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Hello,

I have a lifetime license for Malwarebytes, but I want to use only the Anti-Ransomware shield with the rest disabled.

Question: if the other 3 shields are disabled, the drivers and associated software behind them are still loaded in the PC?

Am I better off installing the free (Beta) antiransomware , rather than the full Malwarebytes with 3 shields disabled?

Thanks!

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Greetings,

If you disable the other components, their associated drivers are disabled so you may use only the anti-ransomware component if you choose to, however I would obviously recommend keeping all of them enabled if possible, particularly since the anti-ransomware component is far less proactive compared to the other protection modules since it relies on your system first becoming infected with ransomware and only detecting ransomware activity on disk and in memory once the ransomware attempts to encrypt your data or displays other behaviors associated with ransomware.  The other components are far more likely to stop an attack (including ransomware) before it gets to the point that the infection actually makes it onto your system or becomes active.

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59 minutes ago, exile360 said:

You might need to in some cases, particularly for Exploit Protection, but keep in mind that some of the drivers are shared, so even if you only keep Ransomware Protection enabled, some of the drivers will still remain active.

So, for someone who wants to run the Anti-Ransomware only it is better to install the free BETA version than to disable all other 3 shields from Malwarebytes...

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