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I received a small orange popup in the lower right hand corner of my screen saying that not all of my Real Time Protections were turned on, gave me a button to turn them on, and then disappeared before I had a chance to do so.  Ergo, I opened my Malwarebytes Premium to see what was going on, and found that all my Real Time Protections were turned-on!  I then ran a scan to see if a malware or somesuch might be responsible for the popup, but the scan showed no problems.

I would therefore like to know if, 1) said popup actually came from Malwarebytes, or might have been some sort of scam, or, 2) if it was from Malwarebytes, why it appeared when all Real Time Protections actually were turned-on!

Thank you!

 

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Hi Firefox!

Sadly, I'm only semi computer literate, so I have no idea how to go about finding a "bot from above," much less "post" it!  LOL  However, your explanation sounds reasonable, so I see no reason for going any further at this point!

Thank you for the reply!

M

 

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It was caused by the recently released Component Update (CU) being installed, version 1.0.374.  I saw exactly the same behavior on my own system when the update silently downloaded and installed itself.  It occurred because the components of some of the real-time protection modules in Malwarebytes were replaced by the update and had to be shut down/restarted to unload the old and load up the new into memory.  It's nothing to be alarmed about and as long as Malwarebytes is now functioning normally then there shouldn't be any issues, but please do let us know if any problems do occur.

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