- Malwarebytes is one of the most popular antivirus tools on earth.
- Unfortunately, many users reported BSoD errors and system crashes when using it.
- Some reported that reinstalling the antivirus tool did the trick for them.
- Alternatively, some went ahead and tweaked their PC's Startup options.
Malwarebytes is one of the most robust anti-malware programs available, completely eliminating advanced forms of threats from your PC.
While incremental updates for the security application help to improve performance, some users still experience a number of issues, including occasional crashes and blue screens of death.
That’s precisely what we will be covering in the article, as we will explain in great detail what you can do to stop BSoDs caused by running Malwarebytes.
How do I stop Malwarebytes BSoDs caused by Malwarebytes?
1. Reinstall Malwarebytes
- Download the Malwarebytes Support Tool.
- Run the installer, and press OK in the UAC pop-up.
- In the Malwarebytes Software License Agreement pop-up window, check the empty checker box.
- After it is installed, open the Malwarebytes Support Tool and select Advanced.
- In the Advanced Options, select Clean, and then Yes
- Restart your PC.
- The UAC pop-up will appear again, and you need to click Yes.
- When prompted with the Reinstall Malwarebytes for Windows pop-up window, click Yes.
- Select where you want to reinstall Malwarebytes, and click Install.
2. Turn off Fast Startup
- Open the Start Menu
- Start typing control and open the Control Panel
- Switch to Icons View
- Select Power Options
- Click on the Choose what the power buttons do link
- Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable
- Uncheck the Turn on fast startup box from under the Shutdown settings
3. Disable web filtering in Bitdefender or Web Protection in Malwarebytes
While Malwarebytes is a complete security solution in itself, some users prefer installing it together with other antivirus tools, such as Bitdefender, but the problem is that having two antivirus tools can lead to issues.
For example, many users suggested disabling web filtering in Bitdefender.
Another similar solution would be to disable Web Protection in Malwarebytes, since that may help as well.
4. Run a third-party BSoD troubleshooter
BSoDs and crashes can be caused by a large number of things, ranging from hardware incompatibilities to software inconsistencies, and this makes identifying the problem very difficult and time-consuming.
That’s precisely why third-party software solutions are becoming more and more of an acceptable alternative since they run your PC through a complete set of troubleshooting steps with minimal user input.
- Download and install Restoro.
- Launch the application.
- Wait for the software to identify stability issues and possible corrupted files.
- Press Start Repair.
- Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect.
5. Consider using alternative antivirus software
If you continue having issues with Malwarebytes even after following all of the troubleshooting steps mentioned in this article, then you have no other choice than to consider replacing Malwarebytes with something else.
There are plenty of antivirus tools out there that do a great job protecting your PC from cyber-attacks, and while you may end up installing another tool just to get rid of the BSoDs, you might just discover your next go-to antivirus.
This pretty much wraps up our troubleshooting guide covering BSoDs triggered when running Malwarebytes.
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