How To Fix MalwareBytes “Unable To Connect” Error

 

MalwareBytes Error

I tried to run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) last night and got a small pop-up error claiming it was Unable to connect the Service.

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How To Fix It

The solution was simple. On my Windows 7 machine I clicked on Start, then Control Panel, then went into Administrative Tools and double-clicked on Services.

I found the Malwarebytes Service in the list and it was disabled.

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So, I right-clicked on it and went into properties.

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In the properties window, on the General tab, in the Startup type section, I clicked on Disabled and switched it to Automatic.

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Then I clicked on the Apply button. This allowed me to then click on the Start button to start the service.

 

MalwareBytes should start up just fine after that.

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