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I've been using Malwarebytes for several months on my Windows XP machine.

Protection - Protection is enabled and all option boxes are checked. Ignore List - the ignore list is empty. Settings - General, all option boxes are checked and database warning is 7 days. Scanner - All options are checked, PUP = "Show in results list and do not check for removal", PUM = "Show in results list and check for removal" and P2P = "Do not show in results list". Update - Set to download and install program update if available and Notify me when update is ready for install. Scheduler - Update runs daily at 3:30am.

I have a couple of problems.. 1.) Approximately 1/3 of the scans report 2 instances of Trojan.Tracur. The other 2/3 report no issues. Issues were reported on the 12/2, 12/5 and 12/9 scans so far this month. After each scan, I delete the offending objects and restart the machine as instructed but obviously, to no avail. So if full time background protection is enabled how does this thing keep coming back? Am I missing something?

2.) The program recently advised that an update was available. After it was installed and the system was restarted, I was informed that the database was 98 days out of date. This has happened at least a couple of times before. Does the update automatically go back to the oldest database? Why wouldn't it update to the latest version instead?

Would appreciate any insight. Thanks much, leaus10

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Hello leaus10 and welcome to the Malwarebytes forums.

Question #2:

When the program does a program update, it will download the installer and run it to upgrade your current Malwarebytes program. The installer comes packaged with the virus definitions for the day that the installer was released. In this instance, it looks like you updated to the newest version of Malwarebytes 98 days after it was released. Even though you had the current definitions file when you downloaded the installer, the definitions will be replaced during the installation.

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