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  1. Well good news or bad news ... over at the Malwarebytes forum dealing with v1.75.0.1300 ... someone is reporting about all this here at MSFN and v1.75.0.1300 able to get updates again. Nothing has been posted there for three years until 4 hours ago. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/262745-definition-updates-failing-v17501300/ I wonder where all this will be going. The poster uses the term 'A couple of Windows XP diehards at the MSFN forum (their last stronghold)' ... doesn't sound too friendly. I hope doors won't be kicked in as these 'last Windows XP diehards' are hunted down and their computers are destroyed with sledge hammers. We shall see and I hope they won't stop future updates for v1.75.0.1300. Go to the last post.
  2. AstroSkipper - Nice presentation of the three versions of Malwarebytes v1.75.0.1300 ... really great images also. Kind of interested to try the Pro version again, might like having it on the computer. Glad this all worked out and you figured out the updating problem. Nice to have this older version come back to life and being used again. Thanks for the 'off topic' information earlier. Monroe ...
  3. I remember Malwarebytes updating to a newer version when I didn't want a newer version. Messed up a couple of times till I got everything figured out back then. I never liked version 2.0 anyway ... too complicated as I remember. Version was small and simple to use. Thanks for posting the v1.75.0.1300 link information.
  4. I also have the Pro version since it was reasonable to get and Malwarebytes said at the time that 'def updates' would still be available as newer versions were released. I decided I didn't care for 'the real time protection' running all the time. I went back to the free version since I really just wanted to scan downloaded files.
  5. Yes I have to apologize for those images I posted earlier. I have not posted any images for years and I completely forgot how to do so ... so I went online to search how to create images to post. I have the programs PrintKey and IrfanView on my computer but again I have not used them for years and it was going to take too long to figure everything out and I think PrintKey makes images way too big in MBs for uploading ... that's what I remember. So doing the search I found an article: ScreenShot or Screen Capture in Windows XP https://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/take-a-screenshot-or-screen-capture-in-windows-xp/ It was using the PrtSc on the computer with the ALT key. Took a few minutes but the images were there and very small in size to upload. However, I did not realize the images are only visible when a person is logged in to the site. When I logged out the images were not visible and I wondered what had happened. So I immediately logged back in and I saw the images were still there. So ... not doing much image posting ... that's why those images are there or 'not there'. I should get a better Win XP program for any future images. AstroSkipper, what program did you use to post your images of Malwarebytes v1.75.0.1300 or any quick easy to use product to make an image that anyone might be using for Win XP. Sorry for taking this slightly of topic. I see that your images are still visible whether a person is logged in or not.
  6. Just to add ... if anyone decides to use Malwarebytes v1.75.0.1300, don't forget to uncheck: 'Download and install program update if available' .... 'Settings' tab / 'Updater Settings' tab. I seem to remember that if you forget you will be updated to a new version 'at the speed of light' and you will lose everything. I have nothing checked on that page ... total blank. Also, I only update when the program has completely opened. When you first start the program and if you have not run it for awhile ... a little window box will pop up asking if you would like to update the 'definition files'. I just say 'no' and do it after the program has completely opened with the 'Update' tab. This is something I do, probably not necessary but when my updates stopped four years ago and started again, I just decided to start doing that ... just let the program completely open and then update. At the time I was just happy to have v1.75.0.1300 working again and didn't want to mess anything up with a 'quick update' when I can just do it later in a minute or two. This is probably overkill on my part but with the program trying to open and also getting updates ... just seems it can't hurt with an old program to not rush things.
  7. AstroSkipper - Glad to hear you came up with a fix and are able to get updates again. I look forward to reading your future article/post on the subject. Maybe some others will want v1.75.0.1300 back on their computer if they were having the same problem.
  8. Nothing has been changed through the years ... it is carried the day it was installed from backup to backup. I mentioned earlier that the program wouldn't update for about 8 months maybe four years ago. I just kept using it with the last definition update I had. I figured it could still check some downloads for me and then the program started updating again. I asked around but nobody else was having any problem getting updates, just me. I am not sure I understand your question: "last offline definition updaters for this version?". I always just manually update with the 'Update' tab. I never let it update on it's own when you first start the program. It may just start updating again one day. It's probably not that important in 2023 anyway ... most people have probably moved on to a newer version that works with Win XP. Nobody responded to your earlier request to also verify that they were still able to get definition updates for v1.75.0.1300. I may be the only one left still using the program ... probably not but there can't be many.
  9. Yes ... I should have said 'definition updates' earlier. It was dated for today July 12 ... number 4. I just ran the Malwarebytes update again and it is now - v2023.07.12.09. Some years back the definition updates stopped working for me also. I got in touch with someone at Malwarebytes and he assured me that they had not dropped support for v1.75.0.1300 ... but it just would no longer update. He worked with me for awhile but nothing worked. I would try to update a few times a month and one day after about 8 months I ran the update again and the definition update downloaded and has been downloading ever since. I made no changes to anything on my end, it just started working again. One of the 'Mysteries of the Universe' I guess ... I really wanted to keep this version on the computer so I was happy when it started working again. Thanks for the information on IPv6. I don't have a lot of knowledge on it so your explanation clears that up. I might go through the ZA version history someday and see when it was added but I'm sure the older version I'm using wouldn't have it ... as you said.
