How to troubleshoot Malwarebytes Error 1068

Malwarebytes anti-malware is a popular antivirus which offers advanced security tools and features to the users. You can also use Malwarebytes with another antivirus program. You need to make some changes on your Malwarebytes then you can easily use it with your primary antivirus. But some people reported that they are facing error 1068 while using Malwarebytes. This error mostly appears when another program is conflicting with Malwarebytes. But there are various other reasons which can lead to Malwarebytes error 1068.

Symptoms of Malwarebytes error 1068:

  1. Error 1068 appears while scanning
  2. Your PC starts running slowly
  3. Malwarebytes won’t open Windows 10
  4. Malwarebytes error appears with a particular program
  5. System freezes while scanning with Malwarebytes

Possible causes behind Malwarebytes error 1068:

  1. You have installed incompatible Malwarebytes setup
  2. Another program is conflicting with Malwarebytes
  3. Temporary files are interrupting your scanning process
  4. Windows files get corrupted
  5. Broken Registry files
  6. You have installed a malicious program on your device

Resolving Malwarebytes error 1068:

Check for conflicting program

If you are getting Malwarebytes error 1068 with a particular program then the program is conflicting with Malwarebytes. Multiple antivirus programs can conflict with each other.

If you want to use Malwarebytes with another security software then you have to make a few changes. If your Malwarebytes antivirus is conflicting with another security program then you need to make changes in your Malwarebytes settings. After making changes, restart your device and check for the error.

Update your PC drivers

You need to update your PC drivers regularly. Outdated PC drivers can be a potent reason behind Malwarebytes error. Go to your PC drivers folder and update the outdated PC drivers.

Check for the outdated drivers and install the latest update from their official website. If the PC drivers get corrupted then you need to restore it or reinstall it.

But finding the exact driver which is causing the error is a bit difficult. Using the driver update tool can be helpful. Install a driver update tool and it will update and restore all the corrupted driver files automatically.

Restart your device after updating the PC drivers and check whether your error gets fixed or not.

Remove the junk from your PC

Temporary files can also conflict with Malwarebytes. These files can interrupt your programs and accumulate your free space. You need to delete all the temporary files from the PC.

Along with temporary files, you must remove other junk files. Finding all the junk files is difficult. You need to open every folder to find and remove the junk.

Windows provides a system cleanup tool which can remove all the junk from your device. Follow the mentioned steps for using clean manager tool:

  1. Open your PC and go to the run bar
  2. Type cleanmgr on Windows run bar
  3. Press the Enter button
  4. You may get a permission prompt
  5. Enter the admin credentials

Windows clean manager tool will appear on your screen. Follow the on-screen commands and it will start scanning all the files. You will see a checkboxes list.

View all the boxes and click on the options you want to remove. Now hit the OK button and the junk will get removed from your device. Now open your Malwarebytes and try scanning your device.

Remove third-party programs

Third-party programs can carry malicious codes which interrupt your scanning process. If you have any third-party program on the computer then remove it immediately. After removing the program, perform a system scan with Malwarebytes and check whether your error gets fixed or not. 

Reinstall Malwarebytes antivirus

If you have deleted Malwarebytes files mistakenly then you need to reinstall Malwarebytes on your device. Uninstall the setup and remove all the related files. Now install a new Malwarebytes setup on your PC. Restart your device and scan it with Malwarebytes.

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