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I cannot seem to activate the web protection of my Malwarebytes. It is greyed out. I do get regular popups telling me to activate web protection. I added the log from the support tool.

As far as I know I haven't done anything with the program itself to cause this issue. Any help would be welcome.

Thanks in advance.


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Hello @Sneake and :welcome:

Thank you for the valuable mbst-grab file.

Since you have already downloaded the Malwarebytes Support Tool, please sequentially follow all the steps within the Uninstall and reinstall using the Malwarebytes Support Tool document.

In your next reply to your topic, please let the forum know if you were successful.

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Activated the BFE, reset the PC, to find that it was turned off again. I tried multiple times, but the BFE won't stay checked.

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It's likely being disabled by one of your other installed programs, such as AVG PC TuneUp. I would start by removing this and checking if it has any impact.

If you're still having a problem and need to identify the culprit, you can perform a clean boot:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows (ensure you check, "Hide all Microsoft services")

After performing the clean boot, you should find the BFE service remains enabled. From here, re-enable half of the items that were disabled in the clean boot and check if the BFE service is disabled once more. Repeat the process until the culprit is identified.

Edited by LiquidTension

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