Malwarebytes is very helpful to keep your system safe from malware and online threats. However, whenever malware gets downloaded, it not only decreases your system storage space but also makes your system prone to certain risks. If you are facing Malwarebytes Rootkit error in your system then check out this article. This article will provide you with the complete guidelines to solve Malwarebytes Rootkit driver error without much effort.
A rootkit is nothing but a malicious program which is designed to hide all the infected files in your system. If it gets in your system then your system will be at high risk and even can crash in no time. So, it is better to get your Malwarebytes update every time when available to prevent this situation to occur. But if your system already gets stuck with this issue, then you can try all these below fixes one by one.
For the first time, you may visit this below-written error message on your screen.
“Error: Malwarebytes was unable to load the Anti-Rootkit Driver. Error code: 20026
Do you want to continue the scan without anti-rootkit support?”
Even if you want to scan your system using Malwarebytes then it will not scan your system instead an error message window will pop-ups saying
“Scanner Failed with Error Code: 20026”
In such a situation, without feeling disturbed try all these explaining methods until you overcome this problem in your device.
All these are the ways by applying which you will fix this issue on your own. So it is better to try these methods one after the other as explained to save your time and effort. It is time-saving and very much effective in solving Malwarebytes Rootkit error.
To initiate this process at first open the Run dialog box. And for doing this you need to press both the Windows and the letter R key at the same time. You can also simply type Run on the search box and activate it by pressing the Window button. Then hit the Enter button to open the Run dialog box. Now as the Run box appear, clear the command bar, if any command is written previously by utilizing the Backspace key.
Now on this empty Run bar type “services.msc” and hit on the Enter button. On doing this the Services window will open. Now, from this window search for Malwarebytes service by scrolling down the right-hand sidebar. As you get the Malwarebytes service, click twice on it to open the Malwarebytes service Properties window. Now, from this window go to the “Startup type” section and click on the downward symbol arrow to open the menu list. Then from this menu list select on Automatic and hit on Apply to confirm. As this process gets over, restart the computer device.
As the system turns on, now try to use the Malwarebytes scan to check if the nagging issue of Malwarebytes Rootkit error gets solved.
If the driver of the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit gets corrupted due to uncertain activities then this can resist the Malwarebytes to function properly. In this situation, it is better to uninstall the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. The process of doing this is very simple.
For uninstalling the Malwarebytes, at first, open the Control Panel window. Press the Windows key to activate the search bar and then type control on it and hit on the Enter button. On doing this, the Control Panel window will open. Now set the View by section into Category by dropping down the menu list. After that, from the available options select on “Programs” and then on “Programs and Features”. On doing this, all the installed programs list will open. From here search for the Malware Anti-Rootkit and right click on it and select on Uninstall. This is the total process of uninstalling the damaged Malwarebytes Rootkit.
As the Malware Rootkit saver uninstalls, it is better to restart the system to start the downloading process afresh. Now, as your system turns on, connect to the internet. Then open a browser and navigate to the official site of Malwarebytes. From here search for the updating Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. After getting it, download this. As this program application gets downloaded then follow this below instruction.
Right click on this downloading file and then click on Extract All from this appearing menu list. After that, go through the instruction to extract the Zip file into the mbar-versionnumber folder on the desktop. As the ZIP file extracting process is done then open the folder. Now from this folder content, click twice on the mbar folder. Again click twice on the mbar.exe file from this opening mbar folder to launch Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit.
On clicking twice on the mbar.exe file the User Account Control (UAC) window will pop-up. On this window, click on Allow to start Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit correctly. Now, you will see that the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit installation process will begin. Instead, if you come across a “could not load DDA driver “message window then click on the Yes button. This will restart your system.
Further, as the system turns on you will come across an Introduction window, click on the Next button to continue. After that, hit on Update under this Update Database screen. This will start the update process. Wait until the update is done, then select on Next. Now, you can perform the scanning process using this Malwarebytes software. But before that select on all the Drivers, Sectors and System on which you want to run the scanning process. After performing the selection process now scan your system. It will take much time depending upon the number of files you want to scan. Once the scanning is done, you will see the result of the scan on this Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit screen.
Now, ensure that everything is selected along with the restore point. After that, hit on Cleanup from the left bar of this Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit window. This will open a new window, click on Yes to restart your computer. As the computer turns on, it is better to restart the scanning process using Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to check that the detection and remnants have been removed.
All these are the methods you can apply to fix Malwarebytes rootkit driver error on your own without the help of a technician.