The Advanced settings in Malwarebytes Privacy for Windows allow you to enable Dark mode and directly share data with other trusted devices on your network. This article details the features found in the Advanced settings of the program.
To view Advanced settings, click the Settings cog icon , and click the arrow next to Advanced settings. The following options are displayed.
By default, the language is set to the one you chose during the installation. To change, click the drop-down arrow to choose a language.
The Dark mode toggle lets you choose between light or dark themes for Malwarebytes Privacy.
- Click this toggle OFF if you prefer Malwarebytes Privacy to display with dark text over a light background.
- Click this toggle ON if you prefer Malwarebytes Privacy to display with light text over a dark background.
By default, this toggle is OFF.
Trust local devices
The Trust local devices toggle determines if other devices on your home network can share data directly with your Windows device, such as a home printer.
If you use a mobile or laptop device, we recommend you turn this toggle OFF. If you are using a desktop device on your trusted home network, you can leave this toggle ON.
By default, this toggle is ON.
If you lose your Malwarebytes Privacy connection, the Kill switch stops internet traffic from entering and leaving your device. With the kill switch on, you cannot connect to the internet unless Malwarebytes Privacy is connected. Therefore, Malwarebytes Privacy automatically turns on the Auto launch and Auto connect in your Settings.
By default, this toggle is OFF. By switching it ON, Malwarebytes Privacy locks your information from being exposed.
Set alternate DNS
Malwarebytes Privacy protects you from data leaks and data logging from third-party servers. Choosing a different Domain Name System (DNS) means that you will not use Malwarebytes Privacy's DNS server. We do not recommend setting an alternate DNS server unless you know and trust the new IP address.
Click Edit to enter an alternate DNS server.
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