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Malwarebytes always on startup even when unselected?

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Not quite sure how to solve this. Ever since the new version with the new UI, even if I have it selected in the options for the program to not start up on startup, it always does, and there's no entry in msconfig's startup list to disable, so not quite sure how to make it so MWB doesn't start on startup. Anybody know a solution?

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there's no entry in msconfig's startup list to disable

That is correct -- MBAM 2 runs as a Windows service, not from the Registry. So, you will not see it listed in msconfig (and that would not be the correct way to manage that, anyway, as explained here).
First, please try the steps here in this pinned topic: MBAM Always Starts with Windows
If that doesn't resolve your issue, then please start with these steps:

  • Please follow the steps in this pinned topic to uninstall your current version of MBAM and reinstall the latest build - MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x
  • If that does not correct the issue, then please read the following and post back attached to your next reply the 3 requested logs - Diagnostic Logs (the 3 logs are: FRST.txt, Addition.txt and CheckResults.txt)
  • NOTE: There is an FAQ section with valuable information located here - Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions

Please let us know how it goes.


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