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  1. Ah, thank you Ron. Missed that! Will jump on it, since I have Windows Updates on pause. (Unrelated aside: Is there a way to edit our own posts? My last post was crappily edited, and I hate posting mistakes for posterity!)
  2. Appreciate the heads-up, AdvancedSetup. This seems to be an attack on Internet Explorer, which I no longer have since moving to a new laptop and Windows 10 Pro. (My system came bundled with Edge, and Firefox is my default browser.) But this sounds like a critical security patch, and I anyone still running Internet Explorer will see this post. Thanks! Brooks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Windows 10 Pro x64, v.1903 (Build 18362.356) Firefox 60.9.0 ESR x64
  3. Hi, exile360. Windows Defender has successfully updated its virus definitions, so all is well. Kind thanks for leading me out of the woods. All the best to you! Brooks
  4. Thanks so much, exile360. I've followed your suggestion, but am not certain things have changed. Am accustomed to updating Malwarebytes and Windows Defender manually (so as to lighten Window's startup load). I update both programs immediately after turning on the computer. Whenever I update Windows Defender, the date of the update shows on the "Protection updates" window: Nuttin' showing today, however. This being Sunday (the 22nd), maybe there's no update? I'll try again Monday morning, and if there's still no change, I'll report back. Again, thanks for your help. Digger78, your issue is not the same as mine, but it sounds as if the same remedy might help us both. Good luck!
  5. Hi. I'm running Windows 10 Pro x64 (v. 1903, build 18362.356), and Malwarebytes Premium (v. 3.8.3). Until the latest Windows 10 Update, I was able to run Malwarebytes and Windows Defender simultaneously and without conflict. Since the update, I'm no longer able to update Windows Defender's virus definitions. Malwarebytes, on the other hand, is humming along fine. In fact, when I open the Windows Security Center, it appears as if Windows has made Malwarebytes king o' the security heap. What's the latest? Can Windows Defender and Malwarebytes coexist peacefully? If not — and if Malwarebytes is capable of handling all the antivirus chores — I'll gladly disable Windows Defender. Appreciate your help, and thanks.
  6. Nasdaq, I greatly appreciate your help, and am sorry for the trouble. Reimage certainly didn't fix my computer's audio problems, as I'd hoped it might. That aside, it hasn't caused any problems that I'm aware of. If anything suspicious crops up, I'll post word here. Will delete Reimage from quarantine. Am relieved to be rid of it, and my sincere thanks to you. Attached below, the Fixlog file. Brooks Fixlog.txt
  7. FRST and Addition scan results attached below. FRST.txt Addition.txt
  8. Hello, all. This morning's scan turned up a jaw-dropping 453 PUPs connected with a repair service called "Reimage." Not sure if this is the same scam mentioned more than once on this forum (a scam which employs numerous URLs for purposes of entrapment), but I've a sinking feeling it might be. Here's where I swallowed the bait: https://www.reimageplus.com/ Furthermore, I was linked to Reimage via an online—seemingly legit—computer mag, whose name I've forgotten, wouldn'tcha know. Google turns up conflicting discussions on the topic (Reimage scam or legit?), with opinions on both sides. So I turn to you for the final word. In the meantime, I've corralled the PUPs into quarantine, and re-scanned. The new scan runs clean. Are there additional procedures I should undertake to make sure I'm okay? If anyone's interested in the gory results of the first scan, I've attached them below. Last, but not least, can I safely delete everything in quarantine? Grateful thanks to you forum heroes. Brooks ------------------------- Malwarebytes 3.7.1 Windows 10 Pro x64 (release 1809) Malwarebytes scan 15 Apr 2019.txt
  9. Knock wood, you've seen the last of me for a while! Thanks again.
  10. To all here, huge thanks for your help. My apologies for the slow response. I've been without an Internet connection since December(!), and at the mercy of Starbucks and the library. Today—finally—I'm back up and running. Fast Start was the problem! I've disabled it, and now Malwarebytes loads first time, every time. Exile360, thank you very much for the instruction links. Again, I appreciate everyone's help and patience. Wishing you all well! Brooks
  11. Thanks, Xauma95. I checked for hidden tray icons, and also Task Manager. MB isn't loading. LiquidTension, before I proceed with the post #2 drill, here's an interim follow-up. Thanks, and I'll be back. --------------------------- Dispatch from the front lines: After reinstalling Malwarebytes over my existing installation, the program is loading at Windows startup, but infrequently—once or twice every ten startups, would be my guess. The rest of the time, no cigar. I recently migrated to Windows 10 on a new computer. Is it possible Malwarebytes is getting mugged by Windows Defender? I didn't run Windows Defender on Win 7, but am running it now on Win 10. Evr yr hmbl, etc., B.
  12. Appreciate your help, exile360, and thanks. Will give your solution a go tonight. If the problem persists, I'll be back. Again, thanks! B.
  13. Hi, gang. I'm a licensed user of Malwarebytes Premium 3.7.1. Under Settings > Protection tab > Startup Options, I've chosen "Start Malwarebytes at Windows startup." https://imgur.com/OA5yLhd (screenshot) However, Malwarebytes won't load with Windows unless I manually add a program shortcut to the Windows Start Menu. Obviously, this isn't a pressing issue, but if I've overlooked a software setting, I'd appreciate it if you would let me know. Kind thanks, Brooks Windows 10 Pro x64 (release 1809) Malwarebytes Premium 3.7.1
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