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The Blue Screen of Death appears on my computer for a few months now. It doesn't appear every day but it does happen at least once a month. I did a research and I found out that malwarebytes is the possible cause of this problem. I downloaded the Malwarebytes support tool and I attached the zip file it created on this post. I would appreciate if you could please help me with this issue.


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It might be a conflict with F-Secure.  Please try uninstalling F-Secure from your system, then restarting and testing to see if the issue still occurs or not.  If it doesn't you may either keep Malwarebytes running alone, re-enable the built in Windows Defender AV to run alongside Malwarebytes, or try creating exclusions between F-Secure and Malwarebytes to see if that fixes the issue.

To re-enable Windows Defender AV, open Malwarebytes and go to settings by clicking the small gear icon in the upper right, then select the Security tab and disable the option listed under the Windows Security Center section and restart your computer.  Once the system restarts, Windows Defender should be enabled automatically and should run without issues alongside Malwarebytes Premium.

If you wish to instead try creating exclusions to see if the two can run alongside each other, refer to the information in this support article for items to exclude/allow/trust in F-Secure for its real-time protection and scanning components, and add F-Secure's main program folder, likely located under C:\Program Files and/or C:\Program Files (x86) to Malwarebytes allow list by using the method described under the Allow a file or folder section of this support article and do the same for its primary data folder which is likely located under C:\ProgramData (you may need to have Windows show hidden files and folders to see that location).

Additionally, it may be helpful to the Quality Assurance and Development teams to get the memory dumps from the crashes.  Please copy the following files to a convenient location where you have full write access permissions such as your desktop then compress them into a single ZIP archive by selecting all of them and right-clicking on one of them and hovering your mouse over Send to and selecting Compressed (zipped) folder and uploading it to a site such as WeTransfer.com:


To send the file as a link, click on the circle button containing the three periods (...) and selecting the option Get transfer link, then scrolling back up and clicking the round blue + button to browse to the location of the ZIP file and selecting it.  Once it finishes uploading it will provide you with a link to download the file; please post it back here.

Please let us know how it goes and if you still experience the BSOD or not.


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  • 2 weeks later...


A new beta has been released which addresses some BSOD issues.  To install it, open Malwarebytes and navigate to settings by clicking the small gear icon in the upper right, then scroll down to the Beta updates section under the General tab and enable the option to install beta updates, then scroll back to the top and click the Check for updates button to install the new beta.  Once it finishes, restart the system and test to see how things go and let us know if you still experience the intermittent BSOD issue or not.


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