Are You Encountering the Malwarebytes real-time Web protection won’t turn on error?

Are You Encountering the Malwarebytes real-time Web protection won’t turn on error?

Are You Encountering the Malwarebytes real-time Web protection won’t turn on error?

Malwarebytes is a free antivirus software and it comes with a function of up-gradation to the premium version. The Malwarebytes antivirus software is mainly known for its function of scanning malware in the system and it provides full protection.

The Malwarebytes real-time web protection won’t turn on error occurs due to the setting of web protection. The web protection setting is very crucial for the system as the Internet serves as a distribution channel for malware-based applications. Many of you must be facing a situation where you are not able to turn the web protection setting on. Some of you may be able to turn on the setting but it goes off again and again without any reason. Do not worry, below are the different possible solutions with proper steps to guide you for dealing with real-time protection Malwarebytes won’t turn on error.

Malwarebytes is a free antivirus software and it comes with a function of up-gradation to the premium version. The Malwarebytes antivirus software is mainly known for its function of scanning malware in the system and it provides full protection.

The Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error occurs due to the setting of web protection. The web protection setting is very crucial for the system as the Internet serves as a distribution channel for malware-based applications. Many of you must be facing a situation where you are not able to turn the web protection setting on. Some of you may be able to turn on the setting but it goes off again and again without any reason. Do not worry, below are the different possible solutions with proper steps to guide you for dealing with real-time protection Malwarebytes won’t turn on error. You will find all the steps to install and uninstall Malwarebytes from Windows. You may also face the problem of system mechanics not working on windows 7 but after reading this article, you won’t find any error in your system.

Solution No.1

Cleaning and reinstallation of Malwarebytes

Many users report that the reinstallation of Malwarebytes works fine for them and the Malwarebytes real-time web protection won’t turn on error gets removed. The reinstallation method is easy and we suggest you do so as early as possible. The Malwarebytes Premium version holders will need to enter the Activation key and id again for switching to the premium account. You can easily get the information regarding the Activation key through the website/page from where you downloaded the Malwarebytes. But there are many alternative ways for the same and you can find them below. 

1. You can type this “regedit” in the search box of the start menu or you can use the key combination of “windows key+R”, this will open the dialog box of Run where you can type and search for “regedit” and click on the button ”Enter”.

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2. Users can go to any of the below-mentioned locations to find their Activation key depending on the architecture of the system. After retrieving the Activation key/id, users can continue with the uninstallation process. Find below the instructions for continuing with your Malwarebytes premium account while reinstalling the software.

  • Go to this location ”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware” if you have a Windows*86 32-bit system.
  • If you have a Windows*64 64-bit system then, go to this location “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware”.

3. Open the file MBAM, go to “My Account” and click on the “Deactivate” button. Go to the Advanced setting option under the settings tab and uncheck the “Enable self-protection module” checkbox.

4. Users need to close the Malwarebyte application and download the file “mbam-clean.exe” from the official website of Malwarebytes. After this, close all the running programs in the system and disable the antivirus protection.  

5. Open and run the “mbam-clean.exe” file and follow the system-guided on-screen procedure. Now, reboot your system when you see a prompt message to do so.

6. Download and install the MBAM’s latest version from the official website and follow all the system prompts and instructions. The step helps in getting the latest version of the software instead of getting updates.

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7. You will find a checkbox next to the option of “Trial” and make sure this checkbox is unchecked. Launch the program and click on the “Activation” button.

8. Enter the same activation key/id that you already retrieved and your software license will activate automatically.

ID-real time protection malwarebytes won t turn on

9. Now enjoy your Malwarebytes program without facing the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error.

If you do not have the premium/pro version of the MBAM then, just follow the steps 3 to 6 and get access to the updated MBAM version.

In case, the above-mentioned steps do not work for your real-time protection Malwarebytes won’t turn on error, you can move towards the solution No.2.

Solution No – 2

Try re-running the Malwarebytes software on your system

The Solution No.1 does not work for all the users. No worries, you can try to re-run the Malwarebytes software as this has helped many users in getting rid of the  Malwarebytes real-time web protection won’t turn on error. Find below the steps in detail to re-run the software in your system.

  1. Go to the Malwarebytes system tray icon located on the right side of the screen at the bottom and right-click on it. Now, you will see multiple options but you have to click on the option of “Quit Malwarebytes”.
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2. Double-click on the Malwarebytes application icon on the desktop or in the start menu to open it and see if the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error is removed or not.

If the error is still there then, you can proceed with Solution No.3 for the procedure to resolve it.

Solution No – 3

Try updating the Malwarebytes software to its latest available version 

Some users have complained regarding many errors including the real-time protection Malwarebytes won’t turn on error. Most of these errors are resolved through the updates provided by developers of the Malwarebytes program. The software update is very important as you can get an error/bug-free version of the software without much hassle. Find below the steps to update your Malwarebytes program/software.

1. The Malwarebytes software/program shows a popup message every time the new update is received in windows. If you see the version update popup in your system then, you can just click on the button of “Install Now” and directly jump to step 5.

