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Any way to get program to stop nagging me about a disabled feature?

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Hi, first-time subscriber here. I dumped Avast for MWB recently because Avast was spammy and bloated, and I've been mostly happy with MWB. I am using an elderly computer (about 8 years old) with Win XP and just due to that, I've had to disable Malicious Website Protection; it was being a resource hog and slowing things down. I'm fine with that, the rest of it works fine and if I really felt like I was going to be surfing somewhere dicey for some reason I would just turn it back on.


What I am wanting to do is to tell the program that yes, I really *do* want it disabled. It can't wrap its head around the idea that someone would do that on purpose, and it keeps giving me an incredulous look and popping up to tell me that Malicious Website Protection is disabled and surely I didn't mean to do that. I would like a way to tell it to back off already as there is no need for it to pester me every session. Is there a setting I'm missing to disable the nagging?

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Hello and :welcome: :
Short answer: No.  All security applications -- including MBAM -- will notify the user when one or more critical protection components are disabled.
Longer answer:

  • You still need a robust, up-to-date, real-time antivirus. MBAM Premium is not and does not replace an antivirus.
  • More importantly, if you are running XP (for which support has long ago ended and which no longer receives security patches), a number of additional security counter-measures would be advisable.  An excellent resource, by MS MVP and bleepingcomputer.com moderator and MBAM forum expert, quietman7, may be found HERE.

If you need more assistance, it would help if you could please provide a bit of system info.
Please read the following and attach to your next reply the 3 requested logs - Diagnostic Logs (the 3 logs are: FRST.txt, Addition.txt and CheckResults.txt)


Thank you,

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