Are you suddenly getting a lot of alerts from your Malwarebytes app? Are Google-owned websites and services suddenly not working, perhaps even in browsers, including Google Chrome? It’s not just you.
Many Malwarebytes users are currently facing these problems, and currently, there is only one solution – disabling the software completely. The question is where is the problem? Is Google Really Compromised or Is Malwarebytes Just Broke?
Updatesis in Malwarebytes announced That problem is now resolved and a software update has been released. However, some people are still reporting problems. If you’re experiencing problems, try updating your copy of Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes is a well-known program that helps protect users from malware and viruses. It offers real-time protection as well as the ability to scan for malware. If a file is found infected, it can be kept in quarantine. Normally, this program worked great, but today, it certainly doesn’t.
Hundreds of Malwarebytes users turned to Twitter, Reddit, and the official Malwarebytes forum, are all reporting the same problem: All Google services are currently being blocked as malware. Visiting websites like the Google search engine, Gmail, Google Docs or Sheets, or even YouTube brings up dozens of pop-up messages from Malwarebytes, all announcing that the website was blocked due to malware.
However, it doesn’t stop there. Some users, myself included, have experienced a bluescreen when trying to open Google Chrome. Other browsers work fine, but they still don’t load Google websites, so the problem only affects Google products.
It’s worth noting that Google services work fine on devices that aren’t running Malwarebytes, and they resume working when you disable the software. As such, it is almost certain that the problem lies in Malwarebytes. Before updating the software, many users did not have this problem so there might be a faulty patch that is circulating now.
We are aware of a temporary issue with the web filtering component of our product that may block certain domains, including https://t.co/LnURsrOUW1, We are actively working on a fix and will update Twitter as soon as we have more information.
— Malwarebytes (@Malwarebytes) September 21, 2022
Malwarebytes has announced that it is aware of the problem and is “actively working on a fix.” However, it hasn’t been announced when this improvement might happen, so until it does, many are disappointed.
If you want to fix this problem, the only fix right now (recommended by Malwarebytes) is to turn off Web Protection. To do so, simply open Malwarebytes and then, on the right side of the app, toggle off real time protection, didn’t work? Skip Malwarebytes altogether. If that doesn’t help, you may need to reboot your computer and/or your router after disabling Malwarebytes.
Obviously, this isn’t ideal — if Malwarebytes is your usual go-to, you’ll be left without one of your computer’s major defenses. Play it safe during this time and don’t visit any websites that might be dodgy. If you want to make sure you’re protected in the meantime, check out our list of the best antivirus software.
Hopefully, Malwarebytes will release an update soon and this problem will be resolved. check up on Malwarebytes Twitter Account If you want to download your patch as soon as possible.