Malwarebytes Premium is an all-in-one security suite which guards the system from ransomware, exploits, malware and also provides web protection. The current version of Malwarebytes, v3.0.5, has an small issue where it shows the message Real-Time Protection layers turned off in the notification area at every startup. This issue is reportedly fixed in v3.0.6 which would be released soon.
One or more Real-Time Protection layers are turned off. Turn on all Real-Time Protection layers to block and prevent threats.
The above warning is supposed to appear only when one or more of the following features is turned off:
- Web Protection
- Exploit Protection
- Malware Protection
- Ransomware Protection
However, the current version of Malwarebytes v3.0.5 displays the warning at every startup although all four protection settings are turned ON.
Malwarebytes team is already aware of the problem and they said that the issue will be fixed in v3.0.6.. If you are experiencing any sort of issue at all with an earlier version of Malwarebytes (e.g. 3.0.4 or 3.0.5), please try this newest one instead. Malwarebytes v. 3.0.6.x can be downloaded from this link.
Step 1: Clean - Uninstall Malwarebytes 3.0.5 from the "Windows Control Panel":https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/uninstall-a-program-in-windows/. - Reboot your computer. - Note: If you are running or have been advised advised to revert to version 2.2.1, please download and run the MBAM-clean tool from the link below. This tool will remove any remnants of earlier versions of Malwarebytes prior to version 3.0. ** "MBAM Clean Tool Download":https://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbam_clean - Reboot your computer Step 2: Installation - Download and Run the Malwarebytes 3.0.6 installer from the link below ** "Download MB3 Installer":https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/thankyou/ - Locate and double click the file, mb3-setup-consumer.exe, to run the installer: ** Be sure to check your downloads folder if you do not see the file ** You may see a notification explaining that your existing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, or Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware (Beta) applications need to be uninstalled before you can install Malwarebytes 3.0. - Press Accept, then follow this prompts on the installer window. - Malwarebytes will open automatically to the new welcome screen. - If you have a premium subscription for either Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Proceed to Activation. Step 3: Activation (Premium Subscribers Only) - If you do not already have your license key on hand, You can obtain your license info here:https://support.malwarebytes.com/customer/portal/articles/1835295-how-do-i-obtain-my-license-key-or-confirmation-email-?b_id=6400 - Press the Activate button in the top right. ** If you only see a My Account button in the top right your license has already migrated over. Please click My Account to verify. - Copy and Paste your License info to the appropriate boxes. ** If your activation info has an ID press the "My license came with a License ID" _link_ - Click the Activate button to activate your Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium license - Restart your PC one more time.
Src: Malwarebytes Forums
Information in this post applies if you have Malwarebytes 3.0.x Premium version, either running a licensed copy or using its 14-day trial. Free version of Malwarebytes doesn’t have Web, Exploit and Ransomware protection features.
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