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MBAM Always Starts with Windows

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If you've disabled Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from starting with Windows but it still starts up please try the following.

Delete Autostart Entries Using Autoruns:

    Please download Sysinternals Autoruns from here and save it to your desktop.


If using the paid PREMIUM version of the product please make sure you also disable Self Protection.

  • Make sure you disable the program Self Protection if you've enabled it. 
  • From Settings -> Advanced Settings -> uncheck the "Enable self-protection module" and close the program
  • On Windows Vista or Windows 7/8 Right-click over Autoruns.exe and select "Run as administrator"
  • On Windows XP Double-click Autoruns.exe to run it.
  • Now, in Autoruns, click on the Logon tab and look for any Malwarebytes Anti-Malware entries.
  • If you find one, right-click on it and select Delete then click Yes when asked to confirm. Once that is done, reboot your computer and see if Malwarebytes Anti-Malware still starts when you've set it not to do so.

For those curious, this happens because the old start-up entry for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75 is sometimes left behind in the registry after it has been uninstalled. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 does not use the registry to start with Windows, but this old entry may cause it to start.

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