Malware Bytes – Real-Time Protection layers turned off


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Last updated on February 5th, 2024 at 02:08 pm

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If you are using Malware Bytes Premium then you may have come across the Real-Time Protection layers turned off error like below:

Malware Byte Premium Real-Time Protection Layers turned off
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This is with the version 3 release of Malware Bytes and seems to have affected the version 3.0.4.

We came across this error and carried out various tests in our lab like uninstalling and reinstalling in case there was some corruption, anti-virus exceptions and a few other tests but nothing worked.

The Fix

After much Googling, we finally found the fix. It turns out that this error is actually fixed in version 3.0.6. So, you should go ahead and install the latest application version or you can download it from the link below:

Download Malware Bytes v3.0.6

Once you have downloaded and install this latest version you should go ahead and reboot your computer. Once back into Windows you should now see that your Malware Bytes is now working correctly:

Malware Bytes Real-Time Protection Layers
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