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THGRTLF
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I don't how, from where or why, but I ended up with this irritating "XP Antimalware" thing on my computer that would throw up pop-ups, take me out of screens I was viewing and even restrict me getting on line.

Things went from bad to worse when I bought and downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45 though. It downloaded just fine but when I went to run it, I got an error message- it gives me the C drive path where it is located and below says "application not found." I did a little digging around and there are several things that aren't working properly. The Firefox icon on the bottom left of my screen has always needed to just be tapped to open it. Now I have to "select a program" to open it with. And I definitely cannot run any .exe files

I went into C:\My Documents\Downloads and can see all of this stuff that I've downloaded, but when I click on the program I'm given a menu of programs to choose from. I should have to choose a program when it comes to .exe files!

Can someone give me a place to start?

Thanks!

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Hi THGRTLF and welcome to malwarebytes.:)

First try this to remove xp antimalware HERE. If that doesn't work follow this.

We don't work on Malware removal or diagnostics in the general forums.

Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.

Alternatively, as a paying customer, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org

Edit: URL for xp internet security was wrong for some reason. Please re-click the link if needed.

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