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  1. no icon in notification area

    Hi @Arsenal123 I had a similar issue with a Win7 which was fixed with the latest component package version 1.0.262. You seem to have an earlier version . If you open Malwarebytes GUI through the desktop icon , go to "settings" then "Application " and then click on "Install Application Updates" Malwarebytes should update to the latest component package. That did at least fix the no icon on my laptop - it did take a few reboots for the icon to become stable but now works all the time. It might just help you also. You might need to update to the latest version 3.3.1 first though as Porthos has suggested.
  2. Nothing on Taskbar?

    After some further investigation on the affected laptop I discovered that the boot sequence was set to selective start-up (system drivers and start up items only). So I changed it back to normal, deselected protection early start in Malwarebytes and after two restart sequences both Malwarebytes and Avast (with all exclusions) are functioning with all protection layers turned on and the icon is in taskbar. Checked a few more cold boots from turn off and all okay. So it looks like the selective start up was the issue and not Malwarebytes! So can happily report that Malwarebytes is working perfectly on all my PCs and laptops. Hope that continues.
  3. Nothing on Taskbar?

    I can confirm this issue of no taskbar icon ( mbamtray not running) and layers turning off on one laptop(Win 7) out of three PCs. Another family member uses it. To get all protection layers of mbam to turn on consistently I have turned on self protection early start. To get the tray icon to appear and have it running I have manually added mbamtray to the startup programs. Otherwise it just doesn't show up and cant tell if all the layers are on or some off etc. Been like this for months through all the recent component upgrades etc etc. Got sick of clean reinstalling and as it is a very slow laptop to bootup it was very time consuming to do that. Anyway the above has fixed it and now the icon always appears after shut down and boot up and all layers are on consistently. I always had the exclusions to Avast free but by itself did not help. I simply haven't mentioned this before as any logs and reboots take way to long on the affected machine and the machines I use work perfectly and consistently and also have Avast free etc and the same exclusions. But there is clearly an issue with some machines.
  4. MB3, LibreOffice on W10 FCU errors

    Internet Explorer is available under Windows > Accessories of the start menu program list (Win 10) . No need to install.
  5. @ArtF I have experienced very similar issues you have described on one older laptop running Win 7 Home edition. The Mbamtray.exe fails to start (is not listed in the Process explorer) at least 50% of the time and maybe more. No re-installs clean or otherwise help. I even suspected a clash between Avast behaviour shield and Malwarebytes but disabling the shield did not help either . I have used your suggestion of adding mbamtray to the start up as a temporary fix and it now appears consistently. The mbamtray and icon not running issue appears to have worsened after the CU 1.0.212 update. IT is reassuring to see the icon present but inconvenient when it doesn't. There is that nagging doubt if an expected icon does not appear that all is not well and I'm sure the folks at Malwarebytes are not unaware of that.
  6. MBAM3 prevented upgrade to CCleaner

    An update to Googleupdate.exe handle. After updating to Component package 1.0.207 Googleupdate.exe remained locked continuously even with daily shutdown and reboot sequences. After turning off ransomware protection today and rebooting it finally disappeared from the handle list and has not reappeared after turning ransomware back on. So is fixed.
  7. Malwarebytes randomly locking files

    An update to Googleupdate.exe handle. After updating to Component package 1.0.207 Googleupdate.exe remained locked continuously even with with daily shutdown and reboot sequences. After turning off ransomware protection today and rebooting it finally disappeared from the handle list and has not reappeared after turning ransomware back on. So is fixed.
  8. MBAM3 prevented upgrade to CCleaner

    @dcollins no I had not rebooted. I have now forced the update to Component package 1.0.207 and that has released all the exe file handles I had problems with except for googleupdate.exe. Should that handle be released? That was after rebooting with the new CP.
  9. Malwarebytes randomly locking files

    @dcollins I just forced the update to Component package 1.0.207 and that has released all the exe file handles I had problems with except for googleupdate.exe. Should that handle be released? That was after rebooting with the new CP.
  10. ADWcleaner 7.0.3.0 wrong version

    @fr33tux Downloaded the 7.0.3.1 version yesterday and checked the Checksum and all okay. Today when I went to "Help" and "Check for updates" it is telling me it is outdated and a new version is available.On accepting it directs me to the exact same download page for 7.0.3.1 with same checksum. So seems it isn't fixed yet!
  11. MBAM3 prevented upgrade to CCleaner

    @Hawaii_Beach quite true. Even Avast Instup.exe and Avastui.exe and iexplore.exe are "locked" on the Win10 PC. Seems strange that it only seems to affect the Win 10. On Win 7 machines ProcExplorer does not find any of the non MB3 related exe files "locked" to MBAMService on the Win 10.
  12. Malwarebytes randomly locking files

    I have come across a very similar situation in this topic. MBAMService is locking numerous exe files at different times and even those on the exclusion lists. It seems to prevent the deletion or updating of that file which is locked.
  13. MBAM3 prevented upgrade to CCleaner

    An attempt to update ccleaner to latest 5.35 was blocked as above and once again after closing the mbamservice handle (Using Process explorer) on ccleaner64.exe I could update. I also noticed handles for other programs ie Acrord32, cs.exe. outlook.exe, winword.exe, adwcleaner.exe and avastUI.exe . Many of these programs were not running at the time. After updating I remembered your request to disable ransomware protection so after rebooting and ccleaner64.exe was back as locked I disabled the protection but did not remove the handle. Affected Malwarebytes version 3.2.2.2018 CP 1.0.188
  14. MBAM3 prevented upgrade to CCleaner

    @Metallica yes good news and I believe it only affected 32bit systems - mine 64X. Malwarebytes 3.2.2.2018 CP 1.0.188
  15. MBAM3 prevented upgrade to CCleaner

    @Metallica my CCleaner version is the latest 5.34 and I had not installed 5.33 at any stage- fortunately by what your article suggests. Also at no stage of installing CC 5.34 did MB3 or Avast (with hardened mode aggressive) raise any flags or warnings.