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  • How did you encountered the issue and any steps to reproduce it

I booted my computer and noticed an exclamation point at the bottom of the icon next to the clock. I am running Windows 10 Pro 64. I am running Malwarebytes v3. This is the first issue I have ever had from Malwarebytes, if the software is responsible, anyway.

  • Do you get the same result more than once if you follow the same steps? Y/N

Yes. I had several problems at once, it seemed. (I cannot say for sure that Malwarebytes caused this, it all seemed to happen simultaneously.) The display driver reverted to a basic driver, causing the resolution to drop. The mouse began "jumping", rather than moving smoothly. Programs began running slowly, or locking up all together. 

I ran the "fix it" option for windows, which seems to have sorted everything else, except the problem with Malwarebytes.

  • If the system crashed (aka blue screen of death or BSOD), please include the error message

No. That did not occur. I was able to restart the machine, although it took several times to get it running properly again.


3. Any screenshot(s) of error messages(s) or other incorrect behavior

This is how it appears when it loads:

This is how it appears when I attempt to manually start Real-Time Protection:

This is the error that pops up after it attempts to start for a few minutes:



4. Create and obtain Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) logs


  • Attach this file to your forum post by clicking on the "Drag files here to attach, or choose files..." or simply drag the file to the attachment area


If you have any further requests or questions from me, I will do my best to provide the information / answers for you. 

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