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Hi Guys,

I have an issue with the Exploit Protection function. I was recently advised to install malware protection. I decided I'd first test a few free services and decide on the best one. I installed Malwarebytes, and shortly after uninstalled to try Microsoft's malware protection service.

I had difficultly with the uninstall in that I was unable to remove the mbae64.dll file ("access denied"). I used the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Complete Removal Tool to remove the file, success! I was able to delete the file and folder. 

I later decided I'd prefer to use Malwarebytes 3.0.6., after the reinstall, I've noticed that the Exploit Protection service is off. When I attempt to start the service manually, it goes from "Starting" back to off. Any advice please? 

My system is: Windows 10 Version 1607 (Build 14393.693). In conjunction with Malwarebytes, I am also using AVG AntiVirus Free Edition, vers. 16.141.7998; and SmadAV 2017, vers. 11.2.


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Had the same problem with web protection which I gather is pretty common and irritating.  You try to turn it on and get the "starting" message but it never starts.  I fixed mine by simply shutting down, logging on as administrator, then turned it on which enabled it pretty quickly.  I've been on for a couple hours since and haven't seen the annoying pop up.  Hope it works for you.

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