- dotTech - http://dottech.org -

[Windows] Virus blocking Malwarebytes Anti-Malware? Run it by using Chameleon

Posted By Justin On January 17, 2013 @ 9:56 PM In Windows | 4 Comments

Chameleon [1]If you are already infected by a virus, getting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running can be a pain. That is because a lot of viruses keep you from installing or running certain programs. The good news is, now you can bypass this with Chameleon.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

Chameleon is a small program that helps you install and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware when this process is being blocked by malicious programs. In short, the program is able to trick the malicious program into thinking that it is something else.

Pros

  • Extremely small and portable
  • Can get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running and installed on a computer that is blocked by malicious software
  • CHM Help File makes bypassing the malicious software easy

Cons

  • In some cases, this program still can’t help you

Discussion

Chameleon Screenshot [2]Chameleon is a very simple program that can be a lifesaver. Let’s say you are infected with a virus, and it is not letting you run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or, maybe in some cases, even download it. Well, this is where Chameleon comes in. All you need to do is download this program and unzip it to a convenient location on your computer. From there, you just open up the CHM Help File and the program will walk you through the rest.

Using the CHM Help File is pretty simple. Once you open it you will see some information at the top and some buttons on the button left side. All you need to do is double-click on each one of these buttons, one at a time, until one of them remains open without being forced closed by the virus. After one stays open, you just follow the onscreen instructions to get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running.

From the looks of it, Chameleon tricks the virus into thinking that you are running something that you are not. This makes it easier for you to bypass its blocking features and either install or run Malwarebytes. Although this is a very helpful program, I did read some reports online that it does not always work. In some cases, the virus will not let any of the programs run that you click on. On top of that, if you are not able to download anything using your computer, you would have to download Chameleon on a different computer and save it to a USB device to upload to your computer that way.

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

Chameleon may not be perfect, but it is worth a try if you are being prevented from installing and running Malwarebytes by some kind of malicious software. It is not guaranteed to work, but if it does, it may save you a lot of problems. I do, however, recommend already having Malwarebytes and Chameleon downloaded on your computer. This should help Chameleon be more effective when needed.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.62.1

Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Download size: 1.4MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 1/46 [3]

Is it portable? Yes

Chameleon homepage [4]


Article printed from dotTech: http://dottech.org

URL to article: http://dottech.org/93712/windows-review-chameleon/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Chameleon.png

[2] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Chameleon-Screenshot.png

[3] 1/46: https://www.virustotal.com/file/9ab5098cc15673ee610a3976a0c6e5a1d5b7050b5bba5be15abeccf4b0273e76/analysis/

[4] Chameleon homepage: http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/chameleon/

© 2008-2012 dotTech.org | All content is the property of its rightful owner.