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Yesterday this application started running in my task manager . It constantly runs. I updated to version 4.2 but it is still there. It happened after I removed skype from start up, I believe.

I am running Windows 10. Nothing seems to stop this running all the time. My license is a never expiry. I have never seen malwarebytes tray application  in the task manager like this before . It has always run in the background. I noticed this when I tried to hit sleep on my keyboard and the  pc would not go into sleep mode.

Can you help?


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Hi Thanks for reply. Why has it never been there until yesterday. It used to run in the background. I have always been running latest version for years and never seen it in task manager like that. So I was curious. As my pc wont go to sleep like it used to.

I ran clean as well. But it is still there.

When I google it there are all different reasons it is there but most talk about getting rid of it.

Anyway if you could elaborate please.

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9 minutes ago, LoWd0Wn said:

When I google it there are all different reasons it is there but most talk about getting rid of it.

Anyway if you could elaborate please.

The tray app has been there for a long time. The people wanting to get rid of it are the ones using the free version.



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OK.  I have seen it in Background but this is new to me. As  I have been in and out of task manager a bit lately and never saw it in apps before. But in background I have.

But if this is how it is supposed to be now. I guess I wont be putting my pc into sleep mode anymore. It just seems strange to be running in apps instead of background, Looking at your screenshot of your task manager you have items in the same category that are running in background on mine.



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