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After updating to Premium my Peachtree One-Write Plus program (ver 8.0) hangs on the startup splash screen. Turning off Real-Time and Web protection has no effect, but the moment I EXIT MBAM, it immediately launches, just as it has for the last 8-years. This is on XP SP3; pretty sure it's the new update, all worked fine prior to last Wednesday, no other software/hardware changes other than Malwarebytes update.


I tried excluding the Peachtree directory (as well as the Windows/System32 folder, as it uses DLL's from there), no joy.


Another curious thing: I can't run anything from my internal CD-ROM with MBAM running; again upon EXIT, it works fine. 


Logs attached; thanks for any help resolving this.




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Step 3 - ran fine (wasn't required to Clean anything; nothing found); logs attached.


Step 4 - Junkware Removal Tool; it said a bad module was found; must reboot (see attached screen1.jpg), after rebooting, it seems to launch JRT again, but just a black screen with a blinking cursor.... (attached screen2.jpg) waited 20-minutes; tried 3 different times, same exact result: bad module, reboot, and it hangs.


Any suggestions on how to get through the entire JRT scan, or should I move on to the next steps...?



mbar-log-2014-04-24 (17-44-22).txt


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Okay, let me have you run this tool please.


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Let me have you do the following please.




Then set the program and do a Threat Scan and go to History, Application Logs and open the scan and then click on the "copy to clipboard" button and post back the results.



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OK, did all that, attached logs. One Write Plus still does not launch; hangs while MBAM is running; once I EXIT MBAM, it launches/runs fine. It's your program; pretty sure I have no virus/malware on this computer. Again, this behavior all began with the update of your program to 2.0.


FWIW, the only thing different in TaskManager when my accounting program runs (w/o MBAM) vs. not running (w/ MBAM) is rt32w.exe, which resides in C:\Windows\System32.  Perhaps something in MBAM is prohibiting this .exe from loading/running...?


If you find a solution for that, please let me know. 

MBAM Log 4-28-14.txt




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I don't see anything specific that would be causing this but I do see a few things that are either wrong or not working correctly on the computer that we can look at fixing. I cannot promise that it will make any change for your Peachtree software but in my opinion its worth looking into as it won't cost you anything aside from some time.

I would recommend that  you backup the Registry and your files and create a new System Restore Point just to be safe.

This appears to be an error from a Brother printer you may be using or have used in the past. This link provides a suggestion on how to correct it.
Error Description: STI BrtSTI:
You could also try reinstalling the latest printer drivers for your device.  Download Brother Drivers

There is a proxy set on your sytem. If you're aware of it and you've set it on purpose that's okay but if not then you should remove it as that is often a sign of an infection.
This is in your Firefox browser.

FF NetworkProxy: "http", ""
FF NetworkProxy: "http_port", 61152

This article will show how to manually remove the proxy setting.
Remove manual proxy settings

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Hi Ron - I deleted both Brother printers and re-installed latest drivers/program for the 1 printer that is at my current location.


The Proxy setting in Firefox was actually disabled (settings were for 'No Proxy'), but I enabled Manual long enough to delete the old settings, then set Firefox to "Automatic Proxy" as your instructions suggested.


Removed all Java versions (6 & 7) and ran JavaRa; log file attached.


Ran TFC; it deleted a bunch of stuff and had me re-start computer.


Ran aswMBR; only thing I see is the LPYKRP.EXE it found...?  Log file attached.





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Can you please upload this file to https://www.virustotal.com and have them rescan it and post back the link for the scan.  I think it's a false positive but want to make sure.




So when you try to run the Peachtree software does it load at all or not.  What exactly do you see or what happens.  How old is this software ?

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Here is the result:




(It did say it had not been scanned for 6-months, and all the A/V dates updated after I re-analysed it...)


The One Write Plus software is old; main .exe & .dll's are from 2001; but it continues to work fine on this XP computer for years; up to and including when MBAM ver. 2.0 came out a couple weeks ago.


When I launch it with MBAM running, it simply shows the splash screen and freezes.  These are the associated components I can see in TaskManager:


wowexec.exe   sh22mon.exe   owpw.exe   main.exe and ntvdm.exe...


Somehow I figured out that if I EXIT MBAM, One Write Plus will then continue loading and running... (and it loads/runs fine if I EXIT MBAM before launching One Write). The same components are shown listed above in Task Manager, plus this one:  rt32w.exe  (in C:\Windows\System32); I believe it has something to do with SQL...?

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Is it possible to obtain this software somehow so that we can try to install it and see if we can replicate the issue.

Are you able to run this software on another computer such as a Windows 7 computer with MBAM 2 and if so does it also have an issue on Windows 7 ?

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