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I've downloaded the most recent version via CNET. I'm using Windows XP service pack 3 and am having problems with the Guard Online virus. I was able to download and install from CNET it then updates the program and offers to run a scan. It tells me it's enumerating prior to scan then closes. If I try clicking on the icon to run the scan it tells me that it can't find the path and that I may not have authorization?????

I tried downloading again and it goes through the same thing, offers the scan, I select it, it enumerates then terminates.

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Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes, celticmusebooks:

The infection is likely preventing MBAM from running (this is quite common)

Alas, we cannot work on malware detection/removal in this part of the General MBAM forum.

Please read the following to get started on the cleaning process:

  • Excellent, self-help troubleshooting info for getting MBAM to run on an infected machine can be found here.
  • And there are specific, self-help malware removal instructions for many different infections here.

If you would like expert assistance with cleaning your system, there are 3 support options from which to choose:

  • Option 1 -- Free, Expert advice in the Malware Removal Forum
  • Option 2 -- Free support for paying customers using MBAM PRO -- Contact MBAM Support via email
  • Option 3 -- Premium, Fee-Based Support

OPTION 1

As we don't deal with malware removal in this General MBAM Forum, you need to start a topic in the Malware Removal forum so that a qualified helper can help you fix any malware related problems/infections you may have.

  • First, please print out, read and CAREFULLY FOLLOW the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete.
  • If the infection has so crippled the computer that you cannot follow most/all of the requested steps, then please just proceed as advised below:
  • Then please post a NEW topic in the Malware Removal forum.
  • Please do NOT post in an open topic started by another member in the malware removal forum, even if the problem appears to be similar to yours.
  • When posting your new thread, under "options", make sure to select Track this topic and choose Immediate Email Notification, so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.
  • One of the expert helpers there will give you free, one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do NOT make any further changes to your computer such as (Install/Uninstall programs; use special fix tools; delete files; edit the registry; OR use temp file cleaners, etc...) unless advised by a malware removal helper. Doing so can result in system changes which may hinder the attempts by a helper to clean your machine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please DO NOT post back to your topic or "bump" it within the first 48 hours.

Replying to your own posts changes the post count from zero. Helpers are looking for topics with zero replies. If you reply to your own post, helpers may think that you're already being helped and thus may overlook your post. This will only delay your obtaining assistance.


  • o If there is no reply from any experts after 48 hours, you can reply to the topic, asking for help again.
    Or
    o You may send a Private Message to a Moderator asking for assistance.

OPTION 2

Alternatively, as a paying customer using MBAM PRO, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org or here.

OPTION 3

If you would like to use the Malwarebytes Premium Services (Comprehensive solutions to all your computer support needs -- from installation and set-up to troubleshooting and tune-ups), please go to the Malwarebytes Premium Services support site.

Please be patient -- someone will assist you as soon as it is possible.

Thanks very much!

daledoc1

PS: Please use the zMn2t.jpg button instead of other ones when you reply here and at the other forums, so that it will be easier to read. :)

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