Malwarebytes saved on a CD?


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Shannon26
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Is it possible to save the latest version of malwarebytes on a CD disc and run it on a computer that doesn't have access to the internet? A friend needs to run it but they can't access the net because of a virus or something.

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?
To get into safe mode to run the malwarebytes, go to safemode with command prompt. Type Explorer and you should get into safemode that way.
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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

You should be able to download the MalwareBytes rules as an EXE which you can then run after you've got MalwareBytes installed from here: MalwareBytes rules update.
Put that EXE file on a flashdrive or CD, take it to the computer after you've already installed MalwareBytes, and run it..

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

Their computer doesn't have malwarebytes on it. I was hoping to save the program on a CD and install malwarebytes to their computer and then run a scan. Is that possible? Thank you

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

Easy!
Just download the MalwareBytes installer program from HERE from another computer. Take the file that you download and burn it to a CD or copy it to a flash drive. Take it to the other computer, and run the EXE file that you downloaded - that will install it on that computer.
Then, do the same with with the manual update file that i already posted about.

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

I was successful at putting malwarebytes and malwarebytes rules on a CD and installing it on the infected PC that runs XP home.
But then I went to run+msconfig and set it to SAFEBOOT cause scans do better that way but when the computer restarted into safemode the screen went blank. I think it's stuck in safemode. I restarted again and saw options so I chose to go into last known configuration and did get the XP logo screen but then screen went blank. Then I tried windows normally and get the windows logo screen and it goes blank again. When I choose safe mode from the list-a large list of text pops up that says multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\ and it freezes.

Any help?
XP home running on the infected PC

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

are you able to start, hit F8 right after the bios text (before Windows starts loading), and get into either Safe Mode or 'start normally' that way?..

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?
hubby wrote:

are you able to start, hit F8 right after the bios text (before Windows starts loading), and get into either Safe Mode or 'start normally' that way?..

Using F8 to choose start normally and choose safe mode does nothing. I still get the blank screen cause the computer still thinks I'm in safe mode. When I first chose safe mode from msconfig and restarted it never did anything but a blank screen. None of the files are backed up for a reinstall Sad Is there a way to get to system restore or something? Any ideas?

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

Sure, you can easily restore to a system restore point..AFTER you get into Windows.. The next thing i would try is enabling 'boot logging' which should be one of the options after you hit F8. That will create a log of everything that Windows does up to when it dies - this should point you in the right direction to continue troubleshooting. Your problem, however, will be accessing that log file on the C: drive. To get to that log file you may have to remove the drive and physically put it into another computer - carefully of course so as not to spread the virus that might still be lurking! It is at this point that you may want to consider professional help..

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

I'll try that thanks. I read around that a repair option from the installation disk may help but I wonder if I will still be stuck in safe mode during and after I try it.
Just a few more questions please if you do not mind The laptop has XP preinstalled on the PC so how would I get to the repair option-Could I use an extra XP installation disk laying around and boot from it to get to the repair option? And the repair option won't mess up any saved files on the computer correct?

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

If the versions of Windows are the same, you use one of those CD's to do the repair.. But be warned: the repair option has hurt me as many times as it has helped.. But in your case, it can't get much worse.. Actually, if your data isn't backed up as you mentioned, it CAN get worse. To do a repair, boot up from your Windows CD and CAREFULLY read and follow the prompts. It should detect that Windows is already installed and give you the option to run a repair.. Cross your fingers.. We'll save the lectures about backing-up important files for next time..

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

It would be a nightmare to lose the data on their laptop if the repair went wrong. Is there anything else that is recommended?

I looked into using something called ubunti to get data from the drive for a computer that won't boot but the data may be more than the amount of available storage on my extra CDROM's and DVDs and too time consuming since I only have 4 hours to get this fixed on friday. I can't take out the drive cause it's a laptop and I have no idea how to do that stuff.

Could I create a boot disk for XP home and use it to get their laptop booted and if so is there a way to create a boot disk even if I don't run XP on the working machine? But I fear that no matter what I do that the computer will default back to trying to start in safe mode. The safe mode is just a blank screen. The 4 safe mode logos in the four corners are not showing and not even a mouse cursor. Just a blank screen for safe mode. Thank you so much for any help.

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?
Shannon26 wrote:

It would be a nightmare to lose the data on their laptop if the repair went wrong. Is there anything else that is recommended?

Yes! I recommend backing up the data first!

Seriously though, i have no idea what is even going wrong at this point so I will defer to anyone else with ideas.. The trouble you will have with a Boot CD, Ubuntu or BART-PE, is that you would need to BURN those files to CD, which brings up a whole new set of issues and problems if you are on a laptop.

At this point I see these options:
1) figure out (or pay to have someone) and fix the root-cause problem
2) remove the drive (or pay to have someone) and put on another machine; removing the drive on most laptops is not that difficult, and you would need a laptopHDD->usb or laptop-hdd (hard drive)->SATA (or whatever interface is in the other computer) adapter so you could plug it in) which is usually not very expensive; then copy over the important data
3) reformat and let this be a lesson on why backing-up is SO important

again, i seriously recommend finding/paying an expert, especially if the un-backed-up data is important at all.

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Re: Malwarebytes saved on a CD?

I have to do a forced shutdown each time and when I turn the PC back on I get options for safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, and start windows normally. None of them are successful.
I didn't try f8 for safe mode yet but see I'm already in safe mode from choosing it from msconfig. Safe mode does nothing this way but a blank screen. I'm like stuck in a broken safe mode I think. One time it said to hit f2 and hit f12 when it was trying to startup but they go to bios stuff I think. I should try f8 next? Thanks I hope I explained it good enuff.

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