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Malwarebytes 3.7.1 premium when clicking on notification bell icon software freezes not responding. please resolve this issue.

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Hello @bgs and :welcome:

So a thorough analysis can commence, please follow the detailed steps in the automated reply above (Post #2) and only within the hidden section for "technical issues".

Then, please attach the mbst-grab-results.zip archive file produced to your next reply here.

Thank you.

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Thanks @1PW for your warm welcome ☺️, will follow the steps and attach the file as said.

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Thank you for reporting this.  I've seen at least one other thread where this issue has been reported.  Please follow the instructions above from 1PW and someone from the Support team will assist you.

In the meantime, I will document these reports to submit them to the QA and Product teams so that they and the Developers can investigate.

Thanks for your assistance in troubleshooting this issue.

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Thanks, and if you could, just a couple more things for the Developers to help them track down the root cause if you get some time.

First, if you are able, open Task Manager and go to the Processes tab and click Show processes for all users then replicate the freeze issue in Malwarebytes and once it shows the error message, leave the windows open and locate mbam.exe in Task Manager and right-click on it and select Create Dump File.  Once it completes it should list a location in your local temp folder.  Go there and grab the file and copy or move it to your desktop or another convenient location where you can find it, then right-click on it and hover your mouse over Send to and select Compressed (zipped) file then either attach the file to your next reply or if it is too large, upload it to WeTransfer.com and post the link to the file in your response instead (at WeTransfer.com, click the circular ... button and select Send As Link and it should provide the URL once the upload completes).

Next, re-open Malwarebytes once you have it working again and go to Settings>Application and enable the option under Event Log Data then replicate the issue.  Once you've done that, go ahead and create a new set of logs from the Malwarebytes Support Tool and attach them to your reply.

Once that's done, open Malwarebytes again and disable the Event Log Data option again so that it doesn't keep creating the logs (they can get pretty large over time if you leave the option enabled and they're really only used for advanced support diagnostics).

The above items are optional, but they could really help the Devs figure out what's going on to cause this issue so if you can do them it would be a great help.


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