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Hi Ron,

Thanks for all your help, Malwarebytes appears to work now. Unfortunately I had to uninstall it last night as I had a software crash and was unable to restore to an earlier restore point until I removed Malwarebytes. Can I make a suggestion therefore that in a future update there is a provision to disconnect all that Malwarebytes is doing so it does not prevent a restore being executed?

I still have problems on my computer (W10) which are proving difficult to resolve so once I get home next week I will be clearing my hard drive and either renewing the W10 installation or putting W7 on instead, probably the latter.

Once that is done I will re-install Malwarebytes and buy a licence.

Regards & thanks again


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Hello Mike,

Thanks for the feedback. Actually, what you can do is simply right click over the icon in the system tray and Quit Malwarebytes. I've run into that issue myself even on Acronis TrueImage. However, in most cases if you've done a system restore even if you have exited out of Malwarebytes you may need to uninstall Malwarebytes or at a minimum reinstall over the top as sometimes depending on how old the difference is the meta-data in the files and folders for Malwarebytes will be out of sync and potentially cause issues. But simply exiting out will allow the restore to work.



Is there anything else I can assist you with or is everything under control now?




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Great, glad to hear. I will go ahead then and close your topic and leave you with some information to help protect your privacy and data going forward.


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If you're still using Google Chrome I would highly suggest you consider using Firefox instead. For more advanced users you might consider installing NoScript as well (it does have a higher learning curve though)

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Please install uBlock Origin for your browsers to better protect your system.

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Review your email and Office choices

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LibreOffice - Free and open source office suite

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KeePass Password Safe

Make sure you use a strong master password
Then set the key transformation settings (the link below helps provide information on how to choose good settings)
KeePass Password Manager: Full Detailed Setup (good YouTube video on setup and using Keepass but choose the Argon2 method for Key transformation)

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