2. If you do not see the popup of version update because of any of the reasons like disabling the get updates function or any other, you may choose the option of checking manually for the program updates.

3. Double-click on the Malwarebytes program icon on the desktop or start menu and click on the “settings” button.

4. Find the tab of “Application” in settings and click on the “Install Application Updates” button under the section of “Application Updates”.  

5. You must be seeing a popup message of “No Updates Available” or the “Updates successfully downloaded”. Click on the “ok” button and click on the “Yes” button when you receive a prompt message for installing updates immediately.

6. Move ahead and complete the update process by following the system-guided on-screen instructions. In the end, check if the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error is still there with the new updated version or not. 

If you are facing the same error even after updating the program then, you can move to Solution No.4 for the desired result.

Solution No – 4

Try uninstalling the MBAM web protection driver

Some of you may think that the program will not work at all after uninstalling the driver of the MBAM web protection. But doing so forces the antivirus program/software to install it itself after the system reboot and your problem must be solved now. Below are the steps for uninstalling MBAM web protection driver.

1. Find the Malwarebytes system tray icon on the right side of the screen at the bottom and click on it. After this, click on the option of “Quit Malwarebytes”.

2. You need to search for the option of “Command Prompt” and right-click on it. Now select the option of “Run as administrator”. Copy and paste this command “sc delete mbamwebprotection” as it is and do remember to click on the “Enter” button in the end.

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3. Now, restart your system by going to the restart option under the tab of the start menu. After the system restarts, proceed to reopen the Malwarebytes software/program as mentioned in step 1.

4. Go to the “protection” tab under the settings and check the Web protection option under the section of “Real-Time protection”.

If Solution No.4 does not serve as the resolving method for the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error. Then, you must try the Solution No.5.

Solution No – 5

Try adding the below-mentioned files/folders in the list of exceptions in your Antivirus program/software 

Some of the users may be using the Malwarebytes program along with some other antivirus software. If you are doing the same then, you may have to add some files/folders in the list of exceptions. The Malwarebytes program/software works fine mostly along with any other antivirus software but the case is not the same always. You can try to download and install the latest version over the present version. Find below the step-wise solution for adding the required files in the exceptions list.

1. Double-click on the icon of the antivirus program to open it or search for the antivirus software under the start menu.

2. The exception setting location varies as per the different antivirus software/programs. In general, you may find the exception setting without much effort but you can refer below to find the same in some of the popular antivirus software/programs.

AVG: Home >> Settings >> Web shield >> Exceptions.

Kaspersky: Home >> Settings >> Additional >> Threats and exclusions >> Specify trusted applications >> Add. 

Avast: Home >> Settings >> General >> Exclusions.

3. Below is the list of all files/folders that you need to add in the exceptions list:

Files:- 

C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\farflt.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbae64.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mwac.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MBAMChameleon.sys

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMService.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamtray.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MBAMWsc.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\MbamPt.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\assistant.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\malwarebytes_assistant.exe

Folders:

C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware

The Solution may not be the same for all the users, you can try the Solution No.6 in case the above solution was not helpful for you in resolving the real-time protection Malwarebytes won’t turn on error.

Solution No – 6

MBAM Service Restart 

If you find the file “MBAMService.exe” to be corrupt then, there are high chances of the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error occurrence. There is no such fixed solution to this problem other than resetting the service itself. The symptoms which occur when the “MBAMService.exe” file goes corrupt are less RAM storage availability and increased usage of CPU. Follow the steps below to remove this kind of error completely from your system.

1. Firstly, you need to use the key combination of “Ctrl+Shift+Esc” for opening the Task Manager. You may also use the key combination “Ctrl+Shift+Delete” and make a selection for the Task Manager from the available options in the menu. One more way of opening the Task Manager is through searching in the Start menu.

Task manager-malwarebytes real time web protection won t turn on

2. Now, click on the option of “More details” to get the expanded view of the Task Manager menu and search for the “MBAMService.exe” file entry in the processes list of the Task Manager. If you find multiple entries then, make a right-click and select the option of “End task” from the available menu options.

3. Now, you will see a warning message prompt while terminating a file process, make a selection for the option of “Yes” and continue with the process.

4. After the above step, click on the option of “New” then, “Task” and now you will see a Run new task window prompt, type “MBAMService.exe” and click on the “Ok” button.

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5. In the end, Make sure to restart your system and check if you are facing the same error again or not.

Now, if this solution is also not serving to resolve the error then, you can read and follow the Solution No.7 for the desired output.

Solution No – 7

Restoration of the system

This solution may be the last hope for the user. But system restoration to a point before the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error occurred may work out for the user in removing this error completely from the system.

Do check that you restore the system to the point just before the error encounter and this step will help you in getting back to the errors-free previous version.

You may not find a way to get your problem resolved through the provided solutions but for most of the users, one of the above-mentioned solutions works. If you have followed all the above-mentioned solutions but still facing the  Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on error. Then, you must contact a technical professional as soon as possible for the same. You can also chat with one of our ErrorsDoc team experts if looking for a bit of expert advice regarding the solution to this or any other technical error.


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