Check the Real-Time Protection status

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Malwarebytes for Windows and Malwarebytes for Mac display the Real-Time Protection status on the Dashboard.  The Dashboard shows you which Real-Time Protection modules are turned on or off. 

 

Real-Time Protection is responsible for blocking malware from your computer and is most effective with all protection modules turned on.  If your Real-Time Protection modules are off, we recommend turning them on as soon as possible.  For instructions, refer to the article Turn Real-Time Protection on or off.

 

Real-Time Protection statuses

There are four statuses you may see next to each Real-Time Protection module:

  • On: The protection module is enabled and running.
  • Off: The protection module is disabled and not running.
  • Premium Only: Real-Time Protection is not available.  You must upgrade to Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.
  • Unavailable: This protection module is incompatible with your computer.

 

 

Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

There are four Real-Time Protection modules included with Malwarebytes for Windows Premium:

  • Web protection
  • Exploit protection
  • Malware protection
  • Ransomware protection (requires Windows 7 or later)

 

Malwarebytes for Mac Premium

Malware protection is the only Real-Time Protection module included with Malwarebytes for Mac.

 

 

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