Malwarebytes failed to perform desired action.

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During scanning with registered Malwarebytes Anti-malware software I found following error message –

[OpenEvent] Failed to perform desire action. Error code:2

I’ve attached the screen shot here.

I have never encountered this error, I hope someone can help me on this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answered By 0 points N/A #155588

Malwarebytes failed to perform desired action.


Hi stepheen,

"[Open Event] failed to perform desired action. Error Code : 2" and "Unable to execute file: C:Program FilesMalwarebytes' Anti-Malwarembam.exe CreateProcess failed; code 2. The System cannot find the file specified." errors are both caused by the same reason which is that MalwareBytes can't load one of its components.

Some malwares do prevent MalwareBytes from loading normally usually by targeting the main executable of the program mbam.exe you can overcome this by renaming mbam.exe to another random name not blocked by the malware. MalwareBytes even provide you with a link for downloading mbam.exe with random names: save the downloaded file in the folder of Malwarebytes and try opening it. Some other malwares block any executable but the explorer.exe so you can try renaming it to that and trying again.

If this doesn't help then you can try to remove it from the control panel add/remove programs and then installing it again or you can try using another anti malware program to clean your computer of any malwares present.


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