Malwarebytes Chameleon is a free security utility for Windows which will trick viruses that have infected your computer and sneakily install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your PC. As you probably already know, during virus infections, especially during infections of the so called rogue viruses, actual antivirus programs that you have installed will become blocked and incapacitated, viruses will not allow them to run. That’s where Malwarebytes Chameleon comes into into play.
On the image above you can see about dozen different executable files, and they are all Malwarebytes Chameleon. Theres so many of them so that chances of malware and viruses being fooled and let one of them run are increased. By reading the names of these applications you can see from where Chameleon gets its name. They are all made to look as though they are other applications with names like Firefox.exe, svchost.exe, rundll32.exe, iexplore.exe and so on. Key features of this free Malwarbytes installer are:
- Install Malwarebytes on systems that are heavily infected
- Camouflages as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Windows components
- Downloads and then secretly installs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Give you the opportunity to scan your computer and fix the problem
Rougeware, fake antiviruses and other types of infections also are famous for blocking anything that might get them removed. They don’t stop at AV software that you have installed, they also block access to important Windows settings. In these types of situations you need to use tricks to deploy protection; Malwarebytes Chameleon is one such trick.
How to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware during virus infections with Malwarebytes Chameleon
Using Chameleon isn’t very difficult, you just need to extract the archive that you’ve download and then start clicking on any of the executables that you get. It’s highly likely that some of them won’t work, it depends on how badly your computer is infected. When one of the does work, you should see something like this:
This is a command line application which will try and run the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, if you have one installed. And if it’s not installed, it will download and install it for you automatically. Keep in mind that all of these things will be done secretly. Application process won’t have Malwarebytes mentioned anywhere, it will be registered as either firefox.exe, iexplore.exe or whichever one you’ve chosen from the list. Virus infections and fake antiviruses that have infected your computer won’t suspect anything and you’ll be able to install and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan your computer and get rid of them.
Malwarebytes Chameleon is a great way of how you can easily install Malwarebytes antivirus scanner on your computer, even after it has been infested with malware that blocks your main antivirus software and access to important system settings. To use it, you don’t have to have any kind of advanced experience, simply click on the executable, which will do everything else on its own from that point on. Your results may vary, make sure that you go over all the available exe’s before giving up. Try Chameleon since you have nothing to lose. If it doesn’t works for you, you can also try Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, SARDU, and VIPRE Rescue.