I am on Win 7 and just downloaded and upgraded to version mbarw-setup-consumer-0.9.18.807, I have also installed the latest version of Anti-Exploit.
My first question is will the two co-exist with each other without any problems?
My concern with AntiRansomware is that the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Service relies on the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
It has happened to me several times that the program has failed to activate and clicking on the Fix button does nothing to get it going again.
It was not until I realised just recently that mbarw is dependent upon WMI that a possible cause for this was revealed - which is that if the WMI service is not started its dependencies will also fail. This has happened to me several times until I sorted out the problem with the WMI service.
But it also raises a serious security issue - what if a malicious program /script/hacker was able to gain access to the registry and deliberately turn off'/ lock the WMI service (winmgmt) from running?
That would render mbarw totally useless and ineffective, as it does with the WSCSVC (Windows Security Center) service, would it not?
So the question is what sort of protection or measures are in place to prevent this from happening? What measures can I take to protect myself from this potential unwelcome threat?
I look forward to your opinion and advice and thank you in advance for them.