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The IP Protection line isn't checked after startup and won't toggle to checked. In addition, since installing 1.40 I've had some start up problems: 2 successfull starts, 1 unresponsive PC, 1 blue screen shortly after start, 1 MS system error message (driver stop). I'm thinking that 1.40 is not playing well with Norton 360. Will turning off "Start with Windows" also prevent IP Protection from trying to load at start up? What service do I look for to see if IP Protection is actually running? What do you need from me?

System: XPSP2 Pro, Norton 360 V3, Malwarebytes 1.40 (paid), Spybot S&D1.6.2 (TeaTimer off), SpywareBlaster 4.2

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Update: Turning off "Start with Windows" does appear to also not load IP Protection at start up (no icon in the task bar). After turning off "Start with Windows", and restarting my computer, Windows and other programs loaded quickly and successfully. I then started the Malwarbytes protection module which started quicky with the IP Protection shown as being on (checked). I was also able to togle the check on and off.

I don't know if this is a possible factor or not, but it is a configuration difference between a computer the seems to be working fine at startup with 1.40 and the one that isn't: The computer that I'm having trouble with is a 2004 vintage Dell I600M laptop that is wirelessly connected to my home network using WPA2 encryption. The computer that is working fine has the same OS and security software as the laptop but is connected by wire to the router.

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Can you connect the Dell I600M laptop wired direct?

Windows Service Pack 3 has been available for over a year that provides several Critical Security updates and performance improvements so should be applied in IE by going to Tools then Windows Update then downloading and installing all updates.

You should go to Control Panel then Automatic Updates then select Automatic (recommended) or at least Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.

Run Secunia Online Software Inspector to see what other applications are vulnerable to infection:

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online

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Yes I could connect the laptop wired direct, but not from where it's convenient to use it.

I'm not aware that SP3 actually provides any unique security updates. I'm up-to-date on all MS critical security patches except that I'm still running IE 7 which I only use when Firefox 3.5.2 won't work properly (for MS updates primarily).

I do use Secunia PSI. It shows no insecure programs.

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It's a regular 32 bit XP Pro install.

Here's yesterday's logfile. It has errors. Today's log is fine as I've had "Start with Windows" turned off, and Ive been starting protection manually after the computer startup is complete. Using that method IP Protection starts and works.

08/03/2009 protection-log:

20:45:56 Cal MESSAGE Protection started successfully

20:54:25 Cal MESSAGE Protection started successfully

20:54:28 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfBindInterfaceToIPAddress failed with error code 87

22:33:12 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:33:22 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:33:35 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:33:46 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:35:31 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:46:15 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:46:57 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:48:34 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:51:17 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

22:59:08 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

23:03:19 Cal MESSAGE Protection started successfully

23:07:34 Cal MESSAGE Protection started successfully

23:07:37 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfBindInterfaceToIPAddress failed with error code 87

23:08:54 Cal ERROR IP protection failed: PfMakeLog failed with error code 85

It takes up to a minute (sometimes longer) for the wireless network connection to be made after computer startup (if that has anything to do with it).

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I'm waiting the solution. I'm in the same situation.

Thanks

In the meantime; try turning off MBAM Protection "Start with Windows" and then manually start MBAM protection after you've rebooted and everything else has loaded up. That method worked for me. I'm looking at utilities that sequence and delay auto startup programs so that I don't have to manually start MBAM Protection. With MBAM Protection "Start with Windows" turned off the computer seems to boot up a lot faster than it did before MBAM 1.40. The thread that discusses startup delay utilities is here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073

While I think everything should just work, there also appears to be a benefit to managing autostartup program load sequence and timing to achieve faster total bootup (computer ready to go) times.

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In the meantime; try turning off MBAM Protection "Start with Windows" and then manually start MBAM protection after you've rebooted and everything else has loaded up. That method worked for me. I'm looking at utilities that sequence and delay auto startup programs so that I don't have to manually start MBAM Protection. With MBAM Protection "Start with Windows" turned off the computer seems to boot up a lot faster than it did before MBAM 1.40. The thread that discusses startup delay utilities is here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073 ://http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...howtopic=21073

While I think everything should just work, there also appears to be a benefit to managing autostartup program load sequence and timing to achieve faster total bootup (computer ready to go) times.

OK, I 've foud the solution: I use Winpatrol and adjust to delay mbamservice.exe 40sec and mbamgui.exe 50sec. Turn on "Start with Windows"

After that I haven't got an error message and start the Malwarebytes without any problem.

Many thanks :)

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