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May 28, 2019 4:25PM PDT

I have an old Dell Inspiron running Windows XP Pro which I use occasionally to access programs that won't work on my primary desktop running Windows 7. Recently I thought I would play safe (because I do access the internet with it) and installed Malwarebytes on the XP computer. As soon as it did its job and I gave it the OK to delete files there was a major change to the computer. It was as if my profile disappeared. Desktop icons returned to a basic list, all my Chrome bookmarks disappeared and probably other things changed.
This didn't really bother me as it isn't my primary computer. Then a surprise. The free trial period of Malwarebytes expired, and I indicated that i didn't want to buy the upgraded version. Immediately, everything returned to as before. All the desktop icons and my bookmarks returned and whatever else that was hidden.
Anyone else with a similar experince?

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Yes.
May 28, 2019 4:37PM PDT

But it was long ago and I attributed to just how Windows works. You reboot and its working again. I decided long ago to not do deep investigations.

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Reboot Did Not Work
May 28, 2019 6:23PM PDT

I shutdown and rebooted the computer many times during Malwarebyte's trial period and nothing changed. Why do you attribute the issue to Windows and not Malwarebytes? As I mentioned, no big deal as the problem went away.

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Both.
May 28, 2019 7:13PM PDT

XP is long past support and mixing in some app can result in odd problems. Our last XP machine was a few years ago and we found we had to treat it as fragile to eek out that last few months.

Same as you we had to remove old standby's like CCleaner and more to keep going.

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Malwarebytes Still On XP Computer
May 29, 2019 12:04AM PDT

When I indicated that I did not want to upgrade Malwarebytes to the paid version., it just took me back to the free version and still functions without the real time monitoring

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No one is standing by XP.
May 29, 2019 9:08AM PDT

No one I know. All seem to say try it and if it works then good and if not, we can't fix that.

I don't have a problem with that.

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Not Relying on XP Computer
May 29, 2019 3:32PM PDT

All I made was an observation that Malwarebytes installed, created a problem when in trial period mode which went away when the trial period ended. It now works in scanning mode. I am fully aware that XP is not supported by most tech companies and that's fine.

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