Malwarebytes is a powerful scanner that you can use to protect and clean your device if you suspect it has malware.
The free edition, however, is notoriously known for its random pop-ups and program notices that nag you to upgrade to Malwarebytes Premium.
Unlike other notifications you can disable via settings, Malwarebytes free edition doesn’t offer an option to stop the random pop-ups.
Nonetheless, there are workarounds that you can use on Windows to stop these pop-ups. Continue reading to know more.
The program notice pop-ups will appear randomly when Malwarebytes is active. You must close Malwarebytes completely from the system tray to avoid getting them.
Use the following steps to exit Malwarebytes from the system tray:
With this fix, you will not have to worry about the annoying pop-ups since it ensures Malwarebytes doesn’t start in the background at all.
Proceed as follows to disable Malwarebytes from starting with Windows:
Alternatively, you can uncheck the start with Windows option from the menu that opens up when you right-click the Malwarebytes icon in the system tray.
These two workarounds will keep the pop-ups at bay, but you must manually launch Malwarebytes free edition to scan and clean your system.
Scheduled scans will also not work since Malwarebytes is inactive in the background. To ensure ongoing protection, ensure you use another antimalware/antivirus software.
The random pop-ups nagging you to upgrade to premium are the cost of having a free Malwarebytes product.
Getting a premium subscription is the only way to avoid them and have ongoing protection.
However, if you don’t need Malwarebytes premium, use the above workarounds.