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is RTProtectionDaemon a legit part of Malwarebytes?

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There is really no need to install Malwarebytes to disable the RTProtection daemon. That can easily be done from the dashboard. And you don't need to subscribe as long as you don't require premium features.

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Hello,

My trial expires in a few days. However, RTProtectionDeamon is really an issue here as I see it is taking up 90% or more CPU from time to time.

I'm running the latest on macOS 10.14.1 and Malwarebytes 3.4.29

Any help appreciated.

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After installing OSX Mojave,  RTProtectionDaemon now uses between 90% and 99% of my CPU and slows my MacBook Pro down so far that Office 365 will not execute.   (It didn’t do this before the OS upgrade from OSX Sierra) .....  Killing the process (RTProtectionDaemon) restores normal function of the Mac …..  Any suggestions?

  •   Malwarebytes 3.5.27
  •   Model Name: MacBook Pro
  •   Mac OSX Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75)
  •   Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2
  •   Processor Name: Intel Core i5
  •   Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
  •   Number of Processors: 1
  •   Total Number of Cores: 2
  •   L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
  •   L3 Cache: 3 MB
  •   Memory: 16 GB
  •   Boot ROM Version: 222.0.0.0.0
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB

  •   SMC Version (system): 2.2f44

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Downloaded and installed Version 3.6.20.   

RTProtectionDAemon now uses CPU, but gets out of the way when executing other programs..... ASppears to have fixed the original problem    DennyR

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I am also having this issue.  MacOS 10.14.6.  Opened Activity Monitory and saw the daemon ramping up User processing to 75%!  Ended processes for that daemon and now back to 2.8%.  Will definitely be looking out for this to ensure that "RTProtectionDaemon" does not continue to run in background.  Not sure if this is legit part of Malwarebytes updates, but it is NO GOOD.   

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1 hour ago, Vlm4life said:

Will definitely be looking out for this to ensure that "RTProtectionDaemon" does not continue to run in background.  Not sure if this is legit part of Malwarebytes updates, but it is NO GOOD.   

Make sure you are using the latest build of v3.9.27 (there were issues with the early builds).

RTProtectionDaemon does a lot more than it's name would indicate and will always run in the background even if you shut off both Real-Time Protection features and hide the menubar icon, in order to keep the protection definitions up-to-date, but should not be at high levels. It's definitely part of Malwarebytes.

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Apologies if I have missed essential elements of this thread, I have only just joined this forum. I have been using Malwarebytes (paid subscription) following a recommendation from Apple support staff and was happy with it. Just like other posts I discovered today when checking activity monitor, that RTprotection and kernel processes eat up huge `amounts of CPU time on my MacBook Air running High Sierra. From a first view of the various posts I was under the impression that Malwarebytes had fixed this issue. What do I need to do to resolve this? It makes my MacBook extremely slow.

Thanks for any suggestions

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Removing and Re-installing the latest version of MalwareBytes fixed the problem for me.  Denny

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