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this morning i stated my computer and the tray icon wasn't here i had to manually activate from the folder, why is this happening? what can i do? i have the malwarebytes in my Avast's exclusions and enabled self protection early

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When i start my pc the mbam services starts but the tray aplication doen's work, i have to manually add mbamtray to ma startup folder in order to make it work, please can someo tell me why is this happending and what can i do, ive done a clean re-instalation, add files and folders to may avast exclusions and activate self protection early start

mb-check-results.zip

FRST.txt

Addition.txt

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16 hours ago, mightaswell said:

I can confirm this issue of no taskbar icon ( mbamtray not running) and layers turning off on one laptop(Win 7) out of three PCs. Another family member uses it. To get all protection layers of mbam to turn on consistently  I have turned on self protection early start. To get the tray icon to appear and have it running I have manually added mbamtray to the startup programs.   Otherwise it just doesn't show up and cant tell if all the layers are on or some off etc. Been like this for months through all the recent component upgrades etc etc. Got sick of clean reinstalling and as it is a very slow laptop to bootup it was very time consuming to do that. Anyway the above has fixed it  and now the icon always appears after shut down and boot up and all layers are on consistently. I always had the exclusions to Avast free but by itself did not help. I simply haven't mentioned this before as any logs and reboots take way to long on the affected machine and the  machines I  use work perfectly and consistently and also have Avast free etc and the same exclusions.  But there is clearly an issue with some machines.

the same problem here thanks for the info i've add the mbamtray to my startup folder and it works...for now

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Hello @Xauma95

Could you let me know which files were excluded in Avast? I want to make sure that everything that needs to be excluded, is excluded.

Also, lets try to get some debug logging to see if there is anything happening with the tray service. 

  1. Open Malwarebytebytes > Go to "Settings" > Under "Application", scroll down to "Event Log Data" > Toggle "Collect enhanced event log data for support"
  2. Perform a computer restart > Wait 5min > Run MB-Check again
  3. Attach the logs for us > upload the logs
  4. Turn off "Event Log Data" so advanced log capturing stops

Thank you

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34 minutes ago, vbarytskyy said:

Hello @Xauma95

Could you let me know which files were excluded in Avast? I want to make sure that everything that needs to be excluded, is excluded.

Also, lets try to get some debug logging to see if there is anything happening with the tray service. 

  1. Open Malwarebytebytes > Go to "Settings" > Under "Application", scroll down to "Event Log Data" > Toggle "Collect enhanced event log data for support"
  2. Perform a computer restart > Wait 5min > Run MB-Check again
  3. Attach the logs for us > upload the logs
  4. Turn off "Event Log Data" so advanced log capturing stops

Thank you

the exclusion files are the following

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\assistant.exe
    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\malwarebytes_assistant.exe
    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MbamPt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMWsc.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\farflt.sys
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbae64.sys
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBAMChameleon.sys
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mwac.sys

Also  the following folders too: (The complete folder)

    C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware
    C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService

and the log

mb-check-results.zip

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@Xauma95

Perfect, I will look over the DEBUG logs.

For the time being, could you disable "early start" and do a system reboot for me to see if that fixes the tray icon?

  • Open Malwarebytebytes > Go to "Settings" > Go to "Protection" > Make sure "Enable self-protection module early start" is set to "Off"

Thank you

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self protection module early start is off

5 minutes ago, vbarytskyy said:

@Xauma95

Perfect, I will look over the DEBUG logs.

For the time being, could you disable "early start" and do a system reboot for me to see if that fixes the tray icon?

  • Open Malwarebytebytes > Go to "Settings" > Go to "Protection" > Make sure "Enable self-protection module early start" is set to "Off"

Thank you

self protection module early start is off

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3 minutes ago, Xauma95 said:

self protection module early start is off

self protection module early start is off

After a system restart (with self protection off - early start), are you still having the issue with tray icon not showing?

In the first couple of posts, it was mentioned that it was turned on. Just want to confirm, thank you.

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10 minutes ago, vbarytskyy said:

After a system restart (with self protection off - early start), are you still having the issue with tray icon not showing?

In the first couple of posts, it was mentioned that it was turned on. Just want to confirm, thank you.

if i restart the pc then it works but if i shut down the pc and then turn it on the issue is still happening

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13 minutes ago, Xauma95 said:

if i restart the pc then it works but if i shut down the pc and then turn it on the issue is still happening

You're running Windows 10, which has a feature known as Fast Startup enabled by default. When you "shut down" your computer, you're not fully shutting it down. You're essentially putting it into a low power hibernation state that allows the machine to startup faster the next time.

Turn off fast start. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

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1 hour ago, Porthos said:

You're running Windows 10, which has a feature known as Fast Startup enabled by default. When you "shut down" your computer, you're not fully shutting it down. You're essentially putting it into a low power hibernation state that allows the machine to startup faster the next time.

Turn off fast start. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

it seems to work for now. Thank you so much i hope my issue will be solved in the near future

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When it doesn't show in the tray, does it show in the 'hidden icons' ? The ^ on the task bar. Check the 'taskbar notification' area.  Type  taskbar in

search and it is one of the options.  I say this because I have seen something like this when an icon did not show up.

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29 minutes ago, KenW said:

When it doesn't show in the tray, does it show in the 'hidden icons' ? The ^ on the task bar. Check the 'taskbar notification' area.  Type  taskbar in

search and it is one of the options.  I say this because I have seen something like this when an icon did not show up.

it is enabled and it doen't show

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18 hours ago, Xauma95 said:

Any news about this issue? if i turn on fast start it happens again

Just a note. I disable fast startup on all desktops and some laptops when I find out the laptops don't usually get taken places.  I get many calls about something not working and I ask them to restart and computer finally gets to finish the half-installed Windows update that was causing all of my clients "issues".

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