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9 minutes ago, SolEL said:

My task Manager saying malwarebytes service is using disk soo high how fix it this damaging my battery on my lab top the Labtop soo hot

We need to get information from this machine in order to have the proper detail to help you forward.
 NOTE: The tools and the information obtained is safe and not harmful to your privacy or your computer, please allow the programs to run if blocked by your system.

    Download Malwarebytes Support Tool
    
    
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    Double-click mb-support xxx.xx.exe to run the report
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    Place a checkmark next to Accept License Agreement and click Next
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    Do NOT use the button “Start repair” !
    Click the Advanced tab on the left column
    
    Click the Gather Logs button
    
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    Please attach the ZIP file in your next reply.

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Greetings,

Please open Malwarebytes and see if it is currently running a scheduled scan.  By default it is often set for around 2 or 3AM, so the timing fits.  If you do not wish for the scan to continue you may cancel it.  You may also edit the scan schedule to a time when it is appropriate.  Details on editing scheduled scans in Malwarebytes may be found in this support article as well as this how-to video.

I hope this helps, and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

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Your logs show 2 scheduled scans; one which occurs at 2:19AM, and the other which occurs at 3:00PM:

	Scheduled Scan Parameters:
    AutoClean: OFF | Auto Restart: OFF | Check For Updates: ON | PUM Handling: detect | PUP Handling: detect | Scan Archives: ON | Scan Extra: ON | Scan Memory: ON | Scan Registry: ON | Scan Rootkit: OFF | Scan Startup: ON | Type: normal
	Scheduled Scan List Settings:
    Last Triggered:        2020-08-09 02:19:40
    Original Schedule:     2020-07-17 02:19:40
    Recovery Enabled:      ON
    Recover if missed by:  -1 hours
    Occurs every:          1 days
	
Scheduled Scan Parameters:
    AutoClean: ON | Auto Restart: OFF | Check For Updates: ON | PUM Handling: detect | PUP Handling: detect | Scan Archives: ON | Scan Extra: ON | Scan Memory: ON | Scan Registry: ON | Scan Rootkit: OFF | Scan Startup: ON | Type: custom
	Scheduled Scan List Settings:
    Last Triggered:        2020-08-08 19:27:41
    Original Schedule:     2020-07-26 15:00:00
    Recovery Enabled:      ON
    Recover if missed by:  -1 hours
    Occurs every:          1 days

If the scan was running when you observed the high disk usage it is quite normal since Malwarebytes has to scan the files and data on your disk in order to check for threats.  You may disable scheduled scanning if you don't want Malwarebytes scanning for threats and just want to keep protection enabled.  Please refer to the links provided in my previous post for details on editing the scan scheduler, and you may delete any or all scheduled scans by clicking the small trashcan icon that appears when you hover your mouse over a scheduled scan listed in the schedule tab.

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