  10. For myself the ZA version still seems OK to me. It stops anything outgoing which happens every now and then and blocks some incoming high threats. I do not use the IPv6 protocol as far as I know. One thing I have been using today that I did not have with Windows 98SE and Windows XP back in early 2000. I started using Windows XP in 2012 ... however, today I am using a VPN for several years now which I feel helps out for added protection. I used to use Proxomitron for many years when Scott Lemon was still living but with the VPN installed I decided to drop Proxomitron for now. I never did fully understand all the code and settings. When I run an IP check ... I get this information: What Is My IP Address? https://whatismyipaddress.com/ IPv6: Not detected and when I do a check at these two sites I get good results. https://clienttest.ssllabs.com:8443/ssltest/viewMyClient.html https://www.howsmyssl.com/ So I am no doubt somewhat behind on more modern technology but everything seems to be functioning OK. I was not going to post anything about Malwarebytes but I am still using version It still gets updates ... just ran it this morning. I don't have it running as a rule ... only check downloads with it and also just to run it sometimes to check for any problems on the computer. So myself and my old ThinkPad are from days long gone ... but all seems OK except for some of these newer web sites and pages that sometimes make things a little hot. I will add that about 1 1/2 weeks ago I did download Sygate Personal Firewall v5.6.2808 from your post and had it running for two days. It was good but had a fan failure ... fixed that problem and just put my last backup back on the computer. So ZA is running again. I have Sygate saved on a flash drive. Good information in this thread / topic. ...
  11. Just checked the site out today, missed your question. Well that was some time ago that I posted about ZA and you remembered. Yes, I am still using v 4.5.594.000 ... which was the last version to be just a firewall and then they started adding the anti-virus program. As I remember things seem to slow down after the anti-virus was added from the complaints posted everywhere. People just wanted a simple firewall back then and many stayed with the 4.5.594.000 version at the time. I may be the only one left still using that version with Windows XP. April 12, 2004 - Last 4.0 Branch version / Firewall only 4.5.594.000 Fixed ID Lock display issue Added in-client Security Scanner support Routine maintenance items May 24, 2004 - New 5.0 Branch started / Antivirus Monitoring was added. 5.0.590.015 AlertAdvisor - Provides automatic program configurations Antivirus Monitoring - Helps manage other security solutions by alerting you when your antivirus protection (even from another vendor) has been disabled or is out of date Alert Viewer - New Alert viewer functionality organizes log details by feature category Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation
  12. OK .... I will work with the S.M.A.R.T values. I don't have Hard Disk Sentinel but I will find it and put it on the computer. Thanks for your reply.
  13. OK ... I am not going to hold a lot of faith in these HD programs. You were writing about this back in 2014. Thanks for the links, I guess I can get temperature readings and just do a check to see if anything stands out, Otherwise just don't rely on them for much. Thanks as always for the information. ...
  14. I have had three of these programs on my ThinkPad computer for over 10 years and they all say the hard drive is OK. What is your opinion with the testing programs ... are they actually able to warn about hard drives going bad in time? Anybody else with knowledge or experience with these testing programs can reply also. I never heard of many of those HD testing programs so I can try them out later on. I am using this hard drive for over ten years, I think it's a good drive and I hope it still has some life left. They are still for sale as new on Amazon. Samsung HM160HC SpinPoint M5 160 GB 5400rpm ATA100 8 MB 2.5-Inch Notebook Hard Drive Thanks ...
  15. I may or may not have a hard drive going bad ... makes a little noise at startup but then seems to be OK for hours. I have a couple of hard drive testing tools on the computer and they report everything is just fine. Have no idea how accurate they really are. Searching around for more information I came across this article '13 Best Free Hard Drive Testing Programs' which was just updated on July 05, 2023. Most all these 'free test tools' are still listed as working with Windows XP and newer. I downloaded everything for any future need should there be one and since they still have Windows XP support. I thought others might also be interested. 13 Best Free Hard Drive Testing Programs An updated list of the best free hard drive test software programs By Tim Fisher / Updated on July 5, 2023 https://www.lifewire.com/free-hard-drive-testing-programs-2626183 ...
  16. OK ... found it using your earlier information ... this is what I downloaded: VirtualBox-4.3.28-100309-Win.exe / 13-May-2015 / 107M So I should be good to go. Also thanks Cocodile and AstroSkipper for the help. I haven't been to FileHippo for a download for several years. Yes, it used to be a good site ... I didn't think that FileHippo download looked right so now I know for sure with your help.
  17. OK ... I guess FileHippo doesn't have what I want ... I will go to your link since I now know what size to look for. Thanks ...
  18. Thanks for this ... I wasn't sure what to download, many things there with that version number. The download I got at FileHippo is only 1.68 MB. Does that sound about right? It's not a very big program or download.
  19. AstroSkipper ... looks like we were posting about the same time but I see you also posted: Application Data\Moonchild Productions\Basilisk\Profiles\ ... I just didn't expect 'Moonchild Productions\Basilisk\Profiles\' was where that Profile Folder would be residing. So you 'confirmed' what I discovered earlier. Thanks for your reply. Monroe ...
  20. mina7601 ... I actually found the Profile Folder but not where I expected it to be. I expected it to be in the 'Application Data' folder but it is in the 'Application Data\Moonchild Productions' folder. I just downloaded the 'New build of Serpent/UXP for XP!' by Roytam1 earlier today and did some settings and then tried to find the Profile Folder where everything would be saved.. So when the Profile Folder is created it goes into 'Application Data\Moonchild Productions'. I don't know why this happens but I can live with it, just needed to locate that Profile Folder. I was getting ready to sign on and post about this and then I read your post. Thanks for the reply. Monroe
  21. I have not been able to locate the Profile Folder where all the settings are stored. Doesn't seem to be where other browsers store the Profile folder. Thanks ... Monroe

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