[Fixed] Malwarebytes Won’t Install Error (100% Working)
As you already know that the Malwarebytes anti-malware application is one of the most effective anti-malware tools to detect and remove malware, malicious programs, and other device threats that are very harmful to your device. Although, sometimes Malwarebytes anti-malware application may trigger some solvable issues for some technical reasons. The Malwarebytes won’t install is a kind of the issue. Today, we’ll discuss the troubleshooting methods of installing the issue of the Malwarebytes anti-malware application.
How to Troubleshoot – ‘Malwarebytes Won’t Install’ Error
To fix the annoying issue of Malwarebytes installation failure, some troubleshooting methods are really effective. You can apply these troubleshooting methods one by one to resolve this annoying issue. These below-described troubleshooting methods will help you to resolve the installation issue of the Malwarebytes anti-malware application;
1. Check the Internet Connection
While installing the Malwarebytes application on a device, requires a stable internet connection. That’s why you need to check if the internet connection of your PC is stable or not and try to install Malwarebytes again. Though it may look silly, it has resolved the installation issue on some devices. So, ensuring the stability of the internet connection could help you to resolve the installation issue of Malwarebytes if that issue is triggered for internet connection issues.
2. Installing the Malwarebytes into Device Safe Mode with Networking
The safe mode with networking is a basic state of a Windows-operated device that allows a limited set of files and drivers with networking options. Installing an application in safe mode allows you to avoid software conflict of a device. So, if you are failing to install the Malwarebytes application for app conflicts on your device, installing it in safe mode with networking will help you to resolve the issue. You can follow these below-described steps to enter the safe mode of your device;
Press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings options of your device and navigate to the Update and Security option.
Click on Recovery from the left panel of the Update and Security Window, and then click on Restart Now button beneath the Advanced startup option.
Afterward, the device will start with a blue screen, navigate through the Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart. Thereafter, press F5 to boot the device into safe mode with networking.
[Windows doesn’t allow Wi-Fi connection in safe mode with networking, so you have to use a modem or Ethernet connection]
After booting the device into safe mode with networking, try to install the Malwarebytes application. Most probably, it could resolve the installation issue of Malwarebytes.
3. Rename the Malwarebytes Setup File
Some users have reported that renaming the setup files of the Malwarebytes application has helped them to resolve the installing issue. So, you need to rename the Malwarebytes setup file to resolve the issue. To do so, you just need to locate the executable file of Malwarebytes (MBsetup.exe) and rename it before trying to install it on the device again. You can rename it with any random name (e.g., explorer.exe, iexplorer.exe, edge.exe, etc.).
4. Delete Everything Related to Malwarebytes
If you are encountering the issue while reinstalling the Malwarebytes application, it is possible to face the issue due to the related files of the previously installed version of the application. So, you need to remove all the Malwarebytes-related files of the previously installed Malwarebytes application. To do so, you need to check the Program Files and the App Data folder, if you find any files or folder that is related to the older version on them, you should remove them before trying to reinstall the Malwarebytes application.
5. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
If your device is already infected by the malware, it may fail to install the Malwarebytes application. For this situation, Malwarebytes offers an anti-rootkits application that can help you to resolve the installation issue on an infected device. To do so, you need to Download and Install Malwarebytes anti-rootkit application on your device and run a device scan through it. Afterward, clean the device whenever the scanning process is completed. Now, try to install the Malwarebytes anti-malware application on your device to check if it is installed now.
6. Run System File Checker
Corrupted and missing system files of your device could trigger the installation failure issue of the Malwarebytes application. If so, you need to fix the corrupted and missing files of your device system. Microsoft allows Windows users to repair the system files through the System File Checker. To execute the system file checker on your device, you need to follow the below-described steps;
Press the Windows key + R on your device keyboard to open the Run Dialog Box, type cmd in the Dialog Box, and press ctrl + shift + enter to open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
Execute the sfc /scannow command (the type that commands on screen and hit enter) through the Command Prompt. Windows will automatically start to scan and repair the system files. It may take several moments to complete the process.
