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As it says in the title. Every time I turn on my PC, I get the notification that a portion of my real-time protection isn't activated. When I check, it's specifically Ransomware Protection. Clicking the button does nothing, even temporarily. I've tried running as admin, multiple reboots, and updating.

Attached are an image of the problem and the results from the support tool.



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Hello @MiceP:

Thank you for posting the mbst-grab archive.

To continue, please save all open work and then Quit all running applications.

Then, please again relaunch mb-support-, but this time, through the Advanced tab, select the Clean button.

The cleaning process starts immediately and should take a few minutes.

After a computer restart, please open the Malwarebytes 3 (MB3) GUI and see if the Ransomware protection: toggle switch is now On.

Please let the forum know, in your next reply, if the issue has been resolved.

Thank you.

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8 hours ago, MiceP said:

Yes, that worked. Thank you very much for the assistance! If it happens again in the future, would it be better to report back that the problem is reoccurring, or just try to use the Support Tool to reinstall MWB again?

Hello @MiceP:

As this sub-forum's bot postings are set to request a gathering of data first, I would recommend a mbst-grab indeed be posted first and then await further instructions.  Posting the grab gives Malwarebytes staffers a documented view of your system's present issue. A future issue may manifest itself in a similar manner, but beneath, conditions may differ.  Yet, the final solution may still be the same.

We are happy that your system has returned to normal.

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