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MalwareBytes' does not run after installation in Windows 8

  1. #1


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language

    MalwareBytes' does not run after installation in Windows 8


    I had to restore the Windows 8 the Factory image after a crash. I then went about installing my third-party programs. After installing the free mbam-setup-1.75.0.1300.exe I tried to run it and I got the message (with the path) that mbam.exe not found and I should retype the name and try again.

    The program sub-folder and all the files including mbam.exe are in the Program Files (x86) Folder and even the Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts are there. I get the same message from everywhere when I try and run the program. I have tried all the usual routines of installing a freshly downloaded version etc but to no avail.

    Earlier the Setup program was getting installed and running fine. I don't know why this is happening and could some expert please help. I had first updated to Windows 8.1 before installing the third-party programs.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Have you tried to run Chameleon?

    Locate the file C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Chameleon\svchost.exe

    Attempt to run it by double clicking. If successful, it will launch within a cmd window.
    Last edited by ectech; 23 Dec 2013 at 08:02.
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  3. #3


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Thank you very much. It succeeded.

    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Have you tried to run Chameleon?

    Locate the file C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Chameleon\svchost.exe

    Atttempt to run it by double clicking. If successful, it will launch within a cmd window.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by junglee View Post
    Thank you very much. It succeeded.
    Your welcome.

    If Malwarebytes' will not run properly it is a sign your system is infected. Run a Full system scan to detect & remove anything the program finds.
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  5. #5


    I would reboot and run in safe mode, uninstall MalWareBytes, reboot in normal mode and re-install MalWareBytes. Good luck!
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  6. #6


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    Thank you. But my problem already solved by using Chameleon.

    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I would reboot and run in safe mode, uninstall MalWareBytes, reboot in normal mode and re-install MalWareBytes. Good luck!
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