The Self-Protection module is a component of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware that protects the software from unauthorized changes by other programs on the system. There is also an ability to start this protection very early in the boot-up stage of the computer. This was designed to protect the software from during boot-up. While self-protection is not enabled by default, it is recommended that you enable this feature.
To Enable or Disable the Self-Protection module, please do the following:
1. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2. Click Settings > Advanced Settings
3. Either check or uncheck the box to Enable or Disable the Self-Protection module
Due to the nature of the type of driver-level protection that the Self-Protection module offers, there is a slight possibility that there may be a compatibility issue with other drivers.