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How do I clear all Protection History and reset all 3 to Zero? Attached screenshot of Malwarebytes Premium main page.

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Actually, there is another way, however be warned that just as with performing a clean installation, it does reset some Malwarebytes settings so if you have any modified/customized scan settings, scheduled scan settings or real-time protection settings you may need to reconfigure them after doing this.

To reset the stats on the Dashboard:

  • Right-click on the Malwarebytes tray icon and select Quit Malwarebytes then click Yes if prompted by User Account Control
  • Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService\config and delete the following files:

    MwacControllerConfig.json
    RtpConfig.json
    ScanConfig.json

  • Once that's done, open Malwarebytes again and the stat counters on the Dashboard should be reset.

However, Malwarebytes may warn you that a scan has never been performed; this is because the data on past scans has been removed as a consequence of deleting ScanConfig.json so you should perform a Threat scan as soon as possible to eliminate this alert/warning.  Also, the default scheduled scan will now be present again in the Settings>Scan Schedule tab, so if you had modified or removed it previously, you'll need to do so again.  Likewise, if you had any custom settings for any protection components like having delayed startup, disabled self-protection or if you had rootkit scanning enabled you'll need to change those options back to the desired custom setting as they will all be configured to their defaults.  This does not affect the Advanced Settings under Exploit Protection nor will it remove any custom shielded applications you've added via the Manage Protected Applications interface so you don't have to worry about those.  It also doesn't affect file or folder exclusions, so you won't have to recreate any of those, however it does delete any web exclusions you had configured so if you had Web Protection set to exclude any websites, IP addresses or processes from the web blocking function you'll need to recreate those exclusions.

Edited by exile360

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Also note that the location of the folder may be different depending on the drive letter of your Windows installation, however you should be able to reach it regardless by entering %programdata% in the address bar of Windows Explorer and pressing Enter and the rest of the path will be the same (Malwarebytes\MBAMService\config).

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