A handy tool for users whose computer is already infected, enabling them to launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, even if it is blocked by viruses.
- Malwarebytes Chameleon
- Version :220.127.116.11
- License :Freeware
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes Chameleon Description
Malware infections have numerous ways of manifesting themselves, and one of the most common ones is blocking the antivirus solution currently installed on the computer. Thus, it can no longer scan and clean the PC, and the infection can spread to plugged in USB devices or to a connected network. When this happens, one needs to rely on a solution that can bypass the aforementioned restrictions, such as Malwarebytes Chameleon.
It is a command-line utility, yet this does not imply it should only be used by tech-savvy ones as no user input is required once the tool is launched, as all the actions are initiated automatically.
Basically, after downloading the archive and extracting its contents, users need to try running any of the provided EXE files – despite them being named ‘firefox,’ ‘iexplore,’ ‘rundll32’ or ‘svchost,’ each of these files actually launch Malwarebytes Chameleon.
They were assigned these names so as to be able to trick the malware and to run the application, regardless of the software typically blocked by the infection.
Once any of these executables is run and users press any key, the tool automatically checks if Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is installed; if it is not detected, it then proceeds to download it from the web, installs and runs it.
Without requiring any additional user input, the security solution updates its definitions then terminates all known malicious processes, thus killing any found malware and preventing it from starting again.
In a nutshell, while Malwarebytes Chameleon per se cannot clean any computer of trojans or viruses, it can prove to be a vital tool when one’s PC is infected and they can no longer rely on their antivirus solution to eradicate the problem. It automatically downloads, installs and runs a renowned security product, namely Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, so as to clean the detected infection.