I hope everyone has updated to the free 2.0 version since Leo the Lion’s post.
The Licensed version seems to have a bug. Martin Brinkmann has posted on error code 20026. Apparently, the anti-rootkit component isn’t working. I’m not sure if this is true for the free version as well.
“Error: Malwarebytes was unable to load the Anti-Rootkit Driver. Error code: 20026
Do you want to continue the scan without anti-rootkit support?”
then, before he could answer he received:
Scanner Failed with Error Code 20026” – gHacks
This also appears in their Forums.
So, why is this happening? It’s simple: The software doesn’t support encrypted volumes, except for TrueCrypt.
Short of using TrueCrypt, the only work around is to turn off the anti-rootkit module.
Here’s how (per gHacks):
- Open the program on your system and bring the window of it to the front.
- Click on Settings > Detection and Protection.
- Disable "Scan for rootkits". – per gHacks
The onmly other recommendation is to use other root-kit scanners in the meantime (TDSKiller, Avast’s aswMBR or Gmer)
The ball’s in Malwarebytes’ court…