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As of a few weeks ago, I kept getting errors on my computer startup that told me MBAM's protection didn't automatically initialize. The problem was solved as simply as opening up the program and re-clicking the checkbox, but it's a bit iritating and has caused me to wonder if the program is updating regularly (I do have it set to automatically update, but there will be times when manually updating that the number of versions in between the current and update seems like a large number, for example, updating from version XXX21 to XXX35). I did run a virus scan with MBAM about two weeks ago, but it found nothing. The problem was pretty irregular at first, but now it happens just about every time I start up the machine.

I'm running Windows Vista 64bit and have the PRO version of MBAM.

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Hello and :welcome:

Lets try a fresh install of Malwarebytes to see if it corrects our issue. Remember to setup your scheduler after you follow these steps.

Please do the following:


  • Download and run mbam-clean.exe from here
  • It will ask to restart your computer, please allow it to do so very important
  • After the computer restarts, temporarily disable your Anti-Virus and install the latest version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here

    • Note: You will need to reactivate the program using the license you were sent via email if using the Pro version
    • Launch the program and set the Protection and Registration. Then go to the UPDATE tab if not done during installation and check for updates.
      Restart the computer again and verify that MBAM is in the task tray if using the Pro version. Now setup any file exclusions as may be required in your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security/Firewall applications and restart your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security applications. You may use the guides posted in the FAQ's here or ask and we'll explain how to do it.

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