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I shut off my pc, next thing I notice is the pc is running.  I come to realize that after I shut off pc, a box appears telling me malwarebytes is running.  Once I stop malwarebytes the pc will shut down.  Not sure why I need to run malwarebytes when I power off the pc.  I uninstalled, reinstalled, rebooted and same thing.  Attached files.  Chatted with malwarebytes and his solution was remove malwarebytes.  




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Could you try toggle "Fast Start" and let us know if that helps with this issue?

  1. Click on Start (Windows logo) and type in "Control Panel"
  2. Go to "System and Security" and click on "Power Options"
  3. On the left-hand side, click "Choose what the power buttons do"
  4. Select the "Change settings currently unavailable" link
  5. Uncheck the "Turn on fast start-up" box under Shut-down settings
  6. Reboot
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Can you clarify what you mean by Malwarebytes prevents the computer from shutting down? Are you saying that if you choose to shutdown, you get a popup box saying you can't shutdown or the computer just doesn't do anything until you close Malwarebytes? Are you able to take a picture/screenshot of what you see on the screen?

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Ok, can you try the following please?

  1. Open Malwarebytes
  2. Navigate to Settings -> Applications
  3. Turn on the option for Event Log Data
  4. Attempt to restart your computer
  5. If the message from above is displayed, click "Shut down anyway"
    1. If the computer doesn't shutdown after this, then close Malwarebytes and try again
  6. Start the computer back up
  7. Once it's up, please run mb-check again and upload the new zip file it creates on your desktop
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