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This is most likely due to a known compatibility issue with the most recent version of Avast AV.  You can enable Web Protection by first disabling the Real Site protection component in Avast, or if you prefer, you may keep Malwarebytes Web Protection disabled and instead install the Malwarebytes browser extension for Chrome or Firefox (if you use either of those browsers or any derivative such as SRWare Iron or Vivaldi).  Since the browser extension uses the same database as Web Protection in Malwarebytes it will block all of the same sites, however it will only guard your web browser, not your entire system the way Web Protection does so that is the one limitation.  Additionally, the browser extension also includes blocking for many ads and tracking servers that are not blocked by Malwarebytes 3 Web Protection and it also includes behavioral blocking of new and unknown malicious sites of specific categories like phishing sites, clickbait links/ads as well as tech support scams.  The browser extension is compatible with the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes 3 so you may continue to use it even after this compatibility issue has been resolved in a future version of Malwarebytes.

Additional info about the Malwarebytes browser extension beta as well as where to download is available at the links below:


The Developers are currently investigating this compatibility issue with Avast and are working with them directly to find a solution so it should be fixed in a future release.

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