Why My Malwarebytes Protection Disabled?

 Malwarebytes Protection Disabled

Malwarebytes is one of the most efficient and popular antivirus software in the market. It protects your PC from malware, virus attacks, etc. It helps to scan and detect the viruses that attack your system and delivers effective performance in removing the viruses. Sometimes, you might encounter certain technical issues with the Malwarebytes software. In some cases, the Malwarebytes protection disabled. Let us now see how to fix this problem.

Steps To Fix The Issue

Restart Your PC

  • Restarting your PC is one of the most effective troubleshooting methods. Before trying any of the far more technically complicated troubleshooting techniques, restart your PC and try accessing your Malwarebytes software.
  • After you restart your computer, check if Malwarebytes protection is enabled. In case the problem persists, move on to the next method described below.

Update The Malwarebytes Program

  • Using an outdated version of Malwarebytes might cause such errors. So, try to update the Malwarebytes software and check whether the problem persists.
  • Open the Malwarebytes software on your PC and go to Settings.
  • Click the General tab on the Settings page and then click on the Check for updates button under the Application updates section.
  • Wait until the update process gets completed and restart your PC.
  • Now, check whether the issue is resolved. If still the Malwarebytes protection disabled, move on to the next troubleshooting method.

Uninstall and reinstall Malwarebytes

The problem of protection getting disabled in Malwarebytes might occur due to the installation of corrupted files, improper installation of the Malwarebytes software, etc., so, try uninstalling the software and reinstalling it and make sure that no problem occurs.

  • Go to the Start menu on your Windows computer and choose the Control Panel option.
  • Select Programs and Features in the Control Panel window.
  • Search and locate the Malwarebytes software from the list and click Uninstall.
  • Click Yes to confirm uninstalling.
  • You can also uninstall using the Malwarebytes support tool.
  • Next, confirm that your PC is connected to the Internet and go to the official web page of Malwarebytes.
  • Search for the Malwarebytes support tool and download the same.
  • Check whether the tool is compatible with your OS.
  • Wait until the downloading process gets completed.
  • Now, search and locate the tool in the Downloads folder and double-click on it to install the software.
  • Click on the Install button after you accept the terms and conditions.
  • Open the Malwarebytes support tool and select Advanced Options from the left side of the page.
  • Click on the Clean button and select Yes to confirm the cleaning and removal of the antivirus.
  • Next, restart your PC and then go to the official web page of Malwarebytes.
  • Download the Malwarebytes software and make sure that you download the latest version that supports your OS.
  • Install the downloaded Malwarebytes software on your computer once again.
  • By now, Malwarebytes protection should be enabled on your computer.
  • You have now successfully solved the problem of Malwarebytes protection disabled on your computer.


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