Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Driver Error 20026

By on March 30, 2014 12:02:45 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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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):

  1. Open the program on your system and bring the window of it to the front.
  2. Click on Settings > Detection and Protection.
  3. 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…

Source:

http://www.ghacks.net/2014/03/28/malwarebytes-anti-rootkit-driver-error-code-20026-message/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e1199%2ehj0ao01hy5%2e18tr

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March 30, 2014 12:22:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm running the trial version of 2.0 and opening it up I found the 'scan for rootkits' unchecked. Guess that's why I haven't seen this error.

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March 31, 2014 7:12:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm using the premium version. I've just done a full scan with anti rootkit enabled and report no problems. I suspect this is an issue which won't affect most people.

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March 31, 2014 7:27:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It all depends on whether you have encrypted drives (for security)...this was more of a "If this is happening to you, here's what to do...".

Happy it appears to be not common.

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April 1, 2014 11:09:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks doc

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