Enable or disable Real-Time Protection in Malwarebytes for Windows v3

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If you have the Premium version of Malwarebytes for Windows, you can turn Real-Time Protection on or off. You may find it helpful to turn off protection if you are experiencing an issue using another application or file on your device. If you turn off any Real-Time Protection modules, we recommend turning them back on to enhance your protection.


To turn Malwarebyte's Real-Time Protection on or off, refer to the instructions provided below. 


Enable or disable Real-Time Protection for Malwarebytes Premium on Windows

  1. Open Malwarebytes Premium.

  2. Click Settings, then click the Protection tab.

  3. Under Real-Time Protection, there are four protection layers. Click the switches below each protection layer to turn it on or off.

  4. If any protection layers are turned off, a User Account Control appears. Click Yes to confirm your changes.


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