Using Malware Bytes Chameleon to Install Malware Bytes Anti-Malware

By March 30, 2015April 19th, 2018Computer Wizard

This stage should be completed on a clean PC.


  1. Visit https://www.malwarebytes.org/chameleon/
  2. Click ‘Download’
  3. Select a download location. (desktop is optimal)


  1. Double Click on the downloaded .zip file
  2. Drag the ‘Windows’ folder out of the .zip file onto the desktop


  1. Drag the folder you just ‘unzipped’ to a USB

The next stage should be completed on the infected PC.

Run on Startup

  1. Restart the computer and boot in Safe Mode with Networking
    1. To boot in Safe Mode:
    2. As soon as the PC is restarted, continually press F8, your pc should display a screen with the following options: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt etc.If the screen does not appear, restart the computer and repeat step 2.

      on some PCs the key may be F5 instead of F8
    3. Use the arrow keys to navigate to ‘Safe Mode with Networking‘ and press enter when it is highlighted
  2. Navigate to the USB stick once the computer has started up in Safe Mode.
  3. Open the chameleon.chm file and follow the prompts.
  4. If chameleon.chm does not open, run each file (except mbam-killer) until one of them remains open and then follow the prompts, Malware Bytes should be installed if done correctly.
  5. Once installed, Malware Bytes will attempt to update, click OK when it is successful.
  6. Allow Malware Bytes to run a scan, if a threat is detected allow Malware Bytes to remove any threats and then reboot your PC.

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