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Malware Bytes start scanning.... but stops after 3 seconds.

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Since recently, my computer seems to be slower and unable to run a large proportion of my programs (for some reason, even my firewall is forced to stay closed, which I know is -very- bad). I was lucky enough to be able to install Malwarebytes, and then attempted to run a Quick Scan, only for Malwarebytes to freeze after 3 seconds each time. I'm certain that at this point, I will most likely simply have to reformat my computer, but I'd like to get a couple suggestions first if possible. Thanks in advance!

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Hi and Welcome -

These are classic signs of an infection - Please follow these instructions to have an expert review your problem -

As we do not work on Malware removal or diagnostics in the general forums please follow these directions -

Please print out, read and follow What do I do now? , skipping any steps you are unable to complete.

The next step is post a New Topic Here.

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