When you try to run Malwarebytes you may receive an error dialog showing ‘Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has stopped working’ and Windows suggest to check online for a solution and close the program or Close the program, problem details shown below doesn’t help much. Here, you’ve left with no other option but to click on ‘Close the program’ as there is no guarantee that Windows shows solution for it online, and relying on it could be a waste of time.
Fixing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has stopped working error
We can fix this by removing MBAM completely with Malwarebytes cleanup utility and after that, we’ve to perform a clean reinstall of it next.
1. Download mbam-clean.exe, save to your computer and run it.
Note: Keep MBAM license ID and key in a place you remember on your computer, so that you need to enter them later to activate Premium or Pro version as this utility on running removes Malwarebytes Program files, license information and logs from your computer.
2. Run the tool, and follow instructions on screen, when it asks to restart your computer allow it do so by clicking on ‘Yes’ button.
3. After system restart, download the latest Malwarebytes version and install it in your computer, it will be installed and run after that without any issues unless your system has malware problems (then you’ve to download and run Malwarebyes Chameleon file).