Final version of Malwarebytes 3.0, the next generation antivirus replacement has been officially released and available for download. When you try to install this version over Malwarebytes anti-malware, Malwarebytes 3 installation fails as the installer couldn’t delete mbae64.sys file to replace it with a new one and triggers an error that tells user to retry or ignore or abort to cancel the installation, clicking retry doesn’t helps, let us see how we can fix this issue.

Fixing Malwarebytes 3.0 installation’s mbae64.sys error

Here is the error:


An error occurred while trying to replace the existing file: DeleteFile failed: code 5 Access is denied

Click Retry to try again, ignore to skip this file (not recommended) or abort to cancel the installation. ‘

Here is how you can install Malwarebytes 3.0 on your computer after receiving the above error

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\system32\drivers
  2. Find mbae64.sys, right click and select rename, and change it to mbae64.old
  3. Now try to install new Malwarebytes, it will be installed without any issues.