How to Temporarily Disable Malwarebytes

By Ruri Ranbe

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO features a protection engine that provides proactive defense against attack. The anti-virus software monitors your computer for suspicious activity, alerting you whenever it detects a potential threat. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, however, can sometimes miscategorize benign programs or activities as harmful, reporting what's known as a "false positive." You can disable temporarily real-time protection to prevent conflicts.

Step 1

Expand the system tray in the taskbar to view the list of applications running in the background.

Step 2

Right-click the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware icon and then select "Enable Protection" from the context menu.

Step 3

Click "Yes" when prompted to turn off Real Time Protection.