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Malwarebytes starts to run then the application stops. Will not restart. Get this error. Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. If I reload Malwarebytes the progam will start again but stops after a few seconds. I have tried other applications to remove - VIPREResue, AVENGER, etc. and all have the same result. Any help would be greatly appreciated -- Thanks so much!!!

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Hello Filabee :),

Welcome to Malwarebytes. I am Jack&Jill, and I will be helping you out.

Before we go further, there are a few things that I would like to make clear so that we are share the same understanding.

  • Please observe and follow these Terms of Use.
  • Any advice is for your computer only and is taken at your own risk. Fixes sometimes will cause unexpected results, but I will do my best to assist you.
  • Please read the instructions carefully and follow them closely, in the order they are presented to you.
  • If you have any doubts or problems during the fix, please stop and ask.
  • All the tools that I will ask you to download and use are safe. Please allow if prompted by any of your security softwares.
  • Do not use or run any malware cleaning tools without supervision as they may cause more harm if improperly used.
  • Refrain from installing any new programs except those that I request during the fix to prevent interference to my diagnosis of the problem.
  • Lack of malware symptoms does not mean your computer is clean. Stick to this topic until I give the All Clear.
  • If you do not reply within 3 days, this topic will be closed.

If you are agreeable to the above, then everything should go smoothly :) . We may begin.


Please download DDS from one of the links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

Please disable any script blocker before running DDS.

  • Double click on the dds file and a command window will appear. This is normal.
  • Shortly after, two logs will appear:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt

    [*]A window will open instructing you to save and post the logs.

    [*]Save the logs to a convenient location such as your desktop.

    [*]Copy the contents of both logs and post them in your next reply.


Please download aswMBR and save it to your desktop. Click here.

  • Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.
  • If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. If you are asked to download an antivirus software, please allow.
  • Click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.
  • When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.
  • Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.


Please post back:

1. DDS logs (DDS.txt and Attach.txt)

2. aswMBR log

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