy or your computer, please allow the programs to run if blocked by your system.


  • Download the Malwarebytes Support Tool
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Good day, @Gt-truth

It looks like the current installation is in Trial mode. I also see that it looks like something prevented our MBST tool from downloading the Farbar scanning tool to add those logs.

Please do the following and get me these logs.


The Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is a free Windows utility designed to create troubleshooting logs for your computer. These logs help our Support team to identify and resolve issues with your computer.

There are two versions of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool available for download: 32-bit and 64-bit.
To find which operating system is installed on your computer, refer to Microsoft's article: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: Frequently asked questions

Download and launch Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

  1. Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
    Do not click on any Ads.
  2. Locate the file you downloaded on your computer.
    Downloaded files are often saved to the Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to run the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool.

  4. Windows protected your PC notification may appear. This notification is from the Windows Defender SmartScreen Filter which prevents unfamiliar apps from running on your PC.
    Disable smart screen ONLY if it interferes with software we may have to use:  What is SmartScreen and how can it help protect me?

         a.  Click More info.

         b.  Click Run anyway.

  5. When the User Account Control window appears, click Yes.


  6. To accept the Disclaimer of warranty, click Yes.


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    Click Scan. The scan may take a few minutes to complete.


  9. When the scan completes, Farbar Recovery Scan Tool shows two messages:

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  • Addition.txt is saved in the same directory FRST is located.


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You need to run some diagnostic software on the hard drives below.

System errors:
Error: (06/23/2022 10:54:38 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )
Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR2.

Error: (06/22/2022 01:00:23 AM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 11) (User: )
Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.


Windows Defender looks to probably be broken.

Error: (06/22/2022 02:43:21 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (EventID: 7023) (User: )
Description: The Microsoft Defender Antivirus Service service terminated with the following error:
%%2147942402 = The system cannot find the file specified.



When did you install Zemana AntiMalware?

I'm not aware of any conflicts with that program, but I suppose it's possible.


Do you have an external USB thumb drive to make a bootable system drive on? It needs to be at least 8GB in size and no data on it. Building a boot disk will remove all data.




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I did download a fresh copy setup file of Zemana-anti-malware before 2 day almost and I have to install it . there are a few software were installed .

Yes as for an external USB thump drives I do have 4 of them . they has (4 GB)   (8GB) (16GB) (8GB)

and I do have a few older Window’s ISO’s files and as Microsoft always forcing upgrade to a newer one then I’ll had to grab the newest ISO file release right ?

so I think it will be more faster at least to downloading an ISO file which will take up to 5 hours rather then to let Microsoft to taking up the half day to downloading and to installing the upgrade file in the background ?

let me know how can we go and waiting for your next reply! 


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I don't see how a 3 year old topic applies to Windows Defender being damaged on your computer.

It's not a matter of Malwarebytes exiting and causing an issue. Windows Defender is damaged and that's why it won't start or run on it's own when you quit Malwarebytes


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I do uninstall Malwarebytes via control panel and right after MBAB is being uninstalling a Pop-up message shows up about if the system has  a sound problem 

the message is  : are you having sound problem ?

this message above appear while MBAM is to being uninstalling ....

OK MBAM is now uninstalled .



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system has just been restart and everything seems working fine .

Malwarebytes still not reinstalled .

also I haven’t install anything HP’s drivers this time . the things I done are to install a new windows 10 OS and install a few software . should I do what ?

the problems reported by FRST caused by what ?

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thanks for let me aware about your information on the new threat 

I have no yellow or red entries in the device manger  .

but look like I have a drivers problems showing in there , (some drivers are grayed out with windows reports errors)

Device manger > View > show hidden devices


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