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2 hours ago, Technomann2 said:

Pop-up keeps popping up telling me--Real-Time Protection turned off. If I click <Turn On> the pop-up goes away but comes back a second or two later. Apparently I am unable to turn on Real-Time Web Protection. Running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. How can I fix this? The pop-up is annoying...

Let's try and get some logs first so the team can review them and see if they can tell what may be causing your issues.... Please use an Administrator account when doing the following,

  1. FIRST: Create and obtain Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) logs
  2. Download FRST and save it to your desktop. Tell any program that blocks it to ignore or allow. It IS SAFE. It contains no info that can identify or harm you.
  3. NOTE: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit
  4. Double-click to run FRST and when the tool opens click "Yes" to the disclaimer
  5. Press the "Scan" button
  6. This will produce two files in the same location (directory) as FRST: FRST.txt and Addition.txt
    NOTE: These two files will be collected by the MB-Check Tool and added to the zip file for you
  7. NEXT: Create and obtain an mb-check log
  8. Download MB-Check and save to your desktop
  9. Double-click to run MB-Check and within a few second the command window will open, then click "OK"
  10. This will produce one log file on your desktop: mb-check-results.zip
  11. 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
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On 2/1/2018 at 8:12 PM, Technomann2 said:

How can I fix this? The pop-up is annoying...

I would like you to add these files to your Anti-Virus (Avast) exclusions list as mentioned in this FAQ HERE (my list below includes the exe files as well) Please restart your computer after you do this.

Be sure to get all the files. Restart the computer after the exclusions and then move on to the next step.

  • 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:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamwow.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 please exclude the following folders too: (The complete folder)

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


Can you please get the build from https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb3

Run the installer on top of your existing product. You don't need to uninstall anything.

Please let us know if that solves the issue




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Hello @Technomann2

Can you also please do this:

1. Download the latest installer from https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb3

2. Run the installer on top of your existing product. No need to uninstall anything.

After running the installer your real time protection issues relating to Web Protection, should be fixed.

Please let us know.

Thank you.

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44 minutes ago, Technomann2 said:

Thank you Porthos!  Your solution seems to have fixed the problem!

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 not all fixes will work for all users. , Please START your OWN NEW Topic. HERE

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