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Malwarebytes prevents XP from starting up until it scans

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This is the same laptop I had a topic on about two weeks ago. I had help with those (different) issues. The laptop (Dell XP-Pro) has MB Pro. It has begun taking 10 - 15 minutes for all the icons to load on the screen so I can begin work. I did a complete uninstall this afternoon. It then would boot up and be ready to use in about 2 minutes. That is the way it was with MB Pro until a few weeks ago. I then re-installed it and re-booted. It went right back to slow, taking 18 minutes to finish loading everything so I could begin work. MBAM was using 230 MB for about 3 minutes then dropped down to 103MB. That is pretty much where it's staying.

This issue has only been going on about 3 weeks. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Please post an mbam-check log:

Create an mbam-check log:

  • Download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop
  • Double-click on mbam-check.exe to run it, it should then open a log file
  • Please attach the CheckResults.txt file which should now be located on your desktop to your next reply

Next, Please run the following scanner and send back the logs.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save to your Desktop


Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.

How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.

Then double click dds.scr or to run the tool, on Vista or Win 7 right click and select Run as administrator

Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.

A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
  1. DDS.txt
  2. Attach.txt

  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include the following logs in your next reply: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
    You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file in most cases.

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