Windows 10: Malwarebytes interfering with Defender

Discus and support Malwarebytes interfering with Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; - In my experience YES! Problem started when suddenly my computer won't run Defender and when I tried turning it on, a message says: Anti virus is... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by rwh64, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. rwh64 Win User

    Malwarebytes interfering with Defender


    - In my experience YES! Problem started when suddenly my computer won't run Defender and when I tried turning it on, a message says: Anti virus is being managed by your system administrator. Could not even update defender definitions.I tried to uninstall Malwarebytes in Apps but same message appears. It infected my computer 03/15/2020 and Defender stopped working. I followed a solution I found here in support but could not locate it anymore involving run>configsys>and hiding something like microsoft.... and it worked without paying for Malwarebytes!

    :)
     
    rwh64, Mar 25, 2020
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  2. Julsie Win User

    Defender disabled by Malwarebytes?

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    Windows 10 accepts Malwarebytes as complete antivirus, and will not allow full Defender to work.

    Yet, according to many searches Malwarebytes is not considered to be a complete antivirus.

    I had to remove Malwarebytes from my laptop to get Defender to work fully.

    Any suggestions about how to use complete Defender while running Malwarebytes

    Moved from Windows 10

    Original title: Malwarebytes and Defender
     
    Julsie, Mar 25, 2020
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  3. Defender disabled by Malwarebytes?

    Recently there were various changes regarding Malwarebytes...

    Malwarebytes 3 - Frequently Asked Questions

    especially:
    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/191650-malwarebytes-30-frequently-asked-questions/#comment-1077438


    Suggestion to read

    Malwarebytes for Windows Help - Settings

    Scroll down to Windows Action Center, see:

    You may have noticed a flag in your system tray that sometimes has a red icon with a white X appear over the 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 Premium 3.0 or Malwarebytes Trial 3.0 can now be registered as a security solution on your computer. There are three settings available, which will be abbreviated here for easier reading. Brief descriptions for the meaning of each setting are
    also provided.


    • 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.
    • Always register Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes program status will always appear in Action Center.
    • Never register Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes program status will never appear in Action Center.
    ********
     
    Jsssssssss, Mar 25, 2020
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  4. Julsie Win User

    Malwarebytes interfering with Defender

    Defender disabled by Malwarebytes?

    Thank you for your response,

    I checked on "maintenance" as you suggested and then looked at "security". It shows Malwarebytes as being the antiviral program. I had installed this program a long time ago.

    However, it is not considered to be anti-virus. Rather, it is anti-malware.

    But, it seems that Windows 10 has accepted it as the anti-virus program.

    Do you have any other suggestions?

    I have considered un-installing Malwarebytes and then reinstalling it after Defender has restarted properly.

    What do you think about that?
     
    Julsie, Mar 25, 2020
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