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High CPU usage and cannot enable real-time protection

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Starting this morning the MB service is consuming between 15 and 20% of the CPU at all times. Also the real-time protection will not start. I've tried using the clean tool and re-installing while Windows defender was disabled and still no luck. Any thoughts on what else to try?

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v3 is a real problem.

Can't connect to license server so it puts Windows in total controlled lock down eating memory and causing the OS to stall.

What a poorly written piece of garbage.

V2 does not have this issue, I'm running it on an old machine right now.

 

To temporarily gain back control of your computers, stop the Malwarebytes service.

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The license server seems to be up now and WB is running normally so this issue is resolved..

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2 hours ago, MikeI said:

The license server seems to be up now and WB is running normally so this issue is resolved..

Thanks for the update and your continued support of Malwarebytes. If you have any more issues don’t hesitate to post.

 

Anyone else reading this topic and need assistance, Please START your OWN NEW Topic.

 

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