Configuring Delayed Startup with Malwarebytes 3

Document created by dshull Employee on May 10, 2017Last modified by parche on Jun 21, 2017
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After installing Malwarebytes 3, you may experience your computer freezing up during start up. This is due to resource conflicts that occur during start up. You can prevent this by delaying the start up of the Real Time Protection Modules. Delaying the protection features will allow for the computer's drivers and services to start before allowing Malwarebytes 3 to start. Follow the instructions below after turning on the software to set up the delayed start up of the protection modules.


To delay the protection features, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on Settings.
  2. Click on Protection.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Startup Options.
  4. Turn on the Delay Real-Time Protection when Malwarebytes starts setting.
  5. Click on the Delay Protection for: drop down menu to a value that best suits your computer.

  6. Restart the computer.

If the freezing still occurs, you may need to increase the Delay Protection at startup setting.