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My computers OS is XP 32 sp3 Professional and MalewareBytes will not run. It will install, but when I select it to run, it says "preparing to start" than after about 3 - 5 seconds, the program stops and will not open again. I have tried renaming the .exe, tried running in safe mode, tried Rkill, exehelper. Nothing seems to work. Lavasoft Adaware will not run, as well as Windows defender, Webroot and others. I have since removed all antivirus software and disconnected the computer from the internet.

Any suggestopns will be greatly appreciated. Also, HJT will try and run, but once it completes, it shuts down.


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Hello DownHillSkier, :)

It seems you are dealing with some nasty malware. If so, please read and do the following-

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