Malwarebytes Real-Time Protection Won’t Turn On [Resolved]

Malwarebytes is one of the best antivirus tools which you can install on your device and can also upgrade to its premium version. But there are some problems that frequently appear in the Malwarebytes.

The most annoying is when the Web Protection setting that is Malwarebytes real-time protection is not turned on properly. This is very important for any device because in this case, the internet is the main distributor of this application.

This is an advanced feature of Malwarebytes. Due to this problem, Malwarebytes will not able to scan the system and as a result, if any of the files that are located in the system contain any threat, then it will directly harm your device.

However, if you are getting this error message on your device, then you need to fix this issue. Hence, apply the following instructions that are mentioned in the section below.

Solutions For Fixing Malwarebytes Real-time Protection Won’t Turn On Issue:

If you encounter the Malwarebytes real-time protection won’t turn on issue, then you should take immediate steps to resolve the issue. Go through the following section and then apply the steps mentioned in the following section.

Fix 1: Clean Reinstall of Malwarebytes

A certain number of users have reported that just by reinstalling the Malwarebytes, they can fix the issue forever. Hence, you should also try to do the same in order to resolve the issue.

Follow the steps that are described in the following section.

Step 1

First of all, press the Windows key and R key at the same time to open the Run window. Now, type ‘regedit’ in the Run window and hit the Enter button.

Step 2

Thereafter, you need to use one of the locations that are mentioned in the below depends upon the computer’s architecture.

If you have a Windows x86 and 32-bits system, then use

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware” location and for Windows x64, 64-bit system, move “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware” to this location.

Step 3

Now, you have to retrieve the ID and key and enter them in the respective field.  Later, you need to continue with the removal process.

Step 4

Thereafter, open the MBAM and then move to the My Account section. Next, choose the Deactivate option under the My Account section.

Step 5

After that, expand the Settings option and then go to the Advanced Settings. Then, unmark the box with respect to the “Enable self-protection module” option.

Now, follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall it from your device. When the process gets completed, restart the system. Then try to launch a web browser to download the recent version of Malwarebytes.

Step 6

When the downloading process gets completed, install it and enter the ID and password in the respective field to open your account.

Now, after installing the fresh version of Malwarebytes, check whether you are getting the same error or not. Otherwise, move to the next solutions.

Fix 2: Re-Run the Program on your Device

This solution is very basic in nature. It is known that the basic steps are successful for a certain number of people, but most of the people get an advantage after applying these steps.

You should try this once in order to resolve Malwarebyte’s real-time protection layers won’t turn on issue. Follow the below-described steps.

Step 1

At first, right-click on the Malwarebytes tool situated at the bottom-right corner of the system screen and click on the Quit Malwarebytes option.

Step 2

Again, open the Malwarebytes by double-clicking on it and check whether the problem gets resolved or not.

Fix 3: Update Malwarebytes to the Latest Version

If the latest version of Malwarebytes is not installed on your device, this could be possible the error message appears due to this. Most of the users apply this method and get an immediate result. 

You can also apply the steps mentioned in the section below.

Step 1

Sometimes, Malwarebytes on Windows displays a pop-up message when a new version of the Malwarebytes is released.

Step 2

If you have received the pop-up message, then you can download the latest version directly by clicking on the pop-up message.

If the pop-up message does not appear on the system screen, follow the steps mentioned in the section below.

Step 3

First of all, launch the Malwarebytes software and then double-click on it. Click on the Start menu and select the Settings option.

Step 4

After that, move to the Application tab under the Settings option. Thereafter, click on the Install Application Updates which is under the Application Updates option.

Step 5

If you found that there is no update available message that means no updated version is available. Otherwise, download the latest version of the Malwarebytes and install it on your device.

Step 6

Now, follow the on-screen instruction to update the Malwarebytes. When you are done with the steps, exit from that screen and then launch the new version of the Malwarebytes.

Now, check whether the real-time protection is opening or not.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, with the help of the above-mentioned solutions, you can easily fix Malwarebyte’s real-time protection won’t turn on issue. If you face any problem regarding this, feel free to connect with a professional to eliminate this issue without any hassle.

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Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa