hey there, sorry for the late reply, was busy yesterday...
although it might not matter, however, just as a "for your info" (fyi), i do not use the killer ethernet, i am using the dlink wifi adapter instead. but i still went ahead and updated the driver anyways, went to changed "malwarebytes service" from "automatic (delayed)" to "automatic" and restarted the system. web protection module still wouldn't turn on.
went ahead and downloaded the malwarebytes support tool and did the cleanup. i pressed "ok" when asked to restart, however, it did not reinstall malwarebytes for me... i went ahead and clicked on your link to download the latest version of malwarebytes anyways... installed and restarted and problem is solved. thanks
however i have a quesstion, because on the previous installation, i had "avira anti virus" as a exclusion in malwarebytes due to the suppport staff telling me to do so because "to work together instead of conflicting", and after the reinstall, the exclusion list became empty, so do i need to readd avira antivirus to malwarebytes exclusion? thanks