Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Malwarebytes freezes during scan

03 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Malwarebytes freezes during scan

Hey guys, whenever I scan (Full or Quick) malwarebytes gets laggy, and then it freezes, and I noticed that it freezes after it starts scanning through the HKEY files. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

How is your disk fragmentation? It's a disk intensive program. If you never defrag that could cause it to slow down and even hang.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #3


I have exactly the same problem with Malwarebytes, I tried running it again today but it gets stuck at:

Does anyone have any solutions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuzzCola View Post
I have exactly the same problem with Malwarebytes, I tried running it again today but it gets stuck at:

Does anyone have any solutions?
Hi, I solved my problem, what you got to do is, unistall it then go to your start menu and in the search box type regedit.

Then click on the Edit tab, and click find... then in the box type Malwarebytes, and what ever comes up delete it, then find it again and delete it untill nothing comes up for malwarebytes... then reinstall it Thats what I did and my problem was solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2010   #5


Thanks that fixed it a few months ago I forgot to say thanks I upgraded to the full version of Malwarebytes and used a Malwarebytes Coupon to save 20%. Link is shared incase anyone wants discount too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
I tried the regedit and didn't work...

My malwarebytes freezes every time it gets to a certain file and sometimes it restarts my Windows. I tried Rkill. I tried regedit. I tried safemode. I don't know what to do. None of my other anti programs are finding anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, heatherleigh7. Welcome to Seven Forums.

Try cleaning the temporary files first.

Download TFC to your desktop
  • Open the file and close any other windows.
  • It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish its job
  • Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Malwarebytes freezes during scan

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Malwarebytes freezes during scan
Thread Forum
Windows Microsoft security freezes when perform Full scan System Security
Scan Error Error while Scan::0::LEAD Error: Twain source manager no Hardware & Devices
Windows Fax and Scan only able to scan bmp General Discussion
Solved MSE scan freezes System Security
BSOD when running Malwarebytes scan - Kernal_data_in_page_error BSOD Help and Support
Malwarebytes scan times System Security
Malwarebyte freezes my Pc after scan? Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33