Configure Malwarebytes Endpoint Agent in Windows Action Center

Document created by rsullinger Employee on Jun 29, 2017Last modified by aprobert on Mar 8, 2019
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You may have noticed an icon in your system tray with a red X superimposed over an white flag. That is a status indicator for the Windows Action Center, which tells you when your computer has a security issue that needs your attention. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection can now be registered as the security solution on your computer.


There are three settings available:


  • Let Malwarebytes choose whether to register: Malwarebytes will determine whether it should be registered in Action Center. The program will not register when Microsoft Security Essentials is in use on a Windows 7 or older operating system. It will also not register when Windows Defender is used on a Windows 8 or newer OS. Windows Server OS' are currently unsupported.

  • Always register Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes program status will always appear in Action Center.
    Note, this will cause Windows Defender to be unloaded. 
    To avoid occassional confusing messages and popups from Windows Defender, it should be disabled using local or Group Policy - 

  • Never register Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes program status will never appear in Action Center.