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#1 lfdow

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:23 AM

I got some great information from this forum on disabling various AV programs, but couldn’t find how to disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does anyone know how this is done?

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:31 AM

Malwarebytes is not an A/V program.

But for future reference:
The free version doesn't have real-time scanning. If you have the paid version, go to the "Protection" tab and turn it off.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:05 AM

There are several ways to disable MBAM's real-time protection (registered version only).
  • Right-click on the MBAM icon in the systray and uncheck Enable Protection.
  • When asked, "Are you sure you want to disable the MBAM Protection Module?", click Yes.
  • Right-click on the MBAM icon again and then uncheck Start with Windows.
  • The Protection Module is now disabled and will not restart.
  • (To re-enable, right-click on the MBAM icon in the systray and reverse those steps).
Alternatively, you can right-click on the MBAM icon in the systray, chose Exit and then click Yes at the prompt asking "Are you sure you want to disable the MBAM Protection Module?" This will only disable the until next reboot and then it will automatically be enabled again.

Another way to keep MBAM from loading at startup is to launch MBAM, click the Protection Tab and uncheck Start with Windows under General Settings.
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