After completing the system file checking process through the command prompt, try to install Malwarebytes on your device again and check if the issue has been resolved now.
7. Running Rkill
When the corrupted software doesn’t allow the device to install and run an anti-malware application, running the Rkill malware removing tool will remove the corrupted software and help the anti-malware tool properly. Running the Rkill can help you to resolve the installation issue of the Malwarebytes application.
8. Try to Install the Malwarebytes on Another PC
If none of the above-described methods helps to resolve the issue, try to install the Malwarebytes application on another device to check if installed there or not. If the issue still remains on the other device, it means there is a temporary server failure. On the contrary, if the application is properly installed on another device, you need to download the offline version of the Malwarebytes application from here. Also, you can contact the Malwarebytes support team regarding this issue.
How do I Install Malwarebytes on Windows 10?
It is easy to install the Malwarebytes application on your Windows 10 operating device; you just need to follow some steps. These steps are given below;
Download the Malwarebytes application from here and open it after completing the downloading process. It will start the installation process after clicking on Install. If you want to change the location, you need to click on the Advanced Option.
The installation pop-ups will with a question that says Who are you trying to protect, there are two available options, one is Me or my Family and another is My organization. If you want to install Malwarebytes on the device that is used for commercial and organizational use select My organization, for other uses select Me or my family.
Afterward, it will take a while to complete the installation. Thereafter, select whether you use the premium or free version of the Malwarebytes application.
How do I Install Malwarebytes on an Infected Computer?
In a device infected by malware, it may fail to install the Malwarebytes application. For this situation, Malwarebytes offers an anti-rootkits application that can help you to resolve the installation issue on an infected device. To do so, you need to Download and Install Malwarebytes anti-rootkit application on your device and run a device scan through it. Afterward, clean the device whenever the scanning process is completed. You can install the Malwarebytes application now on your device.
Can I Reinstall Malwarebytes?
Yes, you can reinstall the Malwarebytes application whenever you face technical issues with the installed application. You may reinstall it by randomly uninstalling it and reinstalling it, or you can reinstall it by using the Malwarebytes Support Tool. To reinstall the Malwarebytes anti-malware application through the Malwarebytes Support Tool, you can follow these below-described steps;
Open the Malwarebytes Support Tool and go to the Advanced Tab. Click on the Clean button from the Advanced Options, then click on Yes from the newly appeared Malwarebytes Cleanup pop-up.
Afterward, another pop-up will appear, click OK on the pop-up to restart your device. Once the device restarts, click on Yes from the pop-up to start the Post Reboot Cleanup. Thereafter, another pop-up will appear which says Reinstall Malwarebytes for Windows, click Yes to start the reinstallation process.
It may take a few minutes to complete the installation process of the Malwarebytes anti-malware application.
Is Malwarebytes Still Good in 2022?
Well, Malwarebytes are still a good and secured tool to detect and remove malware from the device. It still offers you multiple layers against malware, system vulnerabilities, online threats, and a browser plug-in that can keep the device secure from phishing, malicious sites, and other device threats. The premium version of Malwarebytes has safety features included with other features. So, it is better to use the premium version of the Malwarebytes application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How Long Does It Take for Malwarebytes to Install?
The installation time of Malwarebytes depends on the device’s performance and internet connection stability. It may take 2-5 minutes depending on the stability of the internet connection and device performance.
Can I Use Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Application to Remove Malware?
Yes, but the anti-rootkit application is mainly developed to resolve the installation issue of an infected device. So, using anti-malware applications is better to check and remove the potential threats and malware off your device.
Is Rkill Safe?
Though some antivirus tool flags Rkill as a malicious program, it is completely safe to use. The Rkill was specially designed to simulate malicious behavior so that it wouldn’t be discovered and blocked by malicious threats.
Now, you have known enough about the troubleshooting methods of the installing issue of the Malwarebytes anti-malware application. Hope that one of the above-described methods has helped you to fix the issue on your device. It is always required to scan an infected device through the Malwarebytes anti-rootkit tool before installing the Malwarebytes anti-malware tool. That’s all for today, see you soon, with another topic.