Fix for Malwarebytes Error “Unable to connect the Service”

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When you try to open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) software on your Windows computer, you may receive the following error:

malwarebytes unable to connect to service

Unable to start

Unable to connect the Service

If you attempt to start the “Malwarebytes Service” (MBAMService) service via Services MMC (services.msc), the following error may occur:

Windows could not start the Malwarebytes Service service on Local Computer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

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Additionally, when you check the dependencies of any service in the Services MMC, the following error is shown:

Service Dependencies

Win32: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

The above errors occur if the “Windows Management Instrumentation” (WinMgmt) service is not running.Read more

Malwarebytes High Memory (RAM) Usage Problem

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Malwarebytes Premium (3.3.1) users are reporting a problem where the program uses an enormous amount of memory and usage goes on increasing even up to 20GB or more. I believe the Malwarebytes support/development team is looking into the memory leak issue and here is a huge thread on the Malwarebytes forums (RAM usage – what is going on?) where many users have posted their concerns.Read more

Fix: Malwarebytes Disables Defender or 3rd Party Anti-Virus

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After installing Malwarebytes Premium 14-day trial or licensed product, your anti-virus software (e.g., Microsoft Defender Antivirus) may get disabled automatically. In this scenario, when you attempt to start the Microsoft Defender Antivirus Service (WinDefend) via the Services console, it shows the following error, and the service wouldn’t start.Read more

Black Screen and Command Prompt Open at Logon – No Explorer Shell

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Due to a crypto-malware infection in the computer, after logging in to your user account, a black screen appears with a Command Prompt window open. Your desktop, taskbar, and the wallpaper (explorer shell) don’t get loaded unless you type explorer.exe in the Command Prompt window manually. This problem may continue even in the aftermath of malware or crypto-miner removal.
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How to Configure Controlled Folder Access to Stop “Unauthorized changes blocked” Notifications

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Windows 10 and 11 include a beneficial security feature named Controlled folder access, which is part of the Microsoft Defender Exploit Guard. You may have noticed the Unauthorized changes blocked notifications. Microsoft Defender’s Controlled folder access feature is the one behind those notifications. Controlled folder access helps you protect valuable data from malicious programs, such as ransomware.

This article explains how to configure CFA and prevent Unauthorized changes blocked notifications when running a program.

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