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Re: Can't activate Windows Defender
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2017, 06:26:42 PM »
Another thought -- you haven't updated to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 3 have you?


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Re: Can't activate Windows Defender
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2017, 03:05:33 PM »
See if this works: https://www.safer-networking.org/faq/spybot-defender-windows-10/

It did. The very sec I disabled Live protection in Spybot, the Windows Defender realtime protection was on. I didn't even have to reboot.
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Another thought -- you haven't updated to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 3 have you?

No I haven't. What I understand it's bad to not, isn't it

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Re: Can't activate Windows Defender
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2017, 06:37:48 PM »
I'm so glad the problem was finally solved!

There are differing opinions on version 3, most seem to agree that it was released from beta too soon, particularly based on the issue some people have run into.  Also, the separate exploit program is now part of Malwarebytes Premium, although still available for free users of MBAM 3 as a beta.


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Re: Can't activate Windows Defender
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2017, 07:30:01 PM »
Glad you sorted things out!

I'd hold off on upgrading to MBAM v3.  You've been through enough without risking more ...  8)
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Re: Can't activate Windows Defender
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2017, 08:20:34 PM »
Glad you sorted things out!

I'd hold off on upgrading to MBAM v3.  You've been through enough without risking more ...  8)

I agree it's not ready for general release yet
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