Why My Malwarebytes Won't Open?

Malwarebytes is one of the best antivirus tools present on the Internet. Still, with some pros, there are some cons as well. There are some bugs that come with the Malwarebytes product. Many users, who have profusely used the application, have been reporting various problems with the software. Consequently, it sheds light on a variety of other problems. So, it is essential to get rid of the bugs as soon as possible. There are several factors behind why you are facing the alert. Some reasons might be trivial, and others, more severe. In such cases, we need to get some immediate action done to secure the data properly. Some causes of the Malwarebytes won't open issue are:  

  • Malware Infection
  • Corrupted User Account

If you are among those unfortunate users facing the problem and not sure how to deal with the issue, this is your troubleshooting article right here. We have described the best possible methods to resolve the issue.


The best way to solve an application that does not open is to uninstall and then install the application again. Here are the simple steps for this method.

  • Click the search bar on your Windows computer.
  • Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  • When the Control Panel window opens, click the Uninstall a program button under the Programs option.
  • Scroll through the list of active apps on your Windows computer.
  • Select the Malwarebytes application.
  • Click Uninstall.
  • Open the default browser on your computer.
  • Visit the official support page for the Malwarebytes application.
  • Download it from the page.

You will find the Malwarebytes application opening right away.



This method could be a possible solution for the Malwarebytes application to open without any hassle. 

  • Navigate to the file directory C:/ProgramFiles/MalwarebytesAnti-Malware.
  • Locate and perform a right-click on the mbam.exe file.
  • Select Properties.
  • Click the Compatibility tab.
  • Click the checkbox for the Run this program as administrator option.
  • Open Malwarebytes; you will no longer face the "Malwarebytes not opening" alert.


  • Open Windows Explorer on your computer.
  • Navigate to the file directory C:/ProgramFiles/MalwarebytesAnti-Malware.
  • Perform a right-click on the mbam.exe file.
  • Select the Rename option.
  • Rename the file as explorer.exe.
  • Restart Malwarebytes and see if the application is opening or not.

Follow the three sets of fixes when you find that Malwarebytes won't open. If the issue persists, click the CALL button on this page for assistance.


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