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I have Malwarebytes installed and wanted it installed to be run scans manually, not running in real mode all the time. I also have Norton Antivirus installed in running in real mode as my virus software. But, I notice that Malwarebytes has MBAMService running all the time. If I want to run Malwarebytes only manually when I want to scan - should this service be running all the time - if not, how do I turn it off in Malwarebytes, but still effectively run Malwarebytes manually when I want to.



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Greetings :)

You likely left the box checked at the end of the installer for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for the free 14 day trial of our PRO version. You can do the following and when reinstalling Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, simply uncheck the box for the trial on the last page of the setup wizard:

  • Download and run mbam-clean.exe from here
  • It will ask to restart your computer, please allow it to do so very important
  • After the computer restarts, temporarily disable your Anti-Virus and install the latest version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from here
    • Note: You will need to reactivate the program using the license you were sent via email if using the Pro version
    • Launch the program and set the Protection and Activation. Then go to the UPDATE tab if not done during installation and check for updates.
      Restart the computer again and verify that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is in the task tray if using the Pro version. Now setup any file exclusions as may be required in your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security/Firewall applications and restart your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security applications. You may use the guides posted in the FAQ's here or ask and we'll explain how to do it.

Also note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO does work well in realtime with Norton Antivirus because Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not an antivirus, it is designed to work simultaneously with your antivirus to detect the infections that your antivirus might miss, thus providing a much more secure system.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can assist you with.

Thanks :)

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