Is malwarebytes pretty decent or is it one of those rogue programs?

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  1. shadowoperative

    shadowoperative Rawest asian alive, so raw they call me sashimi.

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    I came across malwarebyte from a friend and im not sure if its good. I can't find a good anti virus or anti spyware removal tool either any suggestions?
     
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    malwarebytes and super anti spyware are both great at removing stuff, microsoft security essentials is great for the rest of the time.
     
  3. shadowoperative

    shadowoperative Rawest asian alive, so raw they call me sashimi.

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    good cause right now im having a million pop ups but for some reason i can't install mbam my pc wont let it run.
     
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    try renaming mbam-setup.exe to mb.exe and when you get it installed, find the program folder and mbam.exe and rename it to mb.exe
    A lot of spyware will prevent some antispyware programs from running and it's usually just looking for the executable name, so changing the name will work in most cases.
     
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    Try installing it and running it while in Safe Mode
     
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    You can also rename it to mbam.bat and it will work just the same. I've had mixed success with that.
     
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    I've seen some spyware that even runs in safe mode. In those cases, the only good solution I've found is to plug the hard drive into another computer and scan it that way.
     
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    That's usually a bad sign, though, that reformat's imminent.
     
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    Nah, it's worked every time for me. Sometimes I've had to replace infected Windows files that the spyware scanner had to delete, but that's not difficult once you've already gone through the trouble of hooking up the infected drive to another machine.
     
  10. shadowoperative

    shadowoperative Rawest asian alive, so raw they call me sashimi.

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    well I did the name change and ran both rkill and then mbam it worked but my browser is still redirecting me. Everytime i click a google link it redirects me to googles homepage or itll give me a cannot find jar file or whatever. Im currently running firefox with the latest version/updates no add ons/themes or anything just default. Although i got rid of malware defense and the other shit.
     
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    shadowoperative Rawest asian alive, so raw they call me sashimi.

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    bump cause i did a pc recovery but it looks like it came back...i want to reformatt but i don't exactly know how to do that other than buy another copy of windows or something lol.

    If you guys can help and need to know what kind of laptop i have its a compaq presario v6000 running windows xp media center
     

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