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What is the self-protection module and why should I enable it?

Document created by dshull Employee on May 15, 2017Last modified by parche on Aug 22, 2017
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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.


Note:  In certain cases with self-protection enabled you may see many duplicate log entries in the Windows Event Log.  These extra entries are certainly a nuisance, but they do not cause any harm to the system or normal operations.