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I just clean uninstalled and reinstalled MBAM Premium after a system restore.  A shortcut icon was created on the desktop which I can't delete because it says an administrator is required.  I am the administrator; there's no other accounts on this laptop.  It will not allow me to edit the access in Properties either.

Please advise how to delete this shortcut.





HP Pavilion g7

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

MBAM AntiExploit

avast! free



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Hello and welcome,

It sounds as if you may have Self-Protection enabled.

Dashboard > Settings > Advanced Settings >>>> remove the check mark from that option.

See here: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/146011-common-questions-issues-and-their-solutions/ (Item #1 under program information)

ALSO, for additional information:

There is an FAQ Section here: Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions

And here are links to the MBAM 2.0 User Guide: Online and PDF

And there are many useful KB topics and videos at the helpdesk support page

See image below...


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Thank you, that got it deleted...after doing a restart.  So is it recommended that the self protection be enabled or not?  I have no knowledge of computers beyond utter basics; when I clicked on Recommended Settings in Advanced, it did not check mark to enable self protection. 

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The self protection feature is not enabled by default... its up to you if you want it enabled, you just have to remember you did enable it if you decide to make any changes to anything related to MBAM or it will not let you if you have self protection enabled.

Its just another level of security for your Malwarebytes so malware won't try to attack it...

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