Check the Real-Time Protection status on Android device

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Dec 21, 2018Last modified by jgolomb Employee on Sep 19, 2019
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Real-Time Protection is a Premium feature available in Malwarebytes on Android and Chrome OS devices. Depending on your operating system, Real-Time Protection can block malware, exploits, or malicious websites. To confirm Real-Time Protection is on or off, open the Malwarebytes application on your Android or Chromebook device and view your Dashboard or refer to the instructions below.


Check Real-Time Protection in Malwarebytes on Android or Chrome OS device

When activated, Malwarebytes Premium on Android or Chromebook automatically enables malware protection.


  1. From your Android or Google Play supporting Chromebook device, open Malwarebytes.

  2. Tap the menu  icon, scroll down, then tap Settings.

  3. Tap Protection.

  4. Confirm there's a checkbox next to Real-time protection (RTP) and Anti-Ransomware protection (ARP).
    Image of Settings: Protection menu in Malwarebytes for Android.


Real-Time Protection is more effective with all protection layers turned on. If any Real-Time Protection layers are turned off, we recommend turning them on as soon as possible. For help protecting your devices, refer to the article Enable or disable Real-Time Protection on Android device.