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Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control... cannot connect to service


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This is less of a support request (since I already know how to fix it) and more of a bug report: The Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control application, when you set the service to Automatic (Delayed Start), will show an exclamation mark in the tray and won't be able to connect to the service. The only way to fix it is to manually restart the service in the Service Manager (services.msc), since the application doesn't auto-restart, nor is there a context menu option to restart the service manually. I have confirmed that this issue only occurs when the service is set to Automatic (Delayed Start)

I have the service configured to restart automatically after 5 minutes when it fails, and I have the "FailureActionsOnNonCrashFailures" REG_DWORD set to 1, but it doesn't help since the service is not technically failing, rather it's the tray application which fails. Also, Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control is not covered by the Windows script to display Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection Agent Health and Service Status available elsewhere on this forum, nor is it covered by the Malwarebytes Toolset or the Malwarebytes Support Tool. In fact: despite Malwarebytes' acquisition of Binisoft being a while ago, you can't even get it directly from the Malwarebytes website yet, and you need to go over to the Binisoft website to get it.

If these issues could be addressed in some fashion, I would much appreciate that!

Sincerely, Amaroq

P.S.: Dear moderators, I sincerely apologize for the minefield of URLs. I promise that none of the links are malicious, however. You can double-check!

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