Exploit Protection is OFF in Malwarebytes for Windows Support Forum Posted March 11, 2017 Had the same problem with web protection which I gather is pretty common and irritating. You try to turn it on and get the "starting" message but it never starts. I fixed mine by simply shutting down, logging on as administrator, then turned it on which enabled it pretty quickly. I've been on for a couple hours since and haven't seen the annoying pop up. Hope it works